The home of premier fundamental discoveries, inventions and applications in the analytical and bioanalytical sciences. Analyst publishes analytical and bioanalytical research that reports premier fundamental discoveries and inventions, and the applications of those discoveries, unconfined by traditional discipline barriers.
Analytical Methods welcomes early applications of new analytical and bioanalytical methods and technology demonstrating the potential for societal impact. We require that methods and technology reported in the journal are sufficiently innovative, robust, accurate, and compared to other available methods for the intended application. Developments with interdisciplinary approaches are particularly welcome. Systems should be proven with suitably complex and analytically challenging samples. We encourage developments within, but not limited to, the following technologies and applications: global health, point-of-care and molecular diagnostics; biosensors and bioengineering; drug development and pharmaceutical analysis; applied microfluidics and nanotechnology; -omics studies, such as proteomics, metabolomics or glycomics; environmental, agricultural and food science; neuroscience; biochemical and clinical analysis; forensic analysis; industrial process and method development.
Biomaterials Science is an international high impact journal exploring the science of biomaterials and their translation towards clinical use. Its scope encompasses new concepts in biomaterials design, studies into the interaction of biomaterials with the body, and the use of materials to answer fundamental biological questions. Papers do not necessarily need to report a new biomaterial but should provide novel insight into the biological applications of the biomaterial.
Catalysis Science & Technology is committed to publishing research reporting high-quality, cutting-edge developments across the catalysis community at large. The journal places equal focus on publications from the heterogeneous, homogeneous, thermo-, electro-, photo-, organo- and biocatalysis communities. Works published in the journal feature a balanced mix of fundamental, technology-oriented, experimental, computational, digital and data-driven original research, thus appealing to catalysis practitioners in both academic and industrial environments. Original research articles published in the journal must demonstrate new catalytic discoveries and/or methodological advances that represent a significant advance on previously published work, from the molecular to the process scales. We welcome rigorous research in a wide range of timely or emerging applications related to the environment, health, energy and materials.
ChemComm publishes urgent research which is of outstanding significance and interest to experts in the field, while also appealing to a broad chemistry readership. Our communication format is ideally suited to short studies that are of such importance that they require accelerated publication. Our scope covers all topics in chemistry, and research at the interface of chemistry and other disciplines (such as materials science, nanoscience, physics, engineering and biology) where there is a significant novelty in the chemistry aspects. Major topic areas covered include Analytical Chemistry, Catalysis, Chemical Biology, Medicinal Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Machine Learning, Energy and Sustainable Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Green Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Nanoscience, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry.
Home to exceptional research and thought-provoking ideas. Open and free, for authors and readers. Chemical Science is the flagship journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the home for world-leading, interdisciplinary research from every aspect of the chemical sciences. As a multidisciplinary chemistry journal, our broad scope covers: analytical science and techniques; bioinorganic chemistry; biomaterials; biophysical chemistry; catalysis; chemical biology; chemical engineering; crystal engineering; energy conversion and storage; environmental, sustainable and green chemistry; inorganic chemistry; inorganic materials; main group chemistry; medicinal chemistry; nanoscience; organic chemistry; organic materials; physical chemistry; polymers; porous materials; supramolecular chemistry; and theoretical and computational chemistry.
Chem Soc Rev is the Royal Society of Chemistry's leading reviews journal. We publish high-impact, authoritative and reader-friendly review articles covering important topics at the forefront of the chemical sciences. Reviews should be of the very highest quality and international impact. Our scope covers the breadth of the chemical sciences, including interdisciplinary topics where the article has a basis in chemistry. Topics include Analytical Chemistry, Catalysis, Chemical Biology, Medicinal Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Machine Learning, Energy and Sustainable Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Green Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Nanoscience, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry.
The journal for teachers, researchers and other practitioners in chemistry education. CERP is free to access thanks to sponsorship by the Royal Society of Chemistry's Education Division.
CrystEngComm is the forum for the design and understanding of crystalline materials. It publishes studies on the investigation of molecular behaviour within crystals, control of nucleation and crystal growth, engineering of crystal structures, and construction of crystalline materials with tuneable properties and functions. All papers should involve the use or development of a design or optimisation strategy.
Dalton Transactions publishes high-quality original research, theoretical and computational studies that significantly advance the field of inorganic chemistry. Its scope includes organometallic, bioinorganic, medicinal inorganic, materials and nanomaterials, with applications including synthesis, catalysis, energy conversion/storage, electrical devices and medicine and sensors.
