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Welcome to BMC Chemistry

New Content ItemBMC Chemistry, formerly known as Chemistry Central Journal, is now part of the BMC series.

Chemistry Central Journal has served the chemistry community as a trusted open access resource for more than 10 years – and we are delighted to announce the next step on its journey. In January 2019 the journal has been renamed BMC Chemistry and now strengthens the BMC series footprint in the physical sciences by publishing quality articles and by pushing the boundaries of open chemistry.

For further information please refer to our blog and list of FAQs explaining this change in more detail. 


Aims and scope

BMC Chemistry, formerly known as Chemistry Central Journal, is an open access, peer reviewed journal that publishes in the diverse field of chemistry, ranging from organic, inorganic and physical chemistry to medicinal and analytical contributions, as well as articles covering chemistry in the fields of environment and energy, materials and macromolecules, agriculture and food, and green and sustainable processes. We are committed to supporting the community by welcoming content that evaluates fundamental concepts, highlights new developments, and promotes the application of chemical sciences in a broad range of research areas and industries. By providing an inclusive platform for the sharing and discussion of chemistry, we want to aid the advancement of all associated research disciplines.

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Tamara Hughes, BMC series, UK

Assistant Editor

Kate Gaines, BMC series, USA


Sang Ouk Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Section Editors

Vassya BankovaBulgarian Academy of Science

Jeongho KimInha University

Wei Ma, East China University of Science and Technology

Avishek Paul, Dublin City University

Livia SarkadiBudapest University of Technology and Economics

Alison Willows, University of Brighton

Rui Yang, Tsinghua University

Peng Zhan, Shandong University

Vania ZuinFederal University of São Carlos 

We are here to help

  • We offer a free Open Access Support Service to make it easier for you to discover and apply for article-processing charge (APC) funding.
    Learn more here.

  • Authors submitting to our journal can choose to use the Research Data Support Service making it easier to share research data supporting the conclusions.
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Call for papers

Polyphenols and ageing

BMC Chemistry is welcoming submissions to its thematic series entitled 'Polyphenols and ageing', edited by Professor Lizzy Ostler, University of Brighton.

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