The Beilstein Archives


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The Beilstein Archives is currently limited to publishing preprints of unpublished research results in the fields of organic chemistry and nanotechnology specified below.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
  • 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 ) and is advised by the following members of the scientific community who provide feedback on the service and act as advocates:

Prof. Damien Debecker University of Louvain
Elizabeth Marincola African Academy of Sciences
Prof. Peter H. Seeberger Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
Prof. Thomas Schimmel Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Dr. Marta Teperek Delft University of Technology
Prof. Matthew Todd University College London
Dr. Egon Willighagen Maastricht University