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Outstanding Reviewers for Chemical Society Reviews in 2016

Following the success of Peer Review Week in September 2016 (dedicated to reviewer recognition) during which we published a list of our top reviewers, we are delighted to announce that we will continue to recognise the contribution that our reviewers make to the journal by announcing our Outstanding Reviewers each year.

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Chemical Society Reviews in 2016, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Dr Kamal Bisht, Ram Chandra Uniyal Post Graduate College

Dr Stephen Goldup, University of Southampton

Professor Graham Hutchings, Cardiff University

Professor Burkhard König, Universität Regensburg

Professor Jonathan Lovell, University at Buffalo

Professor Ian Manners, University of Bristol

Professor Shizhang Qiao, The University of Adelaide

Dr Eric Rivard, University of Alberta

Professor Rein Ulijn, CUNY Advanced Science Research Center

Professor Hua Zhang, Nanyang Technological University

We would also like to thank the Chemical Society Reviews board and the General Chemistry community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé. You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre

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Royal Society of Chemistry and ACS Publications commit to ORCID integration

On 28 November 2016, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the American Chemical Society Publications Division, ACS Publications, both signed the ORCID Open Letter committing to unambiguous identification of all authors that publish in our journals.

The official press release can be found here: http://rsc.li/orcid

In brief, this partnership with ORCID will resolve ambiguity in researcher identification caused by name changes, cultural differences in name presentation, and the inconsistent use of name abbreviations, thereby ensuring their contributions are appropriately recognized and credited.

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Chem Soc Rev 2016 Emerging Investigators themed issue – now published

We are pleased to announce that the Chemical Society Reviews 2016 Emerging Investigators themed issue is now available to read online.

This issue highlights the very best work from scientists in the early stages of their independent career.  This issue follows the great success of our 2014 Emerging Investigators Issue, as we have been overwhelmed by the community’s positive response.

This year’s issue includes a broad selection of reviews in various areas of chemistry, from catalysis to nanomedicine, together with materials and theoretical chemistry. Covering a wide geographic diversity – the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania – this issue also features our contributors’ profiles, with varied bios and colourful backgrounds including exciting barbecues, thrilling video games, vibrant Queen concerts and unforgettable Playmobils®!

Read our 2016 Emerging Investigators themed issue today

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Journal lectureships 2017 – nominations open!

We are pleased to welcome nominations for the 2017 Emerging Investigator Lectureships for ChemComm and Chem Soc Rev.

All nominations must be received by Monday, 30 January 2017.

Nominations are open for these journal lectureships – only one entry needed per nominee, as each nomination will be considered for both competitions as appropriate.

ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship
• Recognises emerging scientists in the early stages of their independent academic career
• Eligible nominees should have completed their PhD on or after the 15th September 2008, and should also have published as least one article in ChemComm during the course of their independent career

Chem Soc Rev Emerging Investigator Lectureship
• Recognises emerging scientists who have made significant contributions to their research field
• Eligible nominees should have completed their PhD on or after the 15th September 2008

Lectureship details
• Recipients of these lectureships will each be invited to present a lecture at three different locations over a 12-month period, with at least one of these events taking place at an international conference.
• Each recipient will receive a contribution of £1500 towards travel and accommodation costs for their lectures, as well as a certificate.
• Recipients will be asked to contribute a review article for the specific journal awarding their lectureship.

How to nominate
Self-nomination is not permitted. Nominators must send the following to the editorial team via chemcomm-rsc@rsc.org OR chemsocrev-rsc@rsc.org by Monday, 30 January 2017. Each nomination will be considered for both lectureships.
• Recommendation letter, including the name, contact details and website URL of the nominee.
• A one-page CV for the nominee, including their date of birth, summary of education, career and key achievements, a list of up to five of their top independent publications, total numbers of publications and patents, and other indicators of esteem, together with evidence of career independence.
• A copy of the candidate’s best publication to date (as judged by the nominator).
• Two supporting letters of recommendation from two independent referees. These should not be someone from the same institution or the candidate’s post doc or PhD supervisor.

The nominator and independent referees should comment on the candidate’s presenting skills.

Incomplete nominations or those not adhering to the above requirements will not be considered, and nominees will not be contacted regarding any missing or incorrect documents.

Selection procedure
• The editorial team will screen each nomination for eligibility and draw up a shortlist of candidates based on the nomination documents provided.
• Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide a brief supporting statement summarising their key achievements, highlighting the impact of their work and justifying why they deserve the specific lectureship for which they have been entered.
• Recipients of each lectureship will then be selected and endorsed by a selection panel composed of members of each journal’s Editorial Board. Winners of the lectureships will be announced in the first half of 2017.

