RSC journals continue to make a big impact

21 June 2013

The Royal Society of Chemistry's publishing portfolio has once again shown outstanding excellence, with the publication of the latest Impact Factors (IF) report from Thomson Reuters.

Six out of the top 20 multidisciplinary chemistry journals are published by the RSC - more than any other publisher.

And the RSC has more journals than any other publisher in the top 20 for 5-year impact factors, demonstrating that the society is consistently publishing high quality research. 

Altogether, more than 30 per cent of RSC journals have an IF greater than 5.000, and more than a quarter of the RSC's journals are in the top 10 per cent of their ISI category.

Natural Product Reports came out top in both the 'Chemistry: Medicinal' and 'Chemistry: Organic' categories with a figure of 10.178. Other individual journal highlights include Energy & Environmental Science (11.653), Chemical Science (8.314), Green Chemistry (6.828) and Chemical Communications (6.378).

Meloney Bartlett, the RSC's head of journal publishing said:  "This year's results show once again that you can trust RSC journals to consistently deliver high quality content.

"The figures reflect the world-class publishing service we strive to provide to our authors, rapidly delivering cutting-edge chemical science with unparalleled accessibility to researchers throughout the world. 

"The results are also a great reflection on the dedication and commitment of our editors, editorial boards and referees, and we thank them for their support."

Note to editors:
Figures are taken from the 2012 Journal Citation Reports®  (Thomson Reuters 2012)

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Victoria Steven
Media Relations Executive
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