ChemSystemsChem is an interdisciplinary journal publishing high-quality peer-reviewed research in out-of-equilibrium self-assembly, chemical networks and chemical ensembles with emergent properties, such as movement, communication and collective behaviour, working together in minimal metabolisms, artificial cells and self-synthesising chemical factories, and including method development and theoretical modelling. It is published on behalf of Chemistry Europe, an association of 16 European chemical societies. ChemSystemsChem adds value to the current literature by providing comprehensive coverage on all aspects of systems chemistry, ranging from synthetic biology to biophysics, methods and theory.


  • Peer-reviewed primary and secondary research articles
  • Free color
  • Open-access publishing option
  • Fast publication times
  • Cutting-edge articles and reviews on all aspects of systems chemistry
  • An advisory board of top international researchers
  • 6 issues per year
  • Online publication on an industry-leading platform is highly optimized for discoverability, mobility, and accessibility.
  • An app for Apple and Android devices enables even more comfortable mobile browsing, also offline, at no extra cost.
  • Engaging social media coverage


ChemSystemsChem publishes an attractive mixture of:

  • Communications and Articles
  • Minireviews and Reviews
  • Highlights and Concepts

Fields of interest

  • Artificial cells
  • Compartmentalized chemical networks
  • Chemical evolution
  • Chemical reaction networks
  • Designed oscillators
  • Energy-driven chemical processes
  • Formation–destruction systems
  • Functional membranes
  • Microfluidics
  • Minimal metabolisms
  • Optical tweezers
  • Origin-of-life chemistry
  • Out-of-equilibrium self-assembly
  • Redox homeostasis
  • Replication networks
  • Self-organisation
  • Smart materials
  • Soft matter
  • Synthetic biology
  • Systems modelling
Online ISSN: 2570-4206
Language of Publication: English