About the Journal

Scope and Publication Frequency

CHIMIA is a international, peer-reviewed, scientific journal for the chemical sciences in the broadest sense published by the Swiss Chemical Society (SCS). CHIMIA is a platinum Open Access journal with free access to the online published articles for the reader and with no publication fees for the authors of peer-reviewed scientific articles; authors retain the copyright to their work.

Each issue of CHIMIA is devoted to a special topic of current significance or interest in chemistry or related sciences. Special topic issues are coordinated by a guest editor, who invites authors to contribute. Contributions from all fields of chemistry and related areas are also considered for publication in the form of Notes. Columns, Community News, Events, and CHIMIA Report/Company News complete each issue. Membership of the Swiss Chemical Society, or in one of the organizations named in the masthead (impressum), is not a prerequisite for the acceptance of a manuscript. The decision to accept a contribution rests with the Editorial Committee of CHIMIA.

CHIMIA is published 10 times a year.


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Open Access

CHIMIA is a platinum Open Access journal operating under the licence CC BY 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). There are no Article Processing fees or submission charges for authors of peer-reviewed scientific articles. The authors retain the copyright of their work and allow it to be shared and reused, provided that it is correctly cited.

Publication Ethics

CHIMIA along with other scientific publications have a responsibility to assess and publish articles that follow strict ethical guidelines. Our aim at CHIMIA is to follow the guidelines as set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).[1] Authors, editors and reviewers should always act with integrity to ensure that ethical standards are met. Failure to do so can harm the reputation of the journal and be detrimental to the careers of researchers.

Responsibilities of Authors

It is the responsibility of all authors to ensure that the work is their own and it is not reproduced from other people’s publications or work. CHIMIA is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that does not generally publish original experimental research, but rather overviews of author’s research areas. It is important that any work that is reproduced from previous publications has the permission from the authors and copyright holders. All authors listed should also have made a significant contribution and agree with all claims.

Responsibilities of Reviewers

Peer reviewers are also expected to follow the ethical guidelines and the document should remain confidential and the information should not be utilized to benefit the reviewer. Any conflicts of interest with the authors should be declared by the reviewers.

The reviewing process should be performed regardless of the authors standings or affiliations and should be based entirely at a professional level.

Responsibilities of Editors

It is the responsibility of the editors to ensure the processes are carried out in a proper manner and to ensure that the published material is suitable and of value.


[1] The Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences. International Ethical Guidelines for Health-related Research Involving Humans. Geneva: The Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences; 2016, https://cioms.ch/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/WEB-CIOMS-EthicalGuidelines.pdf