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Editorial January 2022 for Comptes Rendus Chimie
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Since January 1, 2020, a major development has taken place for all the publications of the Académie des sciences, including Comptes Rendus Chimie, since they are now fully Open Access worldwide online, with no fee for authors nor readers (“diamond model”). This has been achieved through an innovative collaboration with the Mersenne Centre for open scientific publishing, supported by the CNRS and the University of Grenoble-Alps.

Comptes Rendus Chimie publishes original research and accounts (short reviews and historic chronicles) in all areas of chemistry, including at the frontiers of chemistry with other disciplines. Notes (preliminary communications) should describe novel and important results, while full papers should provide a detailed account of new results. In all cases, the work should be of high general interest or outstanding specialized interest. Short reviews focusing on the author(s) research but placed in the context of the most recent advances in the field are also welcome. Furthermore, thematic issues, coordinated by one or many guest editor(s) provide an opportunity to take stock of an emerging and/or rapidly growing scientific area and their content always attracts much attention.

Four such thematic issues covering very diversified fields, have been published in 2020–2021. These were, in chronological order:

Only submissions considered by the Editorial office to potentially meet the criteria given above are sent out to referees. Of course, we understand the frustrations generated by a rejection not accompanied by detailed comments from the referees, but this is the only way to proceed given the number of submissions received by the Editorial Office. We all know how essential it is for a journal to be able to rely on high-level scientific referees with an ethic that lives up to their task and we also know that these colleagues are being increasingly solicited. We sincerely thank them for their contribution to the success of Comptes Rendus Chimie and we are particularly grateful to our 20 most active referees listed in Table 1.

Table 1.

Our 20 most active referees in 2020

Pierre Grandclaudon (ENSC Lille, France)
Monika Jain (Banda University of Agriculture & Technology, Banda, India)
Salah Jellali (Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman)
James C. Williams (Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, USA)
Meriem Belhachemi (University of Bechar, Algeria)
Adil Aboulkas (University of Beni-Mellal, Morocco)
Michel Daudon (Sorbonne Université & Hôpital Tenon, Paris, France)
Mejdi Jeguirim (Université de Haute-Alsace, Mulhouse, France)
Paul Méria (Hôpital Saint-Louis, Paris, France)
Emmanuel Letavernier (Sorbonne Université & Hôpital Tenon, Paris, France)
Edward John Anthony (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Jean-Phillippe Haymann (Sorbonne Université & Hôpital Tenon, Paris, France)
Besma Khiari (National School of Engineers of Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia)
Abdeslam-Hassen Meniai (University of Constantine, Algeria)
Dominique Bazin (Université Paris-Saclay, France)
Bernard Meunier (Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination, CNRS, Toulouse, France)
Michal Slany (Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia)
Elise Bouderlique (Sorbonne Université & Hôpital Tenon, Paris, France)
Madona Labaki (Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon)
Pierre Sinaÿ (Sorbonne Université, Paris, France)

We are very pleased that the Académie des sciences has recently signed “The Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)” which recognizes the need to improve the ways in which researchers and the outputs of scholarly research are evaluated. Although the Journal Impact Factor was originally created as a tool to help librarians identify journals to purchase and not as a measure of the scientific quality of research in an article, we know that authors remain interested in its evolution, either for a given journal or within a given field of research. The 2-year impact factor of Comptes Rendus Chimie rose from 2.223 in 2019 to 3.117 in 2020.

We are also pleased to share with you that the quality and diversity of the contributions published in Comptes Rendus Chimie have attracted much international awareness, with most views originating from the USA, France, India and China. The 20 most viewed and downloaded articles in 2021 are listed in Tables 2 and 3, respectively.

Table 2.

The 20 most viewed articles in 2021

TitleAuthors

Théorie cinétique de l’équilibre chimique

Mathieu Lazerges; Sylvain Marque

Les noms des éléments nous racontent leur histoire

Pierre Avenas

Storing the portrait of Antoine de Lavoisier in a single macromolecule

Eline Laurent; Jean-Arthur Amalian; Thibault Schutz; Kevin Launay; Jean-Louis Clément; Didier Gigmes; Alexandre Burel; Christine Carapito; Laurence Charles; Marc-André Delsuc; Jean-François Lutz

Tableau périodique des éléments chimiques et actinides

Robert Guillaumont

Whitlockite structures in kidney stones indicate infectious origin: a scanning electron microscopy and Synchrotron Radiation investigation

