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Introducing Materials Chemistry Frontiers

Journal cover for Materials Chemistry Frontiers

The international, high-quality journal for topical and multi-disciplinary research on all aspects of materials chemistry.

We are delighted to announce Materials Chemistry Frontiers, the third title in the enterprising Frontiers family – a truly international, world-class journal series directed by leading Chinese academic institutions and published in partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry.

High-impact science
Materials Chemistry Frontiers is the ideal home for studies of a significant nature which further the development of organic, inorganic, composite and nano-materials.

This online-only, highly interdisciplinary journal will focus on the synthesis and chemistry of exciting new materials, and the development of improved fabrication techniques. Characterisation and fundamental studies that are of broad appeal are also welcomed.

In a simple and straightforward publishing format, Materials Chemistry Frontiers will publish only three article types:

• Research Articles
• Critical Reviews
• Chemistry Frontiers


Find out more.

Led by experts
Materials Chemistry Frontiers is jointly owned by the Chinese Chemical Society and Royal Society of Chemistry, supported by the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The journal will be led by Editor in Chief Benzhong Tang (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology).

This winning collaboration of China-led research expertise and innovative publishing by a world-leading not-for-profit publisher guarantees a journal that will uphold the highest ethical standards and showcase only the very best research from China, Asia and the rest of the world to an international audience.


Maximum visibility

High-impact research needs high visibility. All content published in the first two volumes will be free to access upon registration – offering authors maximum exposure for their work.


World-class publishing

At the Royal Society of Chemistry, we’ve successfully launched journals across the breadth of the chemical sciences, including an ALPSP Best New Journal winner and a host of high impact titles leading the way in their field. So you can be sure Materials Chemistry Frontiers is in safe hands.

Benefits of being a Materials Chemistry Frontiers author include:

• Rapid publication and first-class author service
• A simple and user-friendly online submission process
• No submission charges or page limits, and free colour
• Open access publishing options
• Free electronic reprints of your own paper

Keep in touch
Be the first to hear the latest news about Materials Chemistry Frontiers – including when the journal is open for submissions – sign up to e-alerts today.

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Impact Factors 2014

Royal Society of Chemistry journals are widely cited, globally respected, and always high quality.

We, alongside every one of our authors, have exacting standards, because we know that publishing the best research secures the brightest future for the chemical sciences.

Once again, these exceptional standards are reinforced by the recently published 2014 Journal Citation Reports ®, with 70% of our journals seeing an increase in Impact Factor (IF).

Individual journal Impact Factor highlights include:

•    Energy & Environmental Science’s Impact Factor has increased 32.5% to 20.523, and is in the top 5% of journals in all four of its listed ISI categories.
•    Chemical Society Reviews (33.383), Catalysis Science & Technology (5.426) and Green Chemistry (8.020) all increased 9-17% in 2014.
•    In the first IF ranking since their launch as three separate journals, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B and C all have an Impact Factor greater than 4, with Journal of Materials Chemistry A above 7.
•    Chemical Science, the world’s first high impact, high quality Open Access chemistry journal has increased by 7.1% since 2013 to 9.211. It’s also ranked 14 out of 157 in the ‘Chemistry, Multidisciplinary’ category (top 10%).

And looking at our achievements overall:

•    Of the top 20 journals in the multidisciplinary chemistry category, six are from the Royal Society of Chemistry, two of which are top 10. No other publisher has more.
•    85% of our journals now have an IF above 3.
•    Almost three-quarters (73%) of our journals are in the top 25% of their ISI categories.

More authors are choosing to publish their best work with us. The number of published articles in Royal Society of Chemistry journals increased by 32% 2013-14, a much larger rise than other publishers.

So the figures speak for themselves. Whether it’s to publish your research, or read cutting-edge work of the highest quality, our journals portfolio should be at the top of your list.

Thank you to everyone who has helped us set such high benchmarks for chemical science research. Let’s keep up the good work.

