New Journal of Chemistry 2016 Impact Factor – 3.269

The 2016 Journal Citation Reports® have just been released and we are pleased to  announce that New Journal of Chemistry received an Impact Factor of  3.269.

We would like to thank all our authors, referees and readers who have contributed to this success, as well our Editorial and Advisory Boards for their hard work and continued support. Because of you, New Journal of Chemistry has maintained its position as a high quality journal publishing work that opens new directions in chemistry.

We invite you to submit your best work to New Journal of Chemistry!

Here are the top five articles that contributed to the 2016 Impact Factor. All of these articles will be free to access for 4 weeks.

Bioinspired nanoarchitectonics as emerging drug delivery systems
Katsuhiko Ariga,* Kohsaku Kawakami,* Mitsuhiro Ebara, Yohei Kotsuchibashi, Qingmin Ji and Jonathan P. Hill
DOI: 10.1039/C4NJ00864B
New J. Chem., 2014, 38, 5149-5163, Perspective

Water and methanol adsorption on MOFs for cycling heat transformation processes
Felix Jeremias, Dominik Fröhlich, Christoph Janiak* and Stefan K. Henninger*
DOI
: 10.1039/C3NJ01556D, (Open Access)
New J. Chem., 2014, 38, 1846-1852, Focus

Facilely constructing 3D porous NiCo2S4 nanonetworks for high-performance supercapacitors
Yang Liu, Jianan Zhang,* Shoupei Wang, Kaixi Wang, Zhimin Chen and Qun Xu*
DOI
: 10.1039/C4NJ00816B
New J. Chem., 2014, 38, 4045-4048, Letter

Enhanced simultaneous removal of malachite green and safranin O by ZnO nanorod-loaded activated carbon: modeling, optimization and adsorption isotherms
F. Nasiri Azad, M. Ghaedi,* K. Dashtian, S. Hajati, A. Goudarzi and M. Jamshidi
DOI
: 10.1039/C5NJ01281C
New J. Chem., 2015, 39, 7998-8005, Paper

Enhanced activity of a hydrothermally synthesized mesoporous MoS2 nanostructure for high performance supercapacitor applications
Ananthakumar Ramadoss, Taehyun Kim, Gui-Shik Kim and Sang Jae Kim*
DOI
: 10.1039/C3NJ01558K
New J. Chem., 2014, 38, 2379-2385, Paper

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NJC Editor-in-Chief Wais Hosseini wins Joseph-Achille Le Bel Award

Editor-in-Chief Professor Mir Wais Hosseini is one of two recipients of the the Grand Prix Joseph-Achille Le Bel Award, 2016 in recognition of his remarkable discoveries in supramolecular chemistry. The prize is awarded annually and recognises French chemists whose work have achieved international acclaim.

After starting his scientific career under the direction of Jean-Marie Lehn, Professor Hosseini created his own laboratory and focussed his research towards molecular tectonics’ which corresponds to large-scale (millimeter) molecular architectures in the solid state by self-assembling “tectons”. The formation of these non-covalent assemblages involves three types of interactions: coordination bonds, combinations of directional hydrogen bonds and electrostatic interactions, and van der Waals interactions. Their structure can be controlled and programmed according to one, two or even three dimensions by coding information at the tecton level.

His work has brought a major breakthrough in the field of supramolecular chemistry and the study of self-assembly processes as well developing compounds that can be regarded as a new generation of coordination polymers in the crystalline state. His work on “molecular tectonics” has been carried out for more than twenty years in his laboratory and has resulted in an international recognition of his team.

Professor Hosseini has also been the recipient of the CWS Organic Chemistry and Co-ordination Chemistry Prizes and the CNRS Silver Medal in 2011. His international recognition was rewarded by the European Academy of Sciences in 2004 and by the Academia Europaea in 2006.

The NJC Editorial office sends its congratulations to Professor Hosseini on receiving this prestigious award.

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Blue nanoparticles mop up radioactive element

Written by Jamie Durrani for Chemistry World

Chernobyl ruins

Source: © Shutterstock The Chernobyl nuclear power plant where a domed concrete structure is being built to contain the still highly radioactive reactor

Scientists in France have developed a nanoparticle-based formulation of Prussian blue, which could lead to better treatments for people who have been exposed to radioactive contamination.