Dominique Bazin; Robert J. Papoular; Erik Elkaim; Raphael Weil; Dominique Thiaudière; Céline Pisapia; Benedicte Ménez; Nathaniel S. Hwang; Frederik Tielens; Marine Livrozet; Elise Bouderlique; Jean-Philippe Haymann; Emmanuel Letavernier; Louis Hennet; Vincent Frochot; Michel Daudon

A journey into metal–carbon bond homolysis

Rinaldo Poli

Synthesis of raspberry-like structure zinc oxide nanoparticles via glycol-solvothermal, low-temperature solvothermal and coprecipitation methods

Khairul Basyar Baharudin; Nurulhuda Abdullah; Darfizzi Derawi

Architecture of the molecules of life, a contribution of Louis Pasteur to molecular pharmacology; opportunities for adrenergic pharmacology developments

Morgane Bas; Felipe Hernández; J. Pablo Huidobro-Toro

Nanofibrous biologically soluble scaffolds as an effective drug delivery system

Chingis Daulbayev; Fail Sultanov; Maiya Aldasheva; Aliya Abdybekova; Baglan Bakbolat; Mohammad Shams; Aruzhan Chekiyeva; Zulkhair Mansurov

Opportunities given by density functional theory in pathological calcifications

Frederik Tielens; Jelle Vekeman; Dominique Bazin; Michel Daudon

Impact of mesoporous silica on the chemical degradation of Praziquantel upon grinding

Ivana Šagud; Debora Zanolla; Guglielmo Zingone; Beatrice Perissutti; Irena Škorić

Synthesis, structural characterization, biological activity and molecular docking study of 4,7-dihydroxycoumarin modified by aminophenol derivatives

Žiko B. Milanović; Zoran S. Marković; Dušan S. Dimić; Olivera R. Klisurić; Ivana D. Radojević; Dragana S. Šeklić; Marko N. Živanović; Jasmina Dimitrić Marković; Milanka Radulović; Edina H. Avdović

Synthesis of biosourced silica–Ag nanocomposites and amalgamation reaction with mercury in aqueous solutions

Seitkhan Azat; Elizabeth Arkhangelsky; Thanasis Papathanasiou; Antonis A. Zorpas; Askar Abirov; Vassilis J. Inglezakis

Relativistic effects on the electronic structure of the heaviest elements. Is the Periodic Table endless?

Valeria Pershina

Using micro computed tomographic imaging for analyzing kidney stones

James C. Williams; James E. Lingeman; Michel Daudon; Dominique Bazin

Pt(II) complex of Schiff base derived from L-phenylalanine and furfuraldehyde in the presence of 8-hydroxyquinoline: Structural analysis, composition of complex and biological activity

Özlen Altun; Melike Özge Koçer

TiO2, ZnO, and SnO2-based metal oxides for photocatalytic applications: principles and development

Olga Ishchenko; Vincent Rogé; Guillaume Lamblin; Damien Lenoble; Ioana Fechete

Ultrasonic pre-treatment of an activated carbon powder in different solutions and influence on the ibuprofen adsorption

Hanen Guedidi; Laurence Reinert; Jean-Marc Lévêque; Sandrine Delpeux; Yasushi Soneda; Nizar Bellakhal; Laurent Duclaux

The influence of particle(s) size, shape and distribution on cake filtration mechanics—a short review

Shilpa S. Haramkar; Govind N. Thombre; Sachin V. Jadhav; Bhaskar N. Thorat

Copper-catalyzed synthesis of diarylamines using p-toluene sulfonamides and benzhydrol derivatives under homogeneous borrowing hydrogen conditions

Akram Ashouri; Saadi Samadi; Behzad Nasiri; Hossein Zamani; Somayeh Pourian

Table 3.

