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Angewandte Chemie

Angewandte Chemie
Abbreviated title Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (English), Angew. Chem. (German)
Discipline Chemistry
Language German/English
Publication details
Publisher Wiley-VCH (Germany)
Publication history 1887 to present (in German)
1962 to present (in English)
Impact factor 10.232 (2006)
ISSN 1433-7851 (print)
1521-3773 (web)
  • German edition
  • English edition

Angewandte Chemie is a weekly peer-reviewed chemistry journal with broad scope. Its impact factor is 10.232 (in 2006), which is the highest value for a chemistry-specific journal that publishes original research.[1] It is a journal of the de:Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (German Chemical Society) and is today published by Wiley-VCH.

Besides original research in the form of short "communications", the journal contains review-type articles (reviews, minireviews, essays, highlights), and a magazine section (news, obituaries, book reviews, conference reports). Colloquially, the journal is simply called "Angewandte". Angewandte Chemie is German for applied chemistry, although this translation no longer really describes the scope of the journal. It is edited by Dr. Peter Gölitz, who is credited with elevating the impact and international scope of its authorship.

The journal prides itself to have brought numerous innovations to scientific journals publishing. Since 1977, a single article is featured with a graphic on the cover. Also since that date, the table of contents has been richly annotated with graphics and text. At the start of its online version in 1998, Angewandte Chemie adopted a keyword catalogue to characterize articles and to make them searchable more easily.



The journal appears in two editions with separate volume and page numbering: a German edition "Angewandte Chemie" (ISSN 0044-8249 (print), 1521-3757 (online), CODEN: ANCEAD) with the magazine and review sections as well as some original research in German, and a fully English-language edition "Angewandte Chemie International Edition" (ISSN and CODEN: see infobox). Both editions are identical in contents with the exception of occasional reviews of a German-language books or German translations of IUPAC recommendations. Only one edition is listed in abstracting and indexing services such as PubMed, Web of Science, or Chemical Abstracts Service; typically the International Edition.

Business Model

Angewandte Chemie is available by subscription online and in print. Authors may choose to pay a fee to make articles available free of charge ("funded access"). Angewandte Chemie provides open access to supporting information, but access to the graphical table of contents, with an image and editor's summary for each paper, requires a subscription.

Publication History

In 1887, Ferdinand Fischer founded "Zeitschrift für die Chemische Industrie" (Journal for the Chemical Industry). In 1888, the title was changed to "Zeitschrift für Angewandte Chemie" (Journal of Applied Chemistry), and volume numbering started over. This title was kept until the end of 1941 when it was changed to "Die Chemie". Until 1920, the journal was published by J. Springer Verlag, and by Verlag Chemie starting in 1921. The issues from April 1945 to December 1946 were not published as a result of World War II. In 1947, publication was resumed as "Angewandte Chemie".[2]

In 1962, the English-language edition was launched as Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English (ISSN 0570-0833, CODEN ACIEAY, abbreviated as Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl.), which has a separate volume counting. With beginning of Vol. 37 (1998) "in English" was dropped from the journal name.

Mergers: "Chemische Technik / Chemische Apparatur" (1947), "Zeitschrift für Chemie" (1990)

Spin-offs: "Chemie Ingenieur Technik" (1949; in English since 1987: "Chemical Engineering & Technology"), "Nachrichten aus Chemie, Technik und Laboratorium" (1977, membership journal of the GDCh), "Advanced Materials" (1988), "Chemistry - A European Journal" (1995), "ChemPhysChem" and "ChemBioChem" (2000), "ChemMedChem" and "Chemistry -- An Asian Journal" (2006), ChemSusChem (2008). Most of the spin-off journals are published on behalf of European chemical societies.


Some say, Angewandte's impact factor is as high as it is in comparison to other chemistry journals because the journal contains reviews. While it is true that reviews are, on average, cited more often than original research articles, the editors claim this effect is too small to explain the difference or affect the ranking of the journal in its subject group.[3]

Traditionally, communications in Angewandte have not had abstracts associated with the article itself (communications once were as short as 1/4 of a printed page). The editors are criticized for not making the graphics and texts reproduced in the table of contents freely available as abstracts instead.

Top ten most highly cited papers

The ten most highly cited papers (all reviews not original work) in the Angewandte are [4]

  1. Kraft A, Grimsdale AC, Holmes AB: Electroluminescent conjugated polymers - Seeing polymers in a new light. ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION 37 (4): 402-428 MAR 2 1998 Times Cited: 1308
  2. PEDERSEN CJ, FRENSDOR HK: Macrocyclic polyethers and their complexes. ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION 11 (1): 16& 1972 Times Cited: 1021
  3. Cheetham AK, Ferey G, Loiseau T: Open-framework inorganic materials. ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION 38 (22): 3268-3292 1999 Times Cited: 907
  4. BJORNDAL H, HELLERQV.CG, LINDBERG B, et al.: Gas-liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry in methylation analysis of polysaccharides. ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION 9 (8): 610& 1970 Times Cited: 850
  5. Britovsek GJP, Gibson VC, Wass DF: The search for new-generation olefin polymerization catalysts: Life beyond metallocenes. ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION 38 (4): 428-447 1999 Times Cited: 844
  6. Ying JY, Mehnert CP, Wong MS: Synthesis and applications of supramolecular-templated mesoporous materials. ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION 38 (1-2): 56-77 1999 Times Cited: 803
  7. SALEM L, ROWLAND C: Electronic properties of diradicals. ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION 11 (2): 92& 1972 Times Cited: 776
  8. Beer PD, Gale PA Anion recognition and sensing: The state of the art and future perspectives. ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION 40 (3): 486-516 2001 Times Cited: 751
  9. NICOLAOU KC, DAI WM: Chemistry and biology of the enediyne anticancer antibiotics. ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION 30 (11): 1387-1416 NOV 1991 Times Cited: 739
  10. DEMEIJERE A, MEYER FE: Fine feathers make fine birds - the heck reaction in modern garb. ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION 33 (23-24): 2379-2411 JAN 3 1994 Times Cited: 725


  1. ^ Journal Citation Reports, 2006
  2. ^ P. Gölitz, Angew. Chem. 1988, 100, 3; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 1988, 27, 3
  3. ^ P. Gölitz, Angew. Chem. 2006, 118, 5152-5154; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 5030-5032
  4. ^ source ISI 3/8/06
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