NB: Please note that members of the selection panel from the ChemComm and Chem Soc Rev Editorial Boards are not eligible to nominate, or provide references, for these lectureships.

For any queries, please contact the editorial team at chemcomm-rsc@rsc.org or chemsocrev-rsc@rsc.org.

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016

The prestigious Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 was awarded jointly to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa for their outstanding contributions to the design and synthesis of molecular machines. Many congratulations to all of them!

To mark this special occasion, we would like to highlight our most recent review on this area:

Matthew A. Watson and Scott L. Cockroft
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00874C

We also invite you to read the recent manuscripts published by the Nobel Prize winners in Chem Soc Rev and other journals in our portfolio:

Wavelength-selective cleavage of photoprotecting groups: strategies and applications in dynamic systems
Mickel J. Hansen, Willem A. Velema, Michael M. Lerch, Wiktor Szymanski and  Ben L. Feringa
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44, 3358-3377
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00118H, Tutorial Review

Cooperative capture synthesis: yet another playground for copper-free click chemistry
Xisen Hou, Chenfeng Ke and  J. Fraser Stoddart
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45, 3766-3780
DOI: 10.1039/C6CS00055J, Tutorial Review

A metal–organic framework immobilised iridium pincer complex
Martino Rimoldi, Akitake Nakamura, Nicolaas A. Vermeulen, James J. Henkelis, Anthea K. Blackburn, Joseph T. Hupp, J. Fraser Stoddart and Omar K. Farha
Chem. Sci., 2016, 7, 4980-4984
DOI: 10.1039/C6SC01376G, Edge Article

End-capping of amphiphilic nanotubes with phospholipid vesicles: impact of the phospholipid on the cap formation and vesicle loading under osmotic conditions
Petra M. Erne, Peter Štacko, Derk Jan van Dijken, Jiawen Chen, Marc C. A. Stuart and Ben L. Feringa
Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 11697-11700
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC05101D, Communication

Reversible gel–sol photoswitching with an overcrowded alkene-based bis-urea supergelator
Sander J. Wezenberg, Christelle M. Croisetu, Marc C. A. Stuart and Ben L. Feringa
Chem. Sci., 2016, 7, 4341-4346
DOI: 10.1039/C6SC00659K, Edge Article

Porphyrinic supramolecular daisy chains incorporating pillar[5]arene–viologen host–guest interactions
Maher Fathalla, Nathan L. Strutt, Srinivasan Sampath, Khabiboulakh Katsiev, Karel J. Hartlieb, Osman M. Bakr and J. Fraser Stoddart
Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 10455-10458
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03717D, Communication

Synthesis of a metal-free coordinating ring via formation of a cleavable [2]catenane
Frédéric Niess and Jean-Pierre Sauvage
Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 10790-10792
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC46452K, Communication

Great expectations: can artificial molecular machines deliver on their promise?
Ali Coskun, Michal Banaszak, R. Dean Astumian, J. Fraser Stoddart and Bartosz A. Grzybowski
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012, 41, 19-30
DOI: 10.1039/C1CS15262A, Tutorial Review

If you wish, you can read all RSC manuscripts by Prof. Ben L. Feringa, by Prof Jean-Pierre Savage and by Sir J. Fraser Stoddart.

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Top 10 Reviewers for Chemical Society Reviews

In celebration of Peer Review Week, with the theme of Recognition for Review, we would like to highlight the top 10 reviewers for Chemical Society Reviews in 2016, as selected by the editor for their significant contribution to the journal.

Top 10 Reviewers for Chemical Society Reviews:
– Professor Jonathan Lovell – University of Buffalo, USA
– Professor Rein Ulijn – CUNY Advanced Science Research Center , USA
– Dr Chunyi Zhi – City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
– Dr Eric Rivard – University of Alberta, Canada
– Dr Jie-Peng Zhang – Sun Yat-Sen University, China
– Dr Kim Baines – University of Western Ontario, Canada
– Dr Stephen Goldup – University of Southampton , UK
– Professor Beat Fierz – EPFL, Switzerland
– Professor Graham Hutchings – Cardiff University , UK
– Professor Katsuhiko Ariga – National Institute for Materials Science, Japan

We would like to say a massive thank you to these reviewers as well as the Chemical Society Reviews board and all of the chemistry community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

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Chem Soc Rev Impact factor soars high at 34.09

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Chem Soc Rev’s Impact factor has risen to 34.09 – its highest ever – according to the latest citation data released by Thomson Reuters in its 2015 Journal Citation Reports®.

With this, we maintain our position as the second top journal in multidisciplinary chemistry – thank you to all of our authors, referees, readers, Associate Editors, and Editorial and Advisory Board members for being an essential part of Chem Soc Rev’s continuing success.

