Welcome to SYNTHESIS

Reviews and Full Papers in Chemical Synthesis

SYNTHESIS is an international full-paper journal devoted to the advancement of the science of chemical synthesis. It covers all fields of organic chemistry involving synthesis, including catalysis, organometallic, medicinal, biological, and photochemistry, but also related disciplines. SYNTHESIS provides dependable research results with detailed and reliable experimental procedures and full characterization of all important new products as well as scientific primary data.

Impact Factor 2020: 3.157

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SYNTHESIS Editor-in-Chief Paul Knochel speaks about the chemical synthesis journal and about the relevance SYNTHESIS had for his own career.

The following special features and article types are published in SYNTHESIS:

  • Reviews
    are critically evaluated overviews on recent developments in a specific area of interest to the readership. If you would like to contribute with a Review, please contact Prof. Martin Oestreich first as those articles are normally invited.


  • Short Reviews
    are concise and critical updates on subjects of high interest. If you would like to contribute with a Short Review, please contact Prof. Martin Oestreich first as those articles are normally invited.


  • Features
    are original papers of exceptional high quality and significance to the scientific community.


  • PSPs (Practical Synthetic Procedures)
    are useful and reliable procedures of interest for both academic and industrial chemists presented in a compact form.


  • Original Papers
    cover original research which has not been previously published, except in the form of an abstract or preliminary communication.


  • Special Issues and Special Topics
    are thematic collections of articles on relevant new research in existing areas related to organic chemistry.


  • Book Reviews


    is also available as part of the online edition of SYNTHESIS via Thieme E-Journals. More information can be found here.


Special attention should be paid to the SYNTHESIS Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement.

SYNTHESIS is abstracted and indexed in the most important databases: EBSCO, ProQuest, Current Contents/Life Science, Current Contents/Physical, Chemical and Earth Science, Chemical Abstracts, Science Citation Index, Research Alert, Scisearch, Index Chemicus, Chemistry Citation Index, Current Chemical Reactions, Reaction Citation Index, Reference Update, Scopus, Biological Abstracts, Embase, CABS/BIOBASE, GEO Abstracts/GEOBASE.

All SYNTHESIS articles are also available in the Researcher App.


The complete archive of SYNTHESIS is accessible through the Thieme E-Journals platform. It provides direct access to the full text of documents published from 1969 to the present day.


Summarized information on SYNTHESIS can also be found in the Imprint.

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