The 20 most downloaded articles in 2021

TitleAuthors
Tableau périodique des éléments chimiques et actinidesRobert Guillaumont
Théorie cinétique de l’équilibre chimiqueMathieu Lazerges; Sylvain Marque
Storing the portrait of Antoine de Lavoisier in a single macromoleculeEline Laurent; Jean-Arthur Amalian; Thibault Schutz; Kevin Launay; Jean-Louis Clément; Didier Gigmes; Alexandre Burel; Christine Carapito; Laurence Charles; Marc-André Delsuc; Jean-François Lutz
Relativistic effects on the electronic structure of the heaviest elements. Is the Periodic Table endless?Valeria Pershina
Ultrasonic pre-treatment of an activated carbon powder in different solutions and influence on the ibuprofen adsorptionHanen Guedidi; Laurence Reinert; Jean-Marc Lévêque; Sandrine Delpeux; Yasushi Soneda; Nizar Bellakhal; Laurent Duclaux
A journey into metal–carbon bond homolysisRinaldo Poli
Whitlockite structures in kidney stones indicate infectious origin: a scanning electron microscopy and Synchrotron Radiation investigationDominique Bazin; Robert J. Papoular; Erik Elkaim; Raphael Weil; Dominique Thiaudière; Céline Pisapia; Benedicte Ménez; Nathaniel S. Hwang; Frederik Tielens; Marine Livrozet; Elise Bouderlique; Jean-Philippe Haymann; Emmanuel Letavernier; Louis Hennet; Vincent Frochot; Michel Daudon
Pt(II) complex of Schiff base derived from L-phenylalanine and furfuraldehyde in the presence of 8-hydroxyquinoline: Structural analysis, composition of complex and biological activityÖzlen Altun; Melike Özge Koçer
Synthesis of raspberry-like structure zinc oxide nanoparticles via glycol-solvothermal, low-temperature solvothermal and coprecipitation methodsKhairul Basyar Baharudin; Nurulhuda Abdullah; Darfizzi Derawi
Nanofibrous biologically soluble scaffolds as an effective drug delivery systemChingis Daulbayev; Fail Sultanov; Maiya Aldasheva; Aliya Abdybekova; Baglan Bakbolat; Mohammad Shams; Aruzhan Chekiyeva; Zulkhair Mansurov
TiO2, ZnO, and SnO2-based metal oxides for photocatalytic applications: principles and developmentOlga Ishchenko; Vincent Rogé; Guillaume Lamblin; Damien Lenoble; Ioana Fechete
Les noms des éléments nous racontent leur histoirePierre Avenas
Chemists and physicists behaving badly: The shadow side of two elemental discoveriesMarco Fontani; Mary Virginia Orna; Mariagrazia Costa
Synthesis, structural characterization, biological activity and molecular docking study of 4,7-dihydroxycoumarin modified by aminophenol derivativesŽiko B. Milanović; Zoran S. Marković; Dušan S. Dimić; Olivera R. Klisurić; Ivana D. Radojević; Dragana S. Šeklić; Marko N. Živanović; Jasmina Dimitrić Marković; Milanka Radulović; Edina H. Avdović
Synergistic effect of octadecyl ammonium oxide and oleate amide propyl betaine and development of a foam drainage reagent for natural gas productionMinlan Gao; Yijing Jia; Shiyi Lv; Sanbao Dong; Manxue Wang; Shidong Zhu; Jie Zhang; Gang Chen
Synthesis of biosourced silica–Ag nanocomposites and amalgamation reaction with mercury in aqueous solutionsSeitkhan Azat; Elizabeth Arkhangelsky; Thanasis Papathanasiou; Antonis A. Zorpas; Askar Abirov; Vassilis J. Inglezakis
La classification des « corps simples » par la loi périodique interprétée en 1890 par Paul SabatierArmand Lattes
Investigation of the corrosion inhibition properties of new phenyl aldehyde organic layers functionalized with different amino alcohols electrodeposited on copperAna Chira; Bogdan Bucur; Gabriel-Lucian Radu
First application of chiral phosphotriesters in asymmetric metal catalysis: enantioselective Zn-catalyzed hydrosilylation of ketones in the presence of BINOL-derived phosphatesAlphonsine Ngo Ndimba; Thierry Roisnel; Gilles Argouarch; Claudia Lalli
Synthesis of barium alkylbenzene sulfonate and its behavior as a flow improver for crude oilZhichao Zhou; Wangyuan Zhang; Futian Zhang; Xuanming Zhang; Sanbao Dong; Jie Zhang; Chen Gang

The most cited articles in 2020–2021 are listed in Table 4.

Table 4.

The most cited articles in 2020–2021

TitleAuthors
Whitlockite structures in kidney stones indicate infectious origin: a scanning electron microscopy and Synchrotron Radiation investigationDominique Bazin; Robert J. Papoular; Erik Elkaim; Raphael Weil; Dominique Thiaudière; Céline Pisapia; Benedicte Ménez; Nathaniel S. Hwang; Frederik Tielens; Marine Livrozet; Elise Bouderlique; Jean-Philippe Haymann; Emmanuel Letavernier; Louis Hennet; Vincent Frochot; Michel Daudon
Investigations on Mediterranean biomass pyrolysis ability by thermogravimetric analyses: thermal behaviour and sensitivity of kinetic parametersNourelhouda Boukaous; Lokmane Abdelouahed; Mustapha Chikhi; Chetna Mohabeer; Abdeslam Hassen Meniai; Bechara Taouk
Synthesis of biosourced silica–Ag nanocomposites and amalgamation reaction with mercury in aqueous solutionsSeitkhan Azat; Elizabeth Arkhangelsky; Thanasis Papathanasiou; Antonis A. Zorpas; Askar Abirov; Vassilis J. Inglezakis
DFT/TD-DFT computational study of the tetrathiafulvalene-1,3-benzothiazole molecule to highlight its structural, electronic, vibrational and non-linear optical propertiesAssia Midoune; Abdelatif Messaoudi
Optimization of a cationic dye desorption from a loaded-lignocellulosic biomass: factorial design experiments and investigation of mechanismsAhmed Amine Azzaz; Salah Jellali; Mejdi Jeguirim; Latifa Bousselmi; Zohra Bengharez; Hanene Akrout
Bioremediation of hexavalent chromium by an indigenous bacterium Bacillus cereus S10C1: optimization study using two level full factorial experimental designAmina Nacer; Souheyla Boudjema; Mahmoud Bouhaous; Nacer Boudouaia; Zohra Bengharez
Synthesis, structural characterization, biological activity and molecular docking study of 4,7-dihydroxycoumarin modified by aminophenol derivativesŽiko B. Milanović; Zoran S. Marković; Dušan S. Dimić; Olivera R. Klisurić; Ivana D. Radojević; Dragana S. Šeklić; Marko N. Živanović; Jasmina Dimitrić Marković; Milanka Radulović; Edina H. Avdović
Synthesis of barium alkylbenzene sulfonate and its behavior as a flow improver for crude oilZhichao Zhou; Wangyuan Zhang; Futian Zhang; Xuanming Zhang; Sanbao Dong; Jie Zhang; Chen Gang
Evaluation of the influence of olive mill waste on soils: the case study of disposal areas in Crete, GreeceMaria K. Doula; Antonis Papadopoulos; Chronis Kolovos; Olga Lamnatou; Antonis A. Zorpas
Effect of reaction conditions on the activity of novel carbon nanofiber-based Cu/ZrO2 catalysts for CO2 hydrogenation to methanolIsraf Ud Din; Maizatul S. Shaharun; A. Naeem; Mshari A. Alotaibi; Abdulrahman I. Alharthi; Qazi Nasir

We wish to congratulate our authors for their achievements and we are proud to increase the visibility of their work thanks to a fully Open Access worldwide journal!

We are most grateful to our authors, guest editors and referees because they are responsible for the success of this journal and its increasing visibility.

We would also like to welcome the new foreign members of the Advisory Board who have joined us in 2021: R. D. Adams (University of South Carolina, USA), A. Corma (Valencia, Spain), S. Dehnen (Marburg, Germany), P. J. Dyson (EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland), A. J. L. Pombeiro (Lisbon, Portugal) and J. Rocha (Aveiro, Portugal) and look forward to a fruitful collaboration. At the same time, we warmly thank those who have left the Advisory Board after supporting our journal for many years: M. Driess (Berlin, Germany), K. Dunbar (Texas, USA), T. F. Fässler (Munich, Germany), A. Fürstner (Mülheim, Germany), F. Gabbai (Texas, USA), M. Grätzel (EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland), L. A. Oro (Saragossa, Spain), H. W. Roesky (Göttingen, Germany), and H. Schwarz (Berlin, Germany).

Finally, I am most grateful to the editorial and production staff of Comptes Rendus Chimie, in particular to Julien Desmarets (scientific secretary), for their cooperation and commitment.

The continuing success of Comptes Rendus Chimie depends on you! We welcome all suggestions you may have to help us meet your expectations!

Looking forward to receiving outstanding contributions from you, I wish you all a happy and most successful year 2022 with exciting science!

Pierre Braunstein

Editor-in-Chief

Strasbourg

braunstein@unistra.fr