Journal Information

Communications Chemistry is an open access journal from Nature Portfolio, 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. Communications Chemistry complements the other Nature Portfolio journals by providing an open access option for chemists while applying less stringent criteria for impact and significance than the Nature-branded journals, including Nature Communications.

Communications Chemistry has a 2-year impact factor of 7.211 (2022), and mean decision times of 3 days to first editorial decision and 31 days to first post-review decision (2020).

Communications Chemistry publishes primary research Articles (both full and shorter papers), Reviews, Perspectives, Comments, and Matters Arising. A guide to our content types can be found here.

All Nature Portfolio journals, including Communications Chemistry, apply the same criteria for technical validity and adherence to ethical standards. More information about editorial policies at Nature Portfolio can be found here.

Visit the pages in this section for specific information about our aims and scope, journal metrics, the Communications Physics editors and editorial board and the benefits of open access publishing.

Abstracting and indexing

Communications Chemistry is indexed in:


The correct abbreviation for abstracting and indexing purposes is Commun. Chem.

Press releases

Communications Chemistry articles that are deemed especially newsworthy may be press released, to a registered list, by our press office. Journalists wishing to receive press releases while papers are still under embargo should contact for further information.

Learn more about the launch of Communications Chemistry, with a brief introduction from the publisher and editors in the video below.