Angewandte Chemie is a weekly peer-reviewed chemistry journal that covers all disciplines of chemistry. Its impact factor is 10.031 (in 2007), which is the highest value for a chemistry-specific journal that publishes original research. It is a journal of the German Chemical Society and is published by Wiley-VCH.
Besides original research in the form of short communications, the journal contains review-type articles (reviews, minireviews, essays, highlights), and a magazine section (news, obituaries, book reviews, conference reports). Colloquially, the journal is simply called "Angewandte". "Angewandte Chemie" is German for applied chemistry, although this translation no longer accurately describes the scope of the journal. It is edited by Peter Gölitz, who is credited with elevating the impact and international scope of its authorship.
The journal prides itself in having brought numerous innovations to scientific journal publishing. Since 1977, a single article is featured with a graphic on the cover and the table of contents has been richly annotated with graphics and text. At the start of its online version in 1998, Angewandte Chemie adopted a keyword catalogue to characterize articles and facilitate easy searching.
The journal appears in two editions with separate volume and page numbering: a German edition, Angewandte Chemie ((print), (online)), with the magazine and review sections as well as some original research in German, and a fully English-language edition, Angewandte Chemie International Edition ((print), (online)). The editions are identical in content with the exception of occasional reviews of German-language books or German translations of IUPAC recommendations. Only one edition is listed in abstracting and indexing services such as PubMed, Web of Science, or Chemical Abstracts Service; this is typically the International Edition.
Angewandte Chemie is available by subscription online and in print. As Angewandte Chemie is a hybrid open access journal, authors may choose to pay a fee to make articles available free of charge. Angewandte Chemie provides open access to supporting information.
In 1887, Ferdinand Fischer founded Zeitschrift für die Chemische Industrie (Journal for the Chemical Industry). In 1888, the title was changed to Zeitschrift für Angewandte Chemie (Journal of Applied Chemistry), and volume numbering started over. This title was kept until the end of 1941 when it was changed to "Die Chemie". Until 1920, the journal was published by Springer Verlag and by Verlag Chemie starting in 1921. Due to World War II, the journal did not publish from April 1945 to December 1946. In 1947, publication was resumed under the current title, Angewandte Chemie.
In 1962, the English-language edition was launched as Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English (CODEN ACIEAY, abbreviated as Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl.), which has a separate volume counting. With beginning of Vol. 37 (1998) "in English" was dropped from the journal name.
A number of journals have merged into Angewandte, including Chemische Technik / Chemische Apparatur in 1947 and Zeitschrift für Chemie in 1990.
Many of these journals, including ChemPhysChem, ChemBioChem, ChemMedChem, and ChemSusChem were distributed along with Angewandte Chemie International Edition for a period of time following their launch in order to increase visibility.
While it has been suggested that Angewandte's impact factor is as high as it is in comparison to other chemistry journals because the journal contains reviews, the editors claim this effect is too small to explain the difference or affect the ranking of the journal in its subject group.
Researchers at the University of California, Davis, US, have developed a new method for the direct conversion of cellulose into furan-based biofuels (Angewandte Chemie International, doi: 10.1002/ anie.200801594).(Bioproducts in brief)
Aug 25, 2008; Researchers at the University of California, Davis, US, have developed a new method for the direct conversion of cellulose into...