The impact factor of the Journal of Organic Chemistry for the year 2014 is 4.721. The impact factor is a widespread metric used to measure the impact of scholarly journals. The Journal of Organic Chemistry is published biweekly by ACS Publications, a division of the American Chemical Society. The first issue was published in 1936.
The impact factor for a particular journal in a given year is a measure of how many times articles in a given journal are cited within that year. Impact factors for previous years are announced by Thomson Reuters in the summer of the current year. The impact factor is usually also used as a measure of how prestigious a journal is; the higher the impact factor, the greater the prestige. The creators of the impact factor have warned against jumping to conclusions based solely on the impact factor of a journal.
The impact factor of 4.721 for the Journal of Organic Chemistry indicates that it is highly regarded within the field of organic chemistry. In 2014, for instance, its papers were cited a total of 101,519 times.
The Journal of Organic Chemistry is peer-reviewed and includes full-length research articles, research notes, perspectives and short pieces on current topics related to organic chemistry. Occasionally, the Journal also includes multimedia content, such as video interviews with students and professors. As of 2015, the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Organic Chemistry is C. Dale Poulter of the University of Utah.