About Molecules

1996 Molecules was launched in collaboration with Springer Verlag as one of the first electronic journals on chemistry.
1997 MDPI took over the publishing of Molecules from Springer Verlag and started to publish it as an open access journal. Dr. Derek McPhee started working part-time as an Editorial Assistant to the then Editor-in-Chief of Molecules, Dr. Esteban Pombo-Villar.
1999 Dr. Shu-Kun Lin took over as Editor-in-Chief of Molecules.
2005 Dr. Derek McPhee accepted the role of Editor-in-Chief of Molecules after acting as Managing Director of the journal since 1999, while the former Editor-in-Chief Dr. Shu-Kun Lin held title of Publisher and Director of the Molecules Editorial Office. Molecules celebrated its tenth anniversary.
2005-2006 Papers were published in both non-Open Access (non-OA) and Open Access (OA) form.
2007 Molecules publishes exclusively in Open Access form.
2008 Molecules adds the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) numbers to each paper using the CrossRef system. The Open Access logo is added and copyright is under the Creative Commons (CC) license v. 3.0.
2012 The first Best Paper Award is announced.
2013 The Section Metabolites is established.
Molecules received its highest impact factor of 2.428 for the year 2012; the 5-year impact factor is 2.679.
March 2014 Molecules published its 6,000 paper.


1996-1999 Founding Editor-in-Chief Dr. Esteban Pombo-Villar
1996-2005 Editor-in-Chief Dr. Shu-Kun Lin

Editor-in-Chief Dr. Derek J. McPhee

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