I think I have a new ambition!
Somehow this completely slipped under my radar, but the Nature Publishing Group have, just this month, released a shiny new journal specifically for all manner of chemical goodness!
Nature Chemistry looks to be full of fascinating articles from all reaches of chemistry (which is impressive, given how broad ranging chemistry is!) and promises to be a repository for some exciting chemistry research. Being brand new, it doesn’t even have an impact factor associated with it yet — and it won’t until 2011. I expect it’ll be pleasantly high though.
To quote from the website:
“The online submission system for Nature Chemistry is now open, and we welcome manuscripts describing cutting-edge research from all areas of chemistry.”
So yes. It is officially my ambition that within one year of achieving the title of doctor (if not before), I would like to get at least one paper accepted into Nature Chem. Hell, even being a co-author would be nice. Guess I’d better get working on some more cutting-edge research of my own…
Incidentally, there’s no specific mention of astrochemistry — but as with most journals these days, they seem to look favourably on cross-disciplinary work…
“As well as reflecting the traditional core subjects of analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, the journal also features a broad range of chemical research including, but not limited to, catalysis, computational and theoretical chemistry, environmental chemistry, green chemistry, medicinal chemistry, nuclear chemistry, polymer chemistry, supramolecular chemistry and surface chemistry. Other cross-disciplinary topics such as bioinorganic, bioorganic, organometallic and physical–organic chemistry will also be featured. The submission of manuscripts detailing multidisciplinary research performed at the interface of chemistry and other scientific fields of inquiry such as biology, materials science, nanotechnology and physics is also encouraged, where the central theme of the work — and the major advances that are reported — fall within the bounds of chemistry.”