Nature Chemistry by the numbers – 2012

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As 2012 is winding down, I thought I’d take a look back at volume 4 of the journal. This isn’t a terribly in-depth analysis, and it’s based on what we’ve published rather than what was submitted, but you might find it a little bit interesting. Here are the covers of the 12 issues that made up the 2012 issues.

What was behind those covers? This:

1052 pages
118 Articles (primary research papers)
67 News & Views articles
54 Research Highlights
12 In Your Element essays
12 Blogroll columns
11 Thesis articles
8 Corrections
5 Books & Arts sections
5 Reviews
4 Editorials
3 Perspectives
3 Correspondences
2 Interviews
1 Addendum
and a partridge in a pear tree*

*OK, I’m kidding about the last one.

Where did those 118 primary research papers come from? Well, based on the addresses of the corresponding (or co-corresponding) authors, here’s the answer:

And what were those 118 research papers about? Below is a Wordle made up from the titles of those Articles:

Many thanks to all of our authors, referees and readers for their contributions to the journal in 2012 — best wishes for the holiday season and we’ll see you again in 2013 for volume 5!


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Stu Cantrill

Chief Editor, Nature Chemistry, Springer Nature

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