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Editorial
& Angewandte
…a
re brands that most chemists
know, and they have a good idea for
what these brands stand; chemistry in
the widest possible form, international
character, and quality are characteristics
that they both
have in common.
This issue of
Angewandte
Chemie has been
published
to
coincide with the
“27th International Exhibition on
Chemical Engineering, Environmental
Protection and Biotechnology”, that is,
2003, which takes place
between 19 and 24 May in Frankfurt
am Main; incidentally, a large number of
extra copies of Angewandte Chemie will
be distributed at the
. The
is
organized by the
Society of Chemical Technology
and Biotechnology
(officially
DECHEMA, the
Gesellschaft f5r
Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie
e.V.). There is also a link between the
DECHEMA and the German Chemical
Society (Gesellschaft Deutcher Chemiker, GDCh), the owner of Angewandte
Chemie. The GDCh has organized a
special ceremony at the
featuring a plenary lecture by Achim
M5ller (the author of a communication
in this issue) and the award of a prize for
science journalism to John Emsley.
Chemistry
in
the widest possible sense is presented at the
. That
environmental
protection and biotechnology are prominent in the title of this “International
Exhibition” indicates the central importance of chemistry in both subjects. At
the exhibition everything is represented,
1986
from plant construction to measurement, control engineering and process
technology to laboratory and analytical
techniques; in addition there is an
exhibitor's section “Research and Innovation” a topic where
&
Angewandte meet, as Angewandte
Chemie actually means Applied Chemistry in German. And the journal certainly covers chemistry that is applied in
all sciences and chemistry that is at the
frontier of many possible future applications. Topics that generally are designated life or materials science are found
frequently on the pages of Angewandte
Chemie. This issue is no exception, the
cover alone highlights articles about
(molecular) diamonds from oil, the
industrial synthesis of ammonia, and
the discovery and development of a
completely new class of antibacterial
agents. In addition there are articles on
the latest analytical and synthetic methods. It is not unusual for the articles to
come from industrial laboratories, in this
issue there are articles from ChevronTexaco, Pharmacia, and BoehringerIngelheim. In 2003 Germany celebrates
the “Year of Chemistry” and one of the
most important issues is to emphasize
the position of chemistry both as the
central science and one of the most
important and innovative branches of
modern industry. In particular, the fashionable topics at the moment—bio,
nano, and naturally, nanobio—are nothing without chemistry, in fact, they are to
a great extent just chemistry.
As well as covering the full spectrum of
chemistry, both
& Angewandte
have high quality and a highly international character as their trademarks. The
would not be occurring for the
27th time and would not have such spinoffs as the ACHEMASIA and the
ACHEMAMERICA, if right from the
outset, these qualities had not been at
the forefront. The same applies to
Angewandte Chemie (now in its 115th
year) and its very successful “offspring”:
2003 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
www.angewandte.org
Chemistry—A
European
Journal,
ChemBioChem, and ChemPhysChem.
Q
uality has always been the prime
consideration for Angewandte Chemie,
not only in
the choice of
articles but
also in the
presentation.
The change
to
weekly
publication—see the Editorial in Issue
1/2003—also brought a change in the
appearance of the journal which has
been received very positively by readers
and authors. Color continues to become
a more important part of attractive
presentation. The costs of color production for articles in which color is essential and for which the authors have no
funds are, as
has
always
been
the
case, paid for
by the journal.
Thus,
the 115th year of Angewandte Chemie
has brought a further improvement in
the “quality of presentation”—but what
about the quality of the articles? Has
the weekly publication resulted in a
lowering of the quality criteria because
more articles need to be accepted? No,
if anything the opposite is true! Following the increase in the rejection rate
from 59 % in 2001 to 62 % in 2002, 68 %
of
manuscripts submitted in January
2003
were rejected
and unfortunately
this
figure will most likely average 65 % or
more, over the year, because in the first
quarter alone the number of communications received has increased by 20 %.
In the last two decades Angewandte
Chemie has become more and more
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2003, 42, 1986 – 1988
Angewandte
Chemie
Table 1: Number of accepted communications in 2002 by country of origin.
Country
USA
Germany
Japan
Great Britain
France
P.R. China
Spain
Switzerland
South Korea
Italy
Others
228
206
126
66
44
42
28
27
22
22
66
international. Table 1 gives a countryby-country overview of the number of
communications, submitted in 2002,
which were accepted. Figure 1 shows
similar data graphically, however, in this
case, all the articles published in 2002
are arranged by correspondence
authors, and articles with more than
one correspondence author are thus
counted more than once. As a truly
international
journal,
Angewandte
Chemie would like to publish even
more of the best manuscripts from
everywhere in the world. Authors, however, should be aware of the high
standard that is required for a publication in Angewandte Chemie; this seems
not always to be the case and we can
only encourage them to be more selfcritical when deciding on the most
appropriate journal for a piece of
work. For a publication in Angewandte
Chemie authors must remember that
they are addressing a multinational
audience of chemists from all subdisciplines and beyond. Thus, Angewandte
articles are read not only by the specialists in the authorsH own field but by
people looking for ideas to apply to
other problems in other areas, and even
other disciplines. It is no fun for the
Editors to have to reject so many manuscripts. The Editors are naturally very
careful when selecting manuscripts, to
consider the scientific merits first and
foremost and then also the interests of
the readers. That the rejection rates for
manuscripts from some countries are
significantly lower than from others, can
be attributed to the authors from these
countries knowing the journal well and
better assessing the suitability of their
work for publication in Angewandte
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2003, 42, 1986 – 1988
Chemie. Incidentally, the majority of
the referees are from outside Germany,
which is hardly surprising when over
90 % of manuscripts are submitted in
English.
