Journal of the American Chemical Society

The Journal of the American Chemical Society is a weekly peer-reviewed scientific journal that was established in 1879 by the American Chemical Society.[1] The journal has absorbed two other publications in its history, the Journal of Analytical and Applied Chemistry (July 1893) and the American Chemical Journal (January 1914). It covers all fields of chemistry. Since 2021, the editor-in-chief is Erick M. Carreira (ETH Zurich).[2] In 2014, the journal moved to a hybrid open access publishing model.

Journal of the American Chemical Society
Edited byErick M. Carreira
Publication details
American Chemical Society (United States)
16.383 (2021)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4J. Am. Chem. Soc.
ISSN0002-7863 (print)
1520-5126 (web)
OCLC no.01226990

Abstracting and indexing

The journal is abstracted and indexed in Chemical Abstracts Service, Scopus, EBSCO databases, ProQuest databases, Index Medicus/MEDLINE/PubMed, and the Science Citation Index Expanded.[3] According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2021 impact factor of 16.383.[4]


The following people are or have been editor-in-chief:[5]

  • 1879–1880 – Hermann Endemann
  • 1880–1881 – Gideon E. Moore
  • 1881–1882 – Hermann Endemann
  • 1882–1883 – Editorial Committee
  • 1884–1892 – Abram A. Breneman
  • 1893–1901 – Edward Hart
  • 1902–1917 – William A. Noyes Sr.
  • 1918–1949 – Arthur Lamb
  • 1950–1962 – W. Albert Noyes Jr.
  • 1963–1969 – Marshall D. Gates Jr.
  • 1969–1975 – Martin Stiles
  • 1975–1981 – Cheves Walling
  • 1982–2001 – Allen J. Bard
  • 2002–2020 – Peter J. Stang
  • since 2021 – Erick M. Carreira


  1. List of Issues back to 1879
  2. JACS Editors and Editorial Board
  3. "Journal of the American Chemical Society". MIAR: Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals. University of Barcelona. Retrieved 2022-06-18.
  4. "Journal of the American Chemical Society". 2021 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Clarivate. 2022.
  5. "Celebrating 140 Years". JACS. Retrieved 28 July 2022.
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