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Chemical Science Impact Factor rises to 9.1

At the end of June, Clarivate Analytics announced their 2017 Impact Factors via Journal Citation reports®. We were delighted to see that the Impact Factor of our flagship journal Chemical Science increased by 4.6% to 9.1! For us, it is all about giving our authors the visibility and recognition their research deserves and this increase in Impact Factor helps demonstrate this. As we move through 2018 we have also launched our ChemSci Picks and promoted selected articles through video abstracts – see here for the latest of these – giving our published content a wider reach.

Thank you to all our authors, referees, Associate Editors, and Editorial and Advisory Board members for contributing to the journal’s continued impact and success – this achievement would not have been possible without your support and trust. Chemical Science remains dedicated to publishing research of exceptional significance from across the chemical sciences.

Chemical Science became a gold open access journal in January 2015, giving the global community free access to high quality research while paying all Article Processing Charges (APCs) on behalf of our authors, keeping articles free to publish.  This unique combination of open access, top quality articles, a flexible format and world-class Associate Editors makes it clear why so many leading scientists choose to publish in Chemical Science.

We invite you to submit your exceptional research to Chemical Science today.

Take a look at some of the highest cited papers and reviews from 2017:

Perspectives

Recent developments in and perspectives on three-coordinate boron materials: a bright future
Lei Ji, Stefanie Griesbeck and Todd B. Marder
Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 846-863

Luminescent chemosensors by using cyclometalated iridium(III) complexes and their applications
Dik-Lung Ma, Sheng Lin, Wanhe Wang, Chao Yang and Chung-Hang Leung
Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 878-889

Minireviews

How molecular motors work – insights from the molecular machinist’s toolbox: the Nobel prize in Chemistry 2016
D. Astumian
Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 840-845

Peptide-templated noble metal catalysts: syntheses and applications
Wei Wang, Caleb F. Anderson, Zongyuan Wang, Wei Wu, Honggang Cui and Chang-Jun Liu
Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 3310-3324

Edge Articles

The IPEA dilemma in CASPT2
Patrick Zobel, Juan J. Nogueira and Leticia González
Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 1482-1499

Hydroxide-bridged five-coordinate DyIII single-molecule magnet exhibiting the record thermal relaxation barrier of magnetization among lanthanide-only dimers
Jin Xiong, Hai-Yan Ding, Yin-Shan Meng, Chen Gao, Xue-Jing Zhang, Zhao-Sha Meng, Yi-Quan Zhang, Wei Shi, Bing-Wu Wang and Song Gao
Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 1288-1294

Single-atom catalysts for CO2 electroreduction with significant activity and selectivity improvements
Seoin Back, Juhyung Lim, Na-Young Kim, Yong-Hyun Kim and Yousung Jung
Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 1090-1096

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

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

Chemical Science is the world’s first high-quality gold open access chemistry journal (open access from January 2015).

*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 2017 Journal Citation Reports®, (Clarivate Analytics, 2018).

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Meeting of Inorganic Chemists Recently Appointed

Chemical Communications, Chemical Science and Dalton Transactions are pleased to sponsor the 2018 Meeting of Inorganic Chemists Recently Appointed (MICRA). This biennial event is being organised by Dr Timothy Easun and Dr Rebecca Melen from Cardiff University, and is taking place on 10 – 12 September 2018 at Cardiff University in Wales.

The meeting brings together junior inorganic chemistry academics from across the UK to help aid their development into independent researchers through networking and exchanging experiences. MICRA 2018 will have exciting talks from experts such as Paul Saines (University of Kent), Timothy Easun (Cardiff University) and Rebecca Melen (Cardiff University).

For more information and to register, go to: https://www.micra2018.com/

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Chemical Science poster prize winner at the 16th Symposium for Host-Guest and Supramolecular Chemistry

The 16th Symposium for Host-Guest and Supramolecular Chemistry was held on 2 – 3 June 2018 at the Tokyo University of Science in Japan.

