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Introducing Materials Chemistry Frontiers

Journal cover for Materials Chemistry Frontiers

The international, high-quality journal for topical and multi-disciplinary research on all aspects of materials chemistry.

We are delighted to announce Materials Chemistry Frontiers, the third title in the enterprising Frontiers family – a truly international, world-class journal series directed by leading Chinese academic institutions and published in partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry.

High-impact science
Materials Chemistry Frontiers is the ideal home for studies of a significant nature which further the development of organic, inorganic, composite and nano-materials.

This online-only, highly interdisciplinary journal will focus on the synthesis and chemistry of exciting new materials, and the development of improved fabrication techniques. Characterisation and fundamental studies that are of broad appeal are also welcomed.

In a simple and straightforward publishing format, Materials Chemistry Frontiers will publish only three article types:

• Research Articles
• Critical Reviews
• Chemistry Frontiers

Find out more.

Led by experts
Materials Chemistry Frontiers is jointly owned by the Chinese Chemical Society and Royal Society of Chemistry, supported by the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The journal will be led by Editor in Chief Benzhong Tang (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology).

This winning collaboration of China-led research expertise and innovative publishing by a world-leading not-for-profit publisher guarantees a journal that will uphold the highest ethical standards and showcase only the very best research from China, Asia and the rest of the world to an international audience.

Maximum visibility

High-impact research needs high visibility. All content published in the first two volumes will be free to access upon registration – offering authors maximum exposure for their work.

World-class publishing

At the Royal Society of Chemistry, we’ve successfully launched journals across the breadth of the chemical sciences, including an ALPSP Best New Journal winner and a host of high impact titles leading the way in their field. So you can be sure Materials Chemistry Frontiers is in safe hands.

Benefits of being a Materials Chemistry Frontiers author include:

• Rapid publication and first-class author service
• A simple and user-friendly online submission process
• No submission charges or page limits, and free colour
• Open access publishing options
• Free electronic reprints of your own paper

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Top open access articles from our journals – all in one place

Read and share research that everyone should know about.

Open access articles appear throughout our journal portfolio, and range from Research papers and Perspectives to Minireviews, Communications and Edge Articles. All of the open access articles we’ve published can be recommended for their quality, variety and relevance. The research in this collection is at the top of that list.

Click a subject to browse the articles in that field:

Analytical chemistry

Self-cleaning properties in engineered sensors for dopamine electroanalytical detection

Guido Soliveri,ab Valentina Pifferi,ab Guido Panzarasa,c Silvia Ardizzone,ab Giuseppe Cappelletti,ab Daniela Meroni,ab Katia Sparnaccic and Luigi Falciola*ab

Published in Analyst, Jan 2015 – Paper

A dual-response BODIPY-based fluorescent probe for the discrimination of glutathione from cystein and homocystein

Feiyi Wang,a Li Zhou,b Chunchang Zhao,*a Rui Wang,b Qiang Fei,a Sihang Luo,a Zhiqian Guo,a He Tiana and Wei-Hong Zhu*a

Published in Chemical Science, Jan 2015 – Edge Article

Metal-Amplified Density Assays, (MADAs), including a Density-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (DeLISA)

Anand Bala Subramaniam,a Mathieu Gonidec,a Nathan D. Shapiro,a Kayleigh M. Kressea and George M. Whitesides*abc

Published in Lab on a Chip, Dec 2014 – Paper

Exploring new dimensions in cadaveric decomposition odour analysis

P.-H. Stefanuto,*a K. A. Perrault,b R. M. Lloyd,c B. Stuart,b T. Rai,d S. L. Forbesb and J.-F. Focanta

Published in Analytical Methods, Feb 2015 – Communication

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Biological chemistry

Kinetics of polymer looping with macromolecular crowding: effects of volume fraction and crowder size

Jaeoh Shin,a Andrey G. Cherstvya and Ralf Metzler*ab

Published in Soft Matter, Oct 2014 – Paper

Cancer stem cells: small subpopulation or evolving fraction?

