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Elsevier announces the launch of Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry


Amsterdam, April 25, 2016 – Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and solutions, announces the launch of a new journal: Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry. The journal is the latest addition to Elsevier's Current Opinion titles, a portfolio of 18 leading journals in life sciences and related fields.

Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry will keep scientists up to date with the expanding volume of information published in their subject. Each volume of the journal will be dedicated to a certain theme in Green and Sustainable Chemistry. Section editors will invite top experts to write short reviews on current advances in their field.

The journal was presented at the Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference, which took place in Berlin earlier this month, by the conference chairman Professor Dr. Klaus Kümmerer (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Germany). Dr. Kümmerer will co-edit the journal together with Professor Zhimin Liu (Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China).

Talking about the new journal, Dr. Kümmerer noted: "Green and Sustainable Chemistry is still a young discipline, but knowledge is quickly expanding, and we are seeing a tremendous increase in the number of articles and journals that are dedicated to this new cross-sectorial field of science. Therefore it is increasingly challenging to keep an overview on latest developments. Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry addresses this challenge."

Rob van Daalen, Senior Publisher at Elsevier, highlighted the importance of this latest Current Opinion journal: "Elsevier is very active in the sustainability field. Last year, we published the benchmark report Sustainability Science in a Global Landscape, which is a free resource to explore the state of research in sustainability globally that underpins the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Many of these goals are related to chemistry, and researchers are increasingly targeting these in their work. Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry will provide an overview of the latest developments by publishing short review articles by top experts in the chemistry fields related to the 17 SDGs."

The first issue of Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, scheduled for October 2016, will be a special issue including papers from the plenary speakers of the Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference.


For more information, visit the homepage of Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry.

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