OBC is introducing two new review article types: Reviews and Perspectives. These replace previous review article types and offer our authors and readers an even broader range of reviews, opinions and commentaries on the latest developments in organic chemistry and chemical biology.
OBC Reviews are short, easy-to-read review articles covering current areas of interest to the OBC audience. Flexible in style, they give a concise and critical appraisal of recent advances in an established field or a new area of research.
Authors are encouraged to include their own views on developments, trends and future directions, with speculation about the future potential of the field particularly encouraged. Reviews are typically 6-12 pages in length.
Reviews replace the previous Perspective and Emerging Area article types. While there is a change in name, the flexibility and breadth of style and content remain very much the same. Authors can write on established topics of current interest or emerging topics that are in the early stages of development. All of these styles will be consolidated under the Review name.*
OBC Perspectives are changing. These are now a new article style which will highlight pieces of exciting, recently-published research. Written by the authors of the original research, Perspectives will give a personal viewpoint on the topic, discussing their research in the wider context of the field and the future potential for the area.
Perspectives are designed to be short (2-4 printed pages) articles, briefly covering:
- The background to the research area; its importance and previous developments
- A summary of the key aspects of the research paper(s) recently published by the author
- An outlook on future progression of the field, including how the author’s research could impact that
Each Perspective will focus on just one or two recently-published research papers by the author. They will not cover large aspects of an author’s previous research.
For guidelines on the new article types please click on the following links: Reviews | Perspectives.
*As a result of these changes the Emerging Area article type has been discontinued. Any emerging area style article should now be submitted under the Review article type.