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About International Journal of Molecular Sciences

2000 Inaugural issue released, initially published as a quarterly journal.
2003 Change to a monthly publication schedule.
2004 Covered by the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE).
2005 First Impact Factor received.
2006 IJMS is the first MDPI journal to start using the submission system at submit.mdpi.org (no longer available).
2007 The following topical sections are setup:
2008 MDPI joins CrossRef and starts assigning DOI numbers to each paper published in the IJMS. All papers are released under the Creative Commons (CC-BY) license. IJMS is archived in PubMed Central (PMC) and covered in PubMed. The journal is moved from www.mpdi.org onto the publishing platform at www.mdpi.com in October 2008.
2009 IJMS sections on Molecular Toxicology, Muscle Contraction (discontinued after one year), Molecular Recognition, and Molecular Diagnostics are setup.
2010 IJMS switches to the new submission system at http://susy.mdpi.com/.
2011 IJMS Impact Factor released in June 2011 more than 2.0.
2012 IJMS publishes more than 1'000 papers in one year for the first time, Impact Factor surpasses 2.5.

IJMS sponsors the ILMAT conference.

2014 IJMS sponsors the conferences:
2015 IJMS section on Bioinorganic Chemistry is setup. 

IJMS sponsors the conferences:


IJMS Impact Factor surpasses 3.2.

•    IJMS publishes more than 8,000 papers in total, and 200 papers in a single issue.
•    IJMS section on Molecular Botany is setup.
•    IJMS starts the project of Young Investigator Prize and Travel Awards.


IJMS sponsors the conferences:

•    Unconventional Proteins and Membranes Traffic

•    8th International Congress on Biocatalysis 2016

•    Comprehensive Cancer Center (Krebszentrum) Graz

•    Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) Satellite

•    252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition

•    The Institute of Molecular Biology gGmbH


2000-2001 Founding Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Jerzy Leszczynski
2004 Editor-in-Chief Dr. Francis F. Muguet
2005 Editor-in-Chief Dr. Shu-Kun Lin
2006-2007 Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Claude A. Daul
2007- Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Claude A. Daul for Section “Physical Chemistry, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry”
2007-2009 Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Michael N. Hall for Section “Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics”
2007- Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Andreas Taubert for Section “Material Sciences and Nanotechnology”
2010-2011 Section Editor-in-Chief Dr. Andrei Alexandrescu for Section “Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics”
2009-2011 Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Mark Cronin for Section “Molecular Toxicology”
2009 Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Mark L. Richter for Section “Muscle Contraction”
2008- Section Editor-in-Chief Dr. Claire Hellio for Section “Green Chemistry”
2008- Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Kurt A. Jellinger for Section “'Molecular Pathology”
2008- Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Ian A. Nicholls for Section “Molecular Recognition”
2009- Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Stephen A. Bustin for Section “Molecular Diagnostics”
2011- Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Charles Brennan for Section “Bioactives and Nutraceuticals”
2012-2016 Section Editor-in-Chief Dr. Michael Iba for Section “Molecular Toxicology”
2012-2014 Section Editor-in-Chief Professor Roger A. Coulombe, Jr. for Section “Molecular Toxicology”
2012-2016 Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Mark L. Richter for Section “Biochemistry, Molecular
Biology and Biophysics”

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