The first journal dedicated to the study of mechanochemistry
RSC Mechanochemistry offers you an inclusive and dedicated home for the ideas, scientific language and approaches that cut across the many disciplines mechanochemistry touches. Here we are seeking to build knowledge, as well as foster innovation and discovery at this forefront of chemistry. Whether you are seeking to understand the fundamentals of mechanochemistry, or you are excited by its applications and potential, this journal is for you.
We welcome contributions from a broad and diverse community – capturing research across all areas of theoretical and experimental chemistry (organic, inorganic, polymer, supramolecular and biological) as well as related fields where mechanochemical processes are at work. We also seek to highlight mechanochemistry as an enabling technology for sustainability.
What makes this journal unique? It is the first to focus entirely on the study of mechanical forces in chemistry and the central role of mechanochemistry in many other disciplines. As part of the Royal Society of Chemistry portfolio, RSC Mechanochemistry provides a focused and rigorous assessment process by peer reviewers who are experts in this field. This is your opportunity to crush the boundaries and advance thinking in mechanochemistry.
All of the content in this journal is gold open access, which means that you can read every article for free, and we are covering all publication costs until mid-2026.
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As part of a leading scientific society, publishing with RSC Mechanochemistry offers authors a global reach, as well as opportunities to engage with a myriad of interest groups to help foster connections and spread the word on their research. Our outstanding Associate Editors and Editorial Board provide an exceptional breath to the journal, so authors can be assured that their manuscripts are in the hands of leading experts who are dedicated to publishing their impactful science.
This journal will be a game-changer for mechanochemistry experts and novices alike - for the first time, authors in mechanochemistry will have the opportunity to publish their original and innovative mechanochemistry research in a dedicated journal, affiliated with a leading international chemistry publishing society.
RSC Mechanochemistry focuses on the publication of innovative research that advances the fundamental understanding and application of the use of mechanical force for driving and controlling chemical reactions and materials transformations in the gas, liquid, and solid states.
As mechanochemistry is where chemistry and mechanics meet, and involves the interaction of mechanical energy with matter at the molecular, supramolecular, and bulk materials levels, it encompasses not only areas such as sustainable chemical synthesis, but also tribochemistry, chemo/mechanical transduction (e.g. polymer mechanochemistry, mechano-biology, photo-mechanochemistry), and mechanically alloying.
As such, the journal aims to provide a central interdisciplinary forum for bringing these diverse communities together, leading to steadfast advances in this burgeoning field. Submissions on all aspects related to mechanochemistry and its role in enhancing and broadening sustainable chemistry are welcome.
As a gold open access journal, RSC Mechanochemistry can maximise the potential and visibility of your publications. Our articles are free to read, access and cite by anyone around the world. We are also covering all article processing charges until mid-2026, so you can publish with us for free.
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