Fast Publication in Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

Elsevier aims to offer you the fastest possible speed of publication, without compromising on the quality of our peer-review process. This is a promise the editorial and publishing teams work hard to keep.

Current review and production time averages for our Physical and Theoretical Chemistry journals* are highlighted below:

Journal First decision
submission to
first decision in weeks
Review speed
submission to
final decision in weeks
First online
acceptance to
citable online in weeks
Advances in Colloid and Interface Science 7.91 12.09 1.68
Bioelectrochemistry 6.07 10.89 1.52
Biophysical Chemistry 1.20 1.97 1.68
Chemical Physics 3.23 5.49 1.86
Chemical Physics Letters 2.98 5.43 1.22
Colloids and Interface Science Communications 3.35 4.16 5.95
Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 5.75 7.47 1.48
Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 4.82 7.76 1.92
Computational and Theoretical Chemistry 2.57 4.48 1.77
Computational Biology and Chemistry 5.90 7.99 2.98
Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science 5.59 8.73 1.56
Electrochemistry Communications 0.93 1.38 1.35
Electrochimica Acta 4.41 6.89 1.89
Fluid Phase Equilibria 8.49 12.55 1.41
International Journal of Mass Spectrometry 6.97 11.11 1.60
Journal of Colloid And Interface Science 2.48 3.74 1.78
Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry 4.33 6.70 1.98
Journal of Magnetic Resonance 4.86 9.93 2.90
Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling 3.28 6.78 1.67
Journal of Molecular Liquids 6.16 10.18 1.91
Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy 3.01 4.87 1.52
Journal of Molecular Structure 4.69 7.27 1.61
Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology, A: Chemistry 4.83 7.06 1.64
Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology, B: Biology 7.51 11.27 2.07
Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology, C: Photochemistry Reviews 8.24 15.41 1.55
Progress in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy 4.08 7.86 2.64
Solid State Ionics 8.23 14.17 3.79
Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance 9.54 13.03 1.72
Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 8.12 11.20 2.11
The Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics 4.47 8.37 2.29
Thermochimica Acta 4.17 6.72 1.48

Information on timeframe and definitions.

Every year we aim to improve the publication speed. It’s just one of the many reasons you should submit your research to one of Elsevier’s Physical and Theoretical Chemistry journals.

*The journals featured represent a selection of journals from Physical and Theoretical Chemistry.