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Editorial Board Chairs: Antonello Mai, Rainer Metternich. Assoc. Editors: David Peralta, Scott Williams (Sr)

Impact Factor: 2.98

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 18/59 (Chemistry Medicinal); 77/255 (Pharmacology & Pharmacy)

Online ISSN: 1860-7187

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemBioChem, Medicinal Research Reviews, Molecular Informatics

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November 23, 2016

13th WCMBC in Steamboat Springs: January 2017

13th WCMBC in Steamboat Springs: January 2017ChemMedChem will be sponsoring the next Winter Conference on Medicinal & Bioorganic Chemistry this coming January 22nd–26th in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The organizers have lined up another impressive list of presenters for this year's event. And as if excellent cutting-edge science weren't enough, this meeting comes with a healthy dose of play time too: unforgettable skiing in the bright sun and deep snow of northern Colorado. Make sure to register soon!

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