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Welcome to BMC Chemistry

BMC 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

About the Chair


R. Stephen Berry is James Franck Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Chemistry at the University of Chicago.

Research interests include the study of protein folding and interaction, atomic collisions, thermodynamics, efficient use of energy resources, nanoscale particle behavior, and intellectual property and electronic scientific communication.


  1. Content type: Review


    Authors: Andrew SID Lang and Jean-Claude Bradley

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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.


Harriet Manning, BMC


R. Stephen Berry, University of Chicago

Section Editors

Richard Brereton, University of Bristol
Elizabeth Ostler, University of Brighton
Vassya Bankova, Bulgarian Academy of Science
Alison Willows, University of Brighton
Livia Sarkadi, Corvinus University of Budapest 
Avishek Paul, Dublin City University
Vania Zuin, Federal University of São Carlos 
Yi-Lun Ying, East China University of Science and Technology
Peng Zhan, Shandong University

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