Chemistry Journals Impact Factors

Below are the current (2013) impact factors (IF) for selected journals of the four main publishers in chemical research. For comparison, the 2012 values are reported. Also for comparison, consider that in 2013 the RSC Publishing journals published more than double the number of articles compared with 2010.

The IF provides an indication of the average number of citations per paper. IF values for journals are calculated by dividing the number of citations in a year, by the number of citeable articles published in the preceding two years. Since 2014, the IF values are published each year by the end of July by the former Institute of Scientific Information. Previously, they were published by the same US organization by mid June.

To learn more about the Impact Factor and other bibliometric indicators in chemical research, read "On the use of the h-index in evaluating chemical research" (Chemistry Central Journal 7 (2013) 132).

Wiley-VCH

RSC Publishing

ACS Publishing

Elsevier


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