Heiko Enderlinga

Published in Integrative Biology, Oct 2014 – Review

Toward organic electronics with properties inspired by biological tissue

Timothy F. O’Connor,a Kirtana M. Rajan,a Adam D. Printza and Darren J. Lipomi*a

Published in Journal of Materials Chemistry B, Feb 2015 – Highlight

Marine natural products

John W. Blunt,*a Brent R. Copp,b Robert A. Keyzers,c Murray H. G. Munroa and Michèle R. Prinsepd

Published in Natural Product Reports, Jan 2014 – Review

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Direct catalytic conversion of cellulose to liquid straight-chain alkanes

Beau Op de Beeck,a Michiel Dusselier,ac Jan Geboers,a Jensen Holsbeek,a Eline Morré,a Steffen Oswald,b Lars Giebelerb and Bert F. Sels*a

Published in Energy & Environmental Science, Sep 2014 – Paper

Transition metal-catalyzed direct nucleophilic addition of C–H bonds to carbon–heteroatom double bonds

Xi-Sha Zhang,a Kang Chena and   Zhang-Jie Shi*abc

Published in Chemical Science, Jan 2014 – Minireview

Anatomy of gold catalysts: facts and myths

Beatrice Ranieri,a Imma Escofeta and Antonio M. Echavarren*ab

Published in Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, May 2015 – Review

Development of a PtSn bimetallic catalyst for direct fuel cells using bio-butanol fuel

V. K. Puthiyapura,a D. J. L. Brett,b A. E. Russell,c W. F. Lin*a and C. Hardacre*a

Published in ChemComm, Jul 2015 – Communication

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Chemical biology & medicinal

Zinc isotopic compositions of breast cancer tissue

Fiona Larner,*ab Laura N. Woodley,c Sami Shousha,d Ashley Moyes,e Emma Humphreys-Williams,f Stanislav Strekopytov,f Alex N. Halliday,a Mark Rehkämperbf and R. Charles Coombesg

Published in Metallomics, Dec 2014 – Paper

Selective glycoprotein detection through covalent templating and allosteric click-imprinting

Alexander Stephenson-Brown,a Aaron L. Acton,a Jon A. Preece,b John S. Fossey*b and Paula M. Mendes*a

Published in Chemical Science, Jun 2015 – Paper

Structure-based virtual screening for fragment-like ligands of the G protein-coupled histamine H4 receptor

Enade P. Istyastono,ab Albert J. Kooistra,a Henry F. Vischer,a Martien Kuijer,a Luc Roumen,a Saskia Nijmeijer,a Rogier A. Smits,c Iwan J. P. de Esch,a Rob Leursa and Chris de Graaf*a

Published in MedChemComm, Mar 2015 – Article

The potential of nanoparticles for the immunization against viral infections

Viktoriya Sokolova,a Astrid Maria Westendorf,b Jan Buer,b Klaus Überlac and Matthias Epple*a

Published in Journal of Materials Chemistry B, May 2015 – Review

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Does it have to be carbon? Metal anodes in microbial fuel cells and related bioelectrochemical systems

André Baudler,a Igor Schmidt,a Markus Langner,b Andreas Greiner*b and Uwe Schröder*a

Published in Energy & Environmental Science, May 2015 – Paper

Aqueous dye-sensitized solar cells

Federico Bella,*a Claudio Gerbaldi,a Claudia Barolob and Michael Grätzel*c

Published in Chemical Society Reviews, Apr 2015 – Review

Semi-crystalline photovoltaic polymers with efficiency exceeding 9% in a ∼300 nm thick conventional single-cell device

T. L. Nguyen,a H. Choi,b S.-J. Ko,b M. A. Uddin,a B. Walker,b S. Yum,a J.-E. Jeong,a M. H. Yun,b T. J. Shin,c S. Hwang,a J. Y. Kim*b and H. Y. Woo*a