Digital Discovery welcomes both experimental and computational work on all topics related to the acceleration of discovery such as screening, robotics, databases and advanced data analytics, broadly defined, but anchored in chemistry. The journal welcomes Artificial intelligence and data science methodologies for chemical, materials science, biochemical, biomedical or biophysical sciences including Computer-assisted retrosynthesis, Generative models for scientific design, Machine learning classification and regression models, Modern molecular, materials, and biological representations, Methods for Bayesian optimization and design of experiments, Advances and applications of interpretable models, Image recognition, Natural language processing, Literature mining tools, Advanced data workflows, Advances in robotics for science, Experimental control software, Databases, New robotic setups, New automated sensors, Novel synthetic methodologies and workflows, High-throughput computational science, Directed or accelerated evolution, DNA Encoded Library Technology, Cryptochemistry, and Blockchain-enabled science.
EES Catalysis is a premier journal, publishing high-quality experimental and theoretical catalysis research for energy and environmental applications. Delivering the same impact and influence which researchers associate with the Energy & Environmental Science brand, EES Catalysis is transdisciplinary, publishing globally impactful energy and environmental catalysis across all scientific disciplines including chemistry, materials science and engineering. Exceptional research using any type of catalysis is welcome. This includes heterogeneous, homogeneous, molecular and biocatalysis phase-based investigations, and encompasses the fields of thermo-, electro-, and photocatalysis for the production of clean energy, fuels and chemicals, modification/repairing of environment, and improved planetary health. Both fundamental and applied catalysis research, as well as reports, focused on new reactions, new methodologies, new approaches, and new mechanisms that are of significant general interest to the community, are all welcome.
Energy & Environmental Science is an international journal dedicated to publishing exceptionally important and high quality, agenda-setting research tackling the key global and societal challenges of ensuring the provision of energy and protecting our environment for the future. The scope is intentionally broad and the journal recognises the complexity of issues and challenges relating to energy conversion and storage, alternative fuel technologies and environmental science. For work to be published it must be linked to the energy-environment nexus and be of significant general interest to our community-spanning readership. All scales of studies and analysis, from impactful fundamental advances, to interdisciplinary research across the (bio)chemical, (bio/geo)physical sciences and chemical engineering disciplines are welcomed.
Energy Advances is a multidisciplinary journal that features cutting-edge science at the forefront of energy technology. The journal brings together research in chemistry, physics, materials science, engineering, computer science, and techno-economical/ecological evaluation, with a particular focus on emerging materials and methods. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: • Batteries, supercapacitors, hybrid devices and other energy storage technologies • Bioenergy, biofuels and the biorefinery • Carbon capture, storage or utilisation • Catalysis and chemical engineering for energy applications • Fuel cells • Hydrogen production and storage • Modelling, machine learning and characterisation for energy materials & systems • Solar energy conversion and photovoltaics
Environmental Science: Advances caters to all disciplines working towards environmental sustainability, publishing research that enhances our comprehension of the environment and proposes solutions for a cleaner, safer and more equitable world. Environmental Science: Advances invites fundamental research, modelling, fieldwork, applied studies and policy work from across the environmental sciences. The journal welcomes research from any environmental or sustainability field, including biosciences, engineering, ecology, hydrology, soil science, geoscience, atmospheric science, agricultural science and climate science. Studies that advance our understanding of the physical environment, environmental health and environmental sustainability, or provide solutions to challenges in these areas are particularly welcome, as are studies falling at the environmental and social science interface. Manuscripts will be judged on their quality, interest and potential impact to ensure the publication of novel and significant contributions.
Environmental Science: Atmospheres is a gold open access journal publishing high-quality research in fundamental and applied atmospheric science. The journal is cross-disciplinary and spans the entirety of Earth’s atmosphere. This includes atmosphere–biosphere, atmosphere–ocean, and atmosphere–surface interactions. We also encourage research related to indoor air, aerosols, new particle formation as well as human health effects. All aspects of science are covered, including in situ and laboratory measurements, computational chemistry and chemical transport modelling, instrumentation, and remote sensing. The journal welcomes contributions in thermodynamics, microphysics, and chemistry of multiphase systems coupling gases, aerosols and clouds, as well as photochemistry and radiative transfer. Environmental Science: Atmospheres publishes Communications, Articles, Perspectives, Reviews and Comments and Replies to provide flexible manuscript types and address the full breadth of multidisciplinary research in this field.
