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Global Energy Perspectives

This week Nathan S Lewis, professor of chemistry at Caltech and Editor-in-Chief of Energy and Environmental Science, will be in London to give a special lecture as part of an international event to mark the launch of a new report from the RSC Science Team on solar fuels and artificial photosynthesis. 

Hosted at the Chemistry Centre, Burlington House, the event will bring together leading international scientists, policymakers and business-people. In his lecture, Professor Lewis will describe and evaluate the technical, political and economic challenges involved with widespread adoption of renewable energy technologies. Join this unique Chemistry World Webinar, which is being streamed live on Thursday 17 May at 17:25 BST, 1225 EDT, 0925 PST. Read more and register online now.

Plus, find out more about the solar fuels and artificial photosynthesis report: download the full report and infographics now.

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RSC Publishing at the Spring ACS

RSC Publishing exhibition boothAt the Spring ACS in San Diego last month the RSC Booth was once again hard to miss in the Exhibition Hall. As delegates flocked to find out how the RSC has been working to represent the chemical science community, there was plenty to keep everyone occupied.

With more than 30 journal titles on display, including new titles Toxicology Research and Biomaterials Science, the RSC portfolio encompasses a broad subject footprint. Our new look journal brochures, designed to showcase content, outline key information about the journal and – at a slimline 4 pages – be easy to transport, were available for delegates to peruse and take away. To aid users in finding the titles most closely associated with their areas of research, our journals, books and key products are also now classified into 13 subject portfolios.

ChemSpider Coffee & Cookies EventVisitors to the stand were able to browse our latest book titles and take advantage of a 30 percent show discount. Plus our competition to win an Amazon kindle proved popular. The lucky winner, selected at random, was a scientist based at the University of Portland, Oregon, USA.

There were three lucky winners in our daily e-membership competition, who each walked away with an iPod shuffle. As an e-member of the RSC, for just £20 a year, you can engage with an online community of over 20,000 scientists worldwide and keep current with 12 digital editions of Chemistry World, the best way to keep up to date with the world of chemistry. 

The ChemSpider Coffee and Cookie event on Tuesday morning was well attended, with around 100 delegates taking the opportunity to find out more about the free chemical database. Several people stayed to receive one-to-one demonstrations of the benefits of ChemSpider, which provides fast text and structure search access to over 26 million structures from hundreds of data sources.

Another activity-filled meeting! We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia in August.

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Toxicology Research announced

The following news item about new journal Toxicology Research has just been released:Tox Res cover

Academic and industrial researchers in the field of toxicology will have a new option for the publication of their research in 2012, with the launch of Toxicology Research. The journal will be published in partnership with the British Toxicology Society and the Chinese Society of Toxicology.

Announcing the launch, James Milne, acting Managing Director of Publishing at the RSC, said:  “We are delighted to support the toxicology research community with this new journal, published in partnership with both the BTS and CST.  By providing authors with exceptional service through the submission and publication process, and providing free access to readers for the first two volumes, we anticipate Toxicology Research will quickly become preeminent in the field.

“The RSC prides itself in publishing journals of exceptional quality, relevance and timeliness, and Toxicology Research, with the editorial team involved, will certainly be in a good position to achieve this for the toxicology community”.

Toxicology Research will be a multidisciplinary journal covering both the fundamental and applied aspects of toxicology, including drug toxicity, food toxicity and their mechanisms, responses and risk/safety evaluation.  The journal opens for submissions on 1st December, and the first issue will be published at the end of May 2012.

Professor Nigel J Gooderham, Editor-in-Chief, comments “It is a privilege and honour to be invited to work with the Royal Society of Chemistry on the launch of this new publishing venture.  Current research in toxicology attempts to understand and explain biological response to noxious agents and draws upon the physical, biological and medical sciences.  Therefore the scope of Toxicology Research will be inclusive rather than specialist with the emphasis on publishing the highest quality toxicological science, irrespective of discipline.”

Authors submitting to Toxicology Research will benefit from rapid peer review and publication, with no page charges.  Authors have the option of publishing their research as an Accepted Manuscript*, and Open Access publication is also available as an option through RSC Open Science. Published research will have very high visibility: from launch until December 2013, all content will be freely available online for all readers via the website. Additionally, chemical structures and data contained in the journal will be integrated with ChemSpider, the RSC’s free chemical structure database. Authors with research that they would like to be considered for the first issues of Toxicology Research can submit online at www.rsc.org/toxicology.

For further details contact:

Richard Kelly, Managing Editor, email: toxres-rsc@rsc.org

*An Accepted Manuscript is an unedited and unformatted version of an article that is published shortly after acceptance. It is available as a downloadable pdf file. It is then replaced by the fully edited and formatted Advance Article.

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