Call for papers – Medicinal Chemistry Small Molecule Probes

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RSC Chemical Biology is delighted to welcome papers for its latest online themed collection on ‘Medicinal Chemistry Small Molecule Probes’, guest edited by John Spencer (University of Sussex, UK), Gemma Nixon (University of Liverpool, UK), and Miraz Rahman (King’s College London, UK).

Contributions are welcome which investigate general medicinal chemistry, chemical probes for imaging, proteomics, protacs, fragment-based drug discovery, covalent binders, chemical tools for protein profiling and activity modulation, and natural product inspired medicinal chemistry and chemical biology.

The deadline for submissions is 1 June 2023. Submit your work to the collection now!

Promotion of the collection is scheduled for late 2023, with articles published online as soon as they’re accepted.

Authors are welcome to submit original research in the form of a Communication or Full Paper. Articles can be submitted via our website: When submitting your manuscript, please mention that it is intended for this themed collection in the “notes to the editor” box. The Editorial Office reserves the right to check suitability of submissions for both the journal and the scope of the collection, and inclusion of accepted articles in the final themed collection is not guaranteed.

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About RSC Chemical Biology:

Led by Hiroaki Suga (University of Tokyo), RSC Chemical Biology is dedicated to publishing and disseminating the most exceptionally significant, breakthrough findings of interest to the chemical biology community. All submissions are handled by our experienced and internationally recognised Associate Editors. For more information on the journal, please visit the journal homepage.

As a gold open access journal, there are no barriers to accessing content and your research article will reach an international audience. Articles accepted for publication in this themed collection will have their article processing charges waived.

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