The peer-reviewed journals of the American Chemical Society (ACS)
are once again the most-cited and/or most-impactful scientific journals across 14 scientific categories, including six core chemistry categories, according to the 2016 Journal Citation Reports (JCR), released on June 14, 2017, by Clarivate Analytics. The citation-based rankings underscore the visibility and value of the broad research published within the Society's preeminent portfolio of journals.
The 2016 JCR affirmed the continued high impact and scientific importance of the Society's flagship peer-reviewed journal - the Journal of the American Chemical Society
(JACS) - as the forum for publishing timely research findings of broad scientific significance. JACS recorded its highest-ever Impact Factor at 13.858. It continues to be the most-cited journal in chemistry with over 500,000 total citations in 2016, up 2 percent from the prior year. ACS Central Science
, the Society's first fully open access journal and distinguished winner of an American Association of Publishers' PROSE Award earlier this year, achieved a notable inaugural Impact Factor of 7.939. Free to readers and authors alike, it has quickly established its standing as an important forum for discoveries that feature chemistry research of interest and importance to those engaged in interdisciplinary areas of scientific inquiry. Chemical Reviews
also achieved its highest-ever Impact Factor at 47.928 and again ranks No. 1 in the category of Multidisciplinary Chemistry, as well as No. 4 out of approximately 12,000 journals covered by the 2016 JCR. This underscores the journal's role as an essential resource across the sciences for comprehensive and critical reviews of important developments in diverse areas of chemistry.
Four ACS journals within the Society's materials science portfolio received their highest-ever impact ratings this year, reflecting the strength of ACS Publications in fields of basic and applied areas of materials science that interface with other scientific disciplines. ACS Nano
achieved an Impact Factor of 13.942, Chemistry of Materials
an Impact Factor of 9.466 and ACS Applied Materials&Interfaces
an Impact Factor of 7.504. ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering
debuted with an inaugural Impact Factor of 3.234, reflecting the strength of ACS in the field of materials science that involves applications from a number of scientific disciplines.
Of the 49 ACS titles covered by the 2016 JCR, 86 percent rank within the top quartile of their respective topical categories. Among this cohort are a number of journals that achieved their highest-ever Impact Factors.
More than 60 percent of the Society's journals posted an Impact Factor of 4 or higher with a portfolio median of 4.849 in 2016, up from a median of 4.803 in 2015. In addition, ACS journals were cited more than 2.9 million times in 2016, representing an increase of over 6 percent from the prior citation total. Brought to you by Scope e-Knowledge Center, a world-leading provider of Abstracting&Indexing (A&I) Services, Knowledge Modeling Services (Taxonomies, Thesauri and Ontologies), Metadata Enrichment&Entity Extraction Services.