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We are recruiting new Associate Editors to join our international Editorial Board, helping to provide expertise on a wide range of subjects within the field of Chemistry.

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Polyphenols and ageing

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

Aims and scope

BMC Chemistry is an open access, peer reviewed journal that considers all articles in the broad field of chemistry, including research on fundamental concepts, new developments and the application of chemical sciences to broad range of research fields, industry, and other disciplines. It provides an inclusive platform for the dissemination and discussion of chemistry to aid the advancement of all areas of research.


  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Environmental and Energy Chemistry
  • Agricultural and Food Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Materials and Macromolecular Chemistry
  • Green and Sustainable Chemistry

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Guangde Tu, BMC


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 

About the Chairs

Sang Ouk KimProf. Sang Ouk Kim is the KAIST Chair Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at KAIST (South Korea), and the director of National Creative Research Initiative Center for Multi-Dimensional Directed Nanoscale Assembly and Graphene Liquid Crystalline Fiber Center. 
Prof. Kim‘s research interest is focusing on directed molecular assembly of various nanoscale materials as a novel synthetic platform for new material discovery. 

Welcome to BMC Chemistry

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

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 recent blog and list of FAQs explaining this change in more detail. For additional queries feel free to contact the Editor at

More BMC Series journals in the physical sciences and engineering

New Content ItemThe BMC Series is continuing to expand into the physical sciences and engineering disciplines. Find out more about this exciting new direction for the portfolio and related titles here

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