Angewandte Chemie is a weekly peer-reviewed chemistry journal that covers all disciplines of chemistry. Its impact factor is 10.031 (in 2007), which is the highest value for a chemistry-specific journal that publishes original research. It is a journal of the German Chemical Society and is published by Wiley-VCH.
Besides original research in the form of short communications, the journal contains review-type articles (reviews, minireviews, essays, highlights), and a magazine section (news, obituaries, book reviews, conference reports). Colloquially, the journal is simply called "Angewandte". "Angewandte Chemie" is German for applied chemistry, although this translation no longer accurately describes the scope of the journal. It is edited by Peter Gölitz, who is credited with elevating the impact and international scope of its authorship.
The journal prides itself in having brought numerous innovations to scientific journal publishing. Since 1977, a single article is featured with a graphic on the cover and the table of contents has been richly annotated with graphics and text. At the start of its online version in 1998, Angewandte Chemie adopted a keyword catalogue to characterize articles and facilitate easy searching.