2011 Impact Factors

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
Analyst  4.23  4.119
Analytical Methods  1.547  1.547
Chemical Communications (ChemComm)  6.169  6.082
Chemical Science  7.525  7.545
Chemical Society Reviews  28.76  28.098
CrystEngComm  3.842  4.023
Dalton Transactions  3.838  3.887
Energy & Environmental Science  9.61  10.813
Faraday Discussions  5.00  4.687
Food & Function ǂ  1.179  1.179
Green Chemistry  6.32  6.761
Integrative Biology  4.509  4.509
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
MedChemComm ǂ  2.80  2.80
Metallomics  3.902  3.902
Molecular BioSystems  3.534  3.705
Nanoscale  5.914  5.914
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
Polymer Chemistry 5.321  5.326
Soft Matter  4.39  4.998

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).

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