Aims & Scope
Open-access journal publishing high quality, editorially selected and peer reviewed advances in chemistry
Communications Chemistry is an open access journal from Nature Research publishing high-quality research, reviews and commentary in all areas of the chemical sciences. Research papers published by the journal represent significant advances bringing new chemical insight to a specialized area of research. We also aim to provide a community forum for issues of importance to all chemists, regardless of sub-discipline.
Scope includes, but is not limited to, the core subject areas of analytical, inorganic, organic, physical and materials chemistry, and covers the broad spectrum of chemical research including chemical biology, catalysis, computational chemistry, energy materials, green chemistry, environmental chemistry, medicinal chemistry, polymer chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, chemical nanoscience and surface chemistry. We also consider submissions from adjacent research fields where the central advance of the study is of interest to chemists, for example biochemistry, chemical engineering, materials science and nanoscience.
The submission and review processes are managed by our in-house professional editors supported by our Editorial Board Members, who provide technical expertise across the breadth of the chemical sciences. We are committed to rapid dissemination of important research results. Articles are published on a continuous basis with minimal time from acceptance to publication.
Criteria for publication
To be published in Communications Chemistry a paper should meet several general criteria:
- The results are novel (novelty is not compromised by either abstracts or internet preprints)
- The paper provides strong evidence for its conclusions
- The data are technically sound
- The manuscript is important to scientists in the specific sub-field of chemistry.
In general, to be acceptable, a paper should represent an advance in understanding which may influence thinking in the field.