New Textbook on Edible Nanostructures now Published

Edited by Alejandro G Marangoni and David Pink, University of Guelph, Canada this new textbook on Edible Nanostructures provides an introductory background to different nanostructures used in food. Specific systems discussed include fat nanostructures, polysaccharide nanostructures, protein nanostructures, lipid mesophase nanostructures, self-assembled fibrillar networks of low molecular weight oleogelators, and nanoemulsions. Separate chapters also look at imaging nanostructure and computer simulation techniques for modelling statics and dynamics of nanoscale structures.

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Other Royal Society of Chemistry Food Textbooks of Interest:

Food: The Chemistry of its Components by Tom Coultate

Food Microbiology by Martin R Adams and Maurice O Moss

Chocolate as Medicine: A Quest over the Centuries by Philip K Wilson and W Jeffrey Hurst

 

Discounts for Authors and Referees

Don’t forget Royal Society of Chemistry Journal Authors and Referees are eligible to receive 25% discount on Royal Society of Chemistry print books. Contact the books team to get your discount code.

Members recieve 35% Discount on Royal Society of Chemistry print books - order the books directly from the website and enter your membership number at the checkout.  

About Royal Society of Chemistry Textbooks

 In-depth and specialised – each textbook provides much more than a simple overview of the topic.

 Evidence-based – Building on the foundations of theoretical science, our textbooks explore chemistry in the real world.

 Practical applications – Our books concentrate on applied chemistry – making them the perfect companion to traditional textbooks that may not extend to practical applications.

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About RSC Books – publicising your book

This is part of a series of blogs explaining more about book publishing at the Royal Society of Chemistry.

It’s printed and ready to go, but how do people find out about it?

The Books team at The Royal Society of Chemistry will do as much as we can to raise the awareness of your new book. However, the most successful books are those whose Editors and Authors also actively promote their own work. Here are a few ideas on things you can do to help promote your title.

1. Wikipedia

It’s commonly the go-to resource during initial research. Finding a relevant article and editing it to include some of your content, adding your book title as a reference, will help create exposure. You can log in or register here. As a publisher, we are not allowed to post to Wikipedia.

2. Social Media

Promotion through social media platforms will help spread the word. These can include:

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Blogs
  • Your website (eg Recently Published Works)
  • YouTube interviews
  • Amazon Author Central.

Add a link to the RSC Online Bookshop in your post and let us know if you would like a copy of the books’ cover image to use.

3. Tell your Librarian

Our experience tells us that institutions are keen to acquire copies of work done by their faculty and students.

Librarians will also publicise the work through their own networks and social media channels.

4. Inform your Communications Office

Send a short description, including a link to your title on the RSC Online Bookshop, to your Communications or Media Relations Office so they can increase awareness.

5. Use your Contacts

Tell your colleagues about the book or provide us with a list so we can contact them on your behalf. Let all contributors know the book is published so they can also publicise it.

6. Book Reviews

Ask colleagues to review your book on websites such as Amazon, or recommend reviewers for us to contact.

7. Conferences and Symposiums

If you plan to attend a conference, if you’re speaking, or if you can obtain the list of delegates, please advise us. Perhaps you could include a picture of your book cover in your talk or display fliers?

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New Books in the RSC Drug Discovery Book Series

Just published in the RSC Drug Discovery Book Series:

Click on each of the titles to view more details.

Ion Channel Drug DiscoveryIon Channel Drug Discovery Edited by Brian Cox and Martin Gosling

A rapidly growing field, this book covers the recent advances in screening technology, ion channel structure and modelling, with up-to-date case histories.


Orphan Drugs and Rare DiseasesOrphan Drugs and Rare Diseases Edited by David C Pryde and Michael Palmer

This book provides an up-to-date monograph on the drug discovery and regulatory elements of therapeutics used to treat rare or “orphan” diseases.


Look out for these titles coming soon in the Drug Discovery Series…

Macrocycles in Drug DiscoveryMacrocycles in Drug Discovery edited by Jeremy Levin

Macrocycles in Drug Discovery will review macrocycles in drug discovery and will be of interest to biochemists, pharmaceutical scientists and medicinal chemists working in industry or academia.


