Aims & Scope

Nature Synthesis aims to bring together researchers from all areas of chemical and materials synthesis, publishing work based on organic, inorganic, organometallic and materials chemistry as well as interdisciplinary studies at the interfaces between these disciplines.  The journal will be focused on the development of new synthetic methods and approaches, together with the preparation of molecular- or materials-based products that have practical value or that extend our conceptual understanding of chemical or material systems.

Nature Synthesis will publish technological advances of importance to synthetic chemists and material scientists. These technologies will reveal more efficient or advantageous routes to chemical compounds and materials.  The journal has the goal of reporting synthetic approaches that either enhance our conceptual understanding of chemical or material entities, open up new ranges of accessible products that have a positive and practical impact on humankind or enable the sustainable production of chemicals and materials.

We are interested in the best research in all areas of synthesis, including the work of scientists in academia and industry.

Research areas covered in the journal include, but are not limited to:

  • Synthetic methodology
  • Asymmetric synthesis
  • Catalytic methods for synthesis
  • Inorganic & organometallic synthesis
  • Natural product synthesis
  • Biosynthesis
  • Synthetic photochemistry
  • Synthetic electrochemistry
  • Supramolecular synthesis & self-assembly
  • Solid-state synthesis
  • Polymer synthesis
  • (Nano)materials synthesis
  • Mechanochemistry
  • Automation in synthesis
  • Computational methods in synthesis, including machine learning
  • Processing techniques & scalability
  • Recycling & sustainable synthesis

Nature Synthesis is committed to publishing significant, high-quality research through a fair and rigorous peer-review process that is overseen by a team of full-time professional editors.