Vote for Chemical Science in the ScholarOne Journal Triathlon!

Vote now for Chemical Science!

We’re very proud to announce that Chemical Science has been nominated as one of the journals competing in this year’s ScholarOne Journal Triathlon, for the category ‘Swimming/Agility.’ This first stage of the triathlon, according to ScholarOne, is all about “how quickly and easily a journal is able to validate that they are accepting the right papers for their journal.”

In her nomination piece, Senior Publishing Editor Philippa Ross justifies why we think Chemical Science particularly excels in this category:

  • The introduction of the Edge article, a new article type which allows authors to present a novel piece of scientific research in an exciting succinct format with no page restrictions.
  • 17 world-leading scientists recruited by the Editor-in-Chief as Associate Editors whose expertise covers the breadth of the chemical sciences, and who act as gatekeepers of the science, ensuring that only the very best articles are accepted after peer review. The Associate Editors also raise the visibility of the journal internationally, which is vital in generating high quality submissions.
  • Highly talented and experienced professional editors, all with a broad range of scientific and publishing expertise, who make an initial assessment of all submissions received and decide whether a manuscript should be rejected without peer review or forwarded to an Associate Editor for consideration.
  • For each submission, the professional editors followed by Associate Editors are required to ask themselves a series of challenging questions around the novelty, significance, impact and originality of the research article. This triple layer of peer review helps us achieve our goal of only publishing exceptional research.

As a result of this rigorous process, only 10% of submitted Edge articles meet the exceptionally high standards for acceptance and publication in Chemical Science.

With our 2012 impact factor having risen to an impressive 8.314 and having been awarded as the Best New Journal 2011 by the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), we know that we truly are accepting only the best and most suitable papers for Chemical Science.

S1 Journal Triathlon

“This all-virtual tournament,” according to the ScholarOne Journal Triathlon webpage, “(which was) created to recognise the innovative work of scholarly journals, will allow a journal to compete with its peers in divisions of scholarly agility, efficiency, and endurance—the attributes of a true journal champion.”

We think we’ve got the agility to be the best, and we hope you do, too!

Vote now for Chemical Science!

Voting now underway– spread the word! Voting for this category is open to the general public till 7th October 2013.

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