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Editor: Neville Compton, Deputy Editor: Marisa Spiniello

Impact Factor: 3.242

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 38/148 (Chemistry Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 2192-6506

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal

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July 31, 2014

First Impact Factor of 3.242!

ChemPlusChem has received its first Impact Factor of 3.242*. The journal publishes multidisciplinary articles centering on chemistry and related disciplines. Strict peer review and swift publication have kept authors coming back time and again, and it looks poised to become a leading journal. Since its launch in 2012, ChemPlusChem has developed cover profiles as well as the Early Career Series with accompanying interviews to give researchers in their formative years a platform.

We sincerely thank our authors, reviewers, readers, and board members for helping to make ChemPlusChem a success.

*Partial Impact Factor based on articles from 2012; Thomson Reuters 2013 Journal Citation Report.

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    Dr. Vivek K. Singh, M. Erkin Cura, Dr. Xuwen Liu, Dr. Leena-Sisko Johansson, Dr. Yanling Ge and Prof. Dr. Simo-Pekka Hannula

    Article first published online: 30 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402138

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