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RSC Advances

RSC Advances  
Edited byRussell J Cox
Publication details
Royal Society of Chemistry (United Kingdom)
FrequencyIrregular (70+/year)
3.049 (2018)
Standard abbreviations
OCLC no.778745168

RSC Advances is an online-only peer-reviewed scientific journal covering research on all aspects of the chemical sciences. It was established in 2011 and is published by the Royal Society of Chemistry. The editor-in-chief is Russell J. Cox (Leibniz University Hannover).

In 2014, the journal moved to a very high publication frequency,[1] initially about 100/year (similar to that of ChemComm), but later in the year (and in 2015) turned to even higher frequency—however it did not become a continuous journal. The number of pages published annually had increased dramatically from about 26,500 in 2013 to over 65,000 in 2014,[2] culminating at 116 issues and 115,000+ pages (~1000 pages per issue) in 2016.

In late 2016, it was announced that with effect from January 2017, the journal would convert from a subscription based journal to an open access journal.[2][3] Meanwhile, the journal experienced a cool-down in publication volume, with each issue having only ~500 pages. There were 89 issues in 2017 and 74 issues in 2018.

Abstracting and indexing

The journal is abstracted and indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded,[4] Current Contents/Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences,[4] and Scopus.[5]


  1. ^ RSC Journals --- please click on letter R, and then browse the issues of RSC Advances by expanding the issue tree-list.
  2. ^ a b Wilson, Emma; Humphrey, Jamie (2017-03-10). "Successfully transitioning the world's largest chemistry subscription journal to a gold open access publication". Insights. 30 (1): 38–46. doi:10.1629/uksg.343. ISSN 2048-7754.
  3. ^ Chemistry, The Royal Society of (2016-07-01). "RSC Advances goes gold open access". Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  4. ^ a b "Master Journal List". Intellectual Property & Science. Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 2013-03-27.
  5. ^ "Scopus title list". Elsevier. Archived from the original (Microsoft Excel) on 2013-12-02. Retrieved 2014-09-08.

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