Almost a year ago, ACS Publications launched ACS Omega as a uniquely global open access journal. In 2017, the journal continues to grow rapidly in submissions and prestige. Recently ACS Omega achieved a milestone in its development, being listed on the Web of Science™ Core Collection as part of the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). Being included in the ESCI provides greater early visibility for the journal and increased citations at an important stage in its growth.
Unlike some journal indexes, publishing experts curate the Web of Science™ Core Collection’s journal selection. To be included in the ESCI, a journal must be peer-reviewed and meet high ethical publishing standards, as well as technical requirements. Finally, before a journal can be included, it must be recommended or requested by the user community of the Web of Science™. The inclusion of ACS Omega in the ESCI is a sign of the journal’s bright future and the impact its authors will have in years to come.
ACS Omega publishes high-quality original articles from across all aspects of chemistry and allied fields. The journal is led by 4 prestigious co-Editors from across the globe: Cornelia Bohne, Luis M. Liz-Marzán, Krishna N. Ganesh, and Deqing Zhang. Together, they give the journal a uniquely global focus that promotes new voices and new ideas from around the world. ACS Omega does not make subjective judgments about an article’s impact, but encourages emerging fields and multidisciplinary research. The journal also offers expedited manuscript handling and simplified formatting requirements, leaving authors free to focus on science.