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List of scientific journals in chemistry



There are very many scientific journals in chemistry containing original research, or reviews of other publications, or both. How do we know which are the most prestigious, the most rigorous in accepting articles, and so on? All journal articles reference other journal articles. We can measure how many times articles in one journal, over a period of time such as one, two or three years, are referenced by all other journals. Ranking the journals counting that total number of references gives one list. It gives a measure of how many people visit a journal. Journals with many articles are likely to out-rank journals with few articles. As a consequence the impact factor was introduced. This is essentially the average number of references to each article in a particular journal. Impact factor measures the worth of an average article in a journal. Ranking journals according to the impact factor gives another list.

For a more complete alphabetic list, see the Alphabetic list of titles below

The journals listed below are the 20 top ranking chemistry journals most frequently referenced in Chemical Abstracts. [1]

  1. Journal of Biological Chemistry (journal home)
  2. Journal of the American Chemical Society (journal home)
  3. Journal of Chemical Physics (journal home)
  4. Journal of Physical Chemistry B (journal home)
  5. Tetrahedron Letters (journal home)
  6. Journal of Applied Polymer Science (journal home)
  7. Langmuir (journal home)
  8. Chemical Physics Letters (journal home)
  9. Chemical Communications (journal home)
  10. Journal of Physical Chemistry A (journal home)
  11. Acta Crystallographica, Section E, Structure Reports online (journal home)
  12. Macromolecules (journal home)
  13. Journal of Organic Chemistry (journal home)
  14. Journal of Chromatography, A (journal home)
  15. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (journal home)
  16. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters (journal home)
  17. Tetrahedron (journal home)
  18. Organic Letters (journal home)
  19. Angewandte Chemie International Edition (journal home)
  20. Inorganic Chemistry (journal home)

A different list based on total citations is below. [2]

  1. Journal of the American Chemical Society (journal home)
  2. Journal of Chemical Physics (journal home)
  3. Angewandte Chemie International Edition (journal home)
  4. Journal of Organic Chemistry (journal home)
  5. Tetrahedron Letters (journal home)
  6. Analytical Chemistry (journal home)
  7. Chemical Communications (journal home)
  8. Inorganic Chemistry (journal home)
  9. Langmuir (journal home)
  10. Journal of Physical Chemistry B (journal home)
  11. Chemical Physics Letters (journal home)
  12. Chemical Reviews (journal home)
  13. Journal of Chromatography, A (journal home)
  14. Tetrahedron (journal home)
  15. Analytical Biochemistry (journal home)
  16. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (journal home)
  17. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (journal home)
  18. Organometallics (journal home)
  19. Journal of Physical Chemistry A (journal home)
  20. Chemistry of Materials (journal home)


The journals listed below are the 20 top ranking chemistry journals according to impact factor. [3]

  1. Surface Science Reports (journal home)
  2. Chemical Reviews (journal home)
  3. Nature Materials (journal home)
  4. Accounts of Chemical Research (journal home)
  5. Annual Review of Physical Chemistry (journal home)
  6. Chemical Society Reviews (journal home)
  7. Advances in Catalysis (journal home)
  8. Angewandte Chemie International Edition (journal home)
  9. Aldrichimica Acta (journal home)
  10. Nano Letters (journal home)
  11. Medicinal Research Reviews (journal home)
  12. Catalysis Reviews (journal home)
  13. Natural Products reports (journal home)
  14. Progress in Inorganic Chemistry (journal home)
  15. Journal of the American Chemical Society (journal home)
  16. Separation and Purification Reviews journal home)
  17. Coordination Chemistry Reviews (journal home)
  18. Progress in Solid State Chemistry (journal home)
  19. Advanced Functional Materials (journal home)
  20. Advances in Organometallic Chemistry (journal home)

There are only two or three journals in common between the 'impact factor' list and either of the lists based on total counts of citations. The 'impact factor' list contains very many more review journals. Review journals tend to have high impact factors because they publish relatively few articles, but they are referenced many times. For example, Chemical Reviews was cited 45129 times and published 183 articles. Journal of the American Chemical Society has 231890 citations, but ends up with a lower impact factor because it published many more articles: 3167.

Alphabetic list of titles

The list below presents scientific journals in chemistry and its various subfields.

Additional recommended knowledge

Contents
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U-Y Z
See also  References  External links


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  • Inorganic Chemical Communications
  • Inorganic Chemistry (journal home)
  • Inorganic and Nuclear Chemistry Letters (journal home)
  • International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS) (journal home)
  • International Journal of Quantum Chemistry (journal home)
  • International Reviews in Physical Chemistry (journal home)
  • Internet Electronic Journal of Molecular Design (journal home)

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  • Radiochimica acta
  • Radiochemistry traduzione dal Russo Radochimya
  • Russian Chemical Bulletin (journal home)
  • Russian Chemical Reviews (journal home)

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  • Separation and Purification Reviews journal home)
  • Soft Matter (journal home)
  • Spectrochimica Acta
  • Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
  • Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy
  • Spectroscopy Letters
  • Surface Science (journal home)
  • Surface Science Letters (journal home)
  • Surface Science Reports (journal home)
  • Synlett (journal home)
  • Synthesis (journal home)

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See also

  • List of scientific journals
  • Open access journal
  • Scientific literature

References

  1. ^ "Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index, 1907 - 2004 Cumulative", Part 1, Page 46I. The data is based on a coverage analysis of the two volumes 140 - 141 of "Chemical Abstracts"
  2. ^ http://scientific.thomson.com/products/jcr/ A search of 2004 Journal Citation Reports from the Institute for Scientific Information for journals in subject categories CHEMISTRY, ANALYTICAL; CHEMISTRY, APPLIED; CHEMISTRY, INORGANIC & NUCLEAR; CHEMISTRY, MEDICINAL; CHEMISTRY, MULTIDISCIPLINARY; CHEMISTRY, ORGANIC; CHEMISTRY, PHYSICAL, PHYSICS, ATOMIC, MOLECULAR & CHEMICAL. Physical Review A was removed from the top 20 as not being sufficiently chemical.
  3. ^ As reference above.
 
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