American Chemical Society (ACS) journals reached new levels of impact, citations, and results in 2020. The 2021 Web of Science â¢ Journal Citation ReportsClarivate â¢, released yesterday, details how ACS journals are influencing and shaping chemistry in its many fields.
Across their portfolio, ACS journals achieved a median Journal Impact Factor â¢ in 2020, Journal Citation Reportsâ¢ (Clarivate, 2021), 5.097, a 14% increase from 2019. An Impact Factor â¢ Journal, calculated annually by Clarivate, provides a measure of how often an average journal article was cited in the previous year. This increase demonstrates that articles published in ACS journals are increasingly relevant to scientists. The total number of citations also increased by over 550,000, an increase of over 15%, and citations increased from the previous year for each of ACS’s journals.
ACS journals have been steadily reaching new heights of excellence for over a decade, and this year’s numbers represent the highest in publisher history. The number of articles published also increased, to 58,974 articles, and usage among ACS readers skyrocketed, with nearly 170 million article downloads in the journal portfolio. As a result, ACS journals were named most cited or featured in 10 categories, including five of the seven major chemistry categories: Chemistry, Analytical; Chemistry, inorganic and nuclear; Chemistry, Medicinal; Chemistry, Multidisciplinary; and Chemistry, Organic. The importance of ACS in the chemicals portfolio far exceeds its competitors, such as Wiley, Elsevier, Springer Nature or Taylor & Francis, whose portfolios have not reached the same level of importance in the categories of the chemistry.
âTo see strong growth in production and citations in such a difficult year is a testament to the dedication of our authors, editors and peer reviewers and the trust they place in our journals,â said Sarah Tegen, Ph. D., senior vice president. , AEC Publications Division. âEven as laboratories and universities closed and researchers around the world adapted to new ways of working, we came together as a community to ensure that the dissemination of scientific papers did not stop. The growth of our portfolio is a triumph over a historic year of obstacles, and we are deeply grateful to those who made this possible. “
the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS), ACS’s flagship journal, remains the most cited chemistry journal with 609,263 citations in total and an Impact Factor â¢ Journal of 15,419. This solid performance consolidates its place above competing journals, such as Wiley’s Angewandte Chemie International Edition. JACS articles were downloaded over 26 million times in 2020. Chemical notices remains the journal with the greatest impact in the Chemistry category, multidisciplinary, with an Impact Factor â¢ Journal of 60,622, more than 220,000 citations and more than 6.3 million downloads.
Reflecting their influence and impact across all fields of chemistry, many ACS thematic journals received their highest ever Impact Factor â¢ Journal and record number of citations in 2020. ACS Nano received an Impact Factor â¢ Journal of 15,881 and recorded nearly 200,000 citations and over 8 million downloads. Chemical research accounts obtained a Journal Impact Factor â¢ of 22,384. the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry was again the most cited journal in the Agriculture category, multidisciplinary with a total of 144,020 citations. With 156,738 citations, Analytical Chemistry was again the most cited journal in the Chemistry, Analytics category. Inorganic chemistry once again topped the Chemistry, Inorganic and Nuclear category with 103,059 citations, and the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry remained the most cited journal in the Chemistry, Medicinal category with 85,946 citations. Crystal growth and conception remained the most cited journal in the Crystallography category with 33,973 citations, and Macromolecules maintained its position as the most cited journal in the Polymer Science category with 111,371 citations. Environmental sciences and technologies remained the most cited journal in the Engineering, Environmental Sciences and Environmental Sciences categories, with a record 217,954 citations, beating competing journals.
ACS’s open access journals have continued to grow in importance. Created in 2015, ACS Central Science, ACS’s first open access journal, achieved a Journal Impact Factor â¢ of 14,553 with over 11,000 citations and over 2 million article downloads. ACS OmegaThe Journal Impact Factor â¢ grew to 3,512, and the open access journal had over 23,000 citations, more than double the previous year, with its Journal Impact Factor â¢ surpassing its closest competitor, RSC Advances. ACS recently expanded its portfolio of open access journals, introducing JACS Au in 2020 and the ACS Au journal suite in 2021. The significant growth of its existing open access portfolio is a promising development as ACS evolves to meet the needs of the growing community of authors who want or need to publish in open access journals. .
To support further research on applied materials, ACS has expanded its portfolio of journals in this area, and several of these journals have received their first Impact Factor â¢ Journal. Applied materials and interfaces ACS has maintained its prominence in the field, with an Impact Factor â¢ Journal of 9,229 and 274,703 citations. Journal articles were downloaded more than 10.4 million times in 2020. ACS Applied Energetic Materials nearly tripled its total citations, ending the year with 12,740. Applied electronic materials ACS received a partial Journal Impact Factor â¢ of 3.314, ACS Applied Polymer Materials received a partial Journal Impact Factor â¢ of 4,089, and Applied nanomaterials ACS obtained a First Journal Impact Factor â¢ of 5.097. In our wider material portfolio, ACS Material Letters debuted with a partial Impact Factor â¢ Journal of 8.312, demonstrating how quickly the journal has grown in importance in its community. The strong performance of these journals secures ACS’s position as the first place for materials researchers to publish their work.
This year Journal Citation Reportsâ¢ has also recorded significant gains in many ACS journals launched over the past decade. ACS catalysis, created in 2011, received an Impact Factor â¢ Journal of 13,084 and over 92,000 citations. ACS macro letters, established in 2012, obtained a Journal Impact Factor â¢ of 6,903 with 13,599 citations, while ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, created in 2013, received an Impact Factor â¢ Journal of 8,198 and 62,273 citations, an increase of over 50% over the previous year. ACS Energy Letters, created in 2016, saw its Journal Impact Factor â¢ increase to 23.101.
âThe events of 2020 have made it even clearer the critical importance of scientific research to society,â said James Milne, Ph.D., president of the publications division of the ACS. âThe growing global influence of all of our journals has not only strengthened ACS ‘reputation as the premier publishing venue in chemistry, but also demonstrated how we have fulfilled our own mission of advancing the chemistry business for profit. of the Earth and all of its inhabitants. . “