Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry

This year we are proud to be celebrating the 20 years since the launch of Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry

Although the first issue of OBC was published in 2003, the journal is part of a proud history of publications stretching back over 170 years beginning with Journal of the Chemical Society (1849-1965) via Journal of the Chemical Society B and C (1966–1971), and Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1 and 2 (1972–2002). The vision behind OBC‘s creation was to bring together the synthetic and physical organic strands of Perkin 1 and 2, while incorporating more material relevant to biology. Since that first issue OBC has continued to publish a diverse range of high quality and impactful research in the organic chemistry community. 

We are delighted to announce a range of activities to celebrate the 20th anniversary of OBC. You can find out more about each of these activities below:


20th Anniversary Activities

Introductory Editorial

Editorial Board Chair Anthony Davis and Executive Editor Becky Garton introduce the anniversary celebrations with an Editorial: Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry


20th anniversary collection

We have published an ongoing themed collection featuring work from members of the community who have served on the Editorial and Advisory Boards of OBC across the last two decades. We would like to thank everyone who has been a part of the journal as it would not be where it is today without the support they provided and we appreciate them sharing their latest discoveries with us! Hopefully you enjoy the range of articles featured in the collection.

OBC 20th anniversary collection


Community Spotlight Interviews

We will be publishing a series of blogs featuring interviews with authors who have prominently supported OBC by publishing in the journal from our early volumes through to the present day. These blog posts are an opportunity for our authors to give their thoughts on the past twenty years of their research and the encompassing field alongside their insights towards the next two decades.

Professor Hirokazu Tamamura

Professor Luis Domingo

Professor Philip Gale

Professor Dame Margaret Brimble

Professor Guan-Wu Wang

Professor Dhevalapally B. Ramachary

Professor Lei Wang

Professor Alexandra Slawin

Professor Peter Langer

Keep an eye out on our blogs platform and on our socials for future interviews!


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