Published in Energy & Environmental Science, Jun 2014 – Paper

High open-circuit voltage small-molecule p-DTS(FBTTh2)2:ICBA bulk heterojunction solar cells – morphology, excited-state dynamics, and photovoltaic performance

Aung Ko Ko Kyaw,a Dominik Gehrig,b Jie Zhang,a Ye Huang,c Guillermo C. Bazan,c Frédéric Laquai*b and  Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*c

Published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Nov 2014 – Paper

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Rare-earth recycling using a functionalized ionic liquid for the selective dissolution and revalorization of Y2O3:Eu3+ from lamp phosphor waste

David Duponta and Koen Binnemans*a

Published in Green Chemistry, Nov 2014 – Paper

Towards a holistic approach to metrics for the 21st century pharmaceutical industry

C. Robert McElroy,a Andri Constantinou,a Leonie C. Jones,a Louise Summertona and   James H. Clark*a

Published in Green Chemistry, Mar 2015 – Paper

Catalytic nanomotors for environmental monitoring and water remediation

Lluís Solera and   Samuel Sánchez*a

Published in Nanoscale, Apr 2014 – Minireview

Plasmonic colorimetric and SERS sensors for environmental analysis

Haoran Wei,abc Seyyed M. Hossein Abtahiabc and Peter J. Vikesland*abc

Published in Environmental Science: Nano, Mar 2015 – Review

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Variations in caffeine and chlorogenic acid contents of coffees: what are we drinking?

Iziar A. Ludwig,a Pedro Mena,b Luca Calani,b Concepción Cid,c Daniele Del Rio,b Michael E. J. Leand and Alan Crozier*a

Published in Food & Function, Jun 2014 – Paper

Corrin-based chemosensors for the ASSURED detection of endogenous cyanide

Felix Zelder*a and Lucas Tivana*b

Published in Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, Oct 2014 – Perspective

Discrimination between lectins with similar specificities by ratiometric profiling of binding to glycosylated surfaces; a chemical ‘tongue’ approach

L. Ottena and M. I. Gibson*a

Published in RSC Advances, Jun 2015 – Communication

Food derived microRNAs

Anika E. Wagner,*a Stefanie Piegholdt,a Martin Ferraro,a Kathrin Pallaufa and Gerald Rimbacha

Published in Food & Function, Jan 2015 – Review

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Unprecedented silicon(II)→calcium complexes with N-heterocyclic silylenes

Burgert Blom,*a Günter Klatt,b Daniel Gallego,a Gengwen Tana and Matthias Driess*a

Published in Dalton Transactions, Nov 2014 – Pape

Metal organic framework synthesis in the presence of surfactants: towards hierarchical MOFs?

B. Seoane,*a A. Dikhtiarenko,a A. Mayoral,bc C. Tellez,b J. Coronas,b F. Kapteijna and J. Gascon*a

Published in CrystEngComm, Jan 2015 – Paper

Effect of high pressure on the crystal structure and charge transport properties of the (2-fluoro-3-pyridyl)(4-iodophenyl)borinic 8-oxyquinolinate complex

Grzegorz Wesela-Bauman,*ab Simon Parsons,c Janusz Serwatowskia and Krzysztof Woźniakb

Published in CrystEngComm, Oct 2014 – Paper

Synthesis of CuInS2 nanocrystals from a molecular complex – characterization of the orthorhombic domain structure

Jorge L. Cholula-Díaz,a Gerald Wagner,b Dirk Friedrich,a Oliver Oecklerb and Harald Krautscheid*a

Published in Dalton Transactions, May 2015 – Paper

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Liquid marbles: topical context within soft matter and recent progress

G. McHale*a and M. I. Newtonb

Published in Soft Matter, Feb 2015 – Review

Thermoresponsive polyelectrolytes derived from ionic liquids

Yuki Kohno,ab Shohei Saita,bc Yongjun Men,d Jiayin Yuan*e and Hiroyuki Ohno*bc

Published in Polymer Chemistry, Jan 2015 – Review

Extremely tough composites from fabric reinforced polyampholyte hydrogels

Daniel R. King,a Tao Lin Sun,b Yiwan Huang,c Takayuki Kurokawa,b Takayuki Nonoyama,b Alfred J. Crosby*a and Jian Ping Gong*b

