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Five reasons to choose RSC Mechanochemistry

Earlier this month, RSC Mechanochemistry opened for submissions. If you have not yet had a chance to familiarise yourself with the journal, let us help you by giving you the top five reasons to choose RSC Mechanochemistry.

The first journal dedicated to mechanochemistry


Until now, there was no dedicated mechanochemistry journal. Research in this field was published across other journals, without a central home for the community to come together. The introduction of RSC Mechanochemistry changes this. For the first time, there is a dedicated journal, bringing together all discoveries in the field.

Led by experts in the field


To make sure the journal becomes the home that the community wants and needs, RSC Mechanochemistry is led by experts in the community. Our editorial team, led by Editors-in-Chief James Batteas and Tomislav Friščić, is ready to handle your manuscripts. Supporting them is a great team of editorial board members. Have you met them yet? Get to know them here.

A home for all areas of mechanochemical research


The journal will capture research across all areas of theoretical and experimental chemistry (organic, inorganic, polymer, supramolecular and biological) as well as related fields where mechanochemical processes are at work. It encompasses a range of areas, including sustainable synthesis, tribochemistry, chemo/mechanical transduction (e.g., polymer mechanochemistry, mechanobiology, photo-mechanochemistry), and mechanical alloying. Find out more about our scope here.

Gold open access and waived article processing charges


RSC Mechanochemistry is gold open access, so everyone can read your latest research for free. This will maximise the potential and visibility of your publications. We are also covering all article processing charges (APCs) until mid-2026, so it is currently free to publish with us. Find out more about gold open access.

Benefit from publishing with the Royal Society of Chemistry


As a society publisher, everything we do is to support the scientific community – so you can trust us to always act in your best interests, and get your work the international recognition that it deserves. Our publishing staff, all scientists, will guide you through the peer review and publication process. Peer review is supported by our associate editors, who are all active researchers in their field. Find out more about the benefits of publishing with the RSC.


Are you convinced that RSC Mechanochemistry is the best home for your research? Submit your manuscript today!

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NSF invests in Center for the Mechanical Control of Chemistry

The U.S. National Science Foundation announced a $20 million investment in the Center for the Mechanical Control of Chemistry (CMCC). The Center, led by RSC Mechanochemistry co-Editor-in-Chief Professor James Batteas and headquartered at Texas A&M University, was established in 2020 with the aim to bring together experts in the field of mechanochemistry.


“The diversity of interdisciplinary experience brought together in the CMCC’s outstanding research team is going to let us tackle key challenges in mechanochemistry that have previously seemed insurmountable. It’s exciting that team science programs like the CCI [Center for Chemical Innovation, red.] allow us to take on such a grand challenge. We truly believe that we are going to change the field of chemistry.” – James Batteas, in response to receiving this funding.


The funding extends beyond researchers at Texas A&M University and will allow them to work together with researchers across the United States, as well as with RSC Mechanochemistry‘s co-Editor-in-Chief Professor Tomislav Friščić at the University of Birmingham, UK. Read the full news article here.


In 2019, IUPAC named mechanochemistry one of its 10 chemistry innovates that will change the world.


Interested to know more about the Center for the Mechanical Control of Chemistry (CMCC)? Visit their website and follow them on social media.