Chemistry - A European Journal

Cover image for Vol. 23 Issue 35

Editor: Neville Compton, Deputy Editors: Anne Deveson, Elisabeth Roedern

Impact Factor: 5.317

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 29/166 (Chemistry Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 1521-3765

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemistrySelect, ChemBioChem, ChemCatChem, ChemElectroChem, ChemMedChem, ChemPhotoChem, ChemPhysChem, ChemPlusChem, ChemSusChem, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, European Journal of Organic Chemistry


With a 60% increase in the number of manuscripts submitted, Chemistry - A European Journal has grown at a remarkable pace in the past year. However, the expansion has not been at the expense of quality, as the increase in our impact factor to 4.828 shows. Chemistry is now well established not only within the forum of Europe, but also in the rest of the world, and is fast becoming the place to publish full papers.

The wide range of excellent papers that we receive that we are often faced with a difficult choice when it comes to choosing a cover picture. These pictures highlight some of the outstanding pieces of work that we have published, with contributions from research worldwide (as can be seen from the figure). We would like you to cast an eye once again over the pictures which have adorned the cover of Chemistry - A European Journal over the last year (see page 2593) and tell us which is your favorite.

Chart showing world distribution of our cover pictures

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From covers past to concepts present. We have been publishing Concept articles for two years now, and this month with the Concept "When Is a Proton Not a Proton?" by Barry Trost (page 2405) we celebrate the appearance of our fiftieth Concept article in print. Again, these articles are drawn from illustrious research groups all over the world. The aim of the Concepts section of the journal is to provide new and up-to-date information on general concepts that have led to important developments in a specific subject area, and to give an insight into the direction future research might take. They should be an inspiration for both experts and nonspecialists alike.

Not only do we want to reflect on Chemistry past and present, but we also want look ahead to the future of Chemistry. We will start the year 1999 with a second impact factor of 4.828 (increased from 4.814), and the gap to our nearest competitor is closing. For this, a big vote of thanks must go to our authors who keep providing us with top-quality manuscripts, without which Chemistry would not be the success it is. Thanks must also go to the reviewers who have the difficult task of then evaluating these papers, and, of course, also to you, the reader. However, we do not mean to rest on our laurels, and plan an increase of about 30% in the number of pages printed next year to meet the demand. So make sure you and your library don't miss out. Finally, we would like to wish you all a good start to the New Year and we look forward to a successful 1999.

Anne C. Deveson