Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

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Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
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DisciplineMedicinal chemistry
Edited byCraig W. Lindsley
Publication details
Former name(s)
Journal of Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
American Chemical Society (United States)
7.446 (2020)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4J. Med. Chem.
ISSN0022-2623 (print)
1520-4804 (web)
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] Philip S. Portoghese served as Editor-in-Chief from 1972-2011.[1] In 2012, Gunda I. Georg (University of Minnesota) and Shaomeng Wang (University of Michigan) succeeded Portoghese (University of Minnesota) as co-Editors-in-Chief. In 2021, Craig W. Lindsley (Vanderbilt University) became the new Editor-in-Chief, having served as the founding Editor-in-Chief of ACS Chemical Neuroscience since 2010. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal received its highest impact factor to date in 2020 impact factor, with an IF of 7.446, ranking it 1st out of 61 journals in the category "Chemistry, Medicinal".[2]

Current Editorial Board[edit]


  • Craig W. Lindsley

Associate Editors[edit]

Perspectives Editor[edit]

  • Nicholas Meanwell

Drug Annotations Editor[edit]

Topic Editors[edit]

  • Salvatore Bongarzone
  • Lori Ferrins

Managing Editor[edit]

  • Lorraine Clark

Editorial Advisory Board[edit]

Details of the current Editorial Advisory Board can be found on the Official website

See also[edit]


  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". 2018 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Clarivate Analytics. 2019. (subscription required)

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