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Main Group Metal Chemistry

Fundamentals and Applications

Editor In Chief: Klaus Jurkschat
Editorial Board: David Atwood, Tushar S. Basu Baul, Jens Beckmann, Vadepalli Chandrasekhar, Keith Izod, Cameron Jones, Sergey S. Karlov, Michael Mehring, Kieran Molloy, Muhammad Moazzam Naseer, Ponnadurai Ramasami, Karin Ruhlandt-Senge, Ales Ruzicka, Masaichi Saito, Yann Sarazin, Norihiro Tokitoh,  and Jörg Wagler

50% reduction of Article Processing Charges (APC = 500 EUR). The price reduction is valid for all regular manuscripts submitted by December 31, 2020.

Main Group Metal Chemistry is an open access journal. Publication costs are covered by so called Article Processing Charges (APC), paid by authors' affiliated institutions, funders or sponsors. Manuscripts submitted from January 1, 2019 are subject to APC.

New Voucher System for Reviewers is now available in Main Group Metal Chemistry. For details, please see here.

Your benefits

  • Coverage of all aspects of main group metal and semi-metal chemistry
  • Efficient manuscript processing via ScholarOne Manuscripts®
  • High quality peer review
  • Rapid ahead-of-print publication of accepted articles
  • An immediate publication in open access after production processes, as the articles are no longer bundled in issues.
  • secure archiving by De Gruyter and the independent archiving service Portico.

This journal is committed to the publication of short communications, original research, and review articles within the field of main group metal and semi-metal chemistry. Main Group Metal Chemistry is an open-access, single-blind peer-reviewed journal that publishes in ongoing way. Papers addressing the theoretical, spectroscopic, mechanistic and synthetic aspects of inorganic, coordination and organometallic main group metal and semi-metal compounds, including zinc, cadmium and mercury are welcome. The journal also publishes studies relating to environmental aspects of these metals, their toxicology, release pathways and fate. Articles on the applications of main group metal chemistry, including in the fields of polymer chemistry, agriculture, electronics and catalysis, are also accepted.

  • Main group metal and semi-metal compounds
  • Coordination compounds and metallo-organic complexes
  • Spectroscopy
  • Toxicology
  • Metal release pathways and fate
  • Applications of main group metal chemistry
  • Polymers

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Research Article, Review Article, Rapid Communication, Erratum

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Volume 43 (2020): Issue 1 (Jan 2020)

Online Submission of Manuscripts

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We look forward to receiving your manuscript!

Klaus Jurkschat
(Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Technical University of Dortmund; Dortmund, Germany)

Editorial Board
David Atwood
(Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky; Lexington, USA)
Tushar S. Basu Baul (Department of Chemistry, North Eastern Hill University; Shillong, India)
Jens Beckmann (Institute of Inorganic Chemistry and Crystallography, University of Bremen; Bremen, Germany)
Vadepalli Chandrasekhar (Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology; Kanpur, India)
Keith Izod (School of Chemistry, Newcastle University; Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK)
Cameron Jones (School of Chemistry, Monash University; Clayton, Australia)
Sergey S. Karlov (Department of Chemistry, M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University; Moscow, Russian Federation)
Michael Mehring (Institute of Chemistry, Chemnitz University of Technology; Chemnitz, Germany)
Kieran Molloy (Department of Chemistry, University of Bath; Bath, UK)
Muhammad M. Naseer (Department of Chemistry, Quaid-i-Azam University; Islamabad, Pakistan)
Ponnadurai Ramasami (Department of Chemistry, University of Mauritius; Réduit, Mauritius)
Karin Ruhlandt-Senge (Department of Chemistry, Syracuse University; Syracuse, USA)
Aleš Rùžička (Department of General and Inorganic Chemistry, University of Pardubice; Pardubice, Czech Republic)
Masaichi Saito (Department of Chemistry, Saitama University; Saitama, Japan)
Yann Sarazin (Institute of Chemistry of Rennes, University of Rennes; Rennes, France)
Norihiro Tokitoh (Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University; Kyoto, Japan)
Jörg Wagler (Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Freiberg University of Mining and Technology; Freiberg, Germany)

Editorial Contact
Dr. Krzysztof Dębniak
Managing Editor

Bogumiła Zuga 32A Str.
01-811 Warsaw, Poland
T: +48 22 701 50 15




organic/inorganic chemists, chemical engineers, engineers