Human-based Systems for Translational ResearchHuman-based Systems for Translational Research edited by Robert Coleman

This book will provide a detailed history and discussion of the use of human tissues as an alternative to animal-based testing for assessing the efficacy and safety of new medicines.

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New Book Table of Content Alerts

You can now keep up-to-date with the latest books published from the Royal Society of Chemistry by signing up for our eBook Table of Content Email Alerts.

Receive the Table of Contents for every new eBook published including the direct links to the chapters – all visitors have free full access to the table of contents, preface, front matter and first chapter of every eBook with their personal RSC Publishing Account.

Sign up today by selecting RSC eBook Collection in the Book Alerts section on the Email Alerts Service Form.

Can’t wait to find out what we’re publishing?

If you want to find out in advance about our new book releases sign up to our Advance Book Information (ABI) Email Alert. You’ll receive news of all the books being published 6 months ahead of their planned publication date.

Sign up by ticking Advanced Book Information in the Book Alerts section on the Email Alerts Service Form.

Don’t forget you can also keep up to date about our new books by following  @RSC_Books on Twitter or via the RSC Books Facebook Page.

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New Books in the RSC Green Chemistry Series

Just published in the RSC Green Chemistry Book Series:

Click on each of the titles to view more details.

Renewable Resources for BiorefineriesRenewable Resources for Biorefineries edited by Carol Lin and Rafael Luque

An ideal book for upper level undergraduate and postgraduate students taking modules on Renewable resources, green chemistry, sustainable development, environmental science, agricultural science and environmental technology.


From C-H to C-C BondsFrom C-H to C-C Bonds: Cross-Dehydrogenative-Coupling edited by Chao-Jun Li

This book examines the first ten years of this rapidly-expanding field, providing the reader with the knowledge to develop new syntheses in keeping with the principles of Green Chemistry.


Look out for these titles coming soon in the RSC Green Chemistry Series:


Transition Metal Catalysis in Aerobic Alcohol OxidationTransition Metal Catalysis in Aerobic Alcohol Oxidation edited by Francesca Cardona and Camilla Parmeggiani

This book deals with the search for environmentally benign procedures for the oxidation of alcohols and gives an overview of their transition-metal-catalyzed aerobic oxidation.

Green Materials from Plant OilsGreen Materials from Plant Oils edited by Zengshe Liu and George Kraus

This book covers the synthesis of useful products and intermediates from plant oils, which is a critically important area given current challenge of depleting fossil fuel reserves.


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About RSC Books – submitting your typescript

This is part of a series of blogs explaining more about book publishing at the Royal Society of Chemistry.

A final checklist

When submitting your typescript to the Editor (for Edited books), or the Royal Society of Chemistry (for Authored books), it needs to be in a form ready for publication in terms of content and wording.

There are several criteria we check upon receipt of the compiled manuscript, and meeting these at the time of submission helps to speed up the production process. We also provide a chapter submission checklist to help ensure everything is delivered in the correct format.

Criteria

1. Chapter text is double-spaced and supplied in Microsoft Word.

2. All chapter documentation is supplied electronically.

3. 50 – 200 word abstract for each chapter in a separate Microsoft Word document.

4. Title page (chapter title, author list, address and email address for the corresponding author).

  • Contact details not to be printed (eg private addresses) must be clearly indicated.

5. Table of contents.

6. The level of each heading (eg main headings, sub-heading etc.) is indicated in the text using Arabic numerals. 

7. References are listed in the required format.

8. All figures, tables and captions are supplied as separate files and referenced in the text.

9. All equations are supplied as Mathtype files.

10. All equations, figures, tables etc. are numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals.

11. Completed Copyright Permission Forms for photographs, figures and other artwork, as well as textual material that requires permission.

For further information regarding house style, please refer to our Chapter Instructions.

More detailed guidelines for Edited and Authored books can also be downloaded from our website.

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New book tackling the issue of fracking

As the world considers the rightful usage of fracking in providing a new source of energy, learn more about this hot topic with our latest Book.

