Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry turns 50 and increases publication frequency

February 21, 2002

In conjunction with its 50th anniversary, the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, published by the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, began publishing biweekly January 2002.

"All of us at ACS Publications are delighted to celebrate this milestone year for Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Its current expansion from monthly to bi-weekly publication in its fiftieth year is testimony to the impact this journal has in its field," said Robert D. Bovenschulte, publications director for the Society.

The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry is the world's most cited journal in three categories -- Applied Chemistry, Multidisciplinary Agriculture, and Food Science -- according to the Institute for Scientific Information's 2000 ISI Journal Citation Reports. The journal had 15,487 citations and ranked number one in "impact factor" in the Multidisciplinary Agriculture category, based on articles published in about 5,000 scientific journals during 2000 that cited the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

Throughout the year, the journal will publish several "visioning" articles by invited authors, "which will address current and coming trends in agricultural and food chemistry," according to the journal's editor, James N. Seiber, Ph.D., of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Western Regional Research Center in Davis, Calif.

The journal is the source of some of the most widely reported science stories in the lay media. In 2001, the journal received the Society's Newsmaker recognition in two categories. Dr. Sieber was named as the journal editor identifying the most news of interest to the public, and Donald Buhler, Ph.D., of Oregon State University, was acknowledged for his research article on antioxidants, also published in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Their collective efforts led to newspaper and magazine articles and broadcast coverage that reached a potential audience of more than 23 million.

Recognized as a leading international publication, the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry published articles from researchers in 45 countries during 2001.
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