The Chinese Chemical Society (CCS) is an academic organization formed by Chinese chemists of their own accord with the purpose of uniting Chinese chemists at home and abroad to promote the development of chemistry in China.
The CCS was founded during a meeting of preeminent chemists in Nanjing on August 4, 1932. It currently has more than 100,000 individual members and 175 organizational members. There are 7 Divisions covering the major areas of chemistry: physical, inorganic, organic, polymer, analytical, applied and chemical education, as well as 40 Commissions, including catalysis, computational chemistry, photochemistry, electrochemistry, organic solid chemistry, environmental chemistry, and many other sub-fields of the chemical sciences. The CCS also has 10 committees, including the Woman’s Chemists Committee and Young Chemists Committee.
The CCS has always considered the publishing of journals an important task of the Society and currently collaborates with institutions and organizations in China to co-publish 26 journals, in Chinese and English, 15 of which are collected by the Science Citation Index (SCI). The CCS has established its own publications program and launched its flagship journal, CCS Chemistry, in 2019.