Environmental Science: Nano is a comprehensive, high-impact source of peer-reviewed information on the design and demonstration of engineered nanomaterials for environment-based applications and on the interactions of engineered, natural, and incidental nanomaterials with biological and environmental systems. This scope includes, but is not limited to, the following topic areas: • Novel nanomaterial-based applications for water, air, soil, food, and energy sustainability • Nanomaterial interactions with biological systems and nanotoxicology • Environmental fate, reactivity, and transformations of nanoscale materials • Nanoscale processes in the environment • Sustainable nanotechnology including rational nanomaterial design, life cycle assessment, risk/benefit analysis
Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts publishes high quality papers in all areas of the environmental chemical sciences, including chemistry of the air, water, soil and sediment. We welcome studies on the environmental fate and effects of anthropogenic and naturally occurring contaminants, both chemical and microbiological, as well as related natural element cycling processes. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts strongly prefers significant contributions whose results can be generalised to other systems, especially studies that characterise chemical processes (e.g. chemical and (micro)biological transformations and transport) as well as those that address contaminant impacts on ecosystems and human health. We also welcome high impact field studies, particularly those that are broad enough to define occurrence baselines or long term trends, identify new contaminants, or those that enrich our molecular-level understanding of environmental systems. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts also invites papers that bridge between environmental chemistry and sustainability topics, such as life cycle assessment, materials flow analysis, and environmental decision making.
Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology seeks to showcase high quality research about fundamental science, innovative technologies, and management practices that promote sustainable water. The journal aims to provide a comprehensive and relevant forum that unites the diverse communities and disciplines conducting water research relevant to engineered systems and the built environment. This includes fundamental science geared toward understanding physical, chemical, and biological phenomena in these systems as well as applied research focused on the development and optimisation of engineered treatment, management, and supply strategies. Papers must report a significant advance in the theory, fundamental understanding, practice or application of water research, management, engineering or technology.
Faraday Discussions covers a variety of topics in rapidly developing areas of the physical sciences, with a focus on physical chemistry and its interfaces with other scientific disciplines. The journal publishes the papers presented and a record of the questions, discussion and debate that took place at the corresponding Faraday Discussions meeting; and provides an important record of current international knowledge and opinions in the relevant field. Each Faraday Discussion covers a topic in a rapidly developing area of chemistry, and will be of interest to academic and industrial chemists across all areas of the chemical sciences. Topical coverage includes: • Spectroscopy • Dynamics • Kinetics • Statistical mechanics • Thermodynamics • Electrochemistry • Catalysis • Surface science • Quantum mechanics • Quantum computing • Machine learning • Polymers and soft matter • Materials • Quantum Materials • Nanoscience • Energy • Surfaces/interfaces • Biophysical chemistry • Atmospheric Chemistry • Astrochemistry
Food & Function provides a unique venue for physicists, chemists, biochemists, nutritionists and other food scientists to publish work at the interface of the chemistry, physics and biology of food. The journal focuses on food, its (micro-)constituents and their relation to health and/or nutrition by describing the: • Physical properties and structure of food • Chemistry of food components • Biochemical and physiological actions of food components • Nutritional aspects of food • Toxicological responses to food components • Clinical and population studies using food or food components Examples of topics that are of interest to be published in Food & Function are: • Chemistry and physics of food digestion processes • Relationship between the physical properties/structure of food and nutrition and health - for example, nutrient release and uptake • Molecular properties and physiological effects of food components (novel ingredients, food substitutes, phytochemicals, bioactives, allergens, flavours and fragrances) • Efficacy and mechanisms of bioactives in the body - including biomarkers • Effects of food contaminants - including toxicology and metabolism • Nutrient physiology/metabolism and interactions • Role of nutrition and diet in disease
Green Chemistry provides a unique forum for the publication of innovative research on the development of alternative green and sustainable technologies. Based on the, but not limited to, the twelve principles of green chemistry defined by Anastas and Warner (Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice, P T Anastas and J C Warner, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1998). Green chemistry is, by definition, a continuously-evolving frontier. Therefore, the inclusion of a particular material or technology does not, of itself, guarantee that a paper is suitable for the journal. To be suitable, the novel advance should have the potential for reduced environmental impact relative to the state of the art. Green Chemistry does not normally deal with research associated with 'end-of-pipe' or remediation issues.
Industrial Chemistry & Materials (ICM) publishes significant innovative research and major technological breakthroughs in all aspects of industrial chemistry and materials.
Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers welcomes research articles and review-type articles from all areas of inorganic chemistry. Emphases are placed on interdisciplinary studies where inorganic chemistry meets related areas, such as catalysis, biochemistry, nanoscience, energy, and materials science. Significant advances in inorganic chemistry and proved applications in other disciplines are essential. Together with Organic Chemistry Frontiers and Materials Chemistry Frontiers, this suite of journals offers an authoritative portfolio that is jointly owned by the Chinese Chemical Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and partner institutions.
The Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry (JAAS) is the central journal for publishing innovative research on fundamentals, instrumentation, and methods in the determination, speciation and isotopic analysis of (trace) elements within all fields of application. This includes, but is not restricted to, the most recent progress, developments and achievements in all forms of atomic and elemental detection, isotope ratio determination, molecular analysis, plasma-based analysis and X-ray techniques.
Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B & C cover high quality studies across all fields of materials chemistry. The journals focus on those theoretical or experimental studies that report new understanding, applications, properties and synthesis of materials. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B & C are separated by the intended application of the material studied. Broadly, materials with potential applications in energy and sustainability are of interest to Journal of Materials Chemistry A, with example topic areas including (but not limited to): Artificial photosynthesis, batteries, carbon dioxide conversion, catalysis, fuel cells, gas capture/separation/storage, green/sustainable materials, hydrogen generation and storage, photocatalysis, photovoltaics, self-cleaning and self-healing materials, sensors, supercapacitors, thermoelectrics, water splitting, and water treatment.
Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B & C cover high quality studies across all fields of materials chemistry. The journals focus on those theoretical or experimental studies that report new understanding, applications, properties and synthesis of materials. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B & C are separated by the intended application of the material studied. Broadly, materials with potential applications in biology and medicine are of interest to Journal of Materials Chemistry B, with example topic areas including (but not limited to): antifouling coatings, biocompatible materials, bioelectronics, bioimaging, biomimetics, biomineralization, bionics, biosensors, diagnostics, drug delivery, gene delivery, immunobiology, nanomedicine, regenerative medicine & tissue engineering, scaffolds, soft robotics, stem cells, therapeutic devices. Articles that primarily focus on providing insight into the underlying science and performance of biomaterials within a biological environment are more suited to our sister journal, Biomaterials Science.
Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B & C cover high quality studies across all fields of materials chemistry. The journals focus on those theoretical or experimental studies that report new understanding, applications, properties and synthesis of materials. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B & C are separated by the intended application of the material studied. Broadly, materials with potential applications in optical, magnetic and electronic devices are of interest to Journal of Materials Chemistry C, with example topic areas including (but not limited to): bioelectronics, conductors, detectors, dielectrics, displays, ferroelectrics, lasers, LEDs and lighting, liquid crystals, memory, metamaterials, multiferroics, photonics, photovoltaics, semiconductors, sensors, single molecule conductors, spintronics, superconductors, thermoelectrics, topological insulators and transistors.
Lab on a Chip provides a unique forum for the publication of significant and original work related to miniaturisation, at the micro- and nano-scale, of interest to a multidisciplinary readership. The journal seeks to publish work at the interface between physical technological advancements and high impact applications that are of direct interest to a broad audience. Topics include but are not limited to novel micro- and nano-technologies and fundamental principles or significant biological, chemical, medical, environmental and energy applications. • Micro- and nano-fabrication • Micro- and nano-fluidics in continuous and segmented multiphase flow, droplet microfluidics, new liquids • Micro- and nano-systems • Micro- and nano-separation technologies • Micro- and nano-total analysis system (µTAS, nTAS) • Digital microfluidics • Sample preparation • Imaging and detection • Nucleic acid biotechnology and analysis • Protein analysis (proteomics and metabolomics for targeted and global analysis) • Medical diagnostics • Medical devices and treatments • Drug development • Cells, tissues, organs on chip and integrated tissue engineering • 3D cell culture • Single cell analysis • Cell and organism motility and interactions • Systems and synthetic biology and medicine • Energy, biofuels, fuel extraction • Environmental and food monitoring for health and security
Materials Advances is an international, gold open access journal, publishing high-quality research across the breadth of materials science. The journal accepts experimental or theoretical studies that report new understanding, applications, properties and synthesis of materials, building on and complementing the materials content already published across the Royal Society of Chemistry journal portfolio. Submissions are handled by our high profile associate editors, all of whom also look after submissions to Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B & C. The Materials Advances publishing experience comes with the reputation, standards, commitment and expertise you would expect from an RSC journal, plus the visibility boost that comes from being open access and part of the Journal of Materials Chemistry family.
