European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

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Editor: Karen Hindson, Deputy Editor: Preeti Vashi

Impact Factor: 2.942

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 9/45 (Chemistry Inorganic & Nuclear)

Online ISSN: 1099-0682

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemCatChem, Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie


In the electronic age, Keywords are used to form subsets of articles for specialised fields, virtual journals and tag clouds. These features give your article increased visibility, in particular to a targeted audience. To assist you in finding keywords, they are listed according to categories in the Keyword Catalogue common to our chemistry journals available on our homepage. You may choose keywords from any category. As with all such records, a few guidelines facilitate the catalogue's use, and these are briefly explained below:

  1. As many as possible, but at least three, of the maximum of five keywords assigned to an article must come from this list.
  2. Named reactions will be incorporated only in exceptional cases. Generally the reaction type is selected instead. For example, Diels–Alder reactions will be found under "Cycloadditions" and Claisen rearrangements under "Rearrangements".
  3. Heteroanalogues of compounds are mainly classified under the C variants, for example, (hetero)cumulenes, (hetero)dienes. A few aza and phospha derivatives are exceptions.
  4. Compounds with inorganic components that are central to the article are listed under the element, for instance, iron complexes under "Iron". Some group names like "Alkali metals" exist alongside the names of important members of the group like "Lithium". In such cases the group name is used for these members only when comparative studies are described. The members not appearing separately are also categorized under the group name.
  5. A keyword in the form "N ligand" is only chosen if a considerable portion of the paper deals with the coordination of any ligand ligating through the atom concerned.
  6. Spectroscopic methods are assigned as keywords only if the article is about the method itself, or if the spectroscopic technique has made an important contribution to the problem under investigation.
  7. "Structure elucidation" is intended only if the crux of the paper is a structural elucidation or if a combination of several spectroscopic techniques were needed for conclusive solution of the structure.
  8. An attempt has been made to avoid synonyms and to select more general concepts rather than specialized terms. Thus, the term "Double-decker complexes" is excluded in favour of "Sandwich complexes".

This list will be a "living" catalogue to be flexible enough to absorb the new developments in chemistry. We therefore welcome all suggestions from our authors that might improve its user-friendliness.