A unique not-for-profit society partnership between the Chinese Chemical Society (CCS) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) will deliver a collection of journals that combine high quality content and fast publication with trusted values of society publishing.
The Frontiers journals aim to publish the very best research from China, Asia and the rest of the world to an international audience. This collaboration celebrates a new phase in scientific growth, and will provide researchers with unparalleled opportunities for global visibility and international collaboration.
An integral part of the development of each journal is collaboration with a top Chinese institute in the relevant field. These partner institutes will bring prestige and scientific knowledge to the enterprise. The first two journals and their partner institutes are:
Each Frontiers journal will be jointly owned by CCS, RSC and the relevant partner institute, with each owner bringing their expertise to the project.
The two journals will publish their first issues in 2014. Other journals from core chemistry areas will follow in the coming months and years. Ultimately the aim is for the Frontiers portfolio to become a leading international journal series for the chemical sciences community.
You can find out more about this initiative, and the partner organisations, from our Press Release and via our website.
Here at the RSC, one of our most important objectives is to foster and encourage the growth and application of (chemical) science by the dissemination of chemical knowledge.
That’s why we’re delighted to be involved in Research4Life, which helps us disseminate our high quality journal articles to researchers in developing countries.
Research4Life is the collective name given to a series of public-private partnerships that offer health, agriculture and environmental research for free or at low cost to developing countries.
Around 6000 institutions are registered for access to publications through Research4Life. Partly thanks to this improved access, scientific research output from developing countries has increased dramatically in recent years.
That’s great news, not just for those developing countries but for the entire science community.
It was great to see so many Librarians and Information Specialists in Bournemouth.
Unfortunately only one of you can take home the Kindle Fire, but I hope all booth visitors enjoyed finding out more about Gold for Gold and what we are doing about Open Access, as well as seeing the UK launch of The Merck Index* Online.
Back to the business of the Kindle Fire, I am delighted to announce that the winner of our Buzzwire Competition (involving 45 steady-handed librarians), in a staggering time of 17 Seconds, was Claire Gravely, Information Resources Advisor, University of Surrey.
Top 5 Times:
1 Claire Gravely, University of Surrey, UK
2 Monica Crump, NUL Galway, Ireland
3= Jessica Eustace-Cook, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
3= Marie Barwick, University of Warwick, UK
5Dag-Even Torsoe, BI Handelshoyskolen, Norway
Look out for an equally challenging competition in Harrogate next year – perhaps involving a different skill!
If you have any queries about our products, and/or did not have time to visit us, please e-mail Max Espley.
*The name THE MERCK INDEX is owned by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., Whitehouse Station, N.J., U.S.A., and is licensed to The Royal Society of Chemistry for use in the U.S.A. and Canada.
There was lots of excitement around the launch of new journal Materials Horizons. It’s now open for submissions, welcoming the very best research at the cutting-edge interface of materials science with chemistry, physics, biology and engineering.
But what will this journal bring to the materials community? Find out from Editorial Board Chair Seth Marder in this short video.
We’ll be in Boston for the 2013 MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit in December. We hope to see you then!
We are delighted to be exhibiting at the ACS Spring Meeting in New Orleans, and we’d love to see you there.
Drop by booth #401 to discover more about what The Royal Society of Chemistry can do for you. We’ve got a whole host of free talks and events on-stand, from an open access overview to meet the editor drop-ins, so take a look and register your interest today to benefit from expert advice and pick up free RSC gifts.
And while you’re at booth #401, you can also:
Enter our competition to win an iPad mini
Get 30% off our books on display, and find out how you can publish with one of the leading chemical science publishers in the world
Pick up free chocolate, meet the editor, and get an additional $5 off books during our Books Happy Hour, 4-5pm, Monday & Tuesday
Browse digital content from ChemSpider to Chemistry World on our stand iPads, and meet the RSC team
So whether you’re dropping by for free tea, coffee and cookies, finding out how to get published in Chemical Science, or seeing what’s now possible with the award-winning ChemSpider database, we look forward to meeting you.
Join RSC e-membership FREE using promo code PITT13 before 31 May 2013 and receive a 12-month digital subscription to Chemistry World.
With news, features, opinion, podcasts and the latest job advertisements, Chemistry World is the best way to keep up to date with the global chemical science community. Additional benefits include professional networking opportunities in your field through one of over 70 RSC subject-based groups.
Drop by RSC Publishing booth #602 to find materials that matter.
If you’ve seen us before at the Fall MRS meeting, you’ll know we publish a diverse range of books and journals covering the breadth of materials science – from the synthesis of materials through to an assortment of applications.
At this meeting, we’re celebrating the launch of our new title, Materials Horizons. The journal will publish first reports of exceptional significance at the cutting-edge interface of materials science with chemistry, physics, biology and engineering – and the great news is that all the content will be free to accessuntil the end of 2015. It opens for submissions on 2 April 2013 – find out more at the booth.