Materials Chemistry Frontiers is devoted to the publication of original contributions at the interface of chemistry and materials science, with topics spanning but not limited to energy materials, catalysis, biomaterials, nanoscience, polymers, luminescent materials, and sensors. The journal places an emphasis on original research that demonstrates conceptual advancements with emerging applications, rather than primarily reporting technological improvements. Together with Organic Chemistry Frontiers and Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, this suite of journals offers an authoritative portfolio that is jointly owned by the Chinese Chemical Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and partner institutions.
Materials Horizons is a leading journal for the publication of exceptionally high quality, innovative materials science. The journal places an emphasis on original research that demonstrates a new concept or a new way of thinking (a conceptual advance), in addition to outstanding articles featuring truly breakthrough developments. Materials Horizons spans the entire breadth of materials science, including theoretical or experimental studies that report new understanding, applications, properties and synthesis of materials.
Molecular Omics publishes high-quality research from across the -omics sciences that provide significant new insight into important chemical or biological problems. Topics covered by Molecular Omics include, but are not limited to, proteomics, genomics, transcriptomics, lipidomics, glycomics, metabolomics, microbiomics, sequencing technologies and bioinformatic research. Molecular Omics articles report research that significantly increases understanding or demonstrates clear functional benefits, supported by experimental validation or a novel data analytic approach. Topics include, but are not limited to: -omics studies to gain mechanistic insight into biological processes; -omics studies for clinical applications with experimental validation, such as finding biomarkers for diagnostics or potential new drug targets; -omics studies looking at the sub-cellular make-up of cells – for example, the subcellular localisation of certain proteins or post-translational modifications or new imaging techniques; studies presenting new methods and tools to support omics studies, including new spectroscopic/chromatographic techniques, chip-based/array technologies and new classification/data analysis techniques.
Molecular engineering employs experimental, theoretical and computational approaches to establish new understanding of molecular properties and behaviours and uses this understanding to design and assemble better materials, systems, and processes to achieve specific functions. MSDE provides a hub for research into new understanding of molecular systems and the use of this understanding in applications of technological significance that help address global challenges.
Nanoscale is a high-impact international journal, publishing high-quality research across nanoscience and nanotechnology. Nanoscale publishes a full mix of research articles and reviews on experimental and theoretical work and is highly interdisciplinary, covering nanoscience, nanotechnology, quantum materials, quantum technology, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, materials, energy/environment, information technology, detection science, healthcare, drug discovery, and electronics. Topics covered in the journal include, but are not limited to: synthesis of nanostructured and nanoscale materials; quantum materials; 2D materials; layered materials; characterisation of functional nanoscale materials and bio-assemblies; properties of nanoscale materials; self-assembly and molecular organisation; complex hybrid nanostructures; nanocomposites, nanoparticles, nanocrystalline materials, and nanoclusters; nanotubes, nanowires and nanocrystals; molecular nanoscience; nanocatalysis; theoretical modelling; single-molecules; plasmonics; nanoelectronics and molecular electronics; nanophotonics; nanochips, nanosensors, nanofluidics and nanofabrication; carbon-based nanoscale materials and devices; biomimetic materials; nanobiotechnology and bionanomaterials; nanomedicine; regulatory approaches and risk assessment.
Nanoscale Advances is an international gold open access journal, publishing high-quality research across the breadth of nanoscience and nanotechnology. The journal accepts experimental and theoretical work in the form of communications, full papers and reviews, building on and complementing the nano content already published across the Royal Society of Chemistry journal portfolio. Topics include, but are not limited to: synthesis of nanostructured and nanoscale materials; quantum materials; 2D materials; layered materials; layered quantum materials; characterisation of functional nanoscale materials and bio-assemblies; properties of nanoscale materials; self-assembly and molecular organisation; complex hybrid nanostructures; nanocomposites, nanoparticles, nanocrystalline materials, and nanoclusters; nanotubes, molecular nanowires and nanocrystals; molecular nanoscience; nanocatalysis; theoretical modelling; single-molecules; plasmonics; Nanoelectronics and molecular electronics; nanophotonics; nanochips, nanosensors, nanofluidics and nanofabrication; carbon-based nanoscale materials and devices; biomimetic materials; nanobiotechnology/bionanomaterials; nanomedicine; regulatory approaches and risk assessment
Nanoscale Horizons is a leading journal for the publication of exceptionally high-quality, innovative nanoscience and nanotechnology. The journal places an emphasis on original nano research that demonstrates a new concept or a new way of thinking (a conceptual advance), rather than primarily reporting technological improvements. However, outstanding articles featuring truly breakthrough developments such as record performance alone may also be published in the journal. Topics covered in the journal include, but are not limited to: synthesis of nanostructured and nanoscale materials; quantum materials; 2D materials; layered materials; characterisation of functional nanoscale materials and bio-assemblies; properties of nanoscale materials; self-assembly and molecular organisation; complex hybrid nanostructures; nanocomposites, nanoparticles, nanocrystalline materials, and nanoclusters; nanotubes, nanowires and nanocrystals; molecular nanoscience; nanocatalysis; theoretical modelling; single-molecules; plasmonics; nanoelectronics and molecular electronics; nanophotonics; nanochips, nanosensors, nanofluidics and nanofabrication; carbon-based nanoscale materials and devices; biomimetic materials; nanobiotechnology and bionanomaterials; nanomedicine; regulatory approaches and risk assessment.
