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Journal of Molecular Liquids

  • ISSN: 0167-7322

Next planned ship date: April 17, 2024

  • 5 Year impact factor: 5.6
  • Impact factor: 6

Structure, Interactions and Dynamics of Simple, Molecular, Ionic and Complex Liquids The Journal of Molecular Liquids includes papers in the following areas: – Simple org… Read more

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Structure, Interactions and Dynamics of Simple, Molecular, Ionic and Complex Liquids

The Journal of Molecular Liquids includes papers in the following areas:

– Simple organic liquids and mixtures
– Ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents
– Surfactant solutions (including micelles and vesicles) and Colloids
– Thermotropic and lyotropic liquid crystals and gels
– Ferrofluids
– Water, aqueous solutions and other hydrogen-bonded liquids
– Lubricants, polymer solutions and melts
– Molten metals and salts
– Phase transitions and critical phenomena in liquids and confined fluids
– Self assembly in complex liquids
– Biomolecules in solution
– Surface science involving solid-liquid and liquid-liquid interfaces.

The emphasis is on the molecular (or microscopic) understanding of particular liquids or liquid systems, especially concerning structure, dynamics and intermolecular forces, and on the solvent roles in structural and dynamical properties, thermodynamic quantities, functions, and reactions at the molecular level. Experimental studies, computer simulations, quantum chemical simulations and analytical theory will be considered for publication. The experimental techniques used may include:

– Conventional spectroscopy (mid-IR and far-IR, Raman, NMR, etc.)
– Non-linear optics and time resolved spectroscopy (psec, fsec, asec, ISRS, etc.)
– Light scattering (Rayleigh, Brillouin, PCS, etc.)
– Dielectric relaxation
– X-ray and neutron scattering and diffraction.

Papers just reporting experimental results that do not contribute to the understanding of the fundamentals of molecular liquids and ionic liquids and solutions will not be accepted. Only papers of a non-routine nature and advancing the field will be considered for publication.

Authors who wish to appeal the rejection of their manuscript may submit a formal appeal. Appeal requests must be made in writing to the Journal (you can find the Journal's email address on the Journal's homepage) with the word "appeal" and the manuscript number in the subject line.

Authors should:

submit their appeal within 1 month of receiving the rejection letter and should not submit their manuscript to any other journal while their appeal is being considered.

detail in the appeal letter why they refute the decision and provide point-by-point responses to any of the editors' and/or reviewers' comments that seem to have contributed to the decision. A difference of opinion as to the interest, novelty, or suitability of the manuscript for the journal is not a sufficient reason for an appeal.

provide any new information or data that the Journal should take into consideration. This should not be a repetition of what was included in the original submission or cover letter.

provide evidence if they believe the Editor or Reviewer has made technical errors in their assessment of the manuscript.

include evidence if they believe the Editor or Reviewer may have a conflict of interest or has been biased.

The appeal will be considered by the Journal's Editors-in-Chief or their designated representative (such as members of a journal's Ethics Committee), or by Elsevier staff as needed. Even if the Journal agrees to reconsider the manuscript, acceptance is not guaranteed, and the reconsideration process may involve re-review by previous or new reviewers or Editors, and substantive revision. Only one appeal per submission will be considered and the Editor's decision will be final. The Journal is unable to consider appeals in which the subject matter is the focus of an on-going legal proceeding and reserves the right to decline, suspend or discontinue an appeal in the event that legal proceedings pertaining to the subject matter of the appeal should commence.