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Zeitschrift für Naturforschung B

A Journal of Chemical Sciences

Your benefits:
  • Novelty research in the field of chemical sciences
  • High standards of publication
  • Ahead of print publication
  • International readership and global reach

Zeitschrift fuer Naturforschung B (ZNB) publishes novel research in all areas of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and analytical chemistry. In particular, the journal focuses on solid state chemistry, coordination chemistry, main group element chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, natural product chemistry and, to a lesser extent, on analytical chemistry. For more than 65 years Zeitschrift fuer Naturforschung B has been open to contributions from all fields of experimental and theoretical chemistry. Zeitschrift fuer Naturforschung B publishes 12 issues per volume/year. Sometimes double issues occur.

  • Solid state chemistry
  • Coordination chemistry
  • Main group element chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Natural product chemistry

Article formats
Original (full) papers, research notes and preliminary communications, reports on specific research topics of current interest (reviews)

> Information on submission process

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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 BA Journal of Chemical Sciences, as it is fully referred to now, papers are presented which describe the results of preparative, spectroscopic and structural studies in chemistry with a distinct element of novelty.

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You can easily submit your manuscript online. Please submit your article to: znb@degruyter.com and you will be guided through the whole peer-reviewing and publishing process. Please indicate clearly in electronic mail for the Editorial Office that it is correspondence for Zeitschrift fuer Naturforschung B.

Your benefits of publishing with us
Submission process
  • Check that your topic fits the scope of the journal
  • Manuscript formatting should conform to our Instructions for Authors and Style Guides
  • Please submit your article to: znb@degruyter.com
  • A directly printable version of the contribution is required to be forwarded for refereeing
  • The editorial office will forward your manuscript for peer-review. This takes on average 4 to 6 weeks until a first decision is reached
  • You will be informed by e-mail if your manuscript has been accepted or rejected or if it requires further attention
  • When manuscripts are accepted subject to revision, the revised manuscript should be returned within approx. one month
  • If accepted: you have the option to publish it open access
Please note
  • Before submitting your article please have a look at our Publication Ethics Statement and our copyright agreement
  • Manuscripts must be written in clear and concise English
  • Once your article is accepted you have the option to publish it open access
  • Our repository policy allows you to distribute 30 PDF copies of your published article to colleagues (the PDF has to include the information that it is an author's copy). Please also feel free to distribute the link to the online abstract
  • If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors

We look forward to receiving your manuscript!

Hybrid Open Access

For complete details on hybrid open access publishing at De Gruyter please see: https://www.degruyter.com/page/560

Effective 1st January 2016, authors from an institution affiliated with either the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU), the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries or some UK libraries participating in the Jisc Collections SMP  may publish primary research and review articles open access in any of De Gruyter’s OnlineOpen journals at a discount of 90% of the APC price. For more information and to confirm whether your institution is eligible please see the following:

The Netherlands: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1461
The UK: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1462
Switzerland:  https://www.degruyter.com/page/1463

T. Lindel, Braunschweig
G. Müller, Konstanz
R. Pöttgen, Münster
H. Schmidbaur, Garching
R. Wilhelm, Clausthal

Advisory Board:
W. Bensch, Kiel
G. Bringmann, Würzburg
T. Carell, München
G. Erker, Münster
F. E. Hahn, Münster
H. Huppertz, Innsbruck
M. Jansen, Bonn
F. Kraus, Marburg
H. Kunz, Mainz
N. W. Mitzel, Bielefeld
C. Näther, Kiel
W. Schnick, München
F. F. Seelig, Tübingen
D. Stalke, Göttingen
W. Steglich, München
W. Uhl, Münster
W. Voelter, Tübingen

Managing Editor:
G. Müller, Konstanz
E-mail: znb@degruyter.com
(submission of manuscripts)

Journal Editor:
B. Zoglmeier, München
E-mail: birgit.zoglmeier@degruyter.com

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