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Apps with real impact

Some apps have real impact, we’ve just sponsored two such apps.

Green Solvents and Lab Solvents are innovative apps for the iOS and Android platforms that list solvents and their scores versus various environmentally relevant properties. They are based on published data that had not been widely disseminated in conveniently available media. The apps are freely available and were developed by Dr. Alex M. Clark at Molecular Materials Informatics (MMI, Montreal, Canada) after an initial idea from Dr. Sean Ekins at Collaborations in Chemistry (CIC, Fuquay Varina, USA).

“These apps are first class examples of how green chemistry data can be delivered to a mobile device and complement other apps such as ChemSpider Mobile, which we have developed with Alex.” said Antony J. Williams, VP Strategic Development for the RSC. “We are honoured to support such efforts that raise awareness of green chemistry and educate the public and serve a need for scientists in the lab”.

“It is really wonderful validation of these apps that an organisation such as the RSC would sponsor Green Solvents and Lab Solvents and this will help to further raise their visibility to scientists globally” said Alex Clark, owner of Molecular Materials Informatics.

Find out more and download the apps today: Green Solvents and Lab Solvents

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RSC launches £1 million Gold for Gold as Open Access transition begins

The Royal Society of Chemistry has announced a groundbreaking £1 million initiative to support British researchers as they begin the transition to Gold Open Access (OA).

‘Gold for Gold’ is an innovative experiment to support the funder led evolution to Gold OA, by recognising institutes that subscribe to RSC Gold, a premium collection of 37 international journals, databases and magazines offering online access to all published material.

UK institutes who are RSC Gold customers will shortly receive credit equal to the subscription paid, enabling their researchers, who are being asked to publish Open Access but often do not yet have funding to pay for it directly, to make their paper available via Open Science, the RSC’s Gold OA option.

Read more about this announcement….

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Are you going to Experimental Biology? See you there!

If you’re in San Diego for the 2012 Experimental Biology conference, make sure you drop by Booth #416.

We will be showcasing our journals and books and we will be giving away FREE copies of our ‘hot off the press’ new booklet containing a collection of our best biological chemistry articles!

But why is the 2012 Experimental Biology conference important to a publisher historically renowned for high quality chemistry research?

In response to the needs of the increasingly interdisciplinary community our activities have evolved over recent years. Our new and more established journals and books cover many of the most important areas of biological chemistry research.

RSC Biological Chemistry titles are creating a new paradigm in biology by addressing real problems and real scientific issues of concern in todays world. The journals we will be highlighting are…

 Lab on a Chip, Integrative Biology, Metallomics, Molecular BioSystems, Food & Function and Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences.

Book series include the RSC Drug Discovery Series, RSC Biomolecular Sciences Series and the RSC Issues in Toxicology Series.

So whether you’re looking for the latest cutting-edge research, needing to access top quality reference works, or finding the best place to publish your biological chemistry research, choose RSC Publishing.

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New journal: Biomaterials Science

Front cover of Biomaterials ScienceAre you looking for a biomaterials journal which bridges materials science, biology, chemistry and physics? One which publishes high impact science?

A journal which through free access will ensure your work has maximum visibility?

Academic and industrial researchers in the field of biomaterials have a new option for the publication of their research in 2012, with the launch of our latest journal Biomaterials Science. The journal is a collaborative venture between RSC Publishing and the Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, Kyoto University, Japan. Biomaterials Science will be a multidisciplinary journal covering the fundamental science of biomaterials and their biomedical applications.

The journal will open for submissions from March 2012, advance articles will be available from August 2012 and the first issue will be issue 1, 2013.

Published research will have very high visibility – from launch until December 2014, all content will be freely available online for all readers via the website.