To contribute to our next Impact Factor…

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2014 Journal Citation Reports ® in full:

Journal 2014 Impact Factor Five-year Impact Factor
Analyst 4.107 4.140
Analytical Methods 1.821 1.840
Biomaterials Science ǂ 3.831 3.831
Catalysis Science & Technology 5.426 5.525
Chemical Communications (ChemComm) 6.834 6.779
Chemical Science 9.211 9.203
Chemical Society Reviews 33.383 36.001
Chemistry Education Research and Practice* 2.091 1.832
CrystEngComm 4.034 4.022
Dalton Transactions 4.197 3.982
Energy & Environmental Science 20.523 19.198
Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts ǂ 2.171 2.171
Faraday Discussions 4.606 4.390
Food & Function 2.791 3.046
Green Chemistry 8.020 8.294
Integrative Biology 3.756 4.309
JAAS (Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry) 3.466 3.020
Journal of Materials Chemistry A ǂ 7.443 7.449
Journal of Materials Chemistry B ǂ 4.726 4.729
Journal of Materials Chemistry C ǂ 4.696 4.701
Lab on a Chip 6.115 5.775
MedChemComm 2.495 2.612
Metallomics 3.585 3.980
Molecular BioSystems 3.210 3.191
Nanoscale 7.394 7.762
Natural Product Reports (NPR) 10.107 10.545
New Journal of Chemistry (NJC) 3.086 2.986
Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry (OBC) 3.562 3.382
Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences 2.267 2.618
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) 4.493 4.219
Polymer Chemistry 5.520 5.723
RSC Advances 3.840 3.907
Soft Matter 4.029 4.289
Toxicology Research 3.983 3.983

ǂ Partial IF only

*Chemistry Education Research and Practice is listed in the Education, Scientific Disciplines category. It is the highest ranked journal devoted solely to chemistry education.

A journal’s Impact Factor is an indication of the average number of citations received per individual paper in the preceding two years. The annual figure is calculated by dividing the number of citations to relevant articles in a year by the number of citeable articles published in the preceding two years.

The Five-year Impact Factor is an indication of the average number of times articles from a journal published in the past five years have been cited in the Journal Citation Reports year. For journals in subjects where citation activity continues to rise through several years, this metric allows more of their total citation activity to be included in a critical performance metric.

Data based on 2014 Journal Citation Reports ®, (Thomson Reuters, June 2015).

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Publishing Price List 2015

We all want value for money.

Here at the Royal Society of Chemistry we’re proud to be a not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. So we invest any surplus back into the community.Price List 2015

And as the world’s leading chemistry community, we want to make sure your researchers can access the very best content.

Our plans and pricing for 2015 show our commitment to this aim.

Key highlights and changes for 2015 include:

  • Chemical Science will become a Gold Open Access journal, with no article processing fees for at least two years
  • A new journal: Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, available free online to all existing customers (and registered individuals) until the end of 2016
  • Our collections continue to represent excellent discounts when compared with individual journal prices:
    • RSC Gold, our most comprehensive package, has expanded to include Biomaterials Science
    • We’ve increased the discount on the Core Chemistry Collection to 35%
  • More content: Nanoscale and Polymer Chemistry are doubling in frequency to 48 issues per year
  • To help smaller institutions, the flexibility of our eBook Pick and Choose model lets you choose only the books you and your researchers really need
  • Our annual eBook Collections are now available for all years from 2008 to 2015. We will publish a minimum of 65 eBooks in 2015

And in response to customer feedback, Methods in Organic Synthesis and Catalysts & Catalysed Reactions will merge to form Synthetic Reaction Updates – a new easily digestible, quality database with no content overlap.

If you would like to discuss your current subscriptions, or you have any questions, please contact us.

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Chemical Science moves to Gold Open Access

Gold Open AccessChemical Science, launched in 2010, is set to become the world’s first high-quality Open Access chemistry journal.

From the first issue in January 2015, our flagship journal will move to Gold Open Access. All content published from that date will be free to every reader.

Plus, unlike other Gold Open Access journals, we will waive all Article Processing Charges (APCs) for at least two years. So it will be free for authors too.

Why are we doing this?

First, we strongly believe that Gold Open Access is a sustainable model for the future of publishing. Chemical Science will become part of our wider Open Access offering, which also includes Gold for Gold vouchers.

Second, we’re a not-for-profit organisation and we’re passionate about promoting, supporting and celebrating chemistry. So we invest in advancing the chemical sciences, and we spread knowledge to the international community. It’s what we’ve been doing for 170 years.

By moving Chemical Science to Gold Open Access, we are giving the global community access to some of the very best research.

Read our Press Release to find out more.

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The RSC joins CrossMark

CrossMark Web Banner
Those who publish with us and read our journals will know that we take our responsibility as a publisher very seriously.

Now, we’re taking that responsibility one step further by improving our ability to maintain the content we publish.

