On January 11, 2018, the institute organized a workshop entitled "Open Access and the Development of Beilstein Journals". In addition to the Editors-in-Chief Prof. Peter Seeberger (Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry) and Prof. Thomas Schimmel (Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology), Prof. Ulrich Pöschl (Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz), Prof. Stefan Bräse and Dr. Nicole Jung (KIT, Karlsruhe), the foundation council members Prof. Fred Heiker and Prof. Michael Huth (Goethe-University Frankfurt) and employees of the Beilstein-Institut attended the workshop. The main topics "transparency in the publication workflow" and "digitization of research data" were introduced in the talks of Prof. Pöschl and Dr. Jung. Afterwards, a lively and open discussion with a view on the Beilstein journals followed.
Registration open for Beilstein Nanotechnology Symposium 2018
Registration is now open for the Beilstein Organic Chemistry Symposium "Photoredox Catalysis for Novel Organic Reactions" from 24 to 26 April, 2018 in Potsdam, Germany.
The Beilstein Enzymology Symposium 2017 provided a perfect setting to record interviews and discussions with experts in enzymology. Watch the videos on Beilstein TV and get an insight into the experts' enlightening experiences and ideas.
A crisis is looming – read the latest article "The scientific publishing conundrum: A perspective from chemistry" written by Stephen A. Matlin, Goverdhan Mehta, Alain Krief and Henning Hopf. The authors describe an action plan for the scientific community to address the fundamental flaws in scientific publishing.
STRENDA stands for “Standards for Reporting Enzymology Data” – in four tutorials, Carsten Kettner explains the background of the project and STRENDA DB, the web-based validation tool that assists authors to automatically check manuscript enzyme function data prior or during the publication process on compliance with the STRENDA Guidelines. The data become publicly available in the database only after the manuscript has been peer-reviewed and published in a journal. The tutorials are available at Beilstein TV.