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 article has been downloaded over 57,000 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 2.697 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 North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
Ian R. Baxendale / University of Durham, UK
Stefan Bräse / Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
David Yu-Kai Chen / Seoul National University, South Korea
Jeroen S. Dickschat / University of Bonn, Germany
Darren J. Dixon / University of Oxford, UK
Sabine Flitsch / The University of Manchester, UK
Véronique Gouverneur / University of Oxford, UK
Paul R. Hanson / The University of Kansas, Lawrence, USA



Kenichiro Itami / Nagoya University, Japan
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
Helmut Ritter / Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany
Magnus Rueping / RWTH Aachen, Germany
Richmond Sarpong / University of California, Berkeley, USA
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
Luigi Vaccaro / Università di Perugia
John P. Wolfe / University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Tehshik P. Yoon / University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Steven C. Zimmerman / University of Illinois, Urbana, USA