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Diversity Oriented Synthesis

1 Issue per year


Emerging Science

Open Access

Advances in chemoinformatic methods for assessing molecular diversity of small molecule chemical libraries
Guest Editor: Andrea Trabocchi

Post-MCR Functionalizations
Coordinating Editor: Erik Van der Eycken

At the beginning of this millennium Stuart Schreiber introduced the concept of Diversity Oriented Synthesis (DOS), which has gained more and more success during this decade. The number of publications has grown rapidly but, surprisingly, no dedicated journal has been so far introduced to collect and cathegorise this material. The main mission of this journal is therefore to become a reference point for novel and important contributions in the field of Diversity Oriented Synthesis and at the same time a lively forum for discussion. Editor and Advisory Board members are eminent scientists active in this emerging area and can therefore direct the journal towards its goals and at the same time devise new challenges and perspectives.
Diversity Oriented Synthesis presents international research results in all areas of DOS, such as processes aimed at the generation of molecular diversity and complexity, interdisciplinary approaches to the discovery of bioactive molecules on new and challenging targets, synthetic methodologies to new molecular entities inspired by natural products and/or with original scaffolds.

Aims and Scope

Why subscribe and read

  • First journal focused on Diversity Oriented Synthesis in its various aspects,
  • High quality articles on latest developments, reviews and perspectives with general views on this emerging area,
  • International forum designed to facilitate the exchange of innovative and creative ideas between researchers from all over the world.

Why submit

  • To contribute to the success of the first journal exclusively dedicated to Diversity Oriented Synthesis,
  • Fast, fair and constructive peer review provided by experts in the field of DOS,
  • No publication charge for articles published in the first two volumes
  • Free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions .

Emerging Science
Type of Publication:

Instructions for Authors


Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal via online submission system Editorial Manager available for this journal at http://www.editorialmanager.com/dos. In case of problems, please contact the Editorial Office of this journal at dos.editorial@degruyteropen.com.

Manuscript submitted to this journal should:

  • contain original work - not published elsewhere in any medium (in the whole or in part) by the authors or anyone else and not under consideration for publication in any other medium,
  • focus on the aims and scope of the journal,
  • be clearly and correctly written - should contain all essential features of a scientific publication that is easy to understand for the target audience,
  • written in English - attention to detail of the language will avoid severe misunderstandings which might lead to rejection of the paper,
  • be delivered in electronic format.

The journal publishes:

  • Research Articles,
  • Communications and Rapid Communications*,
  • Reviews and Mini-Reviews,
  • Vision papers,
  • Letter to the editor.

Formatting Requirements

Our contributors are asked to make sure their submissions comply with rules governing the formatting. Although the journal can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to deliver a properly formatted electronic version of the article.

We accept submission of text, tables and figures as separate files or as a composite file. For your initial submission, we recommend you upload your entire manuscript, including tables and figures, as a single PDF file. If you are invited to submit a revised manuscript, please provide us with individual files: an editable text and publication-quality figures.

  • Text files can be submitted in the following formats: MS Word - standard DOCUMENT (.DOC) or RICH TEXT FORMAT (.RTF); PDF (not applicable for re-submitted or accepted manuscripts, see below), 
  • Tables should be submitted as MS Word or PDF (not applicable for re-submitted or accepted manuscripts, see below). Please note that a straight Excel file is not an acceptable format,
  • Graphics files can be submitted in any of the following graphic formats: EPS; BMP; JPG; TIFF; GIF or PDF. Please note that Powerpoint files are not accepted.

Authors should clearly indicate location of tables and figures in the text if these elements are given separately or at the end of the manuscript. If this information is not provided to the editorial office, we will assume that they should be left at the end of the text.

It is important that authors include a cover letter with their manuscript. Please explain why you consider your manuscript as suitable for publication in journal, why will your paper inspire the other members of your field, and how will it drive research forward.

The letter should contain all important details such as: 

  • your full name (submitted by),
  • full title of article and short title,
  • full list of authors with affiliations,
  • e-mail of the corresponding author,
  • contact address, telephone/fax numbers of the corresponding author,
  • number of attached files, if there is more than one,
  • status: new, reviewed or accepted (with reference ID if reviewed or accepted).

Cover letter should explicitly state that the manuscript (or one with substantially the same content, by any of the authors) has not been previously published in any language anywhere and that it is not under simultaneous consideration or in press by another journal. If related work has been submitted, then we may require a preprint to be made available. Reviewers will be asked to comment on the overlap between the related submissions.

Manuscripts that have been previously rejected, or withdrawn after being returned for modification, may be resubmitted if the major criticisms have been addressed. The cover letter must state that the manuscript is a resubmission, and the former manuscript number should be provided.

To ensure fair and objective decision-making, authors must declare any associations that pose a conflict of interest in connection with evaluated manuscripts (see Editorial Policy for details). Authors may suggest up to two referees not to use and in such cases additional justification should be provided in the cover letter. Authors are encouraged to recommend up to five reviewers who are not members of their institution(s) and have never been associated with them or their laboratory(ies); please provide contact information for suggested reviewers. The Editors reserve the right to select expert reviewers at their discretion.  For further instructions, please carefully follow the guidelines described in Instructions for Authors.

Open Access License

Authors have to sign an Open Access License that is available on the webpage. We encourage the authors to send the signed license along with the manuscript. Please note, that no article will be published unless the Open Access License is signed.

Diversity Oriented Synthesis is covered by the following services:

  • Baidu Scholar
  • Celdes
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Google Scholar
  • J-Gate
  • JournalTOCs
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Polish Scientific Journals Database
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • ReadCube
  • ResearchGate
  • Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
  • TDOne (TDNet)
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
  • WorldCat (OCLC)

Journal Editor
Andrea Basso, University of Genova, Italy

Associate Editor
Valentin Chebanov, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Webster L. Santos, Virginia Tech, USA
Rodrigo de Souza, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Andrea Trabocchi, University of Florence, Italy
Damian W. Young, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Editorial Advisory Board
Peter R.  Andreana, The University of Toledo, USA
Irini Akritopoulou-Zanze, Abbott Laboratories, USA
Wei-Min Dai, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
Ohyun Kwon, University of California, USA
Hiroki Oguri, Hokkaido University, Japan
Seung Bum Park, Seoul National University, Korea
David R Spring, University of Cambridge, UK
Derek S. Tan, Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Gian Cesare Tron, University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy
Peter Wipf, University of Pittsburgh, USA 

Assistant Editors
Fabio De Moliner, University of Arizona, USA
Nicola Kielland, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia, Spain

Language Editor
Fraser Cunningham, University of Leeds,UK
Mary Gunn, University of Leeds, UK
Thomas James,University of Leeds, UK
Paul MacLellan, University of Leeds, UK

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Editorial Contact
Andrea Basso

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