RSC journals growing faster than any other chemistry publisher


11 July 2011

The excellent quality and reputation of RSC journals was further confirmed with outstanding results in the latest Impact Factors (IF) report from Thomson Reuters.

RSC journals' average IF is 5.4 - over twice that of the average chemistry journal (2.54). 83% of our journals listed in this year's report have an IF above 3. No other publisher has such a large proportion of titles at this level.

Of the top 20 journals in the multidisciplinary chemistry category, 25% are from RSC Publishing. 

Results of particular note included Chemical Society Reviews, which now has an IF of 26.58, Chemical Communications at 5.79, and Energy & Environmental Science's rise to 9.45 maintains its position as the leading Environmental Science journal.

Newly-launched journals received impressive first IFs: Nanoscale (4.11), Integrative Biology (4.44) and Metallomics (3.59).

The exceptional growth in submissions has resulted in the publication of almost 50% more high quality articles this year to date.

Dr James Milne, Acting Managing Director, Publishing, said: "Once again I am delighted to see the overall increases in impact factor for RSC journals, and their positions among the very best in their respective fields.

"For many years, RSC journals have outperformed the competition, and this is reflected in the considerable growth in submissions and published articles we have recently experienced.  Leading researchers clearly appreciate the high quality, rapid publication and unparalleled accessibility of RSC journals, and submit their best work for rapid publication in our international titles.

"These results are also a great reflection on the dedication and commitment of the journals' Editors, Editorial Boards and referees, whom we thank for their support."

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