The Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia (BCSE) is a quarterly publication of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia. The BCSE is an open access and peer reviewed journal. The BCSE invites contributions in any field of basic and applied chemistry.

Sponsoring Organizations

Published by: Chemical Society of Ethiopia

Peer Review

All submissions are subjected to an internal review by the corresponding discipline editor. Manuscripts that fall outside the scope of our journal or that fail to meet a minimum quality and originality criteria will be rejected without being sent out to reviewers. Abstracts of manuscripts that passed the internal review process are sent out to five referees. The full manuscript will be sent to referees who accepted the initial invitation to provide a review. The author will be requested to submit a new list of potential reviewers if majority or all of the invited referees turn down the invitation. A decision to accept, reject, or 'reject and resubmit' a manuscript is based on at least two reviewer reports.

Open Access Policy

Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia is an open access, peer reviewed journal, which means that all articles are freely available without charge to all users immediately upon publication. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. To facilitate this open and free access to all users, the BCSE depends upon the funding generously provided by the Chemical Society of Ethiopia and the Addis Ababa University, and the goodwill of its editorial team and advisory board, and the continuing support of peer reviewers.


The Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia also implements the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license to works we publish. This license allows users to copy, distribute and transmit an article, adapt the article as long as the author is attributed. The CC BY license permits commercial and non-commercial reuse.

The author retains copyright of their work with a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) license.

Publication Scheduling

The journal is published quarterly in March, June, September and December.

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 1726-801X
print ISSN: 1011-3924