F
or an Editor the “interests of the
readers” are as important as they are
ambiguous. As most readers currently
have their first look into Angewandte
Chemie online, the full-text download
statistics are an indicator of this interest.
The access figures for Angewandte
Chemie are very high—they are by far
the highest of any of the approximately
450 journals available through Wiley
InterScience—and they rose by around
25 % per article during 2002. The access
figures naturally reflect the number of
scientists working in a particular area,
thus, it is no surprise that, for example,
in 2002 the list of the 25 most downloaded articles (see Table 2 on the next
page) is dominated by organic synthesis.
What is surprising, however, is that five
communications (but no highlights or
minireviews) have made it into the
top 25 as have three reviews from 2001.
It is also noteworthy that two reviews,
one from Haag, Bannwarth, and coworkers and the other from Fu and
Littke, are very high up the list in spite
of being published very late in 2002. The
interests of one large community, however, are never favored over the interests of the many smaller communities.
The deciding factor is always the level of
inventiveness found in each individual
article.
Figure 1: Country of origin of all the articles
published in 2002 (with the exception of book
and web-site reviews). The information is generated from the addresses of the correspondence authors articles with more than one correspondence author are thus counted more
than once; this, however, does not distort the
overall picture.
for the electronic linking of all journals
(through PubMed or CrossRef), and for
the permanent archiving of articles—in
addition they also make it possible for us
to present articles electronically in Early
View weeks before publication in an
issue. This service will begin shortly with
the “sprinter” and “VIP” articles.
And don't forget that e-services also
have a prominent place at the
It's not too late to get there!
.
A
fter the “major overhaul” of Angewandte Chemie, Wiley InterScience is
next in line, and in autumn 2003 this
service will be relaunched. As of now
Wiley InterScience, and therefore also
Angewandte Chemie, offers a Pay-perView function for all nonsubscribers,
which means that it is possible for
anyone to purchase individual articles;
considering the central position of
chemistry in science, as mentioned
above, this is a very important service.
And last but not least, as of Issue 13 this
year Angewandte Chemie prints Digital
Object Identifiers (DOIs) at the foot of
the first page each article; these are very
important for authors, for example, to
put a link from their homepage to their
article in the journal, they are essential
www.angewandte.org
Peter GLlitz
PS: On the subject of readersH interests:
It is curious to note that in the first three
months of 2003 the most downloaded
article from the International Edition is
the review article by S. J. Danishefsky
and
H.
Lin
with
the
title
>>>“Gelsemine: A Thought-Provoking
Target for Total Synthesis”, whereas
from the German Edition it is the highlight article about Caffeine by S. R.
Waldvogel. Is this a revelation about
Germans, and should we publish something about tea soon?
2003 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
1987
Editorial
Table 2: Most frequently downloaded articles in 2002 from Angewandte Chemie (titles abbreviated).
Correspondence authors
Title
Issue/Year/Type[a]
K. C. Nicolaou
The CP Molecule Labyrinth
15/2002/R
K. C. Nicolaou
The Diels – Alder Reaction in Total Synthesis
10/2002/R
E. J. Corey
Catalytic Enantioselective Diels – Alder Reactions
10/2002/R
K. B. Sharpless
Searching for New Reactivity (Nobel Lecture)
12/2002/R
R. Noyori
Asymmetric Catalysis (Nobel Lecture)
12/2002/R
W. S. Knowles
Asymmetric Hydrogenations (Nobel Lecture)
12/2002/R
W. Bannwarth, R. Haag
Modern Separation Techniques for the Efficient Workup in Organic Synthesis
21/2002/R
V. V. Fokin, K. B. Sharpless A New Approach to Osmium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Dihydroxylation and Aminohydroxylation of Olefins
G. C. Fu
Palladium-Catalyzed Coupling Reactions of Aryl Chlorides
3/2002/C
22/2002/R
W. A. Herrmann
N-Heterocyclic Carbenes: A New Concept in Organometallic Catalysis
8/2002/R
M. Lautens
Halide Effects in Transition Metal Catalysis
1/2002/R
M. C. Pirrung
How to Make a DNA Chip
G. Klebe
Approaches to the Description and Prediction of the Binding Affinity of Small-Molecule Ligands to
Macromolecular Receptors
J. Rebek, Jr.,
Molecular Encapsulation
8/2002/R
15/2002/R
9/2002/R
C. M. Niemeyer
Nanoparticles, Proteins, and Nucleic Acids: Biotechnology Meets Materials Science
22/2001/R
H. Waldmann
From Protein Domains to Drug Candidates
16/2002/R
D. Antonelli
Recent Advances in Synthesis and Applications of Transition Metal Containing Mesoporous Molecular Sieves
S. J. Danishefsky
The B-Alkyl Suzuki – Miyaura Cross-Coupling Reaction
24/2001/R
2/2002/R
K. C. Nicolaou
Total Synthesis of Diazonamide A
18/2002/C
S. J. Rowan
Dynamic Covalent Chemistry
6/2002/R
A. H. Hoveyda,
R. R. Schrock
The First Polymer-Supported and Recyclable Chiral Catalyst for Enantioselective Olefin Metathesis
4/2002/C
S. J. Danishefsky
The Total Synthesis of Proteasome Inhibitors TMC-95A and TMC-95B
K. B. Sharpless
Click Chemistry: Diverse Chemical Function from a Few Good Reactions
3/2002/C
11/2001/R
S. FFrster
From Self-Organizing Polymers to Nanohybrid and Biomaterials
5/2002/R
G. Pattenden
Total Synthesis of the Presumed Amphidinolide A
3/2002/C
[a] R ¼ review, C ¼ communication.
1988
2003 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
www.angewandte.org
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