Natural Product Reports (NPR) is a critical review journal that stimulates progress in all areas of natural products research, including isolation, structural and stereochemical determination, biosynthesis, biological activity and synthesis. Natural Product Reports covers natural products from marine, plant, fungal and microbial environments. The scope of the journal is very broad, and many reviews discuss the role of natural products in the wider bioinorganic, bioorganic and chemical biology communities. Areas covered include the following: Total synthesis and semi-synthesis; Enzymology and structural biology; Biosynthesis and biotechnology; Nucleic acids; Genetics; Chemical ecology; Carbohydrates; Primary and secondary metabolism; Analytical techniques
NJC (New Journal of Chemistry) is a broad-based primary journal encompassing all branches of chemistry and its sub-disciplines. It publishes high-quality work that opens new directions in chemistry or in other scientific disciplines. Research must demonstrate that it will have an impact on areas of research other than that of the reported work.
Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry (OBC) publishes original and high impact research and reviews in organic chemistry. We welcome research that shows new or significantly improved protocols or methodologies in total synthesis, synthetic methodology or physical and theoretical organic chemistry as well as research that shows a significant advance in the organic chemistry or molecular design aspects of chemical biology, catalysis, supramolecular and macromolecular chemistry, theoretical chemistry, mechanism-oriented physical organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry or natural products. Articles published in the journal should report new work which makes a highly-significant impact in the field. Routine and incremental work is generally not suitable for publication in the journal. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: Organic synthesis; physical and theoretical organic chemistry; chemical biology; catalysis; supramolecular, macromolecular and organic materials; sensors; medicinal chemistry; natural products.
Organic Chemistry Frontiers is an international forum for cutting-edge research from all disciplines of organic chemistry, with topics spanning but not limited to organic synthesis, catalysis, natural products, functional organic materials, supramolecular and macromolecular chemistry, physical and computational chemistry, medicinal chemistry, and bioorganic chemistry. Emphases are placed on studies that make significant contributions to the field of organic chemistry by reporting either new or significantly improved protocols or methodologies. Together with Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers and Materials Chemistry Frontiers, this suite of journals offers an authoritative portfolio that is jointly owned by the Chinese Chemical Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and partner institutions.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) is an international journal co-owned by 19 physical chemistry and physics societies from around the world. This journal publishes original, cutting-edge research in physical chemistry, chemical physics and biophysical chemistry. To be suitable for publication in PCCP, articles must include significant innovation and/or insight into physical chemistry; this is the most important criterion that reviewers and Editors will judge against when evaluating submissions. The journal has a broad scope and welcomes contributions spanning experiment, theory, computation and data science. Articles are welcomed if they demonstrate significant innovation and/or insight into physical chemistry. Joined experimental/theoretical studies are particularly appreciated when complementary and based on up-to-date approaches. Topical coverage includes: • Spectroscopy • Dynamics • Kinetics • Statistical mechanics • Thermodynamics • Electrochemistry • Catalysis • Surface science • Quantum mechanics • Quantum computing • Machine learning • Polymers and soft matter • Materials • Quantum Materials • Nanoscience • Energy • Surfaces/interfaces • Biophysical chemistry • Atmospheric Chemistry • Astrochemistry
The journal for the most innovative and exciting polymer chemistry, with an emphasis on the synthesis and applications of polymers. Polymer Chemistry welcomes submissions in all areas of polymer science that have a strong focus on macromolecular chemistry. Manuscripts may cover a broad range of fields, yet no direct application focus is required.
