Chemical Society Reviews

Chemical Society Reviews  
Edited byDouglas Stephan
Publication details
Former name(s)
Quarterly Reviews, Chemical Society; Royal Institute of Chemistry, Reviews
Royal Society of Chemistry (United Kingdom)
40.443 (2018)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Chem. Soc. Rev.
ISSN0306-0012 (print)
1460-4744 (web)
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 2018 impact factor of 40.443, ranking it second out of 172 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 typesEdit

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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