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.

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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