The obtaining of fossil fuel reserves by hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has generated a debate that shows no sign of abating. Fracking, Volume 39 in the Issues in Environmental Science and Technology Series edited by Ron Hester and Roy Harrison, presents a critical but balanced account of developments in the technology, economics, environmental and health concerns of fracking. Aimed at students, professionals and all those concerned with energy policy development, this book will be a valuable resource for anyone looking for a two-sided, comprehensive analysis of the topic.  

Chapters are written by world-leading authorities covering views on subjects such as:

  • Shale Gas Boom, Trade and Environmental Policies
  • Climate Change Impacts
  • The Hydrogeological Aspects of Shale Gas Extraction in the UK
  • Coal Seam Gas Recovery in Australia
  • Prospects for Shale Gas Development in China

To find out more, please visit our website.

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New Book: Science and Art

Chemistry and Art is the theme of 2014 at the Royal Society of Chemistry, and there are plenty of publications to help provide insight into the relationship between the two disciplines.

The Royal Society of Chemistry has recently published Science and Art: The Painted Surface. The book covers Renaissance, modern, and contemporary art, as well as findings from archaeological sites. Case studies investigate everything fromScience and Art: The Painted Surface, published by the Royal Society of Chemistry hidden images below the surface of Van Gogh paintings to the use of colour in medieval manuscripts, and there is also a chapter on the study of Tibetan thangka paintings written by the Nobel Prize winner Richard Ernst.

Science and Art: The Painted Surface features contributions from researchers in leading galleries and institutions across the globe including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles; the British Museum, London; the National Gallery, London; and the Warsaw Academy of Fine Art.

You can browse our range of art and conservation titles, exploring the relationship between chemistry and art, by visiting the Online Bookshop.

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About RSC Books – the journey of a book

This is part of a series of blogs explaining more about book publishing at the Royal Society of Chemistry.

From conception to print

We are all familiar with the sight of a book on the shelf, but how does it get there?

Submission of a Book Proposal Form is the initial part of the editorial development process. To ensure the Royal Society of Chemistry continues to publish high-quality content, the proposal is peer reviewed by other experts in the field and the reviewers’ comments discussed with the Editor.

Following acceptance of the proposal there is a period of around 12 months in which to contact potential authors, write the chapters and ensure their smooth delivery, finalise a cover image, and review and edit the content before handing the manuscript over to the production team.

Once the book is in-house we take care of the copyediting, typesetting and indexing, sending proofs through for your approval. After five months of work in production the book is ready to head to the printers, making its way onto a bookshelf near you shortly afterwards.

The stages of publishing a book with the Royal Society of Chemistry

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New Energy and Environmental Science Books

Just published in the RSC Energy & Environment Series:

Advanced Concepts in Photovoltaics edited by Arthur J. Nozik, Gavin Conibeer and Matthew C Beard

Discusses the diverse range of materials and fabrication methods now available to take photovoltaic systems into the third generation.

 Coming soon in the Series:

 Materials Challenges: Inorganic Photovoltaic Solar Energy: edited by Stuart J C Irvine

 Other titles in the Series:

 Biological Conversion of Biomass for Fuels and Chemicals edited by Jianzhong Sun, Shi-You Ding and Joy D Peterson

Solar Energy Conversion edited by Piotr Piotrowiak

Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting edited by Hans-Joachim Lewerenz and Laurie Peter

Solid Oxide Fuel Cells edited by Tim S. Zhao and Meng Ni

 New titles in Issues in Environmental Science & Technology edited by Roy Harrison and Ron Hester.

Just published – Geoengineering of the Climate System

 Coming soon – Fracking

Related titles in the RSC Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Series:

 Nanofabrication and its Application in Renewable Energy edited by Gang Zhang and Navin Manjooran

 Coming soon: Hierarchical Nanostructures for Energy Devices edited by Seung H Ko and Costas P Grigoropoulos

Don’t forget all these books are also included within the RSC eBook collection, which is accessible and fully searchable via the RSC Publishing Platform.

All visitors have free full access to the table of contents, preface, front matter and first chapter of every eBook with their personal RSC Publishing Account.

If you have an idea for a book or would like more information about our energy and environment titles please contact Commissioning Editor, Leanne Marle

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