Season’s Greetings…

Season’s Greetings…

…from ChemPubSoc Europe’s editorial headquarters, located in Weinheim, Germany, near Heidelberg. A heartfelt thank you goes out to all authors, referees, and readers for your outstanding support and contagious enthusiasm during the IUPAC International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT 2019).

In 2020, ChemPubSoc Europe will collectively celebrate the “Year of Polymers” alongside the birthdays of four of its titles: Chemistry—A European Journal, ChemPhysChem, ChemBioChem, and ChemistryViews. Read on for a brief synopsis of what to look forward to in the New Year.


The 100th Anniversary of Macromolecular Science. Polymers have had a dramatic influence on human beings since Hermann Staudinger’s pioneering 1920 publication “Über Polymerisation” in Berichte der deutschen chemischen Gesellschaft (read the English translation of this seminal article). The Macromolecular Chemistry Division of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) have dubbed this the “Year of Polymers”, and they will be celebrating with a range of activities. Two important events for your 2020 calendar, both held in Freiburg: the largest conference in Germany in the field of polymer science, Macromolecular Colloquium Freiburg 2020 (when: 26–28 February), and a ceremonial event to celebrate 100 years of polymer research, 100 Years Macromolecular Chemistry (when: 27–29 September).

Check in with ChemistryViews on a regular basis to discover journal activities planned around the Year of Polymers; including News, Events, Awards, and Special Collections. Explore titles that publish polymer-related research.

Chemistry—A European Journal
turns 25.
ChemPubSoc Europe’s flagship journal launched in 1995, and ever since it has published a wide range of outstanding Reviews, Minireviews, Concepts, Full Papers, and Communications from all areas of chemistry and related fields. Chemistry—A European Journal is planning a new celebratory feature every month throughout 2020, including a 1-day symposium at the EuChemS Chemistry Congress in Lisbon in September.

turns 20.
Launched in 2000, ChemPhysChem is one of the leading chemistry/physics interdisciplinary journals for physical chemistry and chemical physics. Read the journal’s Special Collection Review Highlights for an overview of the high-quality research published in ChemPhysChem.

turns 20.
Launched in 2000, ChemBioChem publishes important breakthroughs across all areas at the interface of chemistry and biology. Read the bumper Anniversary issue 20 years of ChemBioChem: All Areas of Chemistry and Biology Intertwined, containing numerous contributions from Editorial Board members.

turns 10.
Launched in 2010, ChemistryViews is a popular science news magazine. Stay tuned for a range of anniversary activities in the New Year; including monthly quizzes throughout the year in the magazine and on social media accounts, with the chance to win prizes. ChemistryViews will start with a “creative column” quiz in January.

Notable mentions

Breakfast Symposium: Empowering Women in Chemistry. When: 12 February 2020, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Where: Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany. Register for the event.

EurJOC Virtual Symposium.
When: 26 February 2020, 3 pm (CET). The EurJOC editorial team and Chairperson Burkhard König are proud to host the first EurJOC Virtual Symposium. Registration is free and viewers can ask questions in a live chat during the symposium. International speakers will present talks titled “Organocatalysis, A Versatile Tool for the Synthesis of Nitrogen-Containing Heterocycles” (Géraldine Masson) and “The beautiful simplicity of rearrangements: a tale of flying hydrides” (Nuno Maulide).

Personnel news. ChemPubSoc Europe is delighted to announce the promotion of Jonathan Faiz to Editor-in-Chief of ChemPlusChem. The continued success of ChemPlusChem is ensured with Jonathan’s experienced stewardship, and with the guidance and support of an established editorial board and chairpersons. For a taste of the high-quality research published by this journal, see the Special Issues Novel Aromatics and π‐Conjugated (Macro)molecules and their Applications, as well as ChemPlusChem’s Early Career Series.

Special Collections. ChemistryOpen’s Special Collection Functional Supramolecular Systems is dedicated to Jean-Marie Lehn on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Lehn is a Chairperson on ChemistryOpen’s Editorial Board and he is the guest editor of this rapidly growing collection. Submit your contribution to ChemistryOpen now before the mid-January 2020 deadline.

have delighted the catalysis community with a record number of Special Collections this year. Visit the journal’s homepage for a cross-section of currently running Special Collections on the themes of Pincer Chemistry and Catalysis, Data Science in Catalysis, Building A New Energy Economy with Catalysis, and more.

ChemPubSoc Europe: Working for researchers

In 2020, ChemPubSoc Europe continues its proud tradition of working with and for the research community. Our journals have joined a global effort to improve discoverability of scholarly publications by joining the “Get Full Text Research” (GetFTR) initiative . The service is co-founded by the American Chemical Society, Elsevier, Springer Nature, Taylor & Francis, and Wiley. How does it work? A researcher browsing scholarly publications on a platform partnered with GetFTR (such as Mendeley) will receive a signal from GetFTR to indicate the level of access available for articles listed. The reader can then simply click through to be routed directly to the full-text version of the paper on the publisher’s homepage. Learn more about GetFTR.