Aims & Scope of the Journal

Chemistry2 is an international, peer-reviewed, open access (OA) journal committed to publishing high-quality papers that describe the most significant cutting-edge research in all areas of the chemical sciences, including multidisciplinary and emerging areas.

Articles and Minireviews submitted to Chemistry2 are evaluated through a rigorous review process carried out by international referees who assess the originality, overall quality and accuracy of the science reported.

Chemistry2 covers the classical four subjects of chemical research, viz. organic, inorganic, analytical and physical chemistry, but other disciplines are featured as well, namely nanoscience, catalysis, biological chemistry, energy, medicinal chemistry, materials, environmental chemistry, theoretical/computational chemistry and food chemistry.

Why publish with Chemistry2?

  • A guarantee of top quality: the editors of Chemistry2 are committed to publishing high-quality innovative research. A prominent level of quality is ensured, with the ultimate objective of achieving impact factors equivalent to some of the best current multidisciplinary journals of chemistry fields. All chemists involved in Chemistry2 are active top researchers in their field (see Home).
  • Promotion of open access: Chemistry2 wants to contribute to making chemical research results freely accessible to all society, in return to its efforts in maintaining high quality research programs for the advancement of knowledge.
  • Reasonable APCs: Chemistry2 is a journal of Science2, a non-profit association that aims at reducing unnecessary costs of scientific publishing.
  • The "benefits" from the article-processing charges (APCs) are reverted back to chemistry through training grants for early-career investigators. While a program of conference travel grants for young co-authors of Chemistry2 papers is implemented immediately, PhD and postdoctoral grants will follow.
  • The peer reviewers of Chemistry2 know that they are solely working for the chemistry community, evaluating great science (all manuscripts received being initially assessed by the editors; see below), and aware that the benefits from published papers promote the training of talented young researchers (see GRANTS).
  • Authors have the option to implement twitter on their published article at Chemistry2’s site, so that their results can be discussed together with colleagues and collaborators.

Initial Assessment


Submitted manuscripts will undergo initial assessment to ensure that they meet the publication standards of the journal. A manuscript will be returned to the author(s) without being forwarded to reviewers if one or more of the following specifications apply:


  1. the work is of poor scientific quality
  2. the novelty of the work falls below the expection of the journal
  3. scientific misconduct is detected
  4. the quality of the English in the manuscript is poor
  5. (scanned) copies of all characterization files/data (such as elemental analyses, NMR Spectra, Mass spectra, CIFs, etc.) are not provided as Supporting Information
  6. the manuscript falls outside the scope of the journal
  7. the manuscript contains redundant data or significant amounts of information that has already been published elsewhere (or is under consideration by another journal)
  8. the paper represents undue fragmentation of the research into multiple reports
  9. the conclusions of the work presented are well known or have already been described in the literature.



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