CrossMark is a system provided by CrossRef, which monitors published articles bearing the CrossMark logo. If you’re connected to the internet, clicking the logo will tell you whether or not the article version you have is current, providing a CrossRef DOI link to any updates.

You will also be able to see key record information such as funding sources, researcher identifiers, related data, copyright & licensing data and publication history.

Being a member of CrossMark gives our authors extra assurance that their work’s integrity is being protected. It’s also helped to simplify the research process. If a paper bearing the CrossMark logo is downloaded or saved, the system will make sure that you’ll always have the right version, so no need for repeat searches.

The CrossMark logo will be added to all articles published in our journals from 14 July 2014. Find out more on our CrossMark Policy page.

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Were you a winner at the SOT meeting?

boothThanks to everyone who visited our booth last week at the Society of Toxicology Meeting in Phoenix – it was great to meet you! 

We had a range of toxicology resources on display, including Toxicology Research and our Issues in Toxicology book series.

Congratulations to Lawrence Kennedy (United States Naval Academy), the lucky winner of our prize draw.

Please stay in touch

All competition entrants are now signed up to the Toxicology Research table of contents e-alert.

Sign up to stay in touch with other books and journals relevant to your field.

Sign up

 

 

Also of interest

Subscribe to Toxicology Research for just £50

£50* – that’s all it costs Royal Society of Chemistry members to subscribe to Toxicology Research online in 2014.

join nowIf you want to stay up-to-date with all the latest research in the toxicology field, don’t miss out on what Toxicology Research has to offer – join the world’s leading chemical science community and make the most of this special members’ rate.

* VAT at 20% will be added to subscriptions from EU members, making the total price £60.

Forthcoming new books in the Issues in Toxicology series

Heavy Metals in Water Histological Techniques
Heavy Metals In Water: Presence, Removal and Safety
Edited by Sanjay Sharma
Histological Techniques: An Introduction for Beginners in Toxicology
Robert Maynard, Noel Downes and Brenda Finney
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Were you a winner at the 2013 MRS Fall meeting?

Wei Luo with a copy of ChemComm

ChemComm author Wei Luo from Oregon State University displays the copy of ChemComm in which his article appears

Thanks to everyone who visited our booth last week at the MRS Fall Meeting in Boston – it was great to meet you! 

We had a range of our top books and journals on display, including the very first issue of our new journal, Materials Horizons.

Congratulations to Ashok Kumar (University of South Florida), the lucky winner of our Kindle Fire prize draw.

Commiserations to everyone else who entered but we’ve got some exciting offers that we think you’ll be interested in:

Free access to Materials Horizons and Biomaterials Science

Simply fill in this short form on our Publishing Platform and you can read all issues of new journals Materials Horizons and Biomaterials Science for free until the end of 2015 and 2014 respectively. Plus, you’ll get access to all other free content across our journals and books, including a sample chapter from each book in the RSC eBook Collection.

20% off affiliate membership – with free access to Chemical Science 

Join the Royal Society of Chemistry before 31 December 2013 using promotional code MRS13 and you’ll pay just £56 and receive a complimentary online subscription to our award-winning flagship journal Chemical Science.

We’ll also keep you up-to-date with the latest chemical science news from around the world with a free subscription to Chemistry World magazine.

And there are plenty more benefits to support you throughout your career. 

Apply now

Please stay in touch

All competition entrants are now signed up to the Materials Horizons table of contents e-alert. You can sign up to stay in touch with books and journals relevant to your field here.

Delegates doing periodic table jigsaw

Delegates were challenged by our Visual Elements Periodic Table jigsaw

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Environmental Science: Nano: Advance articles now online

The first articles for new journal Environmental Science: Nano are now available online.

Environmental Science: Nano

Cutting-edge research on the effects of nanotechnologies on environmental and human health

Environmental Science: Nano publishes the latest work on nanomaterial interactions with biological and environmental systems, and the design and use of engineered nanomaterials for sustainability. It’s the only high impact journal dedicated to publishing environmental nanoscience papers and, as these first articles show, it is already attracting strong support and attention from the community. 

A chemical free, nanotechnology-based method for airborne bacterial inactivation using engineered water nanostructures
Georgios Pyrgiotakis, James McDevitt, Andre Bordini, Edgar Diaz, Ramon Molina, Christa Watson, Glen Deloid, Steve Lenard, Natalie Fix, Yosuke Mizuyama, Yamauchi Toshiyuki, Joseph Brain and Philