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CHEM 222: Is This A Good Journal?

American Chemical Society Journals

For this particular assignment, you need to look at a bunch of references and just kind of "know" what is and what isn't a good journal.  How are you supposed to know how to do this????


In general, you can always assume that journals published by the American Chemical Society are good journals.  Those journals are all listed below in alphabetical order.  While there are lots more chem journals that are also very very good, this is a fast & easy starting point to check & see if the things that you are finding are decent......

  • Accounts of Chemical Research
  • ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
  • ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
  • ACS Catalysis
  • ACS Central Science
  • ACS Chemical Biology
  • ACS Chemical Neuroscienc3
  • ACS Combinatorial Science
    • Journal of Combinatorial Chemistry
  • ACS Energy Letters - new in 2016
  • ACS Infectious Diseases
  • ACS Macro Letters
  • ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
  • ACS Nano
  • ACS Omega - new in 2016
  • ACS Photonics
  • ACS Sensors - new in 2016
  • ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering
  • ACS Synthetic Biology
  • Analytical Chemistry
    • I&EC Analytical Edition


  • Biochemistry
  • Bioconjugate Chemistry
  • Biomacromolecules
  • Biotechnology Progress


  • Chemical Research in Toxicology
  • Chemical Reviews
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • Crystal Growth & Design


  • Energy & Fuels
  • Environmental Science & Technology
  • Environmental Science & Technology Letters


  • Industrial & Engineering Chemistry
    • Journal of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry
  • Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
    • I&EC Process Design and Development
    • I&EC Fundamentals
    • Product Research & Development
    • Product R&D
    • I&EC Product Research and Development
  • Inorganic Chemistry


  • Journal of the American Chemical Slociety
  • Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
  • Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data
    • I&EC Chemical & Engineering Data Series
  • Journal of Chemical Engineering
  • Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
    • Journal of Chemical Documentation
    • Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Sciences
  • Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
  • Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
  • Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
  • Journal of Natural Products
  • The Journal of Organic Chemistry 
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry A
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry B
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry C
    • The Journal of Physical Chemistry
    • The Journal of Physical and Colloid Chemistry
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
  • Journal of Proteome Research


  • Langmuir


  • Macromolecules
  • Molecular Pharmaceutics


  • Nano Letters


  • Organic Letters
  • Organic Process Research & Development
  • Organometallics


Searching By Journal Title

Looking for a specific journal, and it isn't necessarily found in the alphabetical list to your left?  Search for it here, and get a quick overview of what sort of journal it is......