Chemical Society Reviews

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Chemical Society Reviews  
Former names
Quarterly Reviews, Chemical Society; Royal Institute of Chemistry, Reviews
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Chem. Soc. Rev.
Discipline Chemistry
Language English
Edited by Philip Gale
Publication details
Royal Society of Chemistry (United Kingdom)
Publication history
Frequency Biweekly
ISSN 0306-0012 (print)
1460-4744 (web)
LCCN 73640983
OCLC no. 191709218

Chemical Society Reviews is a biweekly peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, for review articles on topics of current interest in chemistry. Its predecessors were Quarterly Reviews, Chemical Society (1947–1971) and Royal Institute of Chemistry, Reviews (1968–1971); it maintained its current title since 1971. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2015 impact factor of 34.09, ranking it second out of 155 journals in the category "Chemistry, Multidisciplinary".[1] The current editor-in-chief (Chair of Editorial Board) is Douglas Stephan.

Chemical Society Reviews 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.

The journal is abstracted and indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE.

Article types[edit]

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.


  1. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Chemistry, Multidisciplinary". 2015 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2016. 

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