Beilstein Archives – Coming Spring 2019!

Thank you for your patience as we build a dedicated preprint server for authors of the Beilstein Journals. We expect to have the first preprints online in spring 2019.

Feedback? Questions? Please contact Dr. Wendy Patterson


The Beilstein Archives is a free, open access platform, providing scholars the opportunity to rapidly publish preprints (pre-peer-reviewed manuscripts intended for publication) and related supporting information (code, data sets, movies, spectra, images, etc.).

The Beilstein Archives is part of the non-profit Beilstein-Institut's ongoing commitment to open science and transparent communication in the chemical sciences and related disciplines and provides scholars with a non-commercial platform, managed by a long-standing, reputable non-profit institute. As with all projects supported by the Beilstein-Institut, all publications in the Beilstein Archives are open access and are always available to read, download, and share – no subscription needed.

Why publish or read preprints in the Beilstein Archives?

  • Rapid dissemination of your early research results
  • Establish documented priority for your ideas and findings
  • Read the most recent results in your field and identify trends
  • Gain constructive, pre-review feedback on your manuscript from peers
  • Retain copyright to your work with a CC-BY license
  • Document your work with a DOI within days
  • Open access – meets requirements of many funders
  • Long-term archiving in Portico
  • Deposit your work with a trusted, non-commercial, non-profit institute dedicated to the betterment of scholarly communication
  • Document research results evaluated by grant reviewers or review boards in advance of publication
  • Find potential collaborators

Readers should be aware that preprints in the Beilstein Archives may be draft versions of manuscripts, which might contain some errors, or report on information that has not yet been accepted or reviewed by the scientific community. The preprints are not copyedited, typeset or peer-reviewed.


The Beilstein Archives is currently limited to publishing preprints of unpublished research results in the fields of organic chemistry and nanotechnology specified below. At this time, we are only publishing preprints that are intended for publication in one of the Beilstein Journals and we are not accepting review articles for consideration as preprints.

Beilstein Archives Subject Areas
Organic Chemistry Nanotechnology
  • Bioorganic chemistry / chemical biology
  • Catalysis
  • Chemical methods and reactions
  • Flow and process chemistry
  • Green and sustainable chemistry
  • Materials chemistry
  • Medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry
  • Natural products chemistry
  • Organo main group chemistry
  • Photochemistry and photovoltaics
  • Physical organic chemistry
  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Other organic chemistry (unclassified)
  • Nano- and molecular-scale electronics
  • Nano-biomaterials and bioscience
  • Nanomagnetics
  • Nanomaterials, thin films and nanointerfaces
  • Nanometrology and nanomechanics
  • Nano-optics
  • Nanopatterning, self-assembly and nanofabrication
  • Nanostructures for energy and sensing applications
  • Nanomedicine
  • Other nanotechnology (unclassified)

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of the Beilstein Archives includes leaders in scholarly communication, in addition to scientists who are knowledgeable in the subject areas outlined in the scope.

The Beilstein Archives is managed by the Beilstein-Institut (Managing Editor Dr. Wendy Patterson) and is advised by members of the scientific community who provide feedback on the service and act as advocates. A list of the board members will be published soon. Please contact us if you are interested in being involved.


All preprints undergo a basic screening process for offensive and/or non-scientific content and are checked for plagiarism and scope.

Removal from the archive or retraction will be considered only in cases where legal or copyright infringement or other considerable scientific misconduct or offensive behavior has been raised.

The submitting author is required to provide a valid ORCID iD. Co-authors are encouraged to provide theirs as well, and all verified ORCID iDs that are given before the preprint is published will be appropriately linked.

Archiving and Indexing

We intend to archive all published preprints in Portico, one of the largest community-supported digital archives in the world, to ensure long-term access. The preprints in the Beilstein Archives will be regularly indexed by Google, Google Scholar, CrossRef, Meta and other commonly used search tools and databases.

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