Quality remains at the heart of RSC Publishing, and the fact that we published 4 times as many articles in 2011 as we did in 2006 hasn’t changed that.
Our exceptional standards are reinforced by the recently published 2011 Journal Citation Reports ®.
Individual journal highlights include ChemComm (6.17), Green Chemistry (6.32), Energy & Environmental Science (9.61), Natural Product Reports (9.79) and ChemSocRev (28.76).
And impressive first (partial) Impact Factors were recorded for Chemical Science (7.525) and Polymer Chemistry (5.321).
But how do we measure up when compared with other publishers?
- The average impact factor (IF) for a chemistry journal* stands at 2.67: our average IF is 5.46
- Of the top 20 journals in the multidisciplinary chemistry category, six are from RSC Publishing. This is more than any other Society publisher
- 11 of our 27 journals have an IF of 5 and above
- Looking at 5-year IFs, we have more titles in the top 20 than any other publisher
So the figures speak for themselves: for guaranteed impact, choose RSC Publishing.
* 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||2011 Impact Factor||5-Year Impact Factor|
|Chemical Communications (ChemComm)||6.169||6.082|
|Chemical Society Reviews||28.76||28.098|
|Energy & Environmental Science||9.61||10.813|
|Food & Function ǂ||1.179||1.179|
|JAAS (Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry)||3.22||2.966|
|Journal of Environmental Monitoring||1.991||2.245|
|Journal of Materials Chemistry||5.968||5.992|
|Lab on a Chip||5.67||6.497|
|Natural Product Reports||9.790||9.671|
|New Journal of Chemistry||2.605||2.775|
|Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry||3.696||3.652|
|Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences||2.584||2.688|
|Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP)||3.573||3.931|
ǂ Partial IF only, based on five issues or less
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 2011 Journal Citation Reports ®, (Thomson Reuters, 2012).