Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis

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Editor: Joe P. Richmond, Chairman of the Editorial Board: Eric N. Jacobsen

Impact Factor: 6.453

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 1/72 (Chemistry Applied); 5/59 (Chemistry Organic)

Online ISSN: 1615-4169

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemCatChem, European Journal of Organic Chemistry


J.P. Richmond

Joe P. Richmond (Editor) received his PhD in organic chemistry from MIT in 1970, followed by a postdoc at Harvard with EJ Corey. After a position as Professor in Venezuela and travels in France, Italy and Germany, he did a postdoc in Hamburg with Armin de Meijere before joining Thieme, Stuttgart, as editor. In 1996 he moved to Springer, Heidelberg. In 2000 he became an independent editor and initiated ASC.

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Senior Associate Editors

R.E. Dunmur Richard E. Dunmur (Senior Associate Editor) obtained his BSc from Leicester University (1966) and PhD at Loughborough University/TU Braunschweig (1970, Reinhard Schmutzler). After post-doc work at Universität Stuttgart (1971-1973, Ekkehard Fluck) he joined Georg Thieme Verlag and was responsible for the journal Synthesis (1973-1986). He has been with ASC since the beginning.
K. du Plooy Karen du Plooy (Senior Associate Editor) obtained her PhD in organometallic chemistry from the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa) in 1992. After postdocs in the USA and Germany and working as a trainee editor at EurJIC and EurJOC, she has been working as a freelance editor, joining the ASC editorial team in 2010.

Associate Editors

T. Kast Thomas Kast (Associate Editor) obtained his PhD in biochemistry from the University of Tübingen in 2003. Since 2002 he has been working as a freelance editor. He joined the ASC editorial team in 2004.
L. Grundl Li Grundl (Associate Editor) obtained her PhD in organometallic chemistry in 1998 from the Zhengzhou University (China). She did postdoctoral research at the Goethe University Frankfurt, the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Stuttgart in organometallic chemistry, catalysis and organic synthesis before joining the editorial team in 2010.
F. Schill Farina Schill (Associate Editor) obtained her PhD in organic chemistry in 2005 from the Georg-August-Universität-Göttingen (Germany). She worked as a postdoc in Melbourne and Brisbane (Australia) before starting freelance work, e.g. for Wiley-VCH and Wiley Information Services GmbH. She joined the ASC editorial team in 2017.


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C. Kniep Carina S. Kniep (Editorial Director) gained her PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Duisburg-Essen, followed by post-doctoral research in polymer chemistry at the University of Arizona. She joined Wiley-VCH as an in-house editor in 1999 and signs responsible now for a portfolio of journals with external editorial offices.
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S. Turba Sabrina Turba (Publisher) obtained her diploma (MS) and PhD in bioinorganic chemistry from the University of Gießen. She joined Wiley-VCH as an editor at Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie (ZAAC) in 2008 and has then gained responsibility for a group of journals with primarily external editorial offices.
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J. Fernandez Josefa Fernandez (Editorial Assistant) studied Administrative Assistant with Foreign Languages (English and Spanish) at the "Englisches Institut" in Heidelberg. She joined the Wiley-VCH chemistry journals group as Editorial Assistant in 2005, and assists in managing a group of journals with external editorial offices.
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M. Silz Monika Silz (Senior Marketing Manager) joined Wiley-VCH in 1995. She is Senior Marketing Manager for about 30 chemistry journals. The portfolio ranges from A like Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis and Angewandte over C for Chemistry – A European Journal , E like EurJIC or EurJOC, to Z like ZAAC . It also includes all titles from leading societies like GDCh, ChemPubSoc Europe and ACES.
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G. Kraft Gabriela Kraft (Associate Marketing Manager) joined Wiley-VCH in 1989. After working for some years in the book sales department, Gabriela moved to journals marketing. Today she is working as Associate Marketing Manager in the Chemistry Journals team from Monika Silz. She is responsible for marketing activities in print and online for General, Organic, Inorganic, Physical Chemistry, and Catalysis. This includes also society journals (ChemPubSoc Europe, ACES) as well as many other chemistry journals from Weinheim.
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M. Schulz Marion Schulz (Ad Sales Manager) joined the publishers in 1978. She has been the Ad Sales Manager of Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis since 2003. In addition, she is responsible for advertising sales for various chemistry journals, e.g. Angewandte Chemie German and International Edition and Chemie Ingenieur Technik, among others.
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Henriette Hofmann (Production Manager) joined Wiley-VCH as a trainee in 1996. Since the summer of 2012, she has worked as a production manager for Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, Berichte der Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Lebensmittelchemie, Chemie-Ingenieur-Technik, Chemical Engineering & Technology and ChemInform.
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