On April 1st, Bioorganic Chemistry, an internationally leading journal on biology and medicinal chemistry, hosted an opening ceremony for its first China office at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Wisdom Lake Academy of Pharmacy.


Bioorganic Chemistry is an international academic journal established by Elsevier, the world's leading publisher of scientific, technical, and medical content. The journal has issued 111 volumes since September 1971, and increased its journal impact factor by 23.1% since 2018, reaching an impact factor of 4.831 in 2019.

“The biopharmaceutical ecosystem of XJTLU Wisdom Lake Academy of Pharmacy provides the office with an opportunity to get academic support from working closely with institutions home and abroad, as well as benefiting from a seamless collaboration among academic staff, students and industry,” says Professor Lei Fu (pictured below), an editor of Bioorganic Chemistry, director of the China office and Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching at the Academy. “The China office will promote emerging interdisciplinary technology and help gain a stronger international influence and discourse power over bioscience evaluation. It is also preparing to become an international hub for academic and technological exchanges.”

"Bioorganic Chemistry highly correlates with biomedicine. Having its first China office set up in our Academy is a good step forward," says Professor Mu Wang, Executive Dean of the Academy.

Professor Chris Harris and Dr Yimin Ding, both Vice Presidents of XJTLU, expressed congratulations on the establishment of Bioorganic Chemistry’s first China office.

On the future of the China office, Professor Fu says: “The office will stick to the ‘Open, Inclusive, Transparent’ philosophy and focus on the international research frontier. We are also dedicated to conducting high-quality, forward-looking research, setting rigorous standards for journal submissions and playing a lead role in the field of bioorganic chemistry. The China office will also work on building international connections between researchers and industry experts and creating an international research platform.

Bioorganic Chemistry is an open-access journal which mainly targets medicinal and biochemists and R&D professionals. Research published in Bioorganic Chemistry covers topics that relate to organic biology-chemistry, such as enzyme catalysis, nucleic acids chemistry, medicinal chemistry, antimicrobial agents, bio-orthogonal chemistry and biomimetic chemistry etc.

By Huan Zhu, translated by Ke Tang
Edited by Patricia Pieterse
Photos by Yalan Wang

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