Chemistry - A European Journal

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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

Chem. Eur. J. 1996, May

Multinational Papers in the Front Row

From its conception Chemistry - A European Journal has been absolutely clear about its aims, namely, to provide an international forum based in Europe for the dissemination of important high-quality research of general interest to the chemical community.

Perhaps the simplest of these attributes to measure is how widely the journal has been accepted internationally. A pie chart showing the countries of origin of manuscripts received in the first year was published in an editorial in the January issue of Chemistry. As one of our readers pointed out to us, these statistics oversimplify the true picture, since much of the research appearing in the European Journal is in fact a result of international cooperation.

Indeed, an analysis of the papers published from April, 1995, to May, 1996, shows that over 20 per cent of manuscripts had at least one co-author in a different country from the lead author (Fig. 1). About 60 per cent of these contributions were inter-European; about 20 per cent involved transatlantic collaborations. We very much welcome the fact that Chemistry has been successful in attracting such a large number of multinational contributions, in keeping with the international spirit of the journal. The fact that we give authors the option of including an aditional native-language abstract might well have had a positive effect on this result. Why not submit one with your next full paper?

Germany36 %33 %
US/Canada15 %12 %
Italy8 %5.5 %
Switzerland7 %5 %
UK6 %4 %
Netherlands5.5 %4 %
France5 %3.5 %
Far East3.5 %3.5 %
Israel3.5 %1.5 %
Sweden3.5 %1 %
Other7 %6 %
Multinational 21 %

Fig. 1. Origin of manuscripts published between April, 1995, and May, 1996: a) based on nationality of lead author and b) taking multinational papers into account.