Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

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Journal of Medicinal Chemistry  
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Former names
Journal of Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
J. Med. Chem.
Discipline Medicinal chemistry
Language English
Edited by Gunda I. Georg, Shaomeng Wang
Publication details
American Chemical Society (United States)
Publication history
Frequency Biweekly
ISSN 0022-2623 (print)
1520-4804 (web)
LCCN a63000643
OCLC no. 39480771

The Journal of Medicinal Chemistry is a peer-reviewed medical journal covering research in medicinal chemistry. It is published by the American Chemical Society. It was established in 1959 as the Journal of Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and obtained its current name in 1963.[1] The editors-in-chief are Gunda I. Georg (University of Minnesota) and Shaomeng Wang (University of Michigan). They succeeded Philip S. Portoghese (University of Minnesota) in 2012. Portoghese had served as editor-in-chief from 1972-2011.[1] According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal had a 2014 impact factor of 5.447, ranking it 3rd out of 59 journals in the category "Chemistry, Medicinal".[2]


  1. ^ a b Portoghese, Philip S. (2011). "My Farewell to the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry". Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 54 (24): 8235. doi:10.1021/jm201370n. PMID 22070537. 
  2. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Chemistry, Medicinal". 2014 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2015.  (subscription required)

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