International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT)

  • Perspective from a chemist on the Periodic Table's role in the 21st Century
  • Chemistry research feature on the periodic table and chemical elements
  • Take note of our conference discounts for ACS Fall




Celebrating the Periodic Table, one of the most significant achievements in science

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. Here at Springer, we're continuing to engage in the global dialogue around the IYPT. 

Springer author and chemist, Prof D. Michael P. Mingos contributes his perspective on the periodic table's role today. Also, read and share the handpicked research we've put together below, with your communities. 

And if you missed us at the ACS Fall at San Diego last month, don't forget to visit our page and enjoy our special conference discounts.

From our author

Read a perspective on the history of the Periodic table and how the leading book series, Structure and Bonding will mark this important anniversary - with two special volumes to be published later this year. 

SPSN-Chem-IYPT © SpringerProf D. Michael P Mingos FRS is an Emeritus Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Oxford and Series Editor of the internationally renowned review series, Structure and Bonding. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1992 and the European Academy of Sciences in 2017. He has received many prizes – the most recent was the Blaise Pascal Medal in 2017.


Prof D. Michael P. Mingos

Special conference offers for ACS Fall participants

Didn't get the chance to meet us the The American Chemical Society Fall 2019 in August? Take note of our special conference discounts on all Springer books, available until 28 September 2019. 

Take a closer look at our Chemistry feature

Explore a selection of featured content below - enjoy free access to our work until December 2019.

© SpringerChemTexts

Now indexed in SCOPUS, ChemTexts is the first textbook journal in chemistry.


The short form of Mendeleev’s Periodic Table of Chemical  ElementsVanadium in health issuesDiscovery, properties and applications of molybdenum and its compounds

IYPT cheminfomatics cover image © Springer

Journal of Cheminformatics

The open access journal publishes original peer-reviewed research in all aspects of cheminformatics and molecular modelling.


Technical implications of new IUPAC elements in cheminformatics | The IUPAC International Chemical Identifier (InChI) and its influence on the domain of chemical information

© SpringerJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry


An international journal covering a wide range of topics in the field of nuclear chemistry.


Free article | Editorial

© SpringerReaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis

This journal is a world-wide platform for researchers working in the fields of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, kinetics, and mechanism research.


Free article | Welcome to the year of the periodic table

© SpringerTransition Metal Chemistry

This journal deals with all aspects of the preparation of transition metal-based molecular compounds 


Free article | Transition Metal Chemistry; past, present and future

Structural Chemistry cover image © Springer

Structural Chemistry

This journal offers original research papers on condensed and gaseous states of matter


Free article | Year of the periodic table: Mendeleev and the others

InChI – an activity of IUPAC

InChi-trust_infographic © SpringerInChi stands for the IUPAC International Chemical Identifier developed by the IUPAC and the InChi Trust of which Springer Nature is a member. It is a unique identifier of a chemical structure which serves as its digital signature. InChi is essential as the only structure representation standard and it is freely available to the scientific community. Find out more about InChi from here!

Take a look at the infographic about InChi!  (PDF 100KB)

In the following thematic issue published in the Journal of Cheminformatics, you will find articles that demonstrate the value of InChI as an enabling technology in the world of cheminformatics and its continuing value for linking chemistry data!

The IUPAC International Chemical Identifier (InChI) and its influence on the domain of chemical information.  Editor: Antony Williams

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