OBC Call for Papers – Peptide Materials

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

Peptide Materials

Guest Editors: John D. Tovar (Johns Hopkins University, USA), Dave Adams (University of Glasgow, UK) and Honggang Cui (Johns Hopkins University, USA)

Deadline for Submission: 15 April 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.


Proteins are privileged macromolecules that play critical roles in catalysis, extracellular matrix structure, cargo transport, and cell signalling. Over the past two decades, the role of peptides as functional components of materials systems has been elucidated. These systems have found use in a variety of emerging technologies spanning optoelectronics, energy conversion, regenerative medicine and drug delivery.

In this special issue, we will focus on peptides and peptide mimics not as isolated molecules of therapeutic value but as components of larger collective systems. Among these collections will be examples of polymers with a variety of natural and unnatural amino acid monomer feed compositions, smaller oligopeptides designed to self-associate into complex hierarchical structures, and complex macromolecules with unusual properties. We will showcase examples whereby specific functions are built into molecular units that can be augmented or even amplified within higher-order structures.

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 beforehand. 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 Peptide Materials.

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