Invitation to contribute to a Special Issue on Chemistry in New Zealand

Guest Editor: Sally Brooker (University of Otago)

In 2019, Chemistry – An Asian Journal will publish a special issue highlighting the wide range of cutting edge chemistry research being carried out in New Zealand as well as by those closely associated with New Zealand, for example ex-staff members, New Zealanders working overseas, visitors/collaborators.

Chemistry – An Asian Journal is a high-impact general chemistry journal (2016 impact factor 4.083) with readers and authors around the world, and it is a sister journal to Angewandte Chemie and Chemistry – A European Journal.

The New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (NZIC) is a partner of the Asian Chemical Editorial Society (ACES), which co-owns Chemistry – An Asian Journal. The NZIC earns royalties for each paper from New Zealand that is published in an ACES journal, giving it more money to invest in supporting the chemical community in our own backyard.

We cordially invite you to submit a Communication, Full Paper or Focus Review on any aspect of chemistry to this upcoming special issue. We would be delighted if you could accept this invitation.

Details for manuscript preparation can be found on our homepage ( under “Author Guidelines”, “Notice to Authors”. Manuscripts can be submitted through our online system Editorial Manager ( Please select “New Zealand special issue” as the section/category when you submit. Please note that all submissions will be subject to the rigorous peer review process adopted by the journal and that only those papers that meet these criteria can be accepted.

We intend to publish this Special Issue in April 2019, and the deadline for submission is November 30, 2018 to complete the peer-review process in time. However, we encourage you to submit your manuscript as early as possible. All manuscripts will be published as Accepted Articles (if desired) and on Early View as soon as they are ready, in advance of issue publication. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We are looking forward to your submission!

With best regards,

Sally Brooker and Theresa Kueckmann

Prof. Sally Brooker

University of Otago

Guest Editor

Dr. Theresa Kueckmann

Chemistry – An Asian Journal


Chemistry in New Zealand Journal

Chemistry in New Zealand (CiNZ) is the professional journal of the NZIC. It is a quarterly publication that is distributed to members, libraries, and other subscribers with a circulation of approximately 1000. It is published in January, April, July, and October.

Six months after an issue is produced, articles are available for download.

If you are an Academic Institution or Library, you can subscribe to the journal.

Scientific Sleuthing

Scientific Sleuthing – Chemical Discoveries made in New Zealand, has 16 stories of how NZ scientists successfully solved problems:

The cause of toxic honey ~ uses for our unique flora and fauna ~ paints that can withstand our harsh and temperamental climate ~ seeking treatments for cancer ~ developing new processes ~ discovering compounds and materials that perform in ways that earlier generations could not have imagined.

This is a book about New Zealand’s development, and about history being made right here, right now.


Chemical Processes in New Zealand

Chemical Processes in New Zealand is now available online for downloading. This second edition (1998) of our publication Chemical Processes in New Zealand is now out of print, but is still the most comprehensive account of the practice of chemistry in New Zealand. The book contains 17 sections with self-explanatory headings, and various numbers of articles (101 in all) under each heading.

Bauxite to Alumina: the Bayer Process

By A N Bagshaw

Bauxite to Alumina: the Bayer Process is an introductory text on the refining of bauxite ore to alumina as the feedstock for aluminium production. Tony Bagshaw has spent most of his professional life in the international aluminium industry. He has put together a primer on the alumina refining (Bayer) process which can be used by educators at various levels from high school to university and even as an introduction for potential employees in the alumina/aluminium industry. He has kindly made this work available free of charge.

Asian Chemical Editorial Society (ACES) Publications

The NZIC is also a partner society of the Asian Chemical Editorial Society (ACES) which publishes:

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP)

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCPis an international journal renowned as the journal of choice for fast publication of high quality research in the broad areas of physical chemistry, chemical physics and biophysical chemistry.

PCCP is owned and run by fifteen international learned and professional societies, and published by the Royal Society of Chemistry on a not-for-profit basis. The New Zealand Institute of Chemistry is now the sixteenth owner society. As an Owner Society, NZIC receives a royalty every time the journal publishes an article by a researcher based in New Zealand. PCCP features:

  • High quality and high impact research
  • Professional and friendly editorial services, with rigorous yet fair peer review, and rapid publication times
  • No author charges, and authors may use free colour in papers. Submissions welcomed in almost any layout and electronic format.
  • Extensive promotion of published articles, and truly international readership.

For more information, visit: Royal Society of Chemistry