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Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C

A Journal of Biosciences

Editor-in-Chief: Seibel, Jürgen

Editorial Board Member: Aigner , Achim / Boland, Wilhelm / Bornscheuer, Uwe / Hoffmann, Klaus

12 Issues per year

IMPACT FACTOR increased in 2015: 0.709
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 0.716

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2015: 0.247
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2015: 0.369
Impact per Publication (IPP) 2015: 0.672

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    Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C – A Journal of Biosciences is proud to announce a new feature, the Editor’s Choice free access article. To download the featured article free of charge, please click the link below.

    Vol. 72, Iss. 1-2: Structural diversity in echinocandin biosynthesis: the impact of oxidation steps and approaches toward an evolutionary explanation by Wolfgang Hüttel

    Vol. 71, Iss. 9-10: Genetic modification of tomato with the tobacco lycopene β-cyclase gene produces high β-carotene and lycopene fruit by Louise Ralley, Wolfgang Schuch, Paul D. Fraser and Peter M. Bramley

    Vol. 71, Iss. 9-10: Control of light-dependent keto carotenoid biosynthesis in Nostoc 7120 by the transcription factor NtcA by Gerhard Sandmann, Jürgen Mautz and Jürgen Breitenbach

    Vol. 71, Iss. 9-10: Carotenoid analysis of sweetpotato Ipomoea batatas and functional identification of its lycopene β- and ε-cyclase genes by Muhammad Zubair Khan, Miho Takemura, Takashi Maoka, Motoyasu Otani and Norihiko Misava

    Vol. 71, Iss. 9-10: Stress hardening under long-term cadmium treatment is correlated with the activation of antioxidative defence and iron acquisition of chloroplasts in Populus by , Ádám Solti, Éva Sárvári, Erzsébet Szöllősi, Brigitta Tóth, Ilona Mészáros, Ferenc Fodor and Zoltán Szigeti

    Vol. 71, Iss. 9-10: Permanent colonization of creek sediments, creek water and limnic water plants by four Listeria species in low population densities by Evi Lang-Halter, Steffen Schober and Siegfried Scherer

    Vol. 71, Iss. 9-10: Synthesis and application of water-soluble, photoswitchable cyanine dyes for bioorthogonal labeling of cell-surface carbohydrates by Alexander Mertsch, Sebastian Letschert, Elisabeth Memmel, Markus Sauer and Jürgen Seibel

    Vol. 71, Iss. 9-10: Picturing pathogen infection in plants by Matilde Barón, Mónica Pineda and Maria Luisa Pérez-Bueno

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    Aims and Scope


    A Journal of Biosciences: Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C (ZNC) is an international scientific journal and a community resource for the emerging field of natural and natural-like products.

    The journal publishes original research on the isolation (including structure elucidation), bio-chemical synthesis and bioactivities of natural products, their biochemistry, pharmacology, biotechnology, and their biological activity and innovative developed computational methods for predicting the structure and/or function of natural products.

    A Journal of Biosciences: Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C (ZNC) welcomes research papers in fields on the chemistry-biology boundary which address scientific ideas and approaches to generate and understand natural compounds on a molecular level and/or use them to stimulate and manipulate biological processes.


    • Bio-chemical synthesis and bioactivities of natural products
    • Isolation (including structure elucidation)
    • Biochemistry
    • Biotechnology
    • Pharmacology
    • Chemistry
    • Biology

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    Original research articles, research notes, letters and review articles

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    • Submission of your paper via our submission management tool following the Instructions_for_Authors (you will be guided through every step of the submission process)
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    • Accepted articles are published online ahead of print approx. 4 weeks after acceptance

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    • Proposals of review articles are welcome. A brief outline of the review article and the senior author's CV should be sent to the ZNC editorial office
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    • Once your article is accepted you have the option to publish it open access
    • A Journal of Biosciences: Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C publishes 6 double issues per year/ volume
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    Alfred Klemm, then working at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute of Chemistry in Tailfingen, founded the Zeitschrift fuer Naturforschung together with Hans Friedrich-Freksa in 1946. In 1947 the Zeitschrift fuer Naturforschung was divided into two parts which were devoted to the physical sciences (Section A) and the chemical and biological sciences including biophysics (Section B). It was then only in 1973, that Section C was established for the biological sciences while Section B concentrated on chemistry. In Zeitschrift fuer Naturforschung CA Journal of Biosciences, as it is fully referred to now, research papers are presented in fields on the chemistry-biology boundary which address scientific ideas and approaches to generate and understand natural compounds on a molecular level and/or use them to stimulate and manipulate biological processes.

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    Editorial Information

    Editor in Chief
    J. Seibel, Würzburg

    Advisory Board
    A. Aigner, Leipzig
    W. Boland, Jena
    U. Bornscheuer, Greifswald
    K. H. Hoffmann, Bayreuth

    Editorial Board
    N. Amrhein, Zürich
    D. Berkowitz, Lincoln, USA
    H. Budzikiewicz, Köln
    B. Dräger, Leipzig
    M. González-Teuber, Santiago, Chile
    J.-K. Liu, Wuhan, China
    T. Opatz, Mainz
    E. Rösch, Pforzheim
    K.-D. Spindler, Ulm
    D. Strack, Halle

    Editorial Office
    Ulrike Kitzing, De Gruyter, Genthiner Straße 13, 10785 Berlin, Germany
    Email: znc[at]degruyter.com

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