The non-profit Beilstein-Institut is one of the most respected organizations in the communication and dissemination of high-quality information in chemistry. Since 1951, when the foundation was established by the Max Planck Society, we have been fulfilling our mission to support the scientific community by providing high-quality information that is essential for research.
Our role has evolved over the years: from the production of the Beilstein Handbook and Database, to being one of the first open access journal publishers in chemistry, to host of interdisciplinary symposia and supporter of open data initiatives. We believe that free access to scientific research results, giving everyone in the world an equal chance to read and reuse experimental findings and data, is the best way to advance science.
Our two platinum open access journals, the Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry and the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, which we fully fund, have no fees for authors or readers. Both journals are produced and managed by the Beilstein Editorial Office team, who work together with a global scientific network of experts that are responsible for the peer review.