• Piet Herdewijn, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Sijbren Otto, University of Groningen
  • Günter von von Kiedrowski, Ruhr-Universität Bochum


Due to an insufficient number of publications, the future of the Journal of Systems Chemistry is currently under discussion with the Editors-in-Chief. Please contact the Editors at editorial@jsystchem.com for advice before submitting a new manuscript.


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Journal of Systems Chemistry is a peer-reviewed open access journal covering all aspects of systems chemistry including:

  • complex molecular networks
  • catalytic, autocatalytic, self-replicating and self-reproducing systems
  • dynamic combinatorial chemistry
  • emergent phenomena in molecular networks
  • information processing by chemical reactions
  • bifurcation and chiral symmetry breaking
  • bottom up approaches to synthetic biology and chemical evolution
  • chemical self-organization inspired by the origin and synthesis of life
  • the conjunction of supramolecular, prebiotic and biomimetic chemistry, theoretical biology, complex systems physics, and earth, planetary and space sciences centered in chemistry

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"In 2005 I needed a name for a new COST Action and what I had in mind was a kind of chemical pendant of systems biology."

Günter von Kiedrowski
Chair of Bioorganic Chemistry, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

"Systems Chemistry is the science which ultimately will lead to the real understanding of cell biology."

Piet Herdewijn
Laboratory for Medicinal Chemistry, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

"Once you realise that biology is just one manifestation of chemical complexity, it is evident that Systems Chemistry has a very bright future."

Sijbren Otto
Centre for Systems Chemistry, University of Groningen

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ISSN: 1759-2208