This annual symposium covers all aspects of the chemical sciences related to molecular recognition and supramolecular chemistry, including the discussion of topics around intermolecular interactions. The event included a special lecture by Dr Shigeki Sasaki and invited lectures by Dr Takashi Hayashi and Dr Katsuhiko Ariga.

Chemical Science is delighted to announce that the Chemical Science poster prize was awarded to Ayaka Yoshioka for a poster entitled Hydrogen-bonding Net-Tubes based on Ring-fused malonamides: Guest Dependence of Tubular Structure Formation and Guest Adsorption/Desorption Assembly’.

Well done Ayaka from everyone at Chemical Science!

Ayaka Yoshioka (left) with Hiromitsu Urakami from the Royal Society of Chemistry (right)

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RSC Chemical Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Group Annual Symposium 2018: Nanotechnology for Energy and Environment

Chemical Science, Nanoscale and Nanoscale Horizons are delighted to sponsor the RSC Chemical Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (RSC-CNN) Group Annual Symposium 2018, taking place on 6 – 7 September 2018 in London, UK. This event on nanotechnology for energy and environment is organised by the RSC-CNN Group and chaired by Professor Junwan Tang (UCL) and Professor Radim Beranek (Ulm University).

The symposium covers recent developments in fundamental studies, novel material development and reactor engineering in the field, and aims to provide a forum for researchers to exchange ideas as well as discuss recent advances and challenges. A programme consisting of international experts in the field will cover topics from thermal catalysis to water splitting.

Don’t miss out on your chance to attend this exciting symposium – find out more and register here!

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The 4th International Symposium on C-H Activation

Chemical Science, Catalysis Science and Technology, Organic Chemistry Frontiers, and Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry are proud to sponsor the 4th International Symposium on C-H Activation (ISCHA). The conference takes place every two years and allows researchers to discuss the latest discoveries in C-H activation chemistry. This year, it is chaired by Professor Fumitoshi Kakiuchi (Keio University) and is being held 30th August – 2nd September at Keio University in Japan.

The symposium will encompass a range of topics, from biomimetic C-H functionalization to emerging technologies in photoredox catalysis and flow chemistry. With an exciting list of international speakers including John Bower (University of Bristol), Debabrata Maiti (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay) and Michel Etienne (CNRS), the ISCHA provides a great opportunity to become acquainted with prestigious scientists in the field.

Don’t miss out on your chance to attend this symposium – register now!

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The 14th Tri-Institutional Chemical Biology Symposium

Chemical Science, Chemical Society Reviews and Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry are delighted to sponsor the 14th Annual Tri-Institutional Chemical Biology Symposium in New York City. This is an annual symposium presented by the Tri-Institutional PhD Program in Chemical Biology (TPCB) and this year, it will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at The Rockefeller University.

This event brings together chemical biology researchers from across the New York metropolitan area and participation by undergraduates is welcome. The faculty keynote speakers will be Professors Squire Booker from Penn State, Olga Boudker from Weill Cornell, Ronald T. Raines from MIT, and Nieng Yan from Princeton. Selected talks from TPCB students and a poster session will also highlight the diverse research on the Tri-I campuses.

For more information and to register, visit:  http://chembio.triiprograms.org/publications-news/symposium-2018/

 

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9th Barrande-Vltava French-Czech Chemistry Meeting

Chemical Science, Dalton Transactions, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry and Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics are proud to sponsor the 9th Barrande-Vltava French-Czech Chemistry Meeting taking place on 27-28 August 2018 in Strasbourg, France. The organizing committee is led by Stéphane Bellemin-Lapponez and the meeting aims to provide French and Czech researchers with an informal setting to exchange ideas and initiate collaborations.

This meeting will focus on all aspects of molecular and supramolecular chemistry, as well as applications in medicinal chemistry and imagery. The program includes plenary lectures from experts such as Didier Bourissou (University Paul Sabatier), Jean-Marie Lehn (Institute of Supramolecular Science and Engineering) and Irena G. Stara (Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry). A full list of speakers can be found here.

Don’t miss out on your chance to attend this meeting – Register now!

 

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Chemical Science is moving to weekly issues!

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!

