Angewandte Chemie (German pronunciation: [ˈʔaŋɡəˌvantə
çeˈmiː], meaning "Applied Chemistry") is a weekly peer-reviewed
scientific journal that is published by
Wiley-VCH on behalf of the
German Chemical Society (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker). Publishing
formats include feature length reviews, short highlights, research
communications, minireviews, essays, book reviews, meeting reviews,
correspondences, corrections, and obituaries. This journal contains
review articles covering all aspects of chemistry. Its current impact
factor is 11.994 (2016).
2 Business model
3 Publication history
The journal appears in two editions with separate volume and page
numbering: a German edition,
Angewandte Chemie (ISSN 0044-8249
(print), ISSN 1521-3757 (online)), and a fully English-language
Angewandte Chemie International Edition (ISSN 1433-7851
(print), ISSN 1521-3773 (online)). The editions are identical in
content with the exception of occasional reviews of German-language
books or German translations of
Angewandte Chemie is available online and in print. It is a hybrid
open access journal and authors may choose to pay a fee to make
articles available free of charge.
Angewandte Chemie provides free
access to supporting information.
In 1887, Ferdinand Fischer founded the 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 (ISSN 0570-0833, CODEN
ACIEAY, abbreviated as Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl.), which has a
separate volume counting. With the beginning of Vol. 37 (1998) "in
English" was dropped from the journal name.
Several journals have merged into Angewandte, including Chemische
Technik/Chemische Apparatur in 1947 and Zeitschrift für Chemie in
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
^ Journal Citation Reports, June 2017
^ P. Gölitz (1988). "Editorial". Angewandte Chemie. 100: 3.
doi:10.1002/ange.19881000105. ; P. Gölitz (1988).
Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 27: 3.
^ P. Gölitz (2006). "Der Druck steigt". Angewandte Chemie. 118:
5152–5154. doi:10.1002/ange.200602672. ; P. Gölitz
(2006). "The Heat Is On".
Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 45: