Journal Title
JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

J. Org. Chem.

ISSN / eISSN
0022-3263 / 1520-6904
Aims and Scope
The Journal of Organic Chemistry welcomes original contributions of fundamental research in all branches of the theory and practice of organic chemistry. In selecting manuscripts for publication, the editors place emphasis on the quality and novelty of the work, as well as the breadth of interest to the organic chemistry community.

Manuscripts with a focus on the following topics along with guidance are included below. The scope of organic chemistry is broader than these several areas of research and the Editorial Board is consistently welcoming and evaluating manuscripts addressing topics in addition to these. Guidelines for specific focus areas are as follows:

Single or multistep synthetic methods manuscripts and total synthesis manuscripts are expected to demonstrate strategies, transformations, or shortened routes to target structures that show conceptual novelty, not merely the extension of previously reported chemistry to a different class of reaction substrates, reagents, or catalysts.
Manuscripts focusing on mechanistic studies (experimental or theoretical) should show methodological advances or provide novel insight into the course of chemical reactions, rather than only confirming previously established mechanisms.
Natural products isolation and identification studies should report unusual skeletal features, improvements in methods for structural determination, or insights into biosynthetic pathways.
Manuscripts with elements of biological study, analytical chemistry, functional molecules and systems, or materials science should demonstrate novelty in those aspects associated with the organic chemistry portion of the work being reported.
Subject Area

CHEMISTRY, ORGANIC

CiteScore
6.80 View Trend
CiteScore Ranking
Category Quartile Rank
Chemistry - Organic Chemistry Q1 #39/197
Web of Science Core Collection
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
Indexed -
Category (Journal Citation Reports 2023) Quartile
CHEMISTRY, ORGANIC - SCIE Q1
H-index
210
Country/Area of Publication
UNITED STATES
Publisher
American Chemical Society
Publication Frequency
Biweekly
Year Publication Started
1936
Annual Article Volume
1702
Open Access
NO
Contact
AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 1155 16TH ST, NW, WASHINGTON, USA, DC, 20036
Verified Reviews
Note: Verified reviews are sourced from across review platforms and social media globally.
Although JOC is classified as a 2nd tier journal by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, it is considered an A-level journal in our university's evaluation and is highly recognized. However, it is really distressing to see JOC's impact factor continuously decreasing. We hope that JOC will continue to improve and become a 1st tier journal soon!

2023.04.02 Submitted. (Automatically displayed as under review status)
2023.04.11 Assigned to editor
2023.05.13 One rejection, one major revision, one minor revision. The editor seems nice, giving one month for major revision.
2023.06.11 Submitted revised manuscript
2023.06.23 Notified of minor revision. The editor emphasized HRMS and gave one month.
2023.06.24 Submitted revised manuscript
2023.06.28 Accepted
2023.07.11 Online

After all, JOC is an established journal in organic chemistry and places great emphasis on the rigor of compound synthesis and characterization data. It is necessary to provide perfect data whenever possible.
2023-07-12
The second article of my master's degree, the teacher wanted to directly submit it to OBC (a journal), but I felt that submitting it to a third-tier journal would be a bit inappropriate, so I tried JOC (another journal). In just half a month, I received more than twenty comments, which were quite detailed. The revisions were accepted within a week, and the speed was pretty good. Looking at the evaluations from three foreign reviewers, it made me feel that my work was not as bad as I had imagined, haha. As expected, earlier this year, two top journals published articles with strategies similar to mine. They were done quite well and even cited my article...
2022-04-03

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