Published in Materials Horizons, Aug 2015 – Communication

Microstructure replication of complex biostructures via poly(ionic liquid)-assisted carbonization

Martina Ambrogi,a Karoline Täuber,a Markus Antoniettia and  Jiayin Yuan*a

Published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Feb 2015 – Communication

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Science and technology roadmap for graphene, related two-dimensional crystals, and hybrid systems

Andrea C. Ferrari,*a Francesco Bonaccorso,ab Vladimir Fal’ko,c Konstantin S. Novoselov,d Stephan Roche,ef Peter Bøggild,g Stefano Borini,h Frank H. L. Koppens,i Vincenzo Palermo,j Nicola Pugno,klm José A. Garrido,n Roman Sordan,o Alberto Bianco,p Laura Ballerini,q Maurizio Prato,r Elefterios Lidorikis,s Jani Kivioja,h Claudio Marinelli,t Tapani Ryhänen,h Alberto Morpurgo,u Jonathan N. Coleman,vw Valeria Nicolosi,vwx Luigi Colombo,y Albert Fert,zaa Mar Garcia-Hernandez,ab Adrian Bachtold,i Grégory F. Schneider,ac Francisco Guinea,ab Cees Dekker,ad Matteo Barbone,a Zhipei Sun,a Costas Galiotis,aeaf Alexander N. Grigorenko,d Gerasimos Konstantatos,i Andras Kis,ag Mikhail Katsnelson,ah Lieven Vandersypen,ad Annick Loiseau,ai Vittorio Morandi,aj Daniel Neumaier,ak Emanuele Treossi,j Vittorio Pellegrini,bal Marco Polini,al Alessandro Tredicucci,al Gareth M. Williams,am Byung Hee Hong,an Jong-Hyun Ahn,ao Jong Min Kim,ap Herbert Zirath,aq Bart J. van Wees,ar Herre van der Zant,ad Luigi Occhipinti,as Andrea Di Matteo,as Ian A. Kinloch,at Thomas Seyller,au Etienne Quesnel,av Xinliang Feng,aw Ken Teo,ax Nalin Rupesinghe,ax Pertti Hakonen,ay Simon R. T. Neil,az Quentin Tannock,az Tomas Löfwanderaq and Jari Kinaretba

Published in Nanoscale, Sep 2014 – Perspective

Nanostructuring graphene for controlled and reproducible functionalization

Kunal S. Mali,*a John Greenwood,a Jinne Adisoejoso,a Roald Phillipsona and Steven De Feyter*a

Published in Nanoscale, Jan 2015 – Feature

Pd-complex driven formation of single-chain nanoparticles

Johannes Willenbacher,ab Ozcan Altintas,ab Vanessa Trouillet,c Nicolai Knöfel,d Michael J. Monteiro,e Peter W. Roesky*d and Christopher Barner-Kowollik*ab

Published in Polymer Chemistry, Apr 2015 – Paper

Self-assembly of “patchy” nanoparticles: a versatile approach to functional hierarchical materials

David J. Lunn,a John R. Finnegana and Ian Manners*a

Published in Chemical Science, May 2015 – Perspective

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Huanqing Chen,a Jiazeng Fan,a Xiaoshi Hu,b Junwei Ma,a Shilu Wang,a Jian Li,a Yihua Yu,b Xueshun Jiaa and Chunju Li*ac

Published in Chemical Science, Sep 2014 – Edge Article

Self-assembly of cyclic polymers

Rebecca J. Williams,a Andrew P. Dove*a and Rachel K. O’Reilly*a

Published in Polymer Chemistry, Mar 2015 – Review

Cyclopropanation using flow-generated diazo compounds

Nuria M. Roda,a Duc N. Tran,a Claudio Battilocchio,a Ricardo Labes,a Richard J. Ingham,a Joel M. Hawkinsb and Steven V. Ley*a

