Faraday Discussions is a scientific journal originally published by the Faraday Society, but is now published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, since the two have merged. From 1972 to 1991, the journal was titled Faraday Discussions of the Chemical Society. The editor-in-chief is Philip Earis. The chairman of the Standing Committee on Faraday Conferences is Dwayne E. Heard
This journal publishes original research papers on such topics included physical chemistry, chemical physics and biophysical chemistry. Faraday Discussions has been traditionally published three times per year, until 2011, when the journal was pushed up to six annual issues.
Faraday Discussions conferences are held from April to September, with the majority held in the United Kingdom, although at least one is held overseas annually. Proofs are circulated to participants of the conferences well in advance of the meeting, generally between 20 and 25 papers. Since each paper is read in advance, the actual meeting focuses on debate. The proceedings are published in whole, and include submitted discussion remarks and notes from what the “contributors said, think they said, or wished they had said!”
The Faraday Discussions are supported by a number of well established European societies, including: the Division de Chime Physique of the Société Française de Chimie (Division of Chemistry Physics of the French Society of Chemistry), the Deutsche Bunsen Gesellschaft, and the Associazione Italiana di Chimica Fisica (the Italian Association of Chemistry Physics).
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