Norio Nakatsuji, Professor and Director at WPI Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, Kyoto University has been appointed Co-Editor-in-Chief of the new journal. He said:

“It is my great honour and pleasure to work with the Royal Society of Chemistry on the launch of this new cross-disciplinary journal integrating materials science with the cellular and biomedical sciences. Our institute – Kyoto University’s WPI Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) aims to fuse these fields, focusing on stem cells and mesoscopic investigations of living systems and functional materials. The launch of this new journal is therefore an important event for our institute, as with it we seek to present a global platform for fundamental research as well as varied applications of this rapidly expanding field created at the crossing point of biology, chemistry, and physics.”

Professor Phillip Messersmith from Northwestern University, USA, also Co-Editor-in-Chief, added: “It is an exhilarating time for the biomaterials research community, as it is enjoying rapid growth, making exciting fundamental discoveries, and driving the development of novel life-saving and life-enhancing therapeutic materials and devices. I look forward to helping shape Biomaterials Science into one of leading journals in the field.”

Authors with research that they would like to be considered for the first issues of Biomaterials Science can submit online from March 2012 www.rsc.org/biomaterialsscience

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Free trial finishing?

 
Affordable science, high impact, high quality
 

Over the last 18 months your institution may have had free access to some of the journals below, this free access is now ending. It will be turned off on the 1st of January 2012.

You can continue to access high quality, high impact science through discounted packages or affordable individual subscriptions.

Please contact sales@rsc.org and ask for a quote, we have prices to suit all budgets….

Chemical Science Energy & Environmental Science Polymer Chemistry
     
Chemical Science
£2,280/$3,648
Energy & Environmental Science
£1,110/$2,115
Polymer Chemistry
£1,990/$3,601
     
Food & Function Metallomics Analytical Methods
     
Food & Function
£1,197/$2,227

Metallomics
£1,068/$2,034
Analytical Methods
£2,109/$3,937

     
Integrative Biology Nanoscale MedChemComm
     
Integrative Biology
£1,068/$2,034

Nanoscale
£1,092/ $1,975

MedChemComm
£1,235/$1,976

 
  
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Find out more about ChemSpider SyntheticPages…

ChemSpider SyntheticPages is a freely available interactive database of synthetic chemistry. It contains practical and reliable organic, organometallic and inorganic chemical synthesis, reactions and procedures deposited by synthetic chemists. Synthetic methods on the site are updated continuously by chemists working in academic and industrial research laboratories. ChemSpider SyntheticPages encourages submissions from graduate students, postdocs, industrialists and academics.

You can submit any procedure or method that you have carried out in the lab. It could be a literature procedure or a new reaction, a general method or a one-off -curiosity. What is important is that it relates to your personal experience of the reaction.

Professor Peter Scott, University of Warwick is the founder and an editor of ChemSpider SyntheticPages, in this short video he tells us about ChemSpider SyntheticPages and his vision behind it…

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Gold 24 carat scientific research

       

 

 
How does GOLD enrich cutting edge science through technical application?      

 

 
To celebrate gold’s role in science and technology in the International Year of Chemistry, the World Gold Council and the RSC have teamed up to develop a unique ‘microsite’ offering FREE ACCESS to some of the RSC’s best gold-related publications until the end of 2011. There is a spread of historical and cutting-edge papers, spanning catalysis, chemistry, nanotechnology and novel materials.
 
 
 
 
 
 

When you ask someone what comes into their mind when you say the word ‘gold’, the responses you receive rarely offers any surprise. Jewellery is probably at the forefront of most people’s mind, along with various examples of gold’s role in the world of finance. Words such as ‘science’, ‘technology’ and (most definitely) ‘chemistry’ rarely get a mention.

This, perhaps, is not a surprise. To most people’s mind gold is eternal – the ultimate preserver of wealth, a constant typified by the jewellery many of us wear often throughout our entire lives. Physical sciences such as chemistry on the other hand are all about change – manipulating the elements to generate useful materials. How could gold play a role in chemistry?

Of course, scientists now know that gold exhibits rich chemistry under certain conditions. 100 years ago Rutherford unravelled the structure of the atom with his famous ‘gold foil’ experiments. Even longer ago, Faraday correctly described the true nature of colloidal gold. Since then, the link between gold and chemistry has grown stronger by the decade.

