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Aims and scope

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.

Agricultural and Food Chemistry. This section covers areas of food and agricultural chemistry including the chemistry, biochemistry and bioactivity of foods, enzyme properties and applications, food analysis, processing and storage, flavors and aromas, nutritional chemistry, food safety and toxicology, and chemical and biochemical applications in agricultural science and technology.

Analytical Chemistry. Our analytical chemistry sections considers submissions on spectroscopy, crystallography, chromatography, imaging, chemometrics, data processing, and electrochemistry.

Environmental and Energy Chemistry. Submissions on all areas of environmental and energy chemistry including environmental monitoring, modelling and analysis, chemoecology, energy and fuels, industrial and specialty chemicals, and chemical engineering are welcome.

Green and Sustainable Chemistry. This broad section includes green routes to the synthesis of compounds and materials, catalysis and biocatalysis that lead to sustainable processes, biomass conversion, biofuels, biorefineries, green metrics, microwave and ultrasonic-assisted reactions, improvements in energy efficiency and nanotechnology that enhances the sustainability aspects of chemical processes.

Inorganic ChemistryOur inorganic chemistry section covers bioinorganic chemistry, main group inorganic chemistry, transition metal chemistry, physical inorganic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, crystallography, solid state chemistry, photoredox catalysis, photocatalysis, electrochemistry and electrocatalysis, electro-synthesis, small molecule activation catalysis, water splitting, CO2 reduction and battery chemistry.

Materials and Macromolecular Chemistry. Articles on the chemistry of materials and macromolecular chemistry are welcome, including properties, applications and development of materials and polymers, nanotechnology, liquid crystals, surfaces and interfaces and biomacromolecular and supramolecular chemistry.

Medicinal Chemistry. This section publishes articles in all areas of medicinal chemistry including drug discovery, QSAR studies and applications, pharmacokinetics, design, synthesis, and evaluation of biologically active compounds, prodrugs, diagnostic agents and other pharmacological tools, structural and molecular biological studies and computational methods and applications in medicinal chemistry.

Organic Chemistry. We welcome submissions reporting on organic synthesis, bioorganic chemistry, physical organic chemistry, stereochemistry, structure-activity relationships, synthetic methods, organometallic chemistry, and natural product chemistry.

Physical Chemistry. This physical chemistry section considers articles on catalysis, chemical kinetics, chemical physics, thermodynamics, quantum chemistry, surfaces and interfaces, electrochemistry, and photochemistry.

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