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Wiley-VCH and ChemPubSoc Europe to Launch Multidisciplinary Chemistry Journal

Weinheim, Germany – December 15, 2011 – Wiley-VCH, part of the scientific and technical publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and ChemPubSoc Europe, an association of 16 chemical societies, have announced the launch of ChemPlusChem, a multidisciplinary journal centering on chemistry (

Original papers published will cover at least two different aspects (subfields) of chemistry or one of chemistry and one of another scientific discipline (one chemistry topic plus another one, hence the title ChemPlusChem). ChemPlusChem, in this new exciting form, will succeed the Collection of Czechoslovak Chemical Communications which will cease publication at the end of 2011.

ChemPlusChem will, as its predecessor did, feature strictly peer-reviewed full papers, communications, reviews, and mini-reviews from all subfields of chemistry. The journal will be published online only, ensuring rapid publication and colourful presentation of the results. The first articles will appear online shortly, with the first issue following in January 2012.

ChemPlusChem is tailored to multidisciplinary chemistry, biology, materials, and physics researchers from across the world. Collaboration is a prerequisite to multidisciplinary science, and the portion of papers with contributions from two or more research groups has more than doubled within the last ten years in Chemistry journals. ChemPlusChem is the first journal to specifically provide a high-quality forum for papers arising from these scientific partnerships.

According to Professor Wolfram Koch, Executive Director of the German Chemical Society and President of several of the journals published by ChemPubSoc Europe, "The ChemPubSoc Europe members are excited about this new project. Dedicated to truly interdisciplinary work and committed to the highest quality standards, ChemPlusChem complements the portfolio of ChemPubSoc Europe journals in an ideal way. As European chemical societies which serve the chemical community we are proud to launch this new journal together with our long-standing partner Wiley-VCH."

The Editor, Dr. Neville Compton from Wiley-VCH, and Professor Koch on behalf of ChemPubSoc Europe, are delighted to have secured the services of Professors Matthias Driess, Michal Hocek, and Nico Sommerdijk as co-chairmen of the Editorial Board of ChemPlusChem.

"To be an active part of crossdisciplinary research can be a tremendous 'catalyst' to boost creativity in chemistry and in turn to convince colleagues from other disciplines to interconnect with the beauty and power of chemistry," said Professor Matthias Driess from the Berlin Institute of Technology. "The launch of ChemPlusChem will be of benefit to all crossdisciplinary researchers and will ensure that fruitful scientific collaborations keep heading in the right direction."

According to Associate Professor Michal Hocek from the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Czech Republic, "The chemical community urgently needs a general multidisciplinary journal with a broadly defined scope to accommodate high quality, complex papers covering several subject categories in parallel."

Associate Professor Nico Sommerdijk from the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands said of the new journal, “Great inventions almost always are the product of multidisciplinary research! There is a great need for a chemistry journal that is able to review and publish creative studies that bring together contributions from many areas of research. I think ChemPlusChem will be that journal.”

About ChemPubSoc Europe:
ChemPubSoc Europe ( is an organisation of 16 European chemical societies, founded in the late 1990s as a consequence of the amalgamation of more than a dozen chemical journals owned by national chemical societies into a number of high quality European journals. ChemPubSoc Europe’s journals, which are all published with Wiley-VCH, are: Chemistry—A European Journal, European Journal of Organic Chemistry, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, ChemBioChem, ChemPhysChem, ChemMedChem, ChemSusChem, ChemCatChem, ChemistryOpen, and ChemViews – The ChemPubSoc Europe Magazine. All participating societies share a commitment to scientific excellence, to publishing ethics, and to the highest standards in publication, which are the basis for the success of the ChemPubSoc Europe journals. ChemPubSoc Europe has approximately 72,000 members.

About Wiley:
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Wiley-VCH is a publishing center of excellence and branded imprint of John Wiley & Sons, Inc.’s scientific and technical publishing business. Founded in 1921 by German chemical societies and associations, Wiley-VCH is one of the leading publishers in Germany, with a special emphasis on science. Wiley-VCH, which has been part of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. since 1996, publishes English- and German-language scientific and technical books, journals, and data collections in print and online, featuring leading authors and researchers in chemistry, physics and materials science from all over the world. For more information, please visit or our new online platform, Wiley Online Library (, one of the world’s most extensive multidisciplinary collections of online resources, covering life, health, social and physical sciences, and humanities.

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