Published in Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, Jan 2015 – Communication

Templating carbohydrate-functionalised polymer-scaffolded dynamic combinatorial libraries with lectins

Clare S. Mahon,ab Martin A. Fascione,bc Chadamas Sakonsinsiri,b Tom E. McAllister,b W. Bruce Turnbullb and David A. Fulton*a

Published in Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, Jan 2015 – Paper

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Spectroscopic and computational studies of nitrile hydratase: insights into geometric and electronic structure and the mechanism of amide synthesis

Kenneth M. Light,a Yasuaki Yamanaka,b Masafumi Odaka*b and Edward I. Solomon*a

Published in Chemical Science, Jul 2015 – Edge Article

Near-infrared-induced electron transfer of an uranyl macrocyclic complex without energy transfer to dioxygen

Christina M. Davis,a Kei Ohkubo,b I-Ting Ho,a Zhan Zhang,a Masatoshi Ishida,c Yuanyuan Fang,d Vincent M. Lynch,a Karl M. Kadish,*d Jonathan L. Sessler*a and Shunichi Fukuzumi*be

Published in ChemComm, Mar 2015 – Communication

A High-Spin Square-Planar Fe(II) Complex Stabilized by a Trianionic Pincer-Type Ligand and Conclusive Evidence for Retention of Geometry in Solution

M. E. Pascualini,a N. V. Di Russo,a A. E. Thuijs,a A. Ozarowski,b S. A. Stoian,b K. A. Abboud,a G. Christoua and A. S. Veige*a

Published in Chemical Science, Oct 2014 – Edge Article

Probing the energy levels in hole-doped molecular semiconductors

Stefanie Winkler,ab Patrick Amsalem,a Johannes Frisch,a Martin Oehzelt,ab Georg Heimel*a and Norbert Koch*ab

Published in Materials Horizons, May 2015 – Communication

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Variations in caffeine and chlorogenic acid contents of coffees: what are we drinking?
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Explore 2016 Publishing Catalogue

Publishing Catalogue 2016

Even more high-impact, peer-reviewed journals.

A growing collection of digital and print books from respected international authors.

Databases, archives and updating services that bring you the best research, both current and historic.

Our publishing programme is expanding even further in 2016. Download your copy of the Publishing Catalogue 2016 and turn to:

Page 6

Flagship journal Chemical Science is now gold open access, with all publication charges waived for 2016.

Page 20

Nanoscale Horizons joins sister journal Nanoscale to provide a rounded view of innovation in nano research.

Page 23

We also welcome Reaction Chemistry & Engineering to our journals portfolio – bridging the gap between chemistry and chemical engineering.

Page 24

There’s 500 years of scientific history waiting for you in the Historical Collection, our new digital archive of scientific records dating back to the 16th century.

We know chemistry

We’ve spent 170 years promoting, celebrating and supporting the chemical science community. Our organisation is full of experts who work consistently to make the best chemical science knowledge accessible to everyone, encouraging new ideas and inspiring scientists of the future.

Every product we offer has been carefully chosen and developed to be of real value to people working in the chemistry community. And because all of our profits are re-invested, anything purchased from us will help to support the talent, information and ideas that lead to great advances in science.

We hope you enjoy looking through the Catalogue. For more information about any of the products inside, just email the team and someone will be in touch.

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Publishing Price List 2016

Price List 2016

The best research for you. Ongoing support for the chemical sciences

Our Publishing Price List for 2016 is now available.

As ever, we’ve been listening to what you need and have made changes to reflect this, as well as some other exciting developments.

What we haven’t changed is our approach. Every product has been carefully designed to provide easily accessible, high quality information at prices that will work with the tightest of budgets. And because all of our profits are re-invested, anything purchased from us will help to support the talent, information and ideas that lead to great advances in science.

Here’s what you need to know this year:

Open access
We’re doing everything we can to help researchers fulfil their Open Access requirements. Chemical Science is now a Gold Open Access journal, with no Open Access Author publishing fees for two years. This means it’s free to read, and free to publish in.

Flexible options
We’ve developed our eBook Pick & Choose model to improve the flexibility of our books offering. For a minimum spend of £1,000 ($1,500), libraries can take their pick of key chemical science titles from our entire eBook portfolio.

Growing choice
There is a lot to look forward to in 2016, including the launch of new journals. Nanoscale Horizons and Reaction Chemistry & Engineering are the latest additions to the collection, both available free to subscribers until the end of 2017.

We’re also expanding our eBook collection, with over 70 new titles on the way this year.

Recognised quality
In 2014, we published over 36,200 articles. That’s a 398% increase compared with 2008’s figure.
87 countries contribute to our content ensuring a truly global perspective.
And in the recently published 2014 Journal Citation Reports®, 70% of our journals had an increase in Impact Factor*.

Always good value
We will always do our best to create a package that includes products you need at a price to suit your budget. Our cost per article download has fallen 2.68% since 2014 (that’s 34% from 2011 to 2015).

If you would like to discuss your current subscriptions, or you have any questions, please contact us.

*Impact Factor data based on 2014 Journal Citation Reports (Thomson Reuters, June 2015)

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Making an impact in engineering

Reaction Chemistry & Engineering cover artIntroducing new journal Reaction Chemistry & Engineering

Launching in 2016, the latest title in our journal portfolio will publish high-impact research at the interface of chemical engineering and chemistry.

Reaction Chemistry & Engineering

Reaction Chemistry & Engineering will report cutting-edge research into all aspects of making molecules for the benefit of fundamental research, applied processes and wider society.
From fundamental, molecular level chemistry to large scale chemical production, Reaction Chemistry & Engineering brings together communities of chemists and chemical engineers working to ensure the crucial role of reaction chemistry in today’s world.

The journal’s focused mission encompasses a broad range of topic areas, including experimental, theoretical and modelling aspects in:

  • new reactions and reaction optimisation;
  • reaction pathways and design;
  • reaction mechanism and kinetics;
  • reaction analysis and monitoring;
  • catalysis and catalytic reaction engineering;
  • multiphase and reacting flows;
  • emerging reactor technologies;
  • sustainable reaction engineering.

Papers that consider multiple scales are particularly encouraged.

Klavs Jensen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) will take the role of Editorial Board Chair for Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, assisted by Scientific Editor Saif Khan (National University of Singapore); so you can be sure your work is in safe hands.

Why publish with us?

At the Royal Society of Chemistry, we aim high. And our impressive journal portfolio and well-deserved reputation for innovative publishing of exceptional quality are testament to the fact that we succeed.

We’ve launched journals across the breadth of the chemical sciences, and we know that high-impact research needs high visibility. That’s why all content published in Reaction Chemistry & Engineering in 2016 and 2017 will be free to access upon registration – offering authors maximum exposure for their work.

Submit your work now

Reaction Chemistry & Engineering is now accepting submissions for its first issue in 2016. Submit your work now for your chance to be included.

We’ll be sharing more news soon – sign up to our Email Alerts Service and make sure you’re among the first to hear the latest.

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Impact Factors 2014

Royal Society of Chemistry journals are widely cited, globally respected, and always high quality.

We, alongside every one of our authors, have exacting standards, because we know that publishing the best research secures the brightest future for the chemical sciences.

Once again, these exceptional standards are reinforced by the recently published 2014 Journal Citation Reports ®, with 70% of our journals seeing an increase in Impact Factor (IF).

