|Edited by||Douglas Stephan|
|Quarterly Reviews, Chemical Society; Royal Institute of Chemistry, Reviews|
Royal Society of Chemistry (United Kingdom)
|Chem. Soc. Rev.|
|ISSN|| 0306-0012 (print)|
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".The current editor-in-chief (Chair of Editorial Board) is Douglas Stephan.
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