We have exciting news here at Chemical Science! From 2018, the journal will be moving from publishing monthly issues to weekly issues. This is one of the biggest changes to the journal since it was launched in 2010.
Why are we doing this? By publishing weekly issues, we’ll be able to make our articles more accessible to keep up with the large number of articles we currently publish. With the journal being free to access, it would be a shame for the community to miss the latest exceptional findings due to less frequent, larger issues.
What are the benefits for the chemical sciences community? For our readers, it will be easier to find the latest relevant articles, with weekly table-of-contents alerts and a shorter contents list for each issue. For our authors, articles will be assigned page numbers more quickly and will be indexed in databases such as PubMed Central® sooner.
You can learn more about this change in our Editorial by Executive Editor, May Copsey, published in the first ever Chemical Science weekly issue!