Biomolecular Chemistry Organic synthesis, supramolecular chemistry, chemical biology and more. On average get a first decision in 14 days for Communications and 22 days for Papers. Clayden organic chemistry pdf welcome research that shows new or significantly improved protocols or methodologies in total synthesis, synthetic methodology or physical and theoretical organic chemistry as well as research that shows a significant advance in the organic chemistry or molecular design aspects of chemical biology, catalysis, supramolecular and macromolecular chemistry, theoretical chemistry, mechanism-oriented physical organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry or natural products.
More details about key areas of our scope are below. In all cases authors should include in their article clear rational for why their research has been carried out. Organic synthesis: We welcome important research in all areas of organic synthesis, including studies on small organic molecules and biomolecules, and studies that report purely synthetic work without biological data. Total or multistep syntheses should report new or improved strategies or methods, or a more efficient route to the target compound. Methodology studies should show a significant improvement on known methods.
Physical and theoretical organic chemistry: We welcome studies that report new models of reactivity, selectivity, bonding or structure, or new computational methods and have relevance for the design of subsequent experiments. That relevance should be clearly justified in the paper. Chemical biology: We welcome articles that report new or improved methodologies in the chemical aspects of chemical biology, including design, development and use of chemical tools, chemical studies of biomolecules such as carbohydrates, proteins and nucleic acids or biological processes such as protein-protein interactions and epigenetics, and chemical methods such as imaging and labelling techniques. Supramolecular, macromolecular and organic materials: We welcome studies that report important new work in the molecular design of supramolecular or macromolecular compounds or organic materials either with a strong component in organic synthesis or with novel organic structural features. You may wish to consider our materials journals for articles outside this scope. Medicinal chemistry: We welcome studies that report significant synthetic or bioorganic research that is directed towards medicinal chemistry applications.
Studies that show routine syntheses accompanied by biological testing are generally not suitable for OBC. Displays a potent or unexpected biological activity or an unexpected mechanism of action. Routine isolation studies are not suitable for OBC. Authors are particularly encouraged to prepare a title and abstract which concisely summarise the key findings of their research and their importance, avoiding the use of non-standard abbreviations, acronyms and symbols, as this will enable potential readers to quickly understand the significance of the research. Full papers Full accounts of important original research. The importance and potential impact of the research should be emphasised. Reviews Concise and critical reviews of important or emerging topics in organic chemistry.
Easy to read and covering current areas of interest, rather than comprehensive reviews of the literature. Perspectives Personal viewpoints, taking a recent piece of research and presenting it in the context of the wider field. They are forward looking in nature, assessing the potential impact of the research. However, authors are welcome to provide details of improved experimental protocols, more detailed characterisation data, or selected data from known compounds.