Wave Motion (journal)

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Wave Motion  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Wave Motion
Discipline Wave motion
Language English
Edited by Andrew N. Norris
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency 8/year
ISSN 0165-2125
LCCN 81644046

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.[1] 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[edit]

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".[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Achenbach, J. D. (1979). "Preface". Wave Motion 1 (1): 1. doi:10.1016/0165-2125(79)90019-2. 
  2. ^ "Journal: Wave Motion". Journal Citation Reports. Thomson Reuters.