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Meet Vincent Artero: Chemical Science Associate Editor

We are delighted to welcome Professor Vincent Artero as Chemical Science Associate Editor, handling submissions in the area of energy.

Vincent Artero graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Ulm) and the University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6). He received his Ph.D. in 2000 under the supervision of Professor A. Proust and Professor P. Gouzerh. His doctoral work dealt with organometallic derivatives of polyoxometalates. After a postdoctoral stay at the University of Aachen (Aix la Chapelle) with Professor U. Kölle, he joined in 2001 the group of Professor M. Fontecave in Grenoble where he obtained a position in the Life Science Division of the CEA.

Since 2016, he leads the SolHyCat group as Research Director in the Laboratory of Chemistry and Biology of Metals (a research unit cooperated by CEA, CNRS and Univ. Grenoble Alpes) in Grenoble. Vincent Artero received the “Grand Prix Mergier-Bourdeix de l’Académie des Sciences” in 2011. In 2012, he was granted with a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). He currently acts as Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the ARCANE Excellence Laboratory Network (LABEX) for bio-driven chemistry in Grenoble and co-chair of the French Research Network (GDR) on solar fuels.

His current research interests are in the structural and functional modelisation of hydrogenases, the design of artificial organometallic proteins and the photo- and electro-production of hydrogen. Vincent is keen to receive submissions in his area of expertise.  Below is a list of recent Chemical Science articles published within the energy-related field – all free to read. We hope you enjoy them!

Porous dendritic copper: an electrocatalyst for highly selective CO2 reduction to formate in water/ionic liquid electrolyte
Tran Ngoc Huan, Philippe Simon, Gwenaëlle Rousse, Isabelle Génois, Vincent Artero and Marc Fontecave
Chem. Sci., 2017,8, 742-747
DOI: 10.1039/C6SC03194C

Ligand effect on the catalytic activity of porphyrin-protected gold clusters in the electrochemical hydrogen evolution reaction
Daichi Eguchi, Masanori Sakamoto and Toshiharu Teranishi
Chem. Sci., 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/c7sc03997b

A matrix of heterobimetallic complexes for interrogation of hydrogen evolution reaction electrocatalysts
Pokhraj Ghosh, Shengda Ding, Rachel B. Chupik, Manuel Quiroz, Chung-Hung Hsieh, Nattami Bhuvanesh, Michael B. Hall
and Marcetta Y. Darensbourg
Chem. Sci., 2017,8, 8291-8300
DOI: 10.1039/c7sc03378h

Site-isolated manganese carbonyl on bipyridine-functionalities of periodic mesoporous organosilicas: efficient CO2 photoreduction and detection of key reaction intermediates
Xia Wang, Indre Thiel, Alexey Fedorov, Christophe Copéret, Victor Mougel and Marc Fontecave
Chem. Sci., 2017,8, 8204-8213
DOI: 10.1039/C7SC03512H

You can submit your high quality research in the area of energy to Vincent Artero’s Editorial Office.

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Old and new spectroscopic techniques team up to decipher intricate alkaloids

Cutting-edge strategies set to increase our access to chemical space after researchers use them to verify unprecedented structures

Scientists have identified the structures of two marine natural products that were previously considered too complicated to characterise.1 A combination of well-known spectroscopic tools and new experiments probing orientation-dependant bonding allowed the team to unpick the structures.

Source: © Royal Society of Chemistry
Structures of caulamidines A (left) and B (right)

Natural products are a rich source of pharmacologically-active compounds. The problem is: they are often difficult to purify and identify.

Gary Martin, of Merck Research Laboratories in the US, and Kirk Gustafson, from the US National Cancer Institute, have been studying and characterising natural products for years. ‘There has been a continuing flow of incorrectly reported complex natural product structures into the published literature … at present, there are more than 1200 structure revision papers. Stopping investigators from reporting incorrect structures in the first place will free up their time to pursue and identify new molecular entities,’ they say.

Read the full story by Hannah Kerr on Chemistry World.

1 D J Milanowski et al, Chem. Sci., 2017, DOI: 10.1039/c7sc01996c (This paper is open access.)

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