Introducing new article type Perspective

Recently, Perspective articles were added to the portfolio of the Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry.

This opportunity was received with great enthusiasm and quickly inspired researchers to express their science-based views on key topics of broad interest to the scientific community.

Perspective articles aim to become landmark references and add scholarly value by exploring a particular standpoint on a field or by presenting a theme in an innovative and/or alternative way. They communicate expert opinions on particularly interesting subjects which are within the scope of the Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry.

Interested in submitting your own Perspective? The instructions for authors are available here.

We invite you to read below the selection of recent Perspective articles published in the diamond-open-access Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry:
Polymer and small molecule mechanochemistry: closer than ever
José G. Hernández
Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2022, 18, 1225–1235. doi:10.3762/bjoc.18.128

On drug discovery against infectious diseases and academic medicinal chemistry contributions
Yves L. Janin
Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2022, 18, 1355–1378. doi:10.3762/bjoc.18.141

Navigating and expanding the roadmap of natural product genome mining tools
Friederike Biermann, Sebastian L. Wenski and Eric J. N. Helfrich
Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2022, 18, 1656–1671. doi:10.3762/bjoc.18.178

Redox-active molecules as organocatalysts for selective oxidative transformations – an unperceived organocatalysis field
Elena R. Lopat’eva, Igor B. Krylo, Dmitry A. Lapshi and Alexander O. Terent’ev
Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2022, 18, 1672–1695. doi:10.3762/bjoc.18.179

Inline purification in continuous flow synthesis – opportunities and challenges
Jorge García-Lacuna and Marcus Baumann
Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2022, 18, 1720–1740. doi:10.3762/bjoc.18.182

Recommendations for performing measurements of apparent equilibrium constants of enzyme-catalyzed reactions and for reporting the results of these measurements
Robert N. Goldberg, Robert T. Giessmann, Peter J. Halling, Carsten Kettner and Hans V. Westerhoff
Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2023, 19, 303–316. doi:10.3762/bjoc.19.26 

Thanks to the authors for publishing their unique viewpoints in the Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry. We are also grateful to the dedicated referees and editors involved.

Other examples of relevant themes for Perspective articles are:

  • Constructive critical discussions about controversial topics within a discipline or field of research
  • Insights regarding the future of a given research area, or the introduction or suggestion of a new field
  • Societal, environmental and/or economic impacts of an applied field
  • Topics related to education and science culture
  • The reporting of significant scientific achievements in the light of historical background

04 May 2023

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