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Impact Factor 2018: Journal Citation Reports Show ACS Journals are Chemistry’s Most Cited

ACS Publications journals are again among the most cited in chemistry, according to the newly-released 2018 Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) from Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science Group. The Impact Factor reports show:

  • ACS journal articles were cited more than 3.4 million times in 2018, an increase of 7%
  • Almost half of all ACS journals have an Impact Factor of 5 or higher
  • ACS journals published more than 51,154 articles in 2018, an increase of 11%
  • ACS journal articles were read 130 million times in 2018, an increase of 27%
  • ACS journals continue to be most-impactful publications in the six core chemistry categories, with 75% ranking in the top quarter of their respective topical categories

“As a professional society, we are grateful to our many authors, editors, referees, and readers worldwide for continuing to make ACS journals the most influential across the chemical sciences,” says James Milne, Ph.D., senior vice president of the Journals Publishing Group within ACS Publications. “We remain mindful that Impact Factors are but one measure by which to assess the overall value of a scholarly publication to the community it serves. For this reason, we are delighted by the many positive metrics that underpin the reputation for excellence that ACS journals enjoy globally.”

Some notable individual journal results include:

ACS Publications would like to thank the authors, reviewers, and readers who’ve made such remarkable results possible. It is thanks to the continued support of the global chemistry community, that ACS Publications journals continued to be chemistry’s most trusted, most cited, and most read. With the global chemistry community behind us, we will continue to work toward improving people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people.

View full 2018 JCR Impact Factor data for all ACS Publications journals

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