Chemical Society Reviews

Chemical Society Reviews is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published bimonthly by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Its predecessor’s were Quarterly Reviews, Chemical Society (1947-1971) and Royal Institute of Chemistry, Reviews (1968-1971). As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is Robert Eagling.

This journal publishes review articles on topics of current interest in chemistry. It publishes occasional themed issues on new and emerging areas of research in the chemical sciences. These issues are edited by a guest editor who is a specialist in their field. Since 2005, Chemical Society Reviews has published reviews on topics of broad appeal, termed “social interest” reviews, such as articles on art conservation, forensics, and automotive fuels.

Chemical Society Reviews publishes “Tutorial reviews” and “Critical reviews”. The former are written to be of relevance both to the general research chemist who is new to the field, as well as the expert, whereas the latter aim to provide a deeper understanding of the topic in hand, but retain their accessibility through an introduction written for the general reader.

Chemical Society Reviews is abstracted and indexed in MEDLINE. According to the Journal Citation Reports, it is ranked as the journal with the second highest impact factor in the category “General Chemistry” in 2010.

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