From catalysis to novel chemicals to nanotechnology, researchers have continually identified new uses for the metal, building on the discoveries of the past. We invite you to take a look through the collection, and we hope you find something relevant to your area of research.

Dr Trevor Keel, World Gold Council
Professor Graham Hutchings, Cardiff University
Discover the GOLD today… 100 FREE RESEARCH ARTICLES
Visit www.rsc.org/gold100 – User name wgc – Password wgc
 
 
 
 

 

 Other RSC GOLD links of interest:

•    Chemistry World Gold Podcast with Johnny Ball”

•    Visual Elements: Gold

•    Gold catalysis in the news

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Dotmatics Limited Collaborates with RSC ChemSpider

Dotmatics Limited is pleased to announce that it will provide its web-based structure drawing tool, Elemental, to ChemSpider. Elemental provides a zero install drawing tool that lets users draw simple chemical structures or complex structure queries directly within a webpage.

Antony Williams, Vice President of Strategic Development for ChemSpider comments

“Elemental offers ease of deployment and flexibility in structure drawing to our community of users and we are happy to embrace this web-based structure drawing platform as an entry point to the rich resources of ChemSpider.”

Dr Mike Hartshorn, Director and CSO of Dotmatics, said

“We are delighted to be working with such a well-known chemistry resource as ChemSpider. The new tools will allow simple access to the wide range of structures and related information that is maintained by ChemSpider and the RSC”.

About Dotmatics
Dotmatics Limited (www.dotmatics.com) is a leading provider of web-based database integration and visualisation tools for use within the life sciences industry.

About the Royal Society of Chemistry
The Royal Society of Chemistry is the UK Professional Body for chemical scientists and an international Learned Society for the chemical sciences with more than 47,500 members worldwide. It is a major international publisher of chemical information, supports the teaching of chemical sciences at all levels and is a leader in bringing science to the public. www.rsc.org

About ChemSpider
ChemSpider offers a structure-centric community for chemists to resource data.  Offering access to over 25 million unique chemical entities from over 400 data sources and by providing a platform for crowd-sourced deposition, annotation, and curation, it is the richest source of free integrated chemistry information available online.  ChemSpider delivers data and services to enable the semantic web for chemistry.  www.chemspider.com

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RSC Publishing Recognises Outstanding Achievement in China

 

This week Dr James Milne (RSC Publishing) is in China visiting scientific researchers and scientists. During a trip to Changchun Dr Milne presented a certificate of achievement to Professor Hongjie Zhang, at Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry.

Professor Zhang was recognised for his prolific published research over the last year. The RSC has published 17 of Professor Zhang’s papers – making him the most successful RSC author from China during the year.

Read Professor Zhang’s excellent work published in RSC journals:
CrystEngComm
Dalton Transactions
Journal of Materials Chemistry

Dr Milne and Dr Daping Zhang (RSC Publishing Editor) continue their tour of China where they will visit seven universities/institutes and four companies in Beijing, Changchun, Shanghai and Xiamen.

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Access 1 million journal articles & book chapters in one simple search

search faster ● navigate smarter ● connect more

Launching soon the new RSC Publishing platform has been created in consultation with the international scientific and librarian community. Together we have identified the best and most valued interface and features that connects you with the highest quality scientific research.

How will the new platform benefit you & your researchers?

  • Comprehensive search results across integrated RSC hosted journal, book and database products 
  •  Increased research discoverability with simple quick searches, linked content and advanced searches 
  • Faster access to relevant information using filtered searching 
  • Find new research and share information through integrated tools 
  • Access to the latest research of interest using custom eAlerts, RSS feeds and blogs 
  • Personalised accounts allowing researchers to store searches and receive search results as alerts  
     

RSC Publishing is committed to working with the scientific community to provide easy access to the highest quality and highest impact research.

Preview the new RSC Publishing platform

 

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