The Royal Society of Chemistry's publishing processes & editorial policies


Find out more about our publishing process such as our initial assessment of submissions, our journal transfer service and the publication of accepted manuscripts. This page also outlines our editorial policies on prior publication, data and correction and retraction.

This guidance is suitable for first-time and experienced authors.

Type of Activity

working independently



Age Group

Postgraduate & Teacher


The Royal Society of Chemistry publishes 40 peer-reviewed journals, more than 1,500 print books and a collection of online databases and literature updating services. Our international publishing portfolio covers the core chemical sciences including related fields such as biology, biophysics, energy and environment, engineering, materials, medicine and physics.

Our author and reviewer resource centre provides information and services to help you publish your research with - and review for - Royal Society of Chemistry journals.