Aim And Scope

Heterocyclic chemistry is the branch of chemistry dealing with the synthesis, properties and applications of heterocyclic compounds. A heterocyclic compound is a cyclic compound that has atoms of at least two different elements as members of its ring(s). Compounds classified as heterocyclic probably constitute the largest and most varied family of organic compounds.


The Journal discusses a wide range of topics, including fundamental aspects, physical and chemical properties, new trends in the synthesis, structure, and reactivity of heterocyclic compounds future trends in the research of heterocyclic compounds.


The Journal also draws attention to the practical application of heterocyclic compounds in the pharmacy and process chemistry. Overall the scope is to cover topics dealing with all areas within heterocyclic chemistry, both experimental and theoretical, of interest to the general heterocyclic chemistry community.


Journal of heterocyclics  publishes Research articles, Editorials, Commentary, letters to the Editor, reviews, and minireviews on the synthesis, structure, reactivity, and biological activity of heterocyclic compounds including natural products. The journal covers investigations in heterocyclic chemistry taking place in scientific centers of all over the world.


JOH welcomes submissions related to above fields. Authors may submit their valuable work

Indexing and Archiving

Journal of heterocyclics - An International Journal is committed to publishing top-tier original research in all areas of heterocyclic chemistry and related fields through a fair and rigorous review process. It offers authors high visibility for their papers, access to a broad readership, high standards of copy editing and production, rapid publication and independence from academic societies and others with vested interests.


Core fields covered


Organic Reactions
Organic Chemistry is a subdivision of Chemistry and it deals with the scientific study of structure, properties and the compositions of compounds. This is also considered as the chemistry of carbon containing compounds. Chemicals studied inorganic chemistry include hydrocarbons, compounds containing only carbon and hydrogen, as well as myriad compositions based always on carbon, but also containing other elements like hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, sulfur etc.

Heterocyclic compound
Heterocyclic compound, also called heterocycle, any of a major class of organic chemical compounds characterized by the fact that some or all of the atoms in their molecules are joined in rings containing at least one atom of an element other than carbon. Heterocyclic compounds resemble cyclic organic compounds that incorporate only carbon atoms in the rings.

Cyclic compound

Cyclic the compound, any one of a class of compounds whose molecules contain a number of atoms bonded together to form a closed chain or ring. If all of the atoms that form the ring are carbon, the compound is said to be carbocyclic; if not, the compound is called heterocyclic. Many cyclic compounds exhibit the special properties characteristic of the aromatic compounds.


Aromaticity is a property associated with the extra stability of certain types of p systems. Fundamentally it arises from having the maximum number of electrons in the p bonding molecular orbitals. As we will see, it is not restricted to benzene, substituted benzenes, 6-membered rings or just hydrocarbons. The property of aromaticity is generally about a significant extra stability associated with a resonance delocalized structure.


In organic chemistry, a heteroatom (from Ancient Greek heteros, different, is any atom that is not carbon or hydrogen. Usually, the term is used to indicate that non-carbon atoms have replaced carbon in the backbone of the molecular structure. Typical heteroatoms are nitrogen, oxygen, sulphur, phosphorus, chlorine, bromine, and iodine.


Pyridines are heterocyclic six-membered aromatic compounds containing a single nitrogen atom. Pyridines are a class of important heterocycles and appear in many naturally occurring bioactive compounds, pharmaceutical molecules, and chiral ligands in polysubstituted forms. The pyridine moiety is present in countless molecules with applications as varied as catalysis, drug design, molecular recognition, and natural product synthesis.

Natural products

Natural products include a large and diverse group of substances from a variety of sources. They are produced by marine organisms, bacteria, fungi, and plants. The term encompasses complex extracts from these producers, but also the isolated compounds derived from those extracts. It also includes vitamins, minerals and probiotics.