Aldrichimica Acta Ranked First in Organic Chemistry by Impact Factor

Ranking of Sigma-Aldrich journal reinforces company’s leadership position in chemistry

September 16, 2015 – Media Alert

Sigma-Aldrich (NASDAQ: SIAL) announced today that the Aldrichimica Acta, its highly acclaimed chemistry review journal, recently received an Impact Factor* score of 17.083 and was ranked number one among 54 international journals in the field of Organic Chemistry. This is the 11th year in a row in which the Acta has ranked number one in this category. Impact Factor data and other journal metrics are published by Thomson Reuters, which tracks more than 8,000 international science journals annually and offers objective statistical data for ranking journals by relative importance within their subject categories.

"We are thrilled with this latest ranking of the Acta by such a prestigious organization as Thomson Reuters,” said Sharbil Firsan, Ph.D., Editor of the Aldrichimica Acta. “This achievement should not come as a surprise, since the Acta publishes cutting-edge reviews by some of the most prominent and active researchers in chemistry. These timely and insightful articles on the latest innovations in chemistry have proven highly valuable to scientists and technologists around the world. This latest honor inspires us to strengthen our commitment to making the Acta more useful and accessible to scientists and technologists around the world through new initiatives such as a complimentary edition for tablets and other mobile devices.”

“The Aldrichimica Acta is our company’s premier vehicle for connecting with the chemistry community,” said Scott Batcheller, Ph.D., Manager of Chemistry, R&D and Product Management. “The Acta has done a fantastic job of elevating our brand, highlighting our new products and services and showcasing our leadership role in bringing the latest research innovations into the chemistry marketplace. The Acta is the most widely recognized and sought-after company publication at tradeshows, academic symposia and on customer visits. With the Acta, we take pleasure in providing an inviting conduit for our customers to exchange practical knowledge.”

One of the first “open-access” science journals, the Aldrichimica Acta remains so today. It publishes cutting-edge reviews on topics of current interest to chemists. To find out how the Acta can help you in your research, to start your complimentary subscription or access the archive going back to 1968, visit

* Journal Citation Reports®, 2014 Science Edition (Thomson Reuters Canada, Ltd.).

About Sigma-Aldrich: Sigma-Aldrich, a leading Life Science and Technology company focused on enhancing human health and safety, manufactures and distributes 250,000 chemicals, biochemicals and other essential products to more than 1.4 million customers globally in research and applied labs as well as in industrial and commercial markets. With three distinct business units - Research, Applied and SAFC Commercial - Sigma-Aldrich is committed to enabling science to improve the quality of life. The Company operates in 37 countries, has approximately 9,700 employees worldwide and had sales of $2.79 billion in 2014.

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