2012 Impact Factors

You can trust Royal Society of Chemistry journals to deliver high quality content.

Our exceptional standards are reinforced by the recently published 2012 Journal Citation Reports ® :

Individual journal Impact Factor highlights include: Energy & Environmental Science (11.653), Chemical Science (8.314), Green Chemistry (6.828) and Chemical Communications (6.378).

Natural Product Reports is #1 in both the Chemistry: Medicinal and Chemistry: Organic categories with a figure of 10.178

And as for the rest of our journals:

  • Of the top 20 journals in the multidisciplinary chemistry category, six are from RSC Publishing. This is more than any other publisher.
  • When you look at 5-year Impact Factors, we have more in the top 20 than any other publisher
  • 34% of our journals have an IF above 5
  • 9 of our 29 journals are in the top 10% of their ISI category, and 20 are in the top quartile

And we’ve achieved all this alongside a four-fold increase in the number of articles published since 2007.

So the figures speak for themselves: for guaranteed impact, choose RSC Publishing.

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Full journal listing:

Journal 2012 Impact Factor 5-Year Impact Factor
Analyst 3.969 3.904
Analytical Methods 1.855 1.854
Catalysis Science & Technology ǂ 3.753 3.753
Chemical Communications (ChemComm) 6.378 6.226
Chemical Science 8.314 8.33
Chemical Society Reviews 24.892 30.181
Chemistry Education Research and Practice* 1.075 1.200
CrystEngComm 3.879 4.069
Dalton Transactions 3.806 3.889
Energy & Environmental Science 11.653 12.462
Faraday Discussions 3.821 4.148
Food & Function 2.694 2.704
Green Chemistry 6.828 6.992
Integrative Biology 4.321 4.446
JAAS (Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry) 3.155 2.953
Journal of Environmental Monitoring 2.085 2.137
Journal of Materials Chemistry 6.101 6.171
Lab on a Chip 5.697 6.136
MedChemComm 2.722 2.722
Metallomics 4.099 4.333
Molecular BioSystems 3.35 3.575
Nanoscale 6.233 6.262
Natural Product Reports (NPR) 10.178 10.072
New Journal of Chemistry (NJC) 2.966 2.92
Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry (OBC) 3.568 3.49
Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences 2.923 2.81
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) 3.829 3.976
Polymer Chemistry 5.231 5.231
RSC Advances ǂ 2.562 2.567
Soft Matter 3.909 4.35

ǂ Partial IF only

*Chemistry Education Research and Practice is listed in the Education, Scientific Disciplines category. It is the highest ranked journal devoted solely to chemistry education.

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 Journal Citation Reports 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 2012 Journal Citation Reports ®, (Thomson Reuters, 2013).

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