Chemistry World is a monthly chemistry news magazine published by the Royal Society of Chemistry. The magazine addresses current events in world of chemistry including research, international business news and government policy as it affects the chemical science community, plus the best product applications. It features regular columns by Philip Ball, Derek Lowe, and Paul Docherty. The magazine is sent to all members of the Royal Society of Chemistry and is included in the cost of membership. The front part of the magazine is also available free online, although the core of the online magazine is available only with a subscription.

Chemistry World is supported by the .

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2011 impact factor of 0.159, ranking it 146th out of 154 journals in the category "Chemistry, Multidisciplinary".


In 1965 two British chemistry institutions, the Chemical Society and the Royal Institute of Chemistry agreed to merge their primary publications Proceedings of the Chemical Society and the Journal of the Royal Institute of Chemistry. This was a first step to merger of the Institutions. The new journal was entitled Chemistry in Britain. In January 2004 it was given "a new title, to acknowledge the international nature of the subject".