This journal presents critical reviews of present and future trends spanning modern chemical research, including intersections with such disciplines as biology, medicine, physics and materials science. The issues are organized as thematic collections which offer the non-specialist reader in academe or industry a comprehensive perspective on emerging research. Each review article is a critical survey of one aspect of the issue’s topic, which places it in the context of the collection. Selected examples illustrate the most significant developments of the last 5 to 10 years. Rather than attempt an exhaustive summary of the field or include large quantities of data, each article concentrates on the methodological thinking. This allows the non-specialist reader to fully grasp the information, and conveys the prospects of potential developments to come.

  • Builds on the reputation and historical significance of the Topics in Current Chemistry book series
  • Presents comprehensive reviews of established and emerging topics in modern chemical research
  • Supervised by Editors and an Editorial Board of world-leading chemists
  • Organized into topical collections edited by experts in the field
  • Topical collections viewable online as they develop
  • Once completed, topical collections will become available in hardcover print format
  • Contributing authors will benefit from MyPublication services such as article tracking
  • Final bibliographic data for each article immediately upon online publication

Journal information

  • Wai-Yeung Wong,
  • Massimo Olivucci
Publishing model
Hybrid. How to publish with us, including Open Access

Journal metrics

8.905 (2021)
Impact factor
8.751 (2021)
Five year impact factor
22 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
152,666 (2021)

Latest articles

This journal has 44 open access articles

About this journal

Electronic ISSN
Abstracted and indexed in
  1. Baidu
  3. CNKI
  5. Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
  6. Current Contents/Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences
  7. Dimensions
  8. EBSCO Discovery Service
  9. Google Scholar
  10. Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  11. Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  12. Medline
  13. Naver
  14. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  15. Portico
  16. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  17. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  18. SCImago
  19. SCOPUS
  20. Science Citation Index
  21. Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)
  22. Semantic Scholar
  23. TD Net Discovery Service
  24. UGC-CARE List (India)
  25. WTI AG
  26. Wanfang
Copyright information

Rights and permissions

Springer policies

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG