OBC Call for Papers – Polycyclizations in Synthesis and Biosynthesis themed issue

Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry is delighted to announce a call for papers for its latest themed issue on:

Polycyclizations in Synthesis and Biosynthesis

Guest Editors: Michel Gagné (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA), Rong-Jie Chein (Academia Sinica, Taiwan) and Dean Tantillo (University of California Davis, USA)

Deadline for Submission: 1 February 2017

OBC offers fast decisions and publication (average time from receipt to first decision for peer reviewed articles is 12 days for communications and 19 days for papers). Colour publication is free and all articles are indexed in MEDLINE. You can choose for your article to be handled by the Cambridge office or one of our Associate Editors: Christian Hackenberger, Lei Liu, Margaret Brimble or Jin-Quan Yu.


This issue will cover research on the development of new polycyclization reactions including new reagents and catalysts, applications to total synthesis and/or diversity-oriented synthesis, and experimental and/or theoretical mechanistic studies on polycyclizations in synthesis or biosynthesis.

Research in OBC is published as communications (for urgent work – up to 5 pages in length) or full papers. There is also the opportunity to write a Perspective or Review article for the issue, and if you would be interested in this please let us know. All submissions will be subject to rigorous peer review to meet the usual high standards of OBC. Guidelines are available at rsc.li/1K0EgYx and rsc.li/1OoQWQh.

If you are interested in taking part in this issue, please email OBC: obc-rsc@rsc.org

Manuscripts can be submitted using the Royal Society of Chemistry’s online article submission service. Please clearly state that the manuscript is submitted for the themed issue on Polycyclizations in Synthesis and Biosynthesis.

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Please note that articles will be published online as soon as ready to ensure no delay in dissemination of your work. Articles for the web theme will be published in regular issues of the journal. The themed issue will then be published online once all articles have been published. Click here for an example of a previous web theme issue in OBC.

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