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Our journal has a wide-ranging scope which covers the full breadth of the chemical sciences. The research we publish contains the sorts of novel ideas, challenging questions and progressive thinking that bring undiscovered breakthroughs within reach.
Your paper could focus on a single area, or cross many. It could be beyond the accepted bounds of the chemical sciences. It might address an immediate challenge, contribute to a future breakthrough or be wholly conceptual.
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Impact factor: 9.969*
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Time to first decision (peer reviewed only): 34.0 days***
Editor-in-Chief: Andrew Cooper
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***The median time from submission to first decision for peer reviewed manuscripts from the previous calendar year
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At Chemical Science, every manuscript is initially assessed by a team of professional editors who have a wide range of backgrounds from across the chemical sciences. The in-house team apply an initial screening of papers to ensure they meet the general interest and significant criteria of the journal. If a manuscript is considered potentially suitable then it is passed onto one of our Associate Editors who will then assess in more detail. If successful, then the Associate Editor will send onto reviewers.
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Dave Adams, University of Glasgow, UK
Ayyappanpillai Ajayaghosh, NIIST, India
Ulf-Peter Apfel, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
Polly Arnold, University of California Berkeley, USA
Xinhe Bao, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China
Zhenan Bao, Stanford University, USA
Gonçalo Bernardes, University of Cambridge, UK
Frank Biedermann, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Donna Blackmond, Scripps Research Institute, USA
Jeffrey Bode, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Professor Jennifer S. Brodbelt, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Christopher Chang, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Chi-Ming Che, University of Hong Kong, China
Jun Chen, Nankai University, China
R. Graham Cooks, Purdue University, USA
Christophe Copéret, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Eugenio Coronado, University de Valencia, Spain
Leroy Cronin, University of Glasgow, UK
James Crowley, University of Otago, New Zealand
Christopher C. Cummins, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Ben Davis, University of Oxford, UK
Jillian Dempsey, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Kazunari Domen, University of Tokyo, Japan
James Durrant, Imperial College London, UK
Xinliang Feng, TU Dresden, Germany
Ben Feringa, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Makoto Fujita, University of Tokyo, Japan
Phillip Gale, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Song Gao, Peking University, China
Professor Jeremiah Gassensmith, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Elizabeth Gibson, Newcastle University, UK
Ryan Gilmour, WWU Münster, Germany
Hubert Girault, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Frank Glorius, WWU Münster, Germany
Leticia González, University of Vienna, Austria
Duncan Graham, University of Strathclyde, UK
Vicki Grassian, University of California, San Diego, USA
Alexis Grimaud, Boston College, USA
Christian Hackenberger, FMP Berlin, Germany
Buxing Han, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Christy Haynes, University of Minnesota, USA
Patrick Holland, Yale University, USA
Kim E. Jelfs, Imperial College London, UK
Yousung Jung, KAIST, South Korea
Stephanie Kath-Schorr, University of Cologne, Germany
Takashi Kato, University of Tokyo, Japan
Christopher Kelly, Janssen Research & Development, USA
Jérôme Lacour, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Ai-Lan Lee, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Daniele Leonori, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Chao-Jun Li, McGill University, Canada
Yi Li, Jilin University, China
Mi Hee Lim, KAIST, South Korea
Wenbin Lin, University of Chicago, USA
Kopin Liu, Academia Sinica, Taipei
Watson Loh, UNICAMP, Brazil
Bettina Lotsch, Max Planck Institute, Germany
Xiong Wen (David) Lou, NTU, Singapore
Kazuhiko Maeda, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Satoshi Maeda, Hokkaido University, Japan
Swadhin Mandal, IISER Kolkata, India
Ellen Matson, University of Rochester, USA
Scott Miller, Yale University, USA
Wonwoo Nam, Ewha Womans University, Korea
Jonathan Nitschke, University of Cambridge, UK
Allie Obermeyer, Columbia University, USA
Martin Oestreich, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Takashi Ooi, Nagoya University, Japan
Rachel O'Reilly, University of Birmingham, UK
Oleg Ozerov, Texas A&M University, USA
Xiulian Pan, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China
Nicolas Plumeré, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Rasmita Raval, University of Liverpool, UK
Erwin Reisner, University of Cambridge, UK
Andrea Rentmeister, WWU Münster, Germany
Jeffrey Rinehart, University of California, San Diego, USA
Stuart Rowan, University of Chicago, USA
Richmond Sarpong, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Danielle Schultz, Merck, USA
Dwight Seferos, University of Toronto, Canada
Oliver Seitz, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Roberta Sessoli, University of Florence, Italy
Kay Severin, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Mikiko Sodeoka, Advanced Science Institute, RIKEN, Japan
Galo Soler-Illia, Universidad Nacional de San Martin, Argentina
David Spring, University of Cambridge, UK
Brian Stoltz, California Institute of Technology, USA
Brent Sumerlin, University of Florida, USA
Raghavan B. Sunoj, IIT Bombay, India
Yogesh Surendranath, MIT, USA
Mizuki Tada, Nagoya University, Japan
Ben Zhong Tang, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
Zhiyong Tang, National Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, China
Christine Thomas, Ohio State University, USA
He Tian, East China University of Science & Technology, China
Zhong-Qun Tian, Xiamen University, China
F. Dean Toste, University of California, Berkley, USA
Takashi Uemura, University of Tokyo, Japan
Jan van Hest, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Latha Venkataraman, Columbia University, USA
Chu Wang, Peking University, China
Julia Weinstein, University of Sheffield, UK
Tom Welton, Imperial College London, UK
Charlotte Williams, University of Oxford, UK
Vivian Yam, University of Hong Kong, China
Jenny Zhang, University of Cambridge, UK
Qi-Lin Zhou, Nankai University, China
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