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ACS Central Scienceopen access


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


American Chemical Society

American Chemical Society in Scimago Institutions Rankings



Publication type



23747943, 23747951





How to publish in this journal


ACS Central Science publishes the most compelling, important primary reports on research in chemistry and in allied fields, wherein chemical approaches play a key role. It is also the first fully open access journal published by the American Chemical Society. Popularized almost 40 years ago, the term "central science" is frequently used to describe chemistry''s focal role in bridging the physical and life sciences, and the basic sciences with applied disciplines such as medicine and engineering. ACS Central Science is a multidisciplinary journal that aims to publish articles of exceptional quality and interest to the broad chemistry and scientific community. The journal addresses important advances in fundamental areas of chemistry, as well as applied and interdisciplinary research highlighting the seminal role of chemistry in a wide range of other scientific disciplines. The Editors anticipate publishing no more than 200 articles per year, placing a premium on articles deemed to be of exceptional scientific quality, originality, significance, and breadth of interest to the global chemistry community. New journal articles appear online as soon as they are ready for publication, and the journal publishes online monthly issues. ACS Central Science is entirely open access, with no subscription fees or article publishing charges for authors. The review process is stringent and efficient. The journal publishes a diverse selection of reviews, interviews and commentary material. Join the conversation about this journal

The set of journals have been ranked according to their SJR and divided into four equal groups, four quartiles. Q1 (green) comprises the quarter of the journals with the highest values, Q2 (yellow) the second highest values, Q3 (orange) the third highest values and Q4 (red) the lowest values.

Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)2020Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2020Q1

The SJR is a size-independent prestige indicator that ranks journals by their 'average prestige per article'. It is based on the idea that 'all citations are not created equal'. SJR is a measure of scientific influence of journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from It measures the scientific influence of the average article in a journal, it expresses how central to the global scientific discussion an average article of the journal is.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

Citations per document

This indicator counts the number of citations received by documents from a journal and divides them by the total number of documents published in that journal. The chart shows the evolution of the average number of times documents published in a journal in the past two, three and four years have been cited in the current year. The two years line is equivalent to journal impact factor ™ (Thomson Reuters) metric.

Cites per documentYearValue
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.969
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20176.789
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20188.329
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20199.675
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202011.175
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.969
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20176.789
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20188.329
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201910.240
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202011.407
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.969
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20176.789
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20188.913
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201910.281
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202011.150
Total Cites 

Evolution of the total number of citations and journal's self-citations received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years.
Journal Self-citation is defined as the number of citation from a journal citing article to articles published by the same journal.

Self Cites20150
Self Cites20165
Self Cites201724
Self Cites201877
Self Cites2019123
Self Cites202086
Total Cites20150
Total Cites2016389
Total Cites20171704
Total Cites20183773
Total Cites20195970
Total Cites20207688
External Cites per Doc 
Cites per Doc

Evolution of the number of total citation per document and external citation per document (i.e. journal self-citations removed) received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years. External citations are calculated by subtracting the number of self-citations from the total number of citations received by the journal’s documents.

External Cites per document20150
External Cites per document20164.987
External Cites per document20178.116
External Cites per document20189.405
External Cites per document201910.949
External Cites per document202011.878
Cites per document20150.000
Cites per document20163.969
Cites per document20176.789
Cites per document20188.329
Cites per document201910.240
Cites per document202011.407
% International Collaboration

International Collaboration accounts for the articles that have been produced by researchers from several countries. The chart shows the ratio of a journal's documents signed by researchers from more than one country; that is including more than one country address.

YearInternational Collaboration
Citable documents 
Non-citable documents

Not every article in a journal is considered primary research and therefore "citable", this chart shows the ratio of a journal's articles including substantial research (research articles, conference papers and reviews) in three year windows vs. those documents other than research articles, reviews and conference papers.

Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents201621
Non-citable documents201744
Non-citable documents201860
Non-citable documents201949
Non-citable documents202034
Citable documents20150
Citable documents201677
Citable documents2017207
Citable documents2018393
Citable documents2019534
Citable documents2020640
Cited documents 
Uncited documents

Ratio of a journal's items, grouped in three years windows, that have been cited at least once vs. those not cited during the following year.

Uncited documents20150
Uncited documents201638
Uncited documents201773
Uncited documents2018117
Uncited documents2019119
Uncited documents2020115
Cited documents20150
Cited documents201660
Cited documents2017178
Cited documents2018336
Cited documents2019464
Cited documents2020559
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