ChemPhysChem

Cover image for Vol. 15 Issue 18

Editor: Greta Heydenrych; Editorial Board Chairs: Christian Amatore, Michael Grätzel, Michel Orrit

Online ISSN: 1439-7641

Associated Title(s): Advanced Materials, ChemBioChem, ChemCatChem, ChemElectroChem, ChemSusChem, Small

Statements from Members of the Editorial Advisory Board of ChemPhysChem

Christian Amatore, Ecole Normalé Supérieure, Paris (France):
I am sure ChemPhysChem will be immediately successful.

Vincenzo Balzani, University of Bologna (Italy):
I fully agree on the project, which is well summarized by the sentence: "What Nature and Science are for all the sciences, ChemPhysChem will be for chemical physics and physical chemistry." I recommend, however, that chemical physics and physical chemistry be considered in their broadest meaning.

Christoph Bräuchle, University of Munich (Germany):
These are good starting conditions for a (needed!) European journal like ChemPhysChem with high standards and goals. It is a pleasure to be a member of the Advisory Board!

Paul Crutzen, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz (Germany):
I hope that you will include a section on atmospheric chemistry. I think it will be very important to allow for or even encourage extended abstracts where the really new facts are clearly exposed, and where the detailed paper is to be found on the web. The number of printed pages in the atmospheric sciences is increasing almost exponentially and it is very difficult to keep track and soon be back to work; also, bookshelves in offices are being filled very rapidly.

Thomas W. Ebbesen, Institut des Sciences et d'Ingenierie Supramoleculaires (ISIS), Université L. Pasteur, Strasbourg (France):
We would like this to be the best and not just another journal.

Gerhard Ertl, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Berlin (Germany):
I wish you a lot of success for this project.

Michael Grätzel, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale, Lausanne (Switzerland):
It is an exciting project; the journal should attract the superb work carried out in the booming domains of modern physical chemistry.

Gerhard Wegner, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Reseach, Mainz (Germany):
The time is more than ripe for a magazine-style scientific journal covering this rapidly growing field on the borderline between chemistry and physics with many internationally leading centers in Europe.

Marie-Claire Bellissent-Funel, CEA Saclay, Gif sur Yvette (France):
A very exciting project about the state-of-the-art in the more advanced topics of chemical physics and physical chemistry.

Emily Carter, University of California, Los Angeles (USA):
I am impressed with the idea to create a journal that enhances, rather than competes, with existing journals. The mixed format of publications is quite exciting and novel for our field.

Erich Sackmann, Technical University, Munich (Germany):
I had always regretted the lack of a good journal covering, in particular, biologically inspired chemistry and physics. Best wishes for a successful start.

Ahmed Zewail, California Institute of Technology (USA):
Chemical physics and physical chemistry has been a wellspring of concepts, techniques, and tools that have revolutionized molecular sciences. ChemPhysChem will not simply be another specialized journal, but a journal that aims to capture this fundamental but pervasive role across the boundaries and to the scientists of chemistry, biology, and adjacent areas. The launch of ChemPhysChem is both timely and most welcome.

Yuan-Tseh Lee, Academica Sinica (Taiwan):
I have long felt that the communities of chemical physics and physical chemistry should be in touch with each other more closely. ChemPhysChem will certainly serve this purpose.

Claudio Zannoni, University of Bologna (Italy):
We are currently flooded with information from all sources and at the same time we risk missing the important progressions even in fields close to our own, just because the really important advances do not stand out in the crowd. A journal like ChemPhysChem will be an invaluable road map as to what is significant.

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