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2013 Impact Factors

You know you can trust Royal Society of Chemistry journals to deliver high quality content.

Our exceptional standards are reinforced by the recently published 2013 Journal Citation Reports ®:

Individual journal Impact Factor (IF) highlights include: Chemical Society Reviews (up 22% to 30.425); Catalysis Science & Technology (up 27% to 4.760) and Energy & Environmental Science (up 33% to 15.490).

Energy & Environmental Science remains the top journal in the Environmental Sciences category, and is now in the top 5% in the other three categories where it is listed.

Natural Product Reports is #1 in the Chemistry: Medicinal category with a figure of 10.715.

Chemical Science, recently announced as moving to Gold Open Access in 2015, records an improved figure of 8.601. This is one example of how we, as a not-for-profit organisation, support and invest in the community.

Looking at all our journals in the multidisciplinary chemistry category:

  • Of the top 20 journals in this category, six are from the Royal Society of Chemistry. No other publisher has more.
  • It’s the same when you look at 5-year Impact Factors: no other publisher has more in the top 20
  • 33% of our journals have an IF above 5
  • 83% of our journals now have an IF above 3
  • Three-quarters (76%) of our journals are in the top 25% of their ISI categories

More authors are choosing to publish their best work with us, and we have achieved all this while publishing more than double the number of articles in 2013 compared with 2010.

So the figures speak for themselves: our journals are the best place to publish work that advances excellence in the chemical sciences. For guaranteed impact, choose Royal Society of Chemistry journals.

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Journal 2013 Impact Factor 5-Year Impact Factor
Analyst 3.906 4.097
Analytical Methods 1.938 1.913
Catalysis Science & Technology 4.76 4.764
Chemical Communications (ChemComm) 6.718 6.485
Chemical Science 8.601 8.547
Chemical Society Reviews 30.425 33.159
Chemistry Education Research and Practice* 1.309 1.436
CrystEngComm 3.858 3.908
Dalton Transactions 4.097 3.959
Energy & Environmental Science 15.49 15.263
Faraday Discussions 4.194 4.193
Food & Function 2.907 3.132
Green Chemistry 6.852 7.081
Integrative Biology 3.996 4.455
JAAS (Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry) 3.396 3.134
Journal of Environmental Monitoring 2.109 2.133
Journal of Materials Chemistry 6.626 6.743
Lab on a Chip 5.748 6.002
MedChemComm 2.626 2.737
Metallomics 3.978 4.010
Molecular BioSystems 3.183 3.359
Nanoscale 6.739 6.925
Natural Product Reports (NPR) 10.715 10.353
New Journal of Chemistry (NJC) 3.159 2.837
Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry (OBC) 3.487 3.389
Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences 2.939 2.793
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) 4.198 4.023
Polymer Chemistry 5.368 5.676
RSC Advances 3.708 3.708
Soft Matter 4.151 4.429
Toxicology Researchǂ 3.273 3.273

ǂ Partial IF only

*Chemistry Education Research and Practice is listed in the Education, Scientific Disciplines category. It is the highest ranked journal devoted solely to chemistry education.

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.

The 5-Year Impact Factor is the average number of times articles from a journal published in the past five years have been cited in the Journal Citation Reports year. For journals in subjects where citation activity continues to rise through several years, this metric allows more of their total citation activity to be included in a critical performance metric.

Data based on 2013 Journal Citation Reports ®, (Thomson Reuters, July 2014).

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2012 Impact Factors

You can trust Royal Society of Chemistry journals to deliver high quality content.

Our exceptional standards are reinforced by the recently published 2012 Journal Citation Reports ® :

Individual journal Impact Factor highlights include: Energy & Environmental Science (11.653), Chemical Science (8.314), Green Chemistry (6.828) and Chemical Communications (6.378).

Natural Product Reports is #1 in both the Chemistry: Medicinal and Chemistry: Organic categories with a figure of 10.178

And as for the rest of our journals:

  • Of the top 20 journals in the multidisciplinary chemistry category, six are from RSC Publishing. This is more than any other publisher.
  • When you look at 5-year Impact Factors, we have more in the top 20 than any other publisher
  • 34% of our journals have an IF above 5
  • 9 of our 29 journals are in the top 10% of their ISI category, and 20 are in the top quartile

And we’ve achieved all this alongside a four-fold increase in the number of articles published since 2007.

