Chemical Communications
Chemical Communications, known as ChemComm, is a peer-reviewed scientific journal
Scientific journal
In academic publishing, a scientific journal is a periodical publication intended to further the progress of science, usually by reporting new research. There are thousands of scientific journals in publication, and many more have been published at various points in the past...

 published by the Royal Society of Chemistry
Royal Society of Chemistry
The Royal Society of Chemistry is a learned society in the United Kingdom with the goal of "advancing the chemical sciences." It was formed in 1980 from the merger of the Chemical Society, the Royal Institute of Chemistry, the Faraday Society and the Society for Analytical Chemistry with a new...

 (RSC). It contains communications (short descriptions of new work requiring rapid publication) of significant work from across the chemical sciences. It also includes feature articles. From January 2012, ChemComm publishes 100 issues per year.

The editor of ChemComm is Robert D. Eagling.

Chemical biology
Chemical biology
Chemical biology is a scientific discipline spanning the fields of chemistry and biology that involves the application of chemical techniques and tools, often compounds produced through synthetic chemistry, to the study and manipulation of biological systems. This is a subtle difference from...

 is an expanding area of the chemical sciences, and chemical biology papers are an important part of the content of ChemComm. ChemComm has been selected by the US National Library of Medicine for inclusion in MEDLINE
MEDLINE is a bibliographic database of life sciences and biomedical information. It includes bibliographic information for articles from academic journals covering medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and health care...

, thereby increasing its visibility to the biological community.

Article types

  • Communications - original scientific work that is of an urgent nature and that has not been published previously.
  • Feature Articles - reviews written by leading scientists within their field which summarise recent work from a personal perspective.
  • Highlights in Chemistry - short, review-style articles covering the most significant chemical advances since the millennium; published to mark the International Year of Chemistry 2011.
  • In the past, ChemComm published Focus Articles - concise articles on subjects of current topical interest or of cross-disciplinary appeal.
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