Large quantities of radioactive contaminants can be released into the environment during nuclear weapon tests or accidents at nuclear reactors – such as those that occurred in Chernobyl, Ukraine, in 1986, and more recently in Fukushima, Japan. Radioactive caesium isotopes are among the more common fission products that escape during such events and are easily absorbed by the human body. Exposure to radioactive caesium can cause many different types of cancer, neurological effects and in extreme cases rapid death.

The full story can be read in Chemistry World.

The original article is free to access until the 24th May 2017 and can be read below:

In situ synthesis of Prussian blue nanoparticles within a biocompatible reverse micellar system for in vivo Cs+ uptake
Yannick Guari et al.,
New J. Chem., 2017, 41, 2887-2890
DOI: 10.1039/C6NJ03770D

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Outstanding Reviewers for New Journal of Chemistry 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 New Journal of Chemistry 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 Si-Xue Cheng, Wuhan University
Professor Antonio Frontera, Universitat de les Illes Balears
Professor Stephen Hashmi, Universität Heidelberg
Professor Jonathan Lindsey, North Carolina State University
Dr Adrian Ruff, Ruhr-Uni-Bochum
Professor Ben Zhong Tang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Dr Giuseppe Trusso Sfrazzetto, University of Catania
Dr Qiongyou Wu, Central China Normal University
Dr Yi Xia, Chongqing University

We would also like to thank the New Journal of Chemistry board and the Inorganic 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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Major society chemistry publishers jointly commit to integration with ORCID

ORCID provides an identifier for individuals to use with their name as they engage in research, scholarship and innovation activities, ensuring authors gain full credit for their work.

Today, we signed their open letter, along with ACS Publications, committing to unambiguous identification of all authors that publish in our journals.

The official press release can be read here.

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NJC issue 12 now online

Discover the last issue of New Journal of Chemistry for the year 2016. The journal team wishes you a very happy festive season!

NJC Dec 2016 OFC - Dr MagriThe last outside cover of the year 2016 is proposed by Dr David Magri (University of Malta). In their study, Dr Magri and his co-workers design and synthesize two novel ‘Pourbaix sensors’ based on a naphthalimide fluorophore according to a ‘fluorophore–spacer1–receptor–spacer2–electron-donor’ design. Their results contribute to the emerging number of intelligent molecular and supramolecular devices responsive to oxidants and pH. The authors are currently exploring the use of naphthalimide-based ‘Pourbaix sensors’ for molecular biosensing and environmental diagnostic applications.

Water-soluble naphthalimide-based ‘Pourbaix sensors’: pH and redox-activated fluorescent AND logic gates based on photoinduced electron transfer
Alex D. Johnson, Kyle A. Paterson, Jake C. Spiteri, Sergey A. Denisov, Gediminas Jonusauskas, Arnaud Tron, Nathan D. McClenaghan and David C. Magri*.
New J. Chem., 2016, 40, 9917-9922. DOI: 10.1039/C6NJ02023B.

You can access the entire table of contents of the December issue of NJC here.

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NJC issue 11 now online

NJC Nov 16 OFC - Dr ChandraDr Sudeshna Chandra (NMIMS University, India) designed this month’s outside cover. It illustrates an article in which the authors propose a novel electrochemical immunosensor, based on a redox-active ferrocenyl dendrimer on a glassy carbon electrode, for the detection of cancer biomarkers.

Fabrication of a label-free electrochemical immunosensor using a redox active ferrocenyl dendrimer
Sudeshna Chandra, Christian Gäbler, Christian Schliebe, Heinrich Lang and Dhirendra Bahadur,  New J. Chem., 2016, 40, 9046-9053. DOI: 10.1039/C6NJ00830E.

NJC Nov 16 IFC - Dr Jelinek

The inside cover is proposed by Dr Raz Jelinek (Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel). According to Dr Jelinek and his co-workers, the analysis of artworks and identification of their molecular components is very important to choose proper conservation strategies and monitor their restoration. In their study the authors present an application of spin-coated polydiacetylene films for in situ colorimetric sensing of a selection of organic materials present in paintings. Their study shows that the polydiacetylene technology might open new analytical avenues in molecular analysis, in general, and more specifically for painting restoration and conversation science.

Colorimetric analysis of painting materials using polymer-supported polydiacetylene films
Alexander Trachtenberg, Orit Malka, Kaviya Parambath Kootery, Stella Beglaryan, Danilo Malferrari, Paola Galletti, Silvia Prati, Rocco Mazzeo, Emilio Tagliavini and  Raz Jelinek, New J. Chem., 2016, 40, 9054-9059. DOI: 10.1039/C6NJ02092E.

