Journal History

1997–2001 Molbank was published as a Molbank Section of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049, CODEN: MOLEFW), only publishing ‘Short Note’.
2002 Molbank started as an independent journal (ISSN 1422-8599; CODEN: MOLBAI).
2007 Molbank was indexed in Scopus.
2009 The inaugural issue was released. Molbank was published as a quarterly journal. (previously published irregularly).
2016 Molbank Added a new article type ‘communication’.
Molbank established the following sections:
-Natural Products;

-Organic Synthesis;
-Structure Determination.
2017 The first Special Issue ‘Heterocycles’ was established.
Molbank was indexed in Reaxys.
Molbank was indexed in ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index).


1997–2001 Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Luc Patiny
2002 Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Bruce A. Hathaway
2003–2007 Editor-in-Chief: Reto Mueller (
2007–2019 Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Norbert Haider
2019–2024 Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. René T. Boeré
2024–present Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater

Section Editor-in-Chief

2017–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. René T. Boeré for the section on Structure Determination
2020–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Fawaz Aldabbagh for the section on Organic Synthesis
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