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Publisher’s Note on Sustainable Chemistry

MDPI, St. Alban-Anlage 66, CH-4052 Basel, Switzerland
Sustain. Chem. 2020, 1(1), 62;
Submission received: 23 June 2020 / Accepted: 23 June 2020 / Published: 24 June 2020
In early 2009, Dr. Werner Bonrath was invited to guest edit a Special Issue on sustainable chemistry [1], of the first papers in the newly founded journal Sustainability [2]. As a chemist, I had planned for a long time to launch a journal devoted to sustainable chemistry. There are already several successful journals: Green Chemistry [3], ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering [4], and ChemSusChem [5]. These three journals [4,5] have published more than 10,000 papers over the last 5 years. However, during this period, only 10% (or approximately 1000) of these papers have been published in an open access format. MDPI would like to join forces with those existing journals, providing a high-quality open access publishing service to green and sustainable chemistry and engineering scholars. MDPI has been running and supporting the MolMall chemical samples preservation and exchange project (MolMall, for 24 years [6].
MDPI became the largest publisher of open access articles in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) in 2018, and the fifth largest publisher of scholarly journals in 2019 [7]. According to the Publons database this year, we provide the highest standard peer review editorial service [8]. We maintain close contact with our authors, reviewers and chemists, to maintain and improve this fast and rigorous peer review, editorial and publishing process.
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Conflicts of Interest

The author declares no conflicts of interest.


  1. Special Issue “Green Chemistry for Environment and Health”. Available online: (accessed on 22 June 2020).
  2. Sustainability. Available online: (accessed on 22 June 2020).
  3. Green Chemistry. Available online: (accessed on 22 June 2020).
  4. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. Available online: (accessed on 22 June 2020).
  5. ChemSusChem. Available online: (accessed on 22 June 2020).
  6. Lin, S.-K. Chemical Samples Recycling: The MDPI Samples Preservation and Exchange Project. In Environmental Chemistry: Green Chemistry and Pollutants in Ecosystems; Lichtfouse, E., Schwarzbauer, J., Robert, D., Eds.; Springer: Berlin/Heidelberg, Germany; New York, NY, USA, 2005; Chapter 53; pp. 585–590. ISBN 3-540-22860-8. [Google Scholar]
  7. MDPI. History of MDPI. Available online: (accessed on 23 December 2019).
  8. Publons. Journals and Conferences. Available online: (accessed on 23 December 2019).

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