About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Acta Chimica Slovenica publishes original research papers in the fields of organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology, physical chemistry and materials science, as well as chemical, biochemical and environmental engineering. Papers dealing with general chemistry, applied chemistry and biomedical applications are also welcome. Scientific novelty and potential interest for a wider spectrum of readers has to be justified.

Peer Review Process

The manuscripts are critically evaluated for the compliance with the following criteria: novelty, importance to the specific field and strong evidence for the conclusions that are drawn. All submitted manuscripts are reviewed by the Editorial Board for relevancy to meet our editorial criteria. Manuscripts retained for review are sent to two or three referees, choosen by the members of the Editorial Board. Based on the advice of the referees the editor decides to: accept the manuscript with or without minor revision, invite the authors to revise the manuscript before a final decision is reached, or reject the manuscript on lack of novelty, insufficient conceptual advance or major technical and/or interpretational problems. Editorial decisions are based on an evaluation of the strengths of the arguments raised by each referee and by the authors.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Journal History

Acta Chimica Slovenica, the journal of the Slovenian Chemical Society, is celebrating in 2023 its 70th anniversary. In 1954 the editorial board decided to publish the Vestnik Slovenskega kemijskega društva (Bulletin of the Slovenian Chemical Society) as a constituent of the Documenta Chemica Yugoslavica together with Croatica Chemica Acta and Glasnik Srpskog hemijskog društva. Vestnik was published for a quarter of a century sporadically, sometimes with a big delay.

In 1978 (vol. 25) a new editorial board (Drago Kolar editor, Marko Razinger technical editor and Branko Stanovnik chairman of editorial board) decided to improve the journal in many aspects: to publish 4 issues per year regularly, to publish review articles, plenary lectures  delivered at the congresses and symposia organized by the Slovenian Chemical Society, special issues to celebrate the anniversaries of prominent chemists, to give the information about the research activities and development in chemical and pharmaceutical industry.

Editorial board wanted to change the name of Vestnik already in 1978. However, since the Vestnik was part of the Documenta Chemica Yugoslavica, it was not possible until 1992, when Slovenia became an independent state. After the Slovenian Chemical Society was admitted to the Federation of European Chemical Societies in 1992, the Slovenian Chemical Society changed, by suggestion of the editor and editorial board, the name of the journal into Acta Chimical Slovenica (ACSi) starting in 1993 with vol. 40. Over the years ACSi has gained reputation within the international community. The editorial board was taken over by younger colleagues, who reorganized and digitised it accordingly, and within a few years ACSi became an internationally renowned journal. In the meantime Drago Kolar 1993–1996, Ljubo Golič 1997–1998 were editors for a short period. Since 1999–2003 Andrej Petrič was the editor, followed by Janez Košmrlj 2004–2005 (Vol. 51–52), Alekander Pavko 2006–2017 (Vol. 53–64), Ksenija Kogej 2018–2022 (Vol. 65–69), and Franc Perdih 2023- (Vol. 70-).

ACSi is extracted by Chenical Abstracts, Current Contents, PubMed, Science Citation Index Expanded and Scopus. In 2002 the ACSi obtained IF for the first time, in 2021 IF = 1.524.

Acta Chimica Slovenica demonstrates the enthusiasm, creativity and vitality of Slovenian scientific community and represents a permanent genuine contribution to Slovenian culture.

I would like to congratulate and express my sincere thanks and gratitude to authors for their contributions, to reviewers, members of editorial boards, guest and associated editors and editors and to all those who have in any way contributed to the success of our journal.

Best wishes for the future.

Branko Stanovnik
Chairman of the Advisory Board of ACSi