So the figures speak for themselves: for guaranteed impact, choose RSC Publishing.

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Full journal listing:

Journal 2012 Impact Factor 5-Year Impact Factor
Analyst 3.969 3.904
Analytical Methods 1.855 1.854
Catalysis Science & Technology ǂ 3.753 3.753
Chemical Communications (ChemComm) 6.378 6.226
Chemical Science 8.314 8.33
Chemical Society Reviews 24.892 30.181
Chemistry Education Research and Practice* 1.075 1.200
CrystEngComm 3.879 4.069
Dalton Transactions 3.806 3.889
Energy & Environmental Science 11.653 12.462
Faraday Discussions 3.821 4.148
Food & Function 2.694 2.704
Green Chemistry 6.828 6.992
Integrative Biology 4.321 4.446
JAAS (Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry) 3.155 2.953
Journal of Environmental Monitoring 2.085 2.137
Journal of Materials Chemistry 6.101 6.171
Lab on a Chip 5.697 6.136
MedChemComm 2.722 2.722
Metallomics 4.099 4.333
Molecular BioSystems 3.35 3.575
Nanoscale 6.233 6.262
Natural Product Reports (NPR) 10.178 10.072
New Journal of Chemistry (NJC) 2.966 2.92
Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry (OBC) 3.568 3.49
Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences 2.923 2.81
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) 3.829 3.976
Polymer Chemistry 5.231 5.231
RSC Advances ǂ 2.562 2.567
Soft Matter 3.909 4.35

ǂ Partial IF only

*Chemistry Education Research and Practice is listed in the Education, Scientific Disciplines category. It is the highest ranked journal devoted solely to chemistry education.

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.

The 5-Year Impact Factor is the average number of times articles from a journal published in the past five years have been cited in the Journal Citation Reports year. For journals in subjects where citation activity continues to rise through several years, this metric allows more of their total citation activity to be included in a critical performance metric.

Data based on 2012 Journal Citation Reports ®, (Thomson Reuters, 2013).

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2010 Impact Factors

Quality is the focus at RSC Publishing. And the recently published 2010 Journal Citation Reports ® prove that our quality is better than ever.

Our average impact factor (IF) now stands at 5.5 . It’s an impressive figure, especially when compared with the average for a chemistry journal* of 2.54.

But if you’re thinking that there’s nothing special about this, as most chemistry publishers are celebrating an overall rise in their impact factors, think again. RSC Publishing figures have risen by 59% since 2003 – almost double the average rise.

And it’s not just one or two journals that produce impressive results: it’s our entire collection that delivers.

Of the top 20 journals in the multidisciplinary chemistry category, six are from RSC Publishing. No other publisher has more.

83% of our journals listed in this year’s report have an IF above 3. No other publisher can boast such a large proportion of titles at this level, demonstrating just how well-cited our entire portfolio truly is.

So the figures speak for themselves: for guaranteed impact, choose RSC Publishing.

Individual journal highlights include:

  • ChemSocRev – with a massive 32% increase, the IF now stands at a whopping 26.58!
  • Impressive first Impact Factors for Nanoscale (7.00), Integrative Biology (4.44) and Metallomics (3.59) confirm our success with launching high-impact new titles.
  • Chemical Communications – now at 5.79, our flagship communications journal has risen by 45% since 2004
  • Energy & Environmental Science – rises to 9.45 and maintains its position as number 1 in the Environmental Science category, and number 2 in the Energy & Fuels category. Also in the top ten for multidisciplinary chemistry journals.
  • Both Journal of Materials Chemistry (5.1) and Analyst (3.91) recorded highest-ever figures.

Dr James Milne, Acting Managing Director, Publishing, said: “Once again I am delighted to see the overall increases in impact factor for RSC journals, and their positions among the very best in their respective fields. For many years, RSC journals have outperformed the competition, and this is reflected in the considerable growth in submissions and published articles we have recently experienced.  Leading researchers clearly appreciate the high quality, rapid publication and unparalleled accessibility of RSC journals, and submit their best work for rapid publication in our international titles.’

These results are also a great reflection on the dedication and commitment of the journals’ Editors, Editorial Boards and referees, whom we thank for their support,” he added.

The exceptional growth in submissions has resulted in the publication of almost 50% more high quality articles this year to date. This clearly indicates that more researchers than ever before are choosing RSC journals.

