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Welcome to the Chemistry area of Elsevier. For over 60 years Elsevier has been a leading publisher in the field of Chemistry, publishing highly respected chemistry journals, including prestigious society titles. By delivering first class information and innovative tools, we continue to refine our portfolio to serve the research need of educators, researchers and students worldwide.

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.

For full aims and scope, to submit your articles or subscribe, visit the journal homepages.


Honeybees are being poisoned – new test reveals how >> Read about this research published in Journal of Chromatography A

Towards a cheaper, quicker Alzheimer’s test >> Read more about this study published in Biosensors and Bioelectronics

Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge >> Top  5 Finalists Announced!

Urine: flush or fuel? >> New research published in Electrochimica Acta

The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds - we are pleased to present some of the ‘World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds’ who have published their articles in Elsevier’s chemical sciences journals. Learn More »

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Elsevier Chemistry Snapshot

Elsevier Chemistry’s Infographic highlighting achievements spanning across our chemistry journals.


New Chemistry Journals

The 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?

Find out more about our latest Journal Metrics

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

Virtual Special Issues

Check out our latest Virtual Special Issues:

From wine to synthetic diamonds — chemistry for the holidays

Virtual Special Issue 'Chemistry Colors our World' Read VSI »

Virtual Special Issue on Transition Metal Oxides
Chemical Physics

Editors' Article Collection
Carbohydrate Research

Towards Engineering Mesoscience
Chemical Engineering Science

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Hydrogel: Preparation, characterization, and applications: A review • Review article
Journal of Advanced Research, Volume 6, Issue 2, Pages 105-121 | Ahmed, E.M.

Monoterpanes as molecular indicators to diagnose depositional environments for source rocks of crude oils and condensates • Article
Organic Geochemistry, Volume 72, Pages 59-68 | Wang, G.; Cheng, B.; Wang, T.G.; Simoneit, B.R.T.; Shi, S.; Wang, P.

TiO"2 photocatalysis and related surface phenomena • Review article
Surface Science Reports, Volume 63, Issue 12, Pages 515-582 | Fujishima, A.; Zhang, X.; Tryk, D.A.

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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.

Article Transfer Service

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.