NJC FOC Nov 16 - Dr Labarca

Also read the short Focus review by Dr Martín Labarca (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina). Dr Labarca addresses the problem of the status of the element of atomic number zero or “neutronium”. According to him, it is more cautious from both a scientific and a philosophical standpoint, to think of the neutron just as a structural component of an element.

An element of atomic number zero?
Martín Labarca, New J. Chem., 2016, 40, 9002-9006. DOI: 10.1039/C6NJ02076C.

Browse the full table of contents of the November issue to discover the other studies conducted by our authors here.

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NJC issue 10 now online

NJC Oct 2016 OFC - Prof. HanusaThe October outside cover is proposed by Prof. Timothy P. Hanusa (Vanderbilt University, USA). In this article, the authors report a series of heavy alkaline-earth iodide coordination compounds containing various neutral donor ligands: phosphine oxides, ureas and the nitrobenzene dimer. These donors were chosen for their range of basicity and steric demand, to determine how well they could compete with the iodide ligand. The observed reactivity patterns suggest that ureas deserve more widespread use in group 2 chemistry, as they have a basicity that exceeds that of phosphine oxides, are available with a variety of substituents, and are inexpensive.

Selective modification of the metal coordination environment in heavy alkaline-earth iodide complexes
Lacey S. Fitts, Eric J. Bierschenk, Timothy P. Hanusa,* Arnold L. Rheingold, Maren Pink and Victor G. Young, Jr. New J. Chem., 2016, 40, 8229-8238. DOI: 10.1039/C6NJ01713D.

Do not hesitate to browse the entire table of contents of the October issue to discover the 9 Letters and 86 Articles. Click here!

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NJC issue 09 now online

New Journal of Chemistry presents the collection of Letters and Articles of the September issue.

NJC OFC Sept 2016 - Dr GuoThis month, the outside cover is proposed by Dr Jinbao Guo (Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China). In their work, the authors develop a facile bilayered structural device composed of a silver nanoparticle array with a liquid crystal elastomer. The device is elastic and changes color by sensing deformations induced by changing temperature, attributed to alignment of the liquid crystal molecules induced by the nanoparticle array. This actuator design could be a promising candidate for smart environmental-responsive devices such as thermal-camouflage skin and color-changing actuators.

A color-changing plasmonic actuator based on silver nanoparticle array/liquid crystalline elastomer nanocomposites
Yang Shi, Chao Zhu, Juntao Li, Jie Wei and Jinbao Guo, New J. Chem., 2016, 40, 7311-7319. DOI: 10.1039/C6NJ00492J.

NJC OFC Sept 2016 - Dr Mazej

Miss Maruša Mazej designed the inside cover to illustrate a study by Dr Zoran Mazej and his colleague Dr Goreshnik (Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia). Based on a short communication published in 1976 presenting three compounds described as XeF6·TiF4, 4XeF6·TiF4 and XeF6·2TiF4, and on the synthesis of [XeF5]3[Ti4F19] (i.e. 3XeF6·4TiF4) published in 2009, the authors reveal in this study the crystal structures of these 3 compounds, which can be formulated as XeF5TiF5, [XeF5]5[Ti10F45] and [XeF5][Ti3F13]. [XeF5]5[Ti10F45] contains the largest known discrete decameric [Ti10F45]5− anion built from ten TiF6 octahedra that share vertices and that are arranged in a double-star shape.

Largest perfluorometallate [Ti10F45]5− oligomer and polymeric ([Ti3F13]) and ([TiF5]) anions prepared as [XeF5]+ salts
Zoran Mazej and Evgeny A. Goreshnika, New J. Chem., 2016, 40, 7320-7325. DOI: 10.1039/C6NJ00955G.

Discover the full contents of the September issue here.

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Top 10 Reviewers for New Journal of Chemistry

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

Name Institution
Dr Jiaguo Yu Wuhan University of Technology
Dr Qiongyou Wu Central China Normal University
Professor Stephen  Hashmi Universität Heidelberg
Dr Yi Xia Chongqing University
Professor Feihe Huang Zhejiang University
Professor Antonio Frontera Universitat de les Illes Balears
Professor Toshiaki Murai Gifu University
Professor Jonathan  Lindsey North Carolina State University
Dr Jean Lessard Sherbrooke University
Dr Adrian Ruff Ruhr-Uni-Bochum

We would like to say a massive thank you to these reviewers as well as the New Journal of Chemistry board and all of the research community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

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