At the heart of open access for the global chemistry community. RSC Advances publishes advances in chemistry, and in topics of interest to the chemistry community.
RSC Applied Interfaces is a dedicated, interdisciplinary reference journal for cutting-edge research on the applications of surfaces and interfaces. In addition to the applied focus, work considered for publication in RSC Applied Interfaces is expected to be highly original and of top quality. Research papers should highlight the role of interfaces (morphology and composition) and interfacial processes in determining a material’s properties and functionalities. The journal seeks to report major scientific advances beyond the state of the art, at the cutting edge of this interdisciplinary field. Our RSC Applied journals are dedicated to materials science research with a strong focus on innovation in the application, and sit alongside Journals of Materials Chemistry A, B and C in terms of quality and impact.
RSC Applied Polymers is a leading international journal for the application of polymers, including experimental and computational studies on both natural and synthetic systems. The journal is a premier cross-disciplinary publishing home for scientific research that leverages polymeric materials in a range of applications, welcoming high-impact advances made possible with polymers across materials, biology, energy applications, and beyond. Polymer researchers across chemistry, materials science, biology, and engineering, are all welcome to share timely and impactful contributions, connecting fundamental scientific insights to performance-related metrics. The journal welcomes research on the application of polymers in different areas, and the relationship to structure and/or composition, as afforded by synthesis and/or processing. Our RSC Applied journals are dedicated to materials science research with a strong focus on innovation in the application, and sit alongside Journals of Materials Chemistry A, B and C in terms of quality and impact.
RSC Chemical Biology is a gold open access journal dedicated to publishing and disseminating exceptional, breakthrough research and high-quality reviews at the interface of chemistry and biology. We welcome contributions from across the breadth of the chemical biology field. This includes Sensing and Imaging, Bioorthogonal chemistry, Biosynthesis, Biomimetics and Bioengineering, Synthetic biology, Directed evolution, Drugs development and mechanism of action, Glycoscience, Natural products, Nucleic acids, Peptides, Phenotypic screening, Proteins (including protein-protein interactions, modifications, structure and function) We are particularly interested in reports on the application of chemical tools to probe, explore and visualize biological systems and processes to provide insights into molecular mechanisms in health and disease. We also encourage translational research that bridges chemistry and chemical biology to medicine.
RSC Mechanochemistry focuses on the publication of innovative research that advances the fundamental understanding and application of the use of mechanical force for driving and controlling chemical reactions and materials transformations in the gas, liquid, and solid states. As mechanochemistry is where chemistry and mechanics meet, and involves the interaction of mechanical energy with matter at the molecular, supramolecular, and bulk materials levels, it encompasses not only areas such as sustainable chemical synthesis, but also tribochemistry, chemo/mechanical transduction (e.g. polymer mechanochemistry, mechano-biology, photo-mechanochemistry), and mechanical alloying. Submissions on all aspects related to mechanochemistry and its role in enhancing and broadening sustainable chemistry are welcome.
RSC Medicinal Chemistry publishes significant research in medicinal chemistry and related drug discovery science. Research articles published in RSC Medicinal Chemistry must show a breakthrough or significant advance on previously published work, or bring new thinking or results that will have a strong impact in their field. Topics within the journal's scope include, but are not limited to: design, synthesis and biological evaluation of novel chemical entities or biotherapeutic modalities; modifications of known chemical entities or biotherapeutic modalities that result in a significantly greater understanding of their structure-activity relationships, an improvement of their properties or provide other information of significant value; novel methodologies and technologies in the broader chemical and biological sciences; computational, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) studies are welcome where they significantly advance medicinal chemistry knowledge; studies that examine the effect of the molecular structure of a compound on pharmacokinetic behaviour and pharmacodynamics; studies that present new insights into drug design based on analysis of existing experimental datasets or new theoretical approaches if supported by experimental evidence; studies presenting new drug delivery systems with novel chemical agents are welcomed, in particular those that involve chemical modification of the delivery system of conjugation with novel delivery vectors.
