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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, we want to aid the advancement of chemical sciences and all associated research disciplines.


Tamara Hughes, BMC Series, UK

Assistant Editor

Kate Gaines, BMC Series, USA


Sang Ouk Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

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De novo design and bioactivity prediction of SARS-CoV-2 main protease inhibitors using recurrent neural network-based transfer learning

Santana & Silva-Jr developed a deep learning platform for de novo design of putative inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 main protease. Among the top-20 predicted hits, they identified nine hits via molecular docking displaying binding poses and interactions similar to experimentally validated inhibitors.

Characterization of the key aroma compounds in three types of bagels by means of the sensomics approach

Lasekan et al evaluated the impact of cold fermentation time on bagel rolls, and key aroma-active compounds in the volatile fractions were sequentially characterized by an aroma extract dilution analysis, quantified by stable isotope dilution and analyzed by odor activity values respectively.

Relaxometric learning: a pattern recognition method for T2 relaxation curves based on machine learning supported by an analytical framework

Date et al describe a data mining method for NMR-based relaxometric data. Results suggest that relaxometric learning is a powerful and versatile alternative to conventional metabolomics approaches for evaluating fleshiness of chemical mixtures in food and for other biological and chemical research requiring a nondestructive, cost-effective, and time-saving method.

Characterization of polysaccharides from different species of brown seaweed using saccharide mapping and chromatographic analysis

In this study, Chen et al used HPLC, multi-angle laser light scattering, viscometry, refractive index detectors and FT-IR to discriminate polysaccharides from nine different species of brown algae. Results provide insights into the structure-function relationship of brown seaweed polysaccharides.

Get credit for your data!

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Valuable data often go unpublished when they could be helping to progress science. Hence, the BMC Series introduced Data notes, a short article type allowing you to describe your data and publish them to make your data easier to find, cite and share.

You can publish your data in BMC Genomic Data (genomic, transcriptomic and high-throughput genotype data) or in BMC Research Notes (data from across all natural and clinical sciences). 

More information about our unique article type can be found on the BMC Genomic Data and BMC Research Notes journal websites. 

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. 

BMC Series Focus Issues

May: Understanding Mental Health

With Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the BMC Series presents a focus issue on ‘Understanding Mental Health’. We have brought together content to highlight research into understanding and improving mental health.

April: Our Changing Environment

In preparation for Earth Day on 22nd April, the BMC Series presents a focus issue on Our Changing Environment, highlighting research from across the journals on climate change, conservation, pollution, and the impact of environmental changes on human health and disease.

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