Explore the advantages of publishing in a Royal Society of Chemistry journal
Why publish with the Royal Society of Chemistry?
Be reassured by quality
Our publishing staff, all scientists, will guide you through the peer review and publication process. For many of our journals, peer review is supported by our associate editors, who are all active researchers in their field.
Over 80% of our journals have an impact factor higher than 3* – significantly higher for journals such as ChemSocRev (34.090) and Energy & Environmental Science (25.427). Six of our journals are in the top 20 of the Journal Citation Reports ® Chemistry, Multidisciplinary category, and we have six that lead the field in their respective categories either by impact factor or immediacy index.
Publishing with us will help to make high quality chemical science knowledge available to everyone who needs it.
I am greatly impressed by the rigorous and fair peer review process across all Royal Society of Chemistry journals.
Combine quality with fast publication
Across all of our journals, on average papers are first published online less than 8 weeks after submission. It’s even quicker for communications at an average of 6 weeks**. Our accepted manuscript option allows your article to be online within 24 hours of acceptance.
I would like to personally thank you for the speed and attention to detail you have shown when handling this paper. I think this is the best publishing experience I have yet received (and I’ve published well over 100 papers).
Promote your work to a wider audience
Across the globe, our journals are read and cited by individuals in 140 different countries.
Currently, 48 out of 50 of the world’s top rated institutions for chemistry (including MIT, University of Cambridge and The University of Tokyo) have access to everything in our current journal portfolio.
Our editors select articles to highlight in Chemistry World and to the global scientific media. You can also share your work with colleagues and research collaborators with free electronic reprints.
Publishing with us means that your work will be seen by the world’s top scientists.
Choose your open access option
You can publish gold open access in any of our journals. Our article processing charges (APCs) include a choice of CC BY licence at no extra cost, and there are a range of discounts and waivers available. APCs are currently waived for all authors in our flagship journal Chemical Science, and from 2017, RSC Advances will be gold open access, with a discounted APC of £500 for 2017–18.
No extra charges
We have no page charges or submission fees, and you have free use of colour figures.
Our mission is to advance excellence in the chemical sciences, and our status as a society publisher allows us to focus on making that a reality. We re-invest all surplus back into the global scientific community, providing ongoing support for authors, researchers, and educators in every field of chemistry and related disciplines.