Welcome to SynOpen

Open Access Content in the Chemical Sciences

SynOpen is an international, single-anonymized peer-reviewed journal reporting current research results in chemical sciences. It provides the community with open access content, mainly but not exclusively, in the areas of synthesis, catalysis, organometallic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, photochemistry, polymer and materials synthesis. SynOpen offers the opportunity to publish both experimental and theoretical studies as well as to publish scientific primary data. We also publish insightful review articles intended for new researchers as well as specialists in this field.

Main areas covered in SynOpen:

  • Synthetic Methodologies
  • Asymmetric Synthesis and Catalysis
  • Catalytic Methods for Synthesis
  • Inorganic and Organometallic Synthesis
  • Natural Products Synthesis and Total Synthesis
  • Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Design
  • Biosynthesis and Biocatalysis
  • Synthetic Photochemistry
  • Synthetic Electrochemistry
  • Solid-state Synthesis
  • Polymer Synthesis
  • Supramolecular Synthesis and Self-Assembly
  • Mechanochemistry
  • Automation in Synthesis
  • Computational Methods in Synthesis and Machine Learning
  • Processing Techniques and Scalability
  • Recycling Processes and Sustainable Synthesis

Impact Factor 2022: 2.5

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SynOpen generally uses Select Crowd Review for reviewing manuscripts. For crowd reviewing, we are constantly looking for new highly motivated crowd members.
Please contact if you want to learn more about Select Crowd Review or send your CV if you are interested in joining.


Special attention should be paid to the Thieme Journal Policies.

As an open access publication, all articles in SynOpen are made freely available immediately upon publication for all to read and download from Thieme E-Journals.

SynOpen is indexed in: Directory of Open Access Journals, Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus, EBSCO, ProQuest

All SynOpen articles are also available in the Researcher App.

This journal is published under the Creative Commons license CC BY.


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