* The 7 Chemistry journal subject-categories as listed in Journal Citation Reports ®: Chemistry, Analytical; Chemistry; Applied; Chemistry, Inorganic & Nuclear; Chemistry, Medicinal; Chemistry, Multidisciplinary; Chemistry, Organic; Chemistry, Physical.

Full journal listing:

Journal 2010 Impact Factor 5-Year Impact Factor
Analyst 3.913 3.843
Analytical Methods 1.45 1.45
Chemical Communications (ChemComm) 5.787 5.581
Chemical Society Reviews 26.583 24.641
CrystEngComm 4.006 4.106
Dalton Transactions 3.647 3.654
Energy & Environmental Science 9.446 9.446
Faraday Discussions 4.538 4.267
Green Chemistry 5.472 6.056
Integrative Biology 4.439 4.439
JAAS (Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry) 4.372 3.480
Journal of Environmental Monitoring 1.810 2.083
Journal of Materials Chemistry 5.099 5.441
Lab on a Chip 6.260 6.927
Metallomics 3.592 3.592
Molecular BioSystems 3.825 3.986
Nanoscale 7.00 7.00
Natural Product Reports 8.881 8.865
New Journal of Chemistry 2.631 2.792
Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 3.451 3.321
Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences 2.378 2.505
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) 3.453 3.858
Soft Matter 4.457 5.080

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.

The 5-Year Impact Factor is the average number of times articles from a journal published in the past five years have been cited in the JCR year. For journals in subjects where citation activity continues to rise through several years, this metric allows more of their total citation activity to be included in a critical performance metric.

Data based on 2010 Journal Citation Reports ®, (Thomson Reuters, 2011).

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2009 Impact Factors – RSC rise continues

It’s quality that really matters at RSC Publishing. And the recently published 2009 Journal Citation Reports ® prove that our quality is better than ever. Our average impact factor (IF) has risen from 4.9 to 5.4. It’s an impressive figure, especially when compared with the average for a chemistry journal* of 2.4.

But we don’t rely on just one or two titles to boost our average. It’s our entire collection that counts.

Read more about our impact factors.

Of the top 20 journals in the multidisciplinary chemistry category, 25% are from RSC Publishing. 90% of our titles have an IF over 3. No other publisher can match this, demonstrating just how well-cited our entire portfolio truly is. So the figures speak for themselves: you can trust all RSC journals to deliver what you need.

For guaranteed impact, choose RSC Publishing.

Some individual journal highlights:

Energy & Environmental Science - explodes onto the scene with its first ever figure of 8.5**, making it number 1 in the Environmental Science category, and number 2 in both the Engineering, Chemical and Energy & Fuels categories. Also in the top ten for multidisciplinary chemistry journals.

ChemSocRev – with a 15% increase, the IF now stands at an impressive 20.09

Green Chemistry – celebrates a 28% increase, taking its IF to 5.84 to lead the field of green and sustainable technologies

Natural Product Reports – rises over 23% to its highest ever figure of 9.2

CrystEngComm – rising to 4.18 and now the leading crystal engineering journal

Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences – another leader in its field, and its highest ever figure of 2.71 after a 26% rise

‘The results once again demonstrate the exceptional quality and reputation of the RSC Publishing portfolio as a whole; it’s therefore no surprise that so many researchers are now choosing the RSC as their preferred publisher for the chemical sciences”

commented Dr James Milne, Editorial Director, adding

“these results are also a great reflection on the dedication and commitment of the journals’ Editors, Editorial Boards and referees, whom we thank for their support.”

The number of articles we’ve published has increased by 74% in the last 2 years alone as we remain committed to providing a world-class publishing service to our authors, and delivering cutting-edge chemical science to researchers throughout the world. The figures provide a clear indication that more researchers than ever before are recognising journals from the RSC as a key resource to access the very best research.

* The 7 Chemistry journal subject-categories as listed in Journal Citation Reports ®: Chemistry, Analytical; Chemistry; Applied; Chemistry, Inorganic & Nuclear; Chemistry, Medicinal; Chemistry, Multidisciplinary; Chemistry, Organic; Chemistry, Physical.

**Figures supplied directly to RSC Publishing by Thomson Reuters after a technical error resulted in Energy & Environmental Science’s omission from the initial release of figures.

Footnote:
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 2009 Journal Citation Reports ®, (Thomson Reuters, 2010).

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