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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

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.

Submission deadline: 30 November 2019


  1. Content type: Review


    Authors: Andrew SID Lang and Jean-Claude Bradley

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About the Chairs


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.

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. 

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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.


  • 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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Announcing the launch of In Review

BMC Chemistry, in partnership with Research Square, is now offering In Review. Authors choosing this free optional service will be able to:

  • Share their work with fellow researchers to read, comment on, and cite even before publication
  • Showcase their work to funders and others with a citable DOI while it is still under review
  • Track their manuscript - including seeing when reviewers are invited, and when reports are received 


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R. Stephen Berry, University of Chicago
Sang Ouk Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Section Editors

Vassya Bankova, Bulgarian Academy of Science
Jeongho Kim, Inha University
Avishek Paul, Dublin City University
Livia Sarkadi, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Alison Willows, University of Brighton
Rui Yang, Tsinghua University
Yi-Lun Ying, East China University of Science and Technology
Peng Zhan, Shandong University
Vania Zuin, Federal University of São Carlos 

More BMC Series journals in the physical sciences and engineering

The 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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