We are proud to be the home of high impact, succinct and reader-friendly reviews from across the breadth of the chemical sciences, with a truly international authorship and a global audience.

And with our Immediacy index at an all-time high of 9.592 – higher than those of our key competitors, and an impressive 26% increase from last year – we are on track to make an even bigger impact in years to come.

Read our most highly cited reviews below. C6CS90001A

Tutorial reviews

Recent advances in semiconductors for photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical water splitting
Takashi Hisatomi, Jun Kubota and Kazunari Domen
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43, 7520-7535
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60378D, Tutorial Review
From themed collection Catalysis for Production of Renewable Energy

Recent progress in the development of near-infrared fluorescent probes for bioimaging applications
Zhiqian Guo, Sookil Park, Juyoung Yoon and Injae Shin
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43, 16-29
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60271K, Tutorial Review

How to produce white light in a single-phase host?
Mengmeng Shang, Chunxia Li and Jun Lin
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43, 1372-1386
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60314H, Tutorial Review

Review articles

Luminescent metal–organic frameworks for chemical sensing and explosive detection
Zhichao Hu, Benjamin J. Deibert and Jing Li
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43, 5815-5840
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00010B, Review Article
From themed collection Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs)

Two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenide nanosheet-based composites
Chaoliang Tan and Hua Zhang
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44, 2713-2731
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00182F, Review Article
From themed collection 2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenide (TMD) Nanosheets

Earth-abundant cocatalysts for semiconductor-based photocatalytic water splitting
Jingrun Ran, Jun Zhang, Jiaguo Yu, Mietek Jaroniec and Shi Zhang Qiao
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43, 7787-7812
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60425J, Review Article
From themed collection Catalysis for Production of Renewable Energy

Applications of metal–organic frameworks in heterogeneous supramolecular catalysis
Jiewei Liu, Lianfen Chen, Hao Cui, Jianyong Zhang, Li Zhang and Cheng-Yong Su
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43, 6011-6061
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00094C, Review Article
From themed collection Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs)

Chem Soc Rev uses a formal online submission system for review proposals, incorporated into our existing online system. Please upload your completed proposal form online, and read our Author Guidelines for details.

Read more about the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journals 2015 impact factors

*The Impact factor provides an indication of the average number of citations per paper. Produced annually, Impact factors are calculated by dividing the number of citations in a year to articles published in the preceding two years, by the number of citeable articles published in the preceding two years. The journal Immediacy index indicates how quickly articles in a journal are cited, and is calculated by dividing the number of citations to articles published in a given year by the number of articles published in that year. Data based on 2015 Journal Citation Reports®, (Thomson Reuters, 2016).

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ChemSocRev Symposium – 21 September 2015

We invite you to join us for a Chem. Soc. Rev. Symposium  at Lanzhou University on 21st September 2015.  The event is free to attend and there is no need to register in advance.

The symposium will feature lectures from Chem. Soc. Rev. Editorial and Advisory Board members from China and across the world, who are leading researchers in their respective fields. The topics covered will span a broad range of cutting edge chemistry and will appeal to anyone working in chemistry and its interfaces with other disciplines.

The programme is scheduled to begin from 8:30 am and the details are as follows:

08:30 Opening Remarks
Dr May Copsey and Professor Haoli Zhang
Session 1
08:45 Anion and amino-acid transport through lipid bilayers
Professor Philip Gale
University of Southampton, UK
09:20 New probes for use in polymer self-assembly and nanostructure labelling
Professor Rachel O’Reilly
University of Warwick, UK
09:55 Intracellular Mapping of Metals and Metallodrugs
Professor Zijian Guo
Nanjing University, China
10:30 Morning Tea
Session 2
10:50 Novel chemistry in the atmosphere probed using field measurements of the hydroxyl and other radicals
Professor Dwayne Heard
University of Leeds, UK
11:25 Effective Charge Carrier Utilization in Photocatalytic Conversions
Professor Jinlong Gong
Tianjin University, China
12:00 Lunch Break
Session 3
14:00 Collaborative Approach for C-H Functionalization
Professor Huw Davies
Emory University, USA
14:35 Asymmetric Direct Transformation of Aromatic Compounds
Professor Shuli You
Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, China
15:10 Bioorthogonal Elimination Reactions
Professor Peng Chen
Peking University, China
15.45 Afternoon tea
Session 4
16:05 Functional Materials Constructed by the Combination of Traditional Polymers and Host-Guest Molecular Recognition Motifs
Professor Feihe Huang
Zhejiang University, China
16:40 Assembling functional molecular units through non-covalent and covalent bonds off and on surfaces
Professor David Amabilino
University of Nottingham, UK
17:15 What could molecular assembly learn from chemical catalysis?
Professor Zhong-Qun Tian
Xiamen University, China
17:50 Closing Remarks
18:00 Close of meeting

Chem. Soc. Rev. Executive Editor, Dr May Copsey, the Chair of the Editorial Board Prof. Philip Gale and our local host, Professor Haoli Zhang warmly invite you to take part in this event and look forward to welcoming you to Lanzhou.