RSC Pharmaceutics is a new gold open access journal leading the way in the field of Pharmaceutics. This journal publishes research focused on formulating a drug into a medicine, with the intention of achieving controllable drug delivery with high efficacy. Research published in RSC Pharmaceutics promotes step-change science in the field of Pharmaceutics, and, as such, all submissions must show clear innovation, be scientifically sound, and have a significant impact on the field. Research sharing new scientific findings from across the areas of chemistry, materials science, biomedical sciences, pharmaceutics and drug delivery are all welcomed. Topics include but are not limited to: • Formulation and design of medicines • Design and characterization of correct dosage forms • Physicochemical and biological properties of drugs and their carriers • Drug delivery devices and their mechanisms of release
RSC Sustainability welcomes all solutions-focused research dedicated to solving sustainability challenges. This includes, but is not limited to, technologies to achieve responsible consumption and production of chemical products (UN’s SDG:12), such as for the efficient use of nature’s resources, the elimination of hazardous substances in the production and use of chemical products (sustainable and green chemistry), their reuse and recycling (circular economy) and methods to analyse these (techno-enviro-economics). Beyond this, RSC Sustainability champions chemical science discoveries that contribute to and enable any of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, celebrates multidisciplinary collaboration, and welcomes work from the academic, industry, regulatory and government sectors.
Reaction Chemistry & Engineering is an interdisciplinary journal reporting cutting-edge research focused on enhancing the understanding and efficiency of reactions. Reaction Chemistry & Engineering is a unique forum for researchers whose interests span the broad areas of chemical engineering and chemical sciences to come together in solving problems of importance to wider society. Papers that consider multiple scales, from the laboratory up to and including plant scale, are particularly encouraged.
Sensors & Diagnostics is a gold open access journal focused on high-impact, innovative sensing work. The journal welcomes high-quality studies reporting innovative materials, novel detection principles, and/or significant development of known devices. All work must be of significant interest to the community, and, where relevant, must show in situ or real-life sample testing. Topics include Biosensors (intracellular sensors, cell chips); Chemical sensors (electronic, electromagnetic, optical, mechanical, thermal, gas sensors, single molecule sensors, arrays & multiplexing); Physical and physiological sensors; Integrated, wearable and/or implantable sensors; Microfluidic devices (lab-on-a-chip, micro total analysis systems); Sensor and sensor-array chemometrics; Molecular diagnostics (polymerase chain reaction (PCR), enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), lateral flow assay (LFA), loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP)); Scanning based diagnostics (mammography/mastography, positron emission tomography (PET), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)); and Digital health and data management.
An interdisciplinary journal focusing on innovative soft matter topics through original research and reviews. Soft Matter provides a unique forum for the communication of significant advances in interdisciplinary soft matter research. There is a particular focus on the interface between chemistry, physics, materials science, biology and chemical engineering. Research may report new soft materials or phenomena, encompass their design, synthesis, and use in new applications; or provide fundamental insight and observations on their behaviour. Experimental, theoretical and computational soft matter approaches are encouraged.
Sustainable Energy & Fuels publishes high quality scientific research that will drive the development of sustainable energy technologies, with a particular emphasis on innovative concepts and approaches. The journal is an essential resource for energy researchers and cuts across chemistry and its interfaces with materials science, physics and biology – covering evolving and emerging areas such as the following: • Solar energy conversion including photovoltaics and artificial photosynthesis • Energy storage including batteries, flow batteries and supercapacitors • Catalysis for energy technologies, including the sustainable synthesis of fuels and chemicals, and molecular/bioinspired catalysis • Electrocatalysis, photocatalysis and thermal catalysis • Fuel cells • Hydrogen production, storage and distribution • Carbon dioxide utilisation, including fuels and chemicals from carbon dioxide • Biorefining and Biofuels • Capacitive desalination and desalination batteries • Other sustainable energy conversion technologies including thermochemical, piezoelectric and thermoelectric materials and devices Energy science and technologies that avoid the use of critical raw elements or detrimental environmental effects during preparation, manufacture and end-of-life are particularly encouraged.
Sustainable Food Technology is a gold open access journal focused on cutting-edge strategies for food production, that aim to provide quality and safe foods in an environmentally conscious and sustainable way. We welcome novel green strategies applied to both crops and animal foods from every step of the food chain, “from farm to fork”: farming, harvesting, processing, packaging, storage, distribution and control. Circular bioeconomy strategies are particularly welcomed, from those adding value to food by-products to those focused on the appropriate reuse of food waste. Topics of interest include: Novel and sustainable food resources and food ingredients; Food fortification; Sustainable food production systems; Biosensors and smart tools based on artificial intelligence; Omics-based food traceability tools; Biotechnology and bioengineering approaches; Emerging food preservation techniques; Nanotechnology applications; Green active and intelligent packaging and storage systems; Circular economy strategies; Life cycle analysis and sustainability metrics in food production; and Sustainable intensification of food production and processing.