Individual journal Impact Factor highlights include:

•    Energy & Environmental Science’s Impact Factor has increased 32.5% to 20.523, and is in the top 5% of journals in all four of its listed ISI categories.
•    Chemical Society Reviews (33.383), Catalysis Science & Technology (5.426) and Green Chemistry (8.020) all increased 9-17% in 2014.
•    In the first IF ranking since their launch as three separate journals, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B and C all have an Impact Factor greater than 4, with Journal of Materials Chemistry A above 7.
•    Chemical Science, the world’s first high impact, high quality Open Access chemistry journal has increased by 7.1% since 2013 to 9.211. It’s also ranked 14 out of 157 in the ‘Chemistry, Multidisciplinary’ category (top 10%).

And looking at our achievements overall:

•    Of the top 20 journals in the multidisciplinary chemistry category, six are from the Royal Society of Chemistry, two of which are top 10. No other publisher has more.
•    85% of our journals now have an IF above 3.
•    Almost three-quarters (73%) of our journals are in the top 25% of their ISI categories.

More authors are choosing to publish their best work with us. The number of published articles in Royal Society of Chemistry journals increased by 32% 2013-14, a much larger rise than other publishers.

So the figures speak for themselves. Whether it’s to publish your research, or read cutting-edge work of the highest quality, our journals portfolio should be at the top of your list.

Thank you to everyone who has helped us set such high benchmarks for chemical science research. Let’s keep up the good work.

To contribute to our next Impact Factor…

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2014 Journal Citation Reports ® in full:

Journal 2014 Impact Factor Five-year Impact Factor
Analyst 4.107 4.140
Analytical Methods 1.821 1.840
Biomaterials Science ǂ 3.831 3.831
Catalysis Science & Technology 5.426 5.525
Chemical Communications (ChemComm) 6.834 6.779
Chemical Science 9.211 9.203
Chemical Society Reviews 33.383 36.001
Chemistry Education Research and Practice* 2.091 1.832
CrystEngComm 4.034 4.022
Dalton Transactions 4.197 3.982
Energy & Environmental Science 20.523 19.198
Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts ǂ 2.171 2.171
Faraday Discussions 4.606 4.390
Food & Function 2.791 3.046
Green Chemistry 8.020 8.294
Integrative Biology 3.756 4.309
JAAS (Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry) 3.466 3.020
Journal of Materials Chemistry A ǂ 7.443 7.449
Journal of Materials Chemistry B ǂ 4.726 4.729
Journal of Materials Chemistry C ǂ 4.696 4.701
Lab on a Chip 6.115 5.775
MedChemComm 2.495 2.612
Metallomics 3.585 3.980
Molecular BioSystems 3.210 3.191
Nanoscale 7.394 7.762
Natural Product Reports (NPR) 10.107 10.545
New Journal of Chemistry (NJC) 3.086 2.986
Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry (OBC) 3.562 3.382
Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences 2.267 2.618
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) 4.493 4.219
Polymer Chemistry 5.520 5.723
RSC Advances 3.840 3.907
Soft Matter 4.029 4.289
Toxicology Research 3.983 3.983

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.

A journal’s Impact Factor is an indication of the average number of citations received per individual paper in the preceding two years. The annual figure is calculated by dividing the number of citations to relevant articles in a year by the number of citeable articles published in the preceding two years.

The Five-year Impact Factor is an indication of 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 2014 Journal Citation Reports ®, (Thomson Reuters, June 2015).

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Tools for students – journal of the month

Our Education team are always looking for new ways to make that first encounter with scientific journals less overwhelming for students.

We’ve created the journal of the month series to help make the scientific topics a particular journal covers, and unfamiliar terms it might use, easier to digest. Designed to be student-friendly, the series showcases the high impact and globally renowned publishing work we do. All giving students an insight into our journals and the content they cover.

Each month a different journal is highlighted, with an editor from that journal writing an introductory piece and handpicking several articles that will be freely available for that month. Previous journals of the month remain online for reference, and many people will find they can access the selected articles through their institution after the open access has expired.

The journals we’ve featured so far are:

•    Chemical Society Reviews
•    Energy & Environmental Science
•   Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
•    Chemical Science
•    Food & Function
•    Lab on a Chip
•    Nanoscale
•    Green Chemistry
•   Soft Matter

You can find the full journal of the month series on the Learn Chemistry website.

