Societies Research // August 24th, 2011

Wiley-VCH: Publishing and Chemistry with Passion

Angewandte Chemie, the German Chemical Society’s (GDCh) flagship journal was launched in 1888.  From the start, it was published with Verlag Chemie (VCH) – now Wiley-VCH.  Fifty years ago GDCh and VCH decided to complement the German language edition with an international edition in English and today, “Angewandte “, as scientists worldwide fondly call the most used journal of all journals on Wiley Online Library, is the world’s leading journal of chemical research.  Since 1982, Angewandte Chemie has been led and developed by Peter Gölitz, and an ever-growing team of highly qualified chemists from all over the world, at the in-house editorial office at Wiley-VCH.

Most papers submitted to Angewandte Chemie are from China, while most papers published are from the US.   Where better to celebrate than Asia, the continent from which most papers are submitted?  And who better to celebrate with than some of our long-standing authors and editors, including Nobel Laureates from the Americas, Europe, and Asia?

Staff from GDCh and key German research organizations, including Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung and their offices in Asia, as well as colleagues from Wiley’s offices in Tokyo, Beijing, and Singapore, and from Wiley-VCH, joined forces with the Chemical Society of Japan and the Chinese Chemical Society to organize two spectacular Symposia – the first in Tokyo on June 20th the second in Beijing on June 22nd.

The Symposia proved to be a great experience for all involved. About 500 people attended the events at Tokyo Institute of Technology and Tsinghua University in person.  For all those who could not attend the events were also broadcast via, the online service of ChemPubSoc Europe and Wiley-VCH – well over 3,000 people have downloaded the broadcasts to date.  If you’re interested in viewing the events yourself, please visit