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Impact factor: 3.925*
Time to first decision (all decisions): 17.0 days**
Time to first decision (peer reviewed only): 26.0 days***
Editor-in-chief: Jean-François Gérard
Indexed in Web of Science and Scopus
Open access publishing options available
NJC (New Journal of Chemistry) is a broad-based primary journal encompassing all branches of chemistry and its sub-disciplines. It contains full research articles, communications, perspectives and focus articles.
This well-established journal, owned by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) of France, has been co-published with the Royal Society of Chemistry since January 1998.
NJC is the forum for the publication of high-quality, original and significant work that opens new directions in chemistry or in other scientific disciplines.
In addition to having a significant chemical component, work published in NJC must demonstrate that it will have an impact on areas of research other than that of the reported work.
Meet the team
Find out who is on the editorial and advisory boards for the New Journal of Chemistry, and who is in the editorial office.
Jean-François Gérard, INSA Lyon, University of Lyon, France
Annie Castonguay, INRS (University of Quebec), Canada
Alexander J. Andre Cobb, King’s College London
Vera R. L. Constantino, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Debbie Crans, Colorado State University, USA
Qiang Cui, Boston University, USA
Catharine Esterhuysen, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
David Farrusseng, IRCELYON-CNRS, France
Yannick Guari, University of Montpellier, France
Suman L. Jain, CSIR Indian Institute of Petroleum, India
Peter Junk, James Cook University, Australia
Hee-Je Kim, Pusan National University, Republic of Korea
Dai-Wen Pang, Wuhan University, China
Karine Philippot, Laboratory of Coordination Chemistry, France
Luca Prodi, University of Bologna, Italy
Maarten Roeffaers, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Edina Rosta, University College London, UK
Akhila K. Sahoo, University of Hyderabad, India
Jianji Wang, Henan Normal University, China
Gregory Welch, University of Calgary, Canada
Kazunari Yoshizawa, Kyushu University, Japan
Jinghua Yu, University of Jinan, China
Odile Eisenstein, Consulting Editor, Universite Montpellier 2, France
George Gokel, University of Missouri, USA
Hendrik Heinz, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Mir Wais Hosseini, Universite de Strasbourg, France
Takashi Kato, University of Tokyo, Japan
Henryk Kozlowski, University of Wroclaw, Poland
Jean-Pierre Majoral, University of Toulouse, France
Sijbren Otto, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
David Reinhoudt, Universitry of Twente, The Netherlands
Alan Rowan, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Jean-Pierre Sauvage, University of Strasbourg, France
Jonathan Steed, Durham University, UK
Lin Xu, East China Normal University, China
Yi-Jun Xu, Fuzhou University, China
Vivian Yam, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong
Davit Zargarian, University of Montreal, Canada
Sally Howells, Executive Editor
Mike Andrews, Deputy Editor, ORCID 0000-0003-3762-8523
Michelle Canning, Development Editor
Emily Cuffin-Munday, Development Editor
Daphne Houston, Editorial Assistant
Eva Balentova, Assistant Editor
Susannah Davies, Editorial Production Manager
Debora Giovanelli, Publishing Editor
Helen Lunn, Publishing Editor
Samuel Oldknow, Publishing Editor
Kate Tustain, Publishing Editor
Huw Hedges, Publishing Assistant
Jeanne Andres, Publisher
New Journal of Chemistry publishes:
- Full Papers
Note that there are page limits for Communications articles – please see below for more detailsSee more information about these article types
NJC Communications are concise articles that report results of immediate interest to the chemistry community; they may be complete publications, though a subsequent paper may be justified. Communications must not exceed 4 pages in length and the use of the RSC Communications template for preparing your article is strongly encouraged.
Note: Prior to 2021 (up to Volume 44) these articles are named Letter. For more information on this, see here.
Full papers contain original and significant work that is likely to be of wide general appeal or exceptional interest in its specialised area. However, work that has appeared in print in a short form such as an NJC Communication or Chemical communication is normally acceptable.
Perspectives are brief reviews giving the personal viewpoint of a leading scientist in their area of research, setting it in the context of the work of others and looking forward to future developments.
In some cases, pairs of collaborating scientists from different disciplines are invited to each give their perspective on their common field of research in order to demonstrate the benefits of collaborative research and facilitate dialogue between communities.
The submission of Perspectives is by invitation only. If you are interested in submitting a Perspective, please send a proposal containing a brief synopsis and biography of the author to the editorial office.
Comments and Replies are a medium for the discussion and exchange of scientific opinions between authors and readers concerning material published in New Journal of Chemistry.
For publication, a Comment should present an alternative analysis of and/or new insight into the previously published material. Any Reply should further the discussion presented in the original article and the Comment. Comments and Replies that contain any form of personal attack are not suitable for publication.
Comments that are acceptable for publication will be forwarded to the authors of the work being discussed, and these authors will be given the opportunity to submit a Reply. The Comment and Reply will both be subject to rigorous peer review in consultation with the journal's Editorial Board where appropriate. The comment and Reply will be published together.
Journal specific guidelines
All submissions to NJC must include a file of the “integrated manuscript”: this is a file with all of the tables and artwork integrated into the text at a point close to where the table/figure/scheme, etc., is first mentioned.
- Tables should be complete with the table number and title above the table and footnotes below. Please place the table in the text at a point where the entire table can fit on a single page (unless the table is longer than a single page).
- Figures/schemes/charts should have the number and caption below the artwork. Avoid splitting the graphic over two pages (when possible) by placing it appropriately in the text.
To avoid the shifting of inserted graphics/tables during generation of the pdf file that is read by the editors and reviewers, authors are encouraged to upload a pdf version of their “integrated manuscript” in addition to the native file.
Submissions to NJC that do not include this “integrated manuscript” file will be un-submitted, and the author will be requested to upload the “integrated manuscript” file to complete the submission.
Please note that this policy does not require authors to use the journal template for NJC article types that do not have a limit on their length (regular Papers and Perspective reviews). However, the latest journal template should be used for Communications and Focus reviews, which are limited to 4 and 6 pages, respectively.
New Journal of Chemistry is for academic and industrial scientists in all areas of the chemical sciences.
Open access publishing options
NJC is a hybrid journal and gives authors the choice of publishing their research either via the traditional subscription-based model or instead by choosing our gold open access option.
Gold open access
For authors who want to publish their article gold open access, NJC charges an article processing charge (APC) of £2,500 (+ any applicable tax). Our APC is all-inclusive and makes your article freely available online immediately, permanently, and includes your choice of Creative Commons licence (CC BY or CC BY-NC) at no extra cost. It is not a submission charge, so you only pay if your article is accepted for publication.
Learn more about publishing open access.
Read & Publish
If your institution has a Read & Publish agreement in place with the Royal Society of Chemistry, APCs for gold open access publishing in NJC may already be covered.
Check if your institution is already part of our Read & Publish community.
Please use your official institutional email address to submit your manuscript; this helps us to identify if you are eligible for Read & Publish or other APC discounts.
Traditional subscription model
Authors can also publish in NJC via the traditional subscription model without needing to pay an APC. Articles published via this route are available to institutions and individuals who subscribe to the journal. Our standard licence allows you to make the accepted manuscript of your article freely available after a 12-month embargo period. This is known as the green route to open access.
New Journal of Chemistry is part of RSC Gold, Core Chemistry and General Chemistry subscription packages.
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*2021 Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics, 2022)
**The median time from submission to first decision including manuscripts rejected without peer review from the previous calendar year
***The median time from submission to first decision for peer-reviewed manuscripts rejected from the previous calendar year
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