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The Journal of Business Chemistry (JoBC) focuses on current developments and insights at the intersection of management and chemistry, biotechnology or pharmacy.
The JoBC provides an international forum for researchers and practitioners in companies, research institutes, public authorities, consultancies or NGOs to present and discuss current challenges as well as potential solutions in an interdisciplinary manner. Thus, the JoBC aims to foster the dialog between science and business, to support management practice in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry and to indicate where further research from academia is needed.
The JoBC offers high quality publications with academic standards, a fast publishing process and global reach. With this multidisciplinary and boundary-spanning approach, the Journal of Business Chemistry intends to become the leading journal for decision makers in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry.


The Journal of Business Chemistry publishes peer-reviewed research papers, essays from practitioners’ perspective and commentaries. All articles focus on the chemical industry, including the biotechnology, pharmaceutical or process sector in general.
Articles are typically rooted in one field (e.g. chemistry) and explore implications on the other (e.g. management) or can stem from interdisciplinary research. Tackling challenges such as digitalization, urbanization, circular economy, sustainability as well as global value chains and cross-industry innovation causes interactions between both fields and demand for industry-specific approaches.



  • What are current and future strategic and operational business challenges?


  • What are promising insights from theory for practice and what are best practices (e.g. regarding business models, developing competencies, process optimization, fulfilling market needs)?



  • What are recent developments in chemistry, biotechnology or pharmacy with relevance to the industry?


  • What are specifics of the chemical and pharmaceutical industry (e.g. regarding innovation, patents & regulatory aspects, global value chains, resources & environmental footprint)? What can be learned from other sectors?

Boundary-spanning approach


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