Wave Motion (journal)
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
|Edited by||Andrew N. Norris|
Wave Motion is a peer-reviewed scientific journal publishing papers on the physics of waves – with emphasis on the areas of acoustics, optics, geophysics, seismology, electromagnetic theory, solid and fluid mechanics. Original research articles on analytical, numerical and experimental aspects of wave motion are covered.
Since the journal's establishment in 1979, the editor in chief has been Jan D. Achenbach. In 2011, Andrew N. Norris joined as co-editor in chief, and in 2012 he took over as the sole editor in chief of Jan Achenbach. The journal is published by Elsevier.
Abstracting and indexing
The journal is abstracted and indexed in Applied Mechanics Reviews, Current Contents/Engineering, Computing & Technology, Current Contents/Physics, Chemical, & Earth Sciences, Compendex, Inspec, Mathematical Reviews, Scopus, and Zentralblatt MATH. According to the Journal Citation Reports, Wave Motion has a 2009 impact factor of 1.379, ranking it 9th out of 28 journals in the category "acoustics", 38th out of 123 in the category "mechanics", and 30th out of 71 in the category "physics, multidisciplinary".