Aims & Scope

The Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data (JCED) publishes data on phase behavior and physical, thermodynamic, and transport properties obtained from both experiment and computation, which are viewed as complementary. JCED encourages manuscripts that report on consequential (relevant, comprehensive, and robust) data and place these data into context by addressing what can be learned from differences and similarities to prior published data on related systems.

Examples of topics that are in-scope:

  • New measurements of thermophysical/thermochemical properties for chemical systems whose compositions are known.
  • New experimental phase equilibrium data (e.g., vapor-liquid, supercritical fluid, liquid-liquid, solid-solid, solid-liquid, solid-vapor, solid-supercritical fluid, and gas hydrate equilibrium).
  • Thermophysical/thermochemical properties and phase equilibrium data obtained from quantum chemistry, molecular simulation, and molecular mechanics calculations.
  • Comprehensive Reviews of experimental or computational techniques for thermophysical/thermochemical properties and phase equilibria and thought-provoking Perspectives on topics of current interest to the thermophysical properties research community.

Examples of topics that are NOT in-scope:

  • Phase equilibrium or thermophysical/thermochemical properties of mixtures whose compositions are NOT known. Many environmental and biological samples fit in this category.
  • Reaction kinetics and catalysis.
  • Applications that do not measure or calculate the fundamental thermophysical properties or phase equilibria (e.g., permeabilities through membranes without measurement or calculation of solubilities and diffusivities).
  • Computational approaches (including machine learning) that predict data via a correlation of molecular or other macroscopic properties.
  • Materials synthesis and characterization where the phase equilibrium and/or thermophysical properties are not the main focus of the paper.
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Manuscript Types

  • Article
  • Comment
  • Perspective
  • Review
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