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1996 The Inaugural Issue was released. Molecules was published as a monthly journal.
1999 Molecules received its first Impact Factor (0.248).
2000 Molecules published its 500th paper.
2004 Molecules published its 1000th paper.
2005 Molecules celebrated its 10th anniversary.
2007 Molecules adopted the full Open Access system.
2012 Molecules announced the first Best Paper award.
2013 Molecules established the following section:

Metabolites (Discontinued, 2013-2018)
Molecules published its 5000th paper.
2015 Molecules established the following sections:

Green Chemistry
Photochemistry
Bioorganic Chemistry
Organometallic Chemistry
2016 Molecules published its 10,000th paper.
Molecules announced the first TuYouYou award.
2017 Molecules established the following sections:

Inorganic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry
Analytical Chemistry
Nanochemistry
Chemical Biology

Molecules organized The 1st Molecules Medicinal Chemistry Symposium.
2018 Molecules established the following sections:

Materials Chemistry
Electrochemistry
Macromolecular Chemistry
2019 Molecules adopted a semi-monthly publication schedule.
Molecules established the following sections:

Flavours and Fragrances
Colorants

Molecules
published its 20,000 paper.
2020 Molecules established the following sections:

Applied Chemistry
Molecular Structure

Molecular Liquids
Microwave Chemistry
Ultrasound Chemistry

Cross-Field Chemistry
Food Chemistry

Molecules celebrated its 25th anniversary
Molecules announced the first PhD Thesis Award

Editors-in-Chief

1996 Founding Editor-in-Chief Dr. Shu-Kun Lin
1996-1997 Editor-in-Chief Dr. Shu-Kun Lin
1997-1999 Editor-in-Chief Dr. Esteban Pombo-Villar
1999-2005 Editor-in-Chief Dr. Shu-Kun Lin
2005-2020 Editor-in-Chief Dr. Derek J. McPhee
2021-present Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Farid Chemat

Section Editors-in-Chief

2019 Section Editor-In-Chief: Dr. Joselito P. Quirino for the section on Analytical Chemistry
2018 Section Editor-In-Chief: Prof. Dr. Mark von Itzstein for the section on Bioorganic chemistry
2018 Section Editor-In-Chief: Prof. Dr. Roland J. Pieters for the section on Chemical biology
2016 Section Editor-In-Chief: Dr. James W. Gauld for the section on Computational and Theoretical Chemistry
2020 Section Editor-In-Chief: Prof. Dr. R. Daniel Little for the section on Electrochemistry
2020 Section Editor-In-Chief: Prof. Dr. Henryk H. Jeleń for the section on Flavours and Fragrances
2018 Section Editor-In-Chief: Prof. Dr. Farid Chemat for the section on Green Chemistry
2018 Section Editor-In-Chief: Prof. Dr. M.-H. Whangbo for the section on Inorganic Chemistry
2019 Section Editor-In-Chief: Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Cirillo for the section on Materials Chemistry
2016 Section Editor-In-Chief: Prof. Dr. Diego Muñoz-Torrero for the section on Medicinal Chemistry
2020 Section Editor-In-Chief: Prof. Dr. Mara G. Freire for the section on Molecular Liquids
2020 Section Editor-In-Chief: Prof. Dr. Rudy J. Richardson for the section on Molecular Structure
2018 Section Editor-In-Chief: Prof. Dr. Ashok Kakkar for the section on Nanochemstry
2016 Section Editor-In-Chief: Prof. Dr. Thomas J. Schmidt for the section on Natural Prodcuts Chemistry
2016 Section Editor-In-Chief: Prof. Dr. Roman Dembinski for the section onOrganic Chemistry
2019 Section Editor-In-Chief: Prof. Dr. Vadim A. Soloshonok for the section on Organic Chemistry
2020 Section Editor-In-Chief: Prof. Dr. Michal Szostak for the section on Organometallic Chemistry
2015 Section Editor-In-Chief: Dr. Pierre Pichat for the section on Photochemistry
2021 Section Editor-In-Chief: Dr. Sylvain Caillol for the section on Macromolecular Chemistry
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