The journal publishes original and significant cutting-edge research that is likely to be of wide general appeal. To be published, work must present a significant advance in green chemistry. Papers must contain a comparison with existing methods and demonstrate advantages over those methods before publication can be considered. For more information please see this Editorial.
Coverage includes the following, but is not limited to:
- Design (e.g. biomimicry, design for degradation/recycling/reduced toxicity…)
- Reagents & Feedstocks (e.g. renewables, CO2, solvents, auxiliary agents, waste utilization…)
- Synthesis (e.g. organic, inorganic, synthetic biology…)
- Catalysis (e.g. homogeneous, heterogeneous, enzyme, whole cell…)
- Process (e.g. process design, intensification, separations, recycling, efficiency…)
- Energy (e.g. renewable energy, fuels, photovoltaics, fuel cells, energy storage, energy carriers…)
- Applications (e.g. electronics, dyes, consumer products, coatings, pharmaceuticals, preservatives, building materials, chemicals for industry/agriculture/mining…)
- Impact (e.g. safety, metrics, LCA, sustainability, (eco)toxicology…)
Green chemistry is, by definition, a continuously-evolving frontier. Therefore, the inclusion of a particular material or technology does not, of itself, guarantee that a paper is suitable for the journal. To be suitable, the novel advance should have the potential for reduced environmental impact relative to the state of the art. Green Chemistry does not normally deal with research associated with ‘end-of-pipe’ or remediation issues.
Occasionally the Editors may decide to publish something outside the defined scope of the journal if the work would be of interest to the green chemistry community and/or have the potential to shape the field.