Chemistry Central journals to transfer to SpringerOpen

At the end of 2015 the Chemistry Central brand will be retired with the existing journals transferring to the SpringerOpen portfolio. Therefore the beta version of our journal websites will now display this new branding.

We see this as the natural progression for the portfolio following the integration into the Springer Chemistry family at the end of 2013 and expect this will allow the journals to go from strength to strength as part of the expanding fully open access SpringerOpen journal portfolio. 


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Aims and scope

Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture is an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed forum for the discussion of all fields of agricultural chemistry and related technologies. The scope of this journal includes chemical and biochemical processes aimed to increase agricultural production and food security, the evaluation of quality and origin of raw primary products and their transformation into foods and chemicals, as well as environmental monitoring and remediation. Of special interest is work exploring the effects of chemical and biochemical technologies on the relationships between soil, plants, microorganisms and their environment, also with help of modern bioinformatics. Another special focus is the use of modern organic and bioorganic chemistry to develop new technologies in plant nutrition and stimulation, plant bio refineries, safe and traceable food products, carbon storage in soil and plants and remediation of contaminated soils.

This journal presents the first opportunity to bring together researchers from a wide number of disciplines within the agricultural chemical and biological sciences, from both industry and academia. The principle aim ofChemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture is to allow the exchange of the most advanced chemical and biochemical knowledge to develop technologies which address one of the most pressing challenges of our times - sustaining a growing world population.

Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture publishes original research articles, short letters and invited reviews. Articles from scientists in industry, academia as well as private research institutes, non-governmental and environmental organizations are encouraged."

Editor profile

Alessandro Piccolo is Professor of Agricultural Chemistry and Director of the Research Centre for NMR in Environment, Agro-food and New Materials at the Università di Napoli Federico II. He received his degrees in Physical Organic Chemistry from the Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, and in Agronomy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Life Sciences of Prague, Czech Republic (2009). Prof. Piccolo is a recipient of the “Humboldt Prize” in Chemistry from the “Alexander von Humboldt” Foundation, Bonn, Germany (1999) and of the “Gambrinus Prize” for Environmental Chemistry (2004) from the University of Dortmund. He is Honorary Professor at the Agricultural University of Prague (1995), and at the Agricultural University of Nanjing (2012). In addition, Alessandro Piccolo is the editor of two books and author of numerous chapters in scientific books, of more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers, and is ranked among the Top Italian Scientists.