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Nanoscale’s new sister

Introducing Nanoscale Horizons – launching next yearNanoscale Horizons journal

The home for rapid reports of exceptional significance in nanoscience and nanotechnology is on its way.

Our newest journal will work alongside Nanoscale to provide a rounded view of innovation in nano research, and bridge the various disciplines involved with nanoscience and nanotechnology. We’ll be looking for high impact work in fields ranging from physics and chemistry to IT, healthcare and detection science.

A pioneering Editorial Board Chair

Our Editorial Board Chair is Professor Harold Craighead, Professor of Engineering at Cornell University, USA and a pioneer in nanofabrication methods. He will head up an expert editorial board, led by Executive Editor Dr Fiona McKenzie.

Rapid reports, cutting-edge research

The first issue in 2016 will lay the groundwork for what aims to be the journal of choice for outstanding research across a broad spectrum.

Articles published will benefit from wide exposure, and content published during 2016 and 2017 is free upon registration – giving maximum visibility to your research.

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Are you ready for ACS Spring?

A busy stand in 2014

We’re looking forward to seeing many of you at the 249th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Denver. There will be a lot to absorb, but don’t forget to pay us a visit!

It’s all happening at stand 701

Come and meet us – people from across the organisation, including representatives from the publishing, journal, magazine and ChemSpider teams will be at the event to answer your questions, hear your views and share our plans for the year.

Celebrate the launch of our newest journal – join us at the stand on Tuesday when we’ll be celebrating the launch of Nanoscale Horizons, the home for rapid reports of exceptional significance in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Meet the Chemical Science editorial team – visit on Monday between 12.00 and 13.00 to meet Editor-in-Chief Dan Nocera of Harvard University and the team. Find out more about our flagship journal’s recent move to Gold Open Access and its status as a dedicated home for cutting-edge research from across the chemical sciences.

Get 40% off our books – there will be 30% off our books throughout the meeting, but keep an eye out for happy hours, when you’ll be able to get 40% off top titles. They will be running from 15.00-16.00, Monday and Tuesday.

Win an iPad mini – sign up at the stand to get a free wristband and enter the prize draw.

And that’s not all…

Book signing

On Monday 23 March, have your copy of New Trends in Cross-Coupling: Theory and Applications signed by Thomas Colacot, recipient of the 2015 ACS Award in Industrial Chemistry, and special guest, Ei-ichi Negishi. This is taking place during the ‘New Trends in Cross-Coupling Catalysis in Industry and Academia’ symposium.

Members’ reception

This invite-only evening event will be a chance for our members to network, meet the team and hear from Deputy Chief Executive Stephen Hawthorne.

See you in March!

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Synthetic Reaction Updates: new for 2015

The start of 2015 sees change afoot for two of our bibliographic databases: Catalysts & Catalysed Reactions and Methods in Organic Synthesis. To respond to the growing interdisciplinary nature of research in the chemical sciences, we have discontinued these titles and merged them into a new product – Synthetic Reaction Updates.

Synthetic Reaction Updates is a literature updating service keeping you up to date with recent developments in synthetic organic chemistry. Its scope is all synthetic chemistry, with a focus on organic chemistry and interesting transformations of functional groups.

With our new platform, external editors – your peers in the community – are choosing content; so you can be sure that Synthetic Reaction Updates will include the most important and exciting reactions published across a wide range of primary resources in the recent scientific literature.

The updates are presented as easily readable reaction schemes and are also searchable by topic and reaction type (from a list). Plus e-alerts can now be tailored by reaction type. Even better, we do the hard work: searching the literature for you and highlighting the best content. Who knows, with serendipitous discovery, we could send you things you didn’t know you were looking for!

Synthetic Reaction Updates is now live, so make sure you pay our new web pages a visit and sign up to weekly or monthly alerts, tailored for your scientific interests.

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