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.
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).