Call for papers – ICBS Special Focus Issue on chemical biology

Working in chemical biology? Future Medicinal Chemistry and the ICBS are calling for article proposals.


To promote cross-disciplinary communication in the chemical biology field, the International Chemical Biology Society (ICBS), in partnership with the journal Future Medicinal Chemistry, is launching a special focus issue and is calling for papers to provide an up-to-date snapshot of current research in the interface between medicinal chemistry and biology, and insights into the future of the field.

Article proposals are now being welcomed and will be considered by the Editors and members of the ICBS committee. If found suitable for submission, the articles will undergo independent peer review.

What we’re looking for

Research, reviews, perspective and analysis on:

  • Synthetic chemistry
  • Chemical proteomics
  • Computational chemical biology
  • Biophysical techniques for structural characterization
  • Drug discovery technologies
  • Target identification and mechanism-of-action studies in chemical biology
  • Design and synthesis of novel lead compounds
  • The chemical biology of epigenetics
  • Overviews of novel therapeutic strategies and emerging targets
  • Drug targeting and delivery
  • Commentary on chemical biology policy, economic and IP issues


Please submit any articles intended for the ICBS special focus issue by 31st May 2019.

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For more information, including the aims and scope of the ICBS special issue and Future Medicinal Chemistry, visit:

For pre-submission enquiries, contact Harriet Wall (, and the Guest Editor Zaneta Nikolovska-Coleska ( Please mention the ICBS SFI in any communication, including submission cover letter.

About the ICBS

The International Chemical Biology Society (ICBS) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting research and educational opportunities at the interface of chemistry and biology. ICBS provides an important international forum that brings together cross-disciplinary scientists from academia, nonprofit organizations, government, and industry to communicate new research and help translate the power of chemical biology to advance human health. For more information on the ICBS, visit:

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Future Medicinal Chemistry

Journal, Future Science Group

Future Medicinal Chemistry provides a monthly point of access to commentary and debate for this ever-expanding and diversifying community. The journal showcases milestones in pharmaceutical R&D and features expert analysis of emerging research – from the identification of targets, through to the discovery, design, synthesis and evaluation of bioactive agents. Impact Factor: 3.617 (2018)

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