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We are proud to play an integral part within the chemistry community and to participate in the advancement of this field. All our journals are available online via ScienceDirect, the essential information resource for over 15 million scientists worldwide.

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Elsevier is holding its first Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge. The winning project will receive a prize of €50,000 with €25,000 for the second place prize.

Proposals will be reviewed against the following criteria:

  • Be replicable, scalable, sustainable and set a benchmark for innovation
  • Have practical applicability
  • Be suitable for use in developing countries
  • Have at least one of the following objectives:
    • Reduce or eliminate the use or generation of one or more hazardous substance
    • Provide a more sustainable method for using resources, during the design, manufacture or application of a chemical product
    • Present a new business model fitting into the criteria of green and sustainable chemistry.

The Elsevier Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge deadline is 14 September 2015.

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New Chemistry Journals

he field of chemistry is continuously developing and expanding, and as such we have recently launched several exciting new journals:

Journal Metrics

The academic community has demanded more choice, accuracy and insight into journal performance, and Elsevier has responded with new metrics. In addition to the newly released 2014 Impact Factor,* we are happy to present SNIP and SJR: two accurate views of the true citation impact Elsevier's chemistry journals make.

Each year, the quality of papers published in our Chemistry journals is secured by the contribution of all our outstanding authors, reviewers and editors.

Elsevier now publishes 8 out of the top 10 Electrochemistry journals, including the #1 journal Biosensors and Bioelectronics!

We also publish the top 2 titles in the Inorganic & Nuclear Chemistry category including the #1 title: Coordination Chemistry Reviews! Did you know that 50% of the top 20 titles within this category are published by Elsevier?

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* Journal Citation Reports®, published by Thomson Reuters, 2015

Virtual Special Issues

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Virtual Special Issue on Transition Metal Oxides
Chemical Physics

Editors' Article Collection
Carbohydrate Research

Towards Engineering Mesoscience
Chemical Engineering Science

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DPPH antioxidant assay revisited • Article
Food Chemistry, Volume 113, Issue 4, Pages 1202-1205 | Sharma, O.P.; Bhat, T.K.

Recent advances in graphene based polymer composites • Review article
Progress in Polymer Science, Volume 35, Issue 11, Pages 1350-1375 | Kuilla, T.; Bhadra, S.; Yao, D.; Kim, N.H.; Bose, S.; Lee, J.H.

Chitin and chitosan: Properties and applications • Review article
Progress in Polymer Science, Volume 31, Issue 7, Pages 603-632 | Rinaudo, M.

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Undoubtedly you have experienced the short comings and occasional frustrations associated with the manuscripts submission and peer review processes. Our aim is to help facilitate and develop fast, effective and truly innovative solutions to improve the overall manuscript submission and peer review process for all individuals concerned.

Take advantage of our new easy article transfer service and avoid the hassle of resubmitting to another journal.

Content Innovation

Make the most out of your article. Elsevier’s Content Innovation portfolio offers a range of options when it comes to enriching the content of your published research.

The content innovations relevant for your field are designed to communicate research more effectively, increase the value of articles and engage readers.

We've worked with hundreds of researchers to develop subject-specific article features designed to enrich and add context to your work. Listed below are all the options listed by functionality. To search and filter on your subject area or journal of interest please go to Search Innovations.