Aims & Scope
Main Group Chemistry stands as primary literature for worldwide dissemination on main group coordination chemistry and related research. It welcomes top tier research, as well as specialized findings and is broad and keeping with the contour of contemporary research. The editors as well as the editorial staff share a special commitment to keeping a home for findings in the main group chemistry and cultivating a literature home and fostering a sense of community for main group chemistry. We hope our publication brings a continued sense of community regarding main group chemical science to the chemists, educators, health professionals, engineers, and scientists worldwide.
MGC is committed to maintaining a high standard for its publications. It is intended to be a primary resource for all chemistry, engineering, biological, and materials researchers in both academia and in industry with an interest in the elements from the groups 1, 2, 12–18, lanthanides and actinides. This will be ensured by a rigorous peer-review process with articles being reviewed by at least one editorial board member.
Note: Manuscripts that arrive to our Editorial Office containing excellent science, but which contain medium to severe issues relating to the written presentation, may be promptly returned to the corresponding author for further proofreading/editing.
Our journal publishes full papers and detailed articles; we also encourage rapid, short, communications, and notes which constitute an account of research that is less developed, but nonetheless deemed important for the society. The editorial board also solicits requests for reviews on emergent main group developments. In particular, we will eventually publish reviews covering every group of the main group elements, and reviews focused on particular elements as well. This will advertise and showcase the breadth and beauty of main group chemistry.
Webinars on Hot topic:
As part of the Journal’s mission to help establish a more contemporary Main Group community that sustains its vitality, we will have regular webinars hosted by members of the IOS office. The tentative schedule is hosted below; we are assertive about our editorial board being deeply involved regarding the cutting edge main group science which will impact the journal (MGC) and the community.
David G. Churchill
Department of Chemistry
Republic of Korea
Founder and Honorary Board Member
Prof. David A. Atwood
University of Kentucky
Dr. Indrajit Bandyopadhyay
Dr. Mónica Moya Cabrera
Mexico City, Mexico
Prof. Yongchul Chung
Pusan National University
Busan, South Korea
Prof. Philip Gale
The University of Sydney
Prof. Kallol Kumar Ghosh
Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University
Prof. Prasenjit Ghosh
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Assoc. Prof. Anne Gorden
Texas Tech University
Assoc. Prof. John Gorden
Texas Tech University
Assoc. Prof. Ng Chew Hee
International Medical University
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Prof. Michio Iwaoka
Dr. Hyunwoo Kim
Daejeon, South Korea
Prof. Jin Kim
Sunchon National University
Suncheon, Republic of Korea
Assoc. Prof. Youngsam Kim
Korea Institute of Science and Technology Europe
Dr. Atif Mahammed
Israel Institute of Technology
Prof. Sudesh Manjare
University of Mumbai
Prof. Mao Minoura
Prof. Aliyar Mousavi
Nashua Community College
Prof. Miguel Angel Munoz-Hernandez
Mississippi State University
Dr. Dhiraj P. Murale
Korea Institute of Science & Technology
Seoul, South Korea
Dr. Amgalan Natsagdorj
National University of Mongolia
Prof. Yun-Yin Niu
Prof. Tarasankar Pal
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa
Assoc. Prof. Kiyoung Park
Daejeon, South Korea
Prof. Gerard Parkin
New York, USA
Prof. Daniel Rabinovich
North Carolina A&T State University and UNC Greensboro
Dr. Jamal Rafique
Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso do Sul - UFMS
Campo Grande, Brazil
Prof. Claudio Santi
University of Perugia
Assoc. Prof. Atul P. Singh
Dr. Maja Dutour Sikirić
Rudjer Boskovic Institute
Prof. Igor B. Sivaev
Russian Academy of Sciences
Assoc. Prof. Luis A. Velarde
University at Buffalo
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Roswanira Abdul Wahab
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Prof. Charles Scott Weinert
Oklahoma State University
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By default, articles published in Main Group Chemistry are available only to institutions and individuals with access rights. However, the journal offers all authors the option to purchase open access publication for their article as part of the IOS Press Open Library. This means that the final published version will be freely available to anyone worldwide, indefinitely, under a Creative Commons license and without the need to purchase access to the article. This is also referred to as “gold” open access.
Gold open access pricing
Authors who choose gold open access publication will be subject to an article publication charge of € 1500 / US$ 1500 for publication under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license or € 2150 / US$ 2150 for publication under the CC BY 4.0 license. Pricing is exclusive of possible taxes. After an article is accepted for publication, the corresponding author will be informed regarding the open access option during the production stages, and will have the opportunity to purchase open access for their article. It could be that the open access fee of an article is waived completely due an institutional agreement IOS Press has with the corresponding authors' institution. Please check the institutional agreements page for details.
Green open access
Authors who do not make use of the gold open access option may still make their article freely available using self-archiving, also referred to as green open access. Authors may make their final accepted manuscript available for free download from their personal or institutional website or institutional archive. This model is free for the author.
Webinars: As part of the Journal’s mission to help establish a more contemporary Main Group community that sustains its vitality, we will have regular webinars hosted by members of the IOS office. The tentative schedule is hosted below; we are assertive about our editorial board being deeply involved regarding the cutting edge main group science which will impact the journal (MGC) and the community.
March 16, 2023, 21:30 - (Seoul Time)
July 20, 2023, 21:30 - (Seoul Time)
November 16, 2023, 21:30 - (Seoul Time)
March 15, 2024, 21:30 - (Seoul Time)
July 18, 2024, 21:30 - (Seoul Time)
November 21, 2024, 21:30 - (Seoul Time)
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