Chemistry - A European Journal
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Editor: Neville Compton, Deputy Editors: Anne Deveson, Elisabeth Roedern
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Online ISSN: 1521-3765
Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemBioChem, ChemCatChem, ChemElectroChem, ChemMedChem, ChemPhysChem, ChemPlusChem, ChemSusChem, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, European Journal of Organic Chemistry
Concepts in Chemistry
Chem. Eur. J. 1996 July
Those who view Chemistry as being just the full paper section of Angewandte Chemie may be in for a shock: the European Journal will be trying out its wings as an independent journal in the New Year. This is a logical development in view of the fact that Chemistry has already acquired a high international standing, reflected in the quality of the full papers submitted and its rapid expansion over the last year. In preparation for the launch in January, the Editorial Board and staff have been pooling their ideas on how to turn Chemistry into a rounded journal in its own right. As a first step towards this end, we have decided to add a new feature starting in September 1996.
Running under the heading Concepts, the new section will contain short articles (about five journal pages) emphasizing the general concepts that have guided important developments in a specific area and their implications for future research. They will be written by authorities who have been instrumental in shaping the conceptual advances in the field under review. The reference sections will include the key papers that have contributed to progress, rather than being fully comprehensive. The Concepts in Chemistry will thus be broader in scope than the personal research accounts now common in many journals, since they will go beyond the most recent research of individual scientists. They will be shorter than comprehensive reviews, but longer than the Highlights in Angewandte Chemie or the News and Views in Nature.
Concepts in Chemistry will complement the full paper section perfectly: the nonspecialist reader will be provided with a useful conceptual guide through less familiar areas; for those directly involved in a field, Concepts will look at familiar problems from a new angle.
A number of articles have already been solicited, and an updated Notice to Authors is included after the Table of Contents for authors wishing to contribute to Concepts. We expect that most of the articles will be written on invitation, but unsolicited contributions are most welcome provided that they meet the guidelines detailed above. We will be starting off in September with an article by one of our board members, Professor J. Rouxel (University of Nantes), entitled Anion-Cation Redox Competition and the Formation of New Compounds in Highly Covalent Systems. This will be followed by Porphyrin Synthesis by the "3+1" Approach: New Applications for an Old Methodology by Professor T. D. Lash (Illinois State University). We hope that you will enjoy reading these articles and that they will give you a flavour of things to come.