Beilstein Journal
of organic Chemistry

The Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry is a leading Open Access journal and covers all aspects of organic chemistry.

Seeberger
Since 2011, Professor Peter H. Seeberger, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam, Germany, is Editor-in-Chief of the Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry.

Editor-in-Chief of the Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry is Professor Peter H. Seeberger, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam, Germany, who is supported by a distinguished board of associate editors, each of whom is responsible for a particular subject area within the journal’s scope. Over 40 scientists from all over the world, including several Nobel Prize laureates, support the Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry as Advisory Board members.

Open access: worldwide access to scientific research results

The Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry was launched in 2005 to provide unrestricted access to high-quality scientific information in the field of organic chemistry. Since access is possible without any restrictions, the content of all articles is completely indexed by search engines. One of the most important features of the Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, that distinguishes it from most other scientific journals is that there are no publication fees – neither for the authors nor for the readers. Moreover, the authors retain the full copyright to their work. The articles are subject to a peer review process and include a broad coverage of both fundamental and applied research.

High access and download rates: The most popular articles are downloaded over 30,000 times.

The combination of inclusion in PubMed Central, one of the world's largest free digital archives of full-text scientific journal articles, and indexing in PubMed, fulfils the deposition requirements of many funding agencies and brings articles of the Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry to the attention of an interdisciplinary readership. The Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry is covered by Thomson Reuters and therefore included in the "Science Citation Index Expanded". The articles are abstracted by Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS).

The current impact factor of the Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry is 2.801 according to the "Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports".

Thematic Series

Research topics of special interest are highlighted as Thematic Series several times a year. Examples are:

Associate Editors

Jeff Aubé / The University of Kansas, Lawrence, USA
Stefan Bräse / Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
David Yu-Kai Chen / Seoul National University, South Korea
Darren J. Dixon / University of Oxford, UK
Jeroen S. Dickschat / University of Bonn, Germany
Vy M. Dong / University of California, Irvine, USA
Sabine Flitsch / The University of Manchester, UK
Krishna N. Ganesh / Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, India
Paul R. Hanson / The University of Kansas, Lawrence, USA


Kenichiro Itami / Nagoya University, Japan
Jeffrey N. Johnston 
/ Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA
Andreas Kirschning
/ Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
Ilan Marek / Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
Thomas J. J. Müller / Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany
John A. Murphy / University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
David O'Hagan / University of St Andrews, UK
John A. Porco, Jr. / Boston University, USA
Helmut Ritter / Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany
Magnus Rueping / RWTH Aachen, Germany


Peter R. Schreiner / Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Germany
Norbert Sewald
/ Universität Bielefeld, Germany
Peter Skabara
/ University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
David R. Spring / University of Cambridge, UK
Corey R. J. Stephenson / University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Brian M. Stoltz / California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
John P. Wolfe / University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Tehshik P. Yoon / University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Shuli You / Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, China
Steven C. Zimmerman / University of Illinois, Urbana, USA