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Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry

Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
Abbreviated title Org. Biomol. Chem., OBC
Discipline Chemistry
Language English
Publication details
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry ( United Kingdom)
Publication history 2003 to present
ISSN 1477-0539
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Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry (OBC) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal publishing original primary research and review articles. It is published every two weeks by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). Like all RSC journals, OBC is widely recognised for its overall quality and its speed of publication - it is the fastest publisher in the organic chemistry field. (Its predecessor journals were Perkin Transactions I and Perkin Transactions II.)

The editor of OBC is Dr Vikki Allen and the current chair of the Editorial Board is Prof. Dr. Jay Siegel, from the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Until recently this position was held by Prof. Dr. Ben L. Feringa, who is head of organic chemistry at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is a not-for-profit publisher: surplus made by its publishing business is invested to support its aim of advancing the chemical sciences.

The impact factor for OBC is 2.874 (2006).[1]

OBC has been selected by the US National Library of Medicine for inclusion in MEDLINE, thereby increasing its visibility to the biological community. Chemical biology papers published in OBC are highlighted in Chemical Biology, the RSC’s point of access to chemical biology news and research from across all RSC journals.

OBC hosts other RSC publications: Chemical Science and Chemical Biology.


Subject coverage

Synthetic, physical and biomolecular organic chemistry as well as all organic aspects of: chemical biology, medicinal chemistry, natural product chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, macromolecular chemistry, theoretical chemistry, and catalysis.

Article types

Communications - original scientific work that is of an urgent nature and that has not been published previously
Articles - original scientific work that has not been published previously
Perspectives - important developments in organic chemistry invited from experts in the field
Emerging Areas - short feature articles on particularly topical subjects, invited from promising young chemists


Academic and industrial scientists working in all aspects of synthetic, biomolecular and physical organic chemistry.

See also


  1. ^ Journal Citation Reviews, 2007
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