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Journal History

1996 The Inaugural Issue was released. Molecules was published as a monthly journal.
1999 Molecules received its first Impact Factor (0.248).
2000 Molecules published its 500th paper.
2004 Molecules published its 1,000th paper.
2005 The year 2005 marked the 10th Anniversary of Molecules.
2007 Molecules adopted the full Open Access system.
2012 Molecules announced the first edition of the Best Paper award.
2013

Molecules established the following section:
-Metabolites (Discontinued, 2013–2018).

Molecules published its 5,000th paper.

2015 Molecules established the following sections:
-Green Chemistry;
-Photochemistry;
-Bioorganic Chemistry;
-Organometallic Chemistry.
2016 Molecules published its 10,000th paper.
Molecules announced the first edition of the TuYouYou award.
2017

Molecules established the following sections:
-Inorganic Chemistry;
-Physical Chemistry;
-Analytical Chemistry;
-Nanochemistry;
-Chemical Biology.

Molecules organized The 1st Molecules Medicinal Chemistry Symposium.

2018 Molecules established the following sections:
-Materials Chemistry;
-Electrochemistry;
-Macromolecular Chemistry.
2019

Molecules adopted a semi-monthly publication schedule.

Molecules established the following sections:
-Flavours and Fragrances;
-Colorants.

Molecules published its 20,000 paper.

2020

Molecules established the following sections:
-Applied Chemistry;
-Molecular Structure;
-Molecular Liquids;
-Microwave Chemistry;
-Ultrasound Chemistry;
-Cross-Field Chemistry;
-Food Chemistry.

Molecules announced the first edition of the PhD Thesis Award.

The year 2020 marked the 25th Anniversary of Molecules.

2021 Molecules received its 2020 Impact Factor (4.412).
2022 Molecules received its 2021 Impact Factor (4.927).

Editor-in-Chief

1996–1997 Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Shu-Kun Lin
1997–1999 Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Esteban Pombo-Villar
1999–2005 Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Shu-Kun Lin
2005–2020 Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Derek J. McPhee
2021–2023 Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Farid Chemat * passed away on January 2023
2023–present Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Thomas J. Schmidt

Section Editor-in-Chief

2015–present

Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Pierre Pichat for the section on Photochemistry

2016–2023

Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Thomas J. Schmidt for the section on Natural Prodcuts Chemistry

2016–present

Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. James W. Gauld for the section on Computational and Theoretical Chemistry

Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Diego Muñoz-Torrero for the section on Medicinal Chemistry

Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Roman Dembinski for the section on Organic Chemistry

2018–2022

Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Roland J. Pieters for the section on Chemical Biology

2018–present

Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Mark von Itzstein for the section on Bioorganic chemistry

Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Farid Chemat for the section on Green Chemistry

Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. M.-H. Whangbo for the section on Inorganic Chemistry

Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Ashok Kakkar for the section on Nanochemstry

2019–present

Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Joselito P. Quirino for the section on Analytical Chemistry

Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Cirillo for the section on Materials Chemistry

Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Vadim A. Soloshonok for the section on Organic Chemistry

2020–2023

Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. R. Daniel Little for the section on Electrochemistry

2020–present

Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Henryk H. Jeleń for the section on Flavours and Fragrances

Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Mara G. Freire for the section on Molecular Liquids

Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Rudy J. Richardson for the section on Molecular Structure

Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Michal Szostak for the section on Organometallic Chemistry

2021–present

Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Sylvain Caillol for the section on Macromolecular Chemistry

Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Axel Klein for the section on Inorganic Chemistry

2022–present

Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Lucia Panzella for the section on Colorants

2023–present

Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. RuAngelie Edrada-Ebel for the section on Natural Products Chemistry

Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Tristan Richard for the section on Food Chemistry

Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Y. George Zheng for the section on Chemical Biology

Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Shaojun Yuan for the section on Applied Chemistry

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