Themed Issue

Printed copies of a themed issue of Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. on "Weak Hydrogen Bonds - Strong Effects?" will be available in Göttingen in September. This controversial topic will be discussed in detail at the conference, along with new results on medium strength and strong hydrogen bonds.


Invited lectures and a selection of contributed papers will be published as a special issue of the Journal of Molecular Structure. There are no specific length restrictions for manuscripts, although papers should be of a length appropriate to the material presented at the Conference. Only papers containing significant new research results and/or critical review material will be considered for publication. Where an individual or research group has several related contributions, they are strongly encouraged to submit a single manuscript featuring the most original aspects of the work; multiple short papers from an individual or research group will not be accepted.

Authors wishing to submit a paper should make use of the Elsevier electronic submission website: (please select the article type "Hydrogen Bond Horizons XIX" to indicate that the paper is intended for the conference proceedings). It would be helpful for papers to be submitted before the start of the Conference, but submissions made up to one month after the end of the Conference can still be considered for the special issue. Opportunity will be afforded to authors to amend their papers, where necessary, in the light of discussion at the Conference. All papers will be examined by referees and are expected to comply with the standards expected for a paper published by the Journal in a regular issue. Papers will be typeset, and manuscripts should be prepared according to the instructions available at

Any queries regarding the special issue should be directed to the editor, Professor Austin Barnes (