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Chem Soc Rev Impact Factor reaches a record 33.383!

We are delighted to announce that the latest Chemical Society Reviews Impact Factor has risen to 33.383 – its highest ever, and showing a fantastic 9.7% increase from last year – according to the 2014 Journal Citation Reports®.

C5CS90001HWe sincerely thank you – our authors, referees, Associate Editors, and Editorial and Advisory Board members – for all your valuable contributions and continued support which have brought the journal to where it is now. With a truly international authorship publishing accessible and reader-friendly articles, Chem Soc Rev remains as the home of high impact reviews from across the chemical sciences.

You can read our most highly cited review articles listed below.

Tutorial reviews

Metal dichalcogenide nanosheets: preparation, properties and applications
Xiao Huang, Zhiyuan Zeng and Hua Zhang
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013, 42, 1934-1946
DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35387C, Tutorial Review

Modifying enzyme activity and selectivity by immobilization
Rafael C. Rodrigues, Claudia Ortiz, Ángel Berenguer-Murcia, Rodrigo Torres and Roberto Fernández-Lafuente
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013,42, 6290-6307
DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35231A, Tutorial Review
From themed collection Enzyme immobilisation

Review articles

Porphyrin-sensitized solar cells
Lu-Lin Li and Eric Wei-Guang Diau
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013, 42, 291-304
DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35257E, Review Article

Inorganic nanostructures for photoelectrochemical and photocatalytic water splitting
Frank E. Osterloh
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013, 42, 2294-2320
DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35266D, Review Article

Nano-graphene in biomedicine: theranostic applications
Kai Yang, Liangzhu Feng, Xiaoze Shi and Zhuang Liu
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013,42, 530-547
DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35342C, Review Article

Enhancing solar cell efficiency: the search for luminescent materials as spectral converters
Xiaoyong Huang, Sanyang Han, Wei Huang and Xiaogang Liu
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013,42, 173-201
DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35288E, Review Article

Read more Impact Factor highlights for the Royal Society of Chemistry’s leading journals, including Chemical Science and Chemical Communications.

Find out how other RSC journals are ranked in the latest Impact Factor release

Chem Soc Rev uses a formal online submission system for review proposals, incorporated into our existing online system. Please upload your completed proposal form online, and read our Author Guidelines for details.

*The Impact Factor provides an indication of the average number of citations per paper. Produced annually, Impact Factors are calculated by dividing the number of citations in a year, by the number of citeable articles published in the preceding two years. Data based on 2014 Journal Citation Reports®, (Thomson Reuters, 2015).

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Chem Soc Rev Emerging Investigator Lectureship 2015 – nominations open

Chem Soc Rev is pleased to invite nominations for the 2015 Emerging Investigator Lectureship.  This annual lectureship is given to recognise an emerging scientist who has made a significant contribution to their research field.

Previous winners include:

photo of Peng Chen photo of Xile Hu photo of Xiaogang Liu
2014 – Peng Chen from the Peking University, Beijing, China
2013 – Xile Hu from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland
2012 – Xiaogang Liu from the National University of Singapore and Institute of Materials Research Engineering, A*STAR
2011 – Cristina Nevado from the University of Zurich in Switzerland
2010 – Shu-Hong Yu from the University of Science and Technology of China, in Hefei
2009 – Matt Gaunt from the University of Cambridge in the UK
2008 – Kazuya Kikuchi from Osaka University in Japan

Qualifying details

To be eligible for the Chem Soc Rev Emerging Investigator Lectureship, the candidate should have completed their PhD on or after 15th September 2006.

Lectureship details

The winner of the lectureship will be asked to present a lecture at an international meeting.  The Chem Soc Rev Editorial Office will provide the sum of £1000 to the recipient for travel and accommodation costs.  The recipient will be presented with a certificate and will also be asked to contribute a review to the journal.

Nominations

Those wishing to make a nomination should send details of the nominee, including a brief CV together with a letter supporting the nomination, to the Chem Soc Rev Editorial Office by 15th December 2014.

Please note that self nomination is not permissible.

Following the close of nominations, nominees will be contacted and asked to summarise their key achievements and identify up to 5 of their top independent publications.  They will also be asked to highlight the impact of their work and discuss how their research has evolved from their previous supervisor’s.

Selection

The recipient of the lectureship will be selected and endorsed by the Chem Soc Rev Editorial Board.

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