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Open Chemistry: Topical Issue on Agriculture



Agnieszka Saeid, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland  


The topical issue will feature peer-reviewed research articles highlighting recent progresses in the development and application of different chemical solutions to improve the agricultural production. This includes all related studies on chemical technology: fertilizers, feed phosphates and other additives, agricultural chemistry, metabolism of nutrients in the soil and their assimilation by plants, the problem of phosphorus and nitrogen in the environment, ecotoxicology - selected issues, new methods and technologies of chemical products used in agriculture, the impact of chemicals on plant and animal production, heavy metals in agriculture, circulation of metals in the natural and agricultural environment waste disposal, environmental protection, biotechnology for agriculture. Special attention will be paid on the biobased chemicals, that over the past decade, have received significant attention as candidate resource materials in fertilizers and agrochemicals production due to their renewability. Substitution of conventional raw materials with biobased requires a new approach towards development of technology. Contributions in forms of research article, communications, and reviews are welcome.



The authors are kindly invited to register at our paper processing system at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/openchem/ and submit their contribution using a special track established for this topical issue. All papers will go through the Open Chemistry’s high standards, quick, fair and comprehensive peer-review procedure. Instructions for authors are available here. In case of any questions please contact Coordinating Editor (agnieszka.saeid@gmail.comagnieszka.saeid@gmail.com) or Managing Editor (Agnieszka.Topolska@deguyteropen.com).


As an author of Open Chemistry you will benefit from:

  • Open Access;
  • transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review managed by our esteemed Coordinating Editor;
  • efficient route to fast-track publication and full advantage of De Gruyter’s e-technology;
  • free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions.

The deadline for submission is 30st June 2018. 


Properties of the filtrate from treatment of pig manure by filtration method
Makara, Agnieszka / Kowalski, Zygmunt / Saeid, Agnieszka

Monitoring content of cadmium, calcium, copper, iron, lead, magnesium and manganese in tea leaves by electrothermal and flame atomizer atomic absorption spectrometry
Prkić, Ante / Jurić, Antonija / Giljanović, Josipa / Politeo, Nives / Sokol, Vesna / Bošković, Perica / Brkljača, Mia / Stipišić, Angela / Fernandez, Carlos / Vukušić, Tina

New phosphorus biofertilizers from renewable raw materials in the aspect of cadmium and lead contents in soil and plants
Jastrzębska, Magdalena / Saeid, Agnieszka / Kostrzewska, Marta K. / Baśladyńska, Sylwia

Survey of content of cadmium, calcium, chromium, copper, iron, lead, magnesium, manganese, mercury, sodium and zinc in chamomile and green tea leaves by electrothermal or flame atomizer atomic absorption spectrometry
Prkić, Ante / Politeo, Nives / Giljanović, Josipa / Sokol, Vesna / Bošković, Perica / Brkljača, Mia / Stipišić, Angela

Biogas digestate – benefits and risks for soil fertility and crop quality – an evaluation of grain maize response
Przygocka-Cyna, Katarzyna / Grzebisz, Witold

A numerical analysis of heat transfer in a cross-current heat exchanger with controlled and newly designed air flows
Żukowski, Witold / Migas, Przemysław / Gwadera, Monika / Larwa, Barbara / Kandafer, Stanisław

Freshwater green macroalgae as a biosorbent of Cr(III) ions
Godlewska, Katarzyna / Marycz, Krzysztof / Michalak, Izabela

The main influencing factors of soil mechanical characteristics of the gravity erosion environment in the dry-hot valley of Jinsha river
Zhao, Yangyi / Duan, Xu / Han, Jiaojiao / Yang, Kun / Xue, Yang

Free amino acids in Viola tricolor in relation to different habitat conditions
Dziągwa-Becker, Magdalena / Weber, Ryszard / Zajączkowska, Olga / Oleszek, Wiesław

The influence of filler amount on selected properties of new experimental resin dental composite
Bociong, Kinga / Szczesio, Agata / Krasowski, Michal / Sokolowski, Jerzy

Effect of poultry wastewater irrigation on nitrogen, phosphorus and carbon contents in farmland soil
Zhang, Yan / Fu, Chun-Yan / Liu, Xue-Lan / Li, Xin-Hua / Jing, Qing-Chuan / Wei, Xiang-Fa / Shi, Tian-Hong / Dong, Yi-Lei / Yan, Pei-Pei

Response of spring wheat to NPK and S fertilization. The content and uptake of macronutrients and the value of ionic ratios
Klikocka, Hanna / Marks, Marek / Barczak, Bożena / Szostak, Bogdan / Podleśna, Anna / Podleśny, Janusz

The Effect of Macroalgal Extracts and Near Infrared Radiation on Germination of Soybean Seedlings: Preliminary Research Results
Michalak, Izabela / Lewandowska, Sylwia / Detyna, Jerzy / Olsztyńska-Janus, Sylwia / Bujak, Henryk / Pacholska, Paulina

Content of Zn, Cd and Pb in purple moor-grass in soils heavily contaminated with heavy metals around a zinc and lead ore tailing landfill
Pietrzykowski, Marcin / Antonkiewicz, Jacek / Gruba, Piotr / Pająk, Marek