“ChemTexts” is an online journal that publishes peer-reviewed texts for academic education in chemistry and biochemistry. The principal aim of the journal is to impart contemporary knowledge to students at an exceptionally high didactic level. Typically, each text consists of a self-consistent treatment of a topic which could be part of a textbook. Beyond informative illustrations, the texts may also include supplementary material such as animated presentations or videos.
“ChemTexts” may be used by students for learning, by lecturers for teaching, or by researchers and professionals as a recap of essential knowledge. The preferred style is that of leading textbooks. The pedagogical level of the journal is primarily at the bachelor and master level, but material at the graduate level is also considered.
“ChemTexts” embraces all the traditional areas of chemistry, such as organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry, plus analytical chemistry, technical chemistry, environmental and food chemistry, theoretical and computational chemistry, biochemistry and chemical biology. It also welcomes material in the emergent new areas of nanotechnology, energy and security.
“ChemTexts” introduces a completely new concept in scientific publishing: the provision of texts for educational purposes that mirror the current state of knowledge. Unlike many textbooks, the chapters are carefully peer-reviewed to guarantee scientific correctness. Only those texts are published which represent genuine improvements over existing textbook material.
If authors provide a translation of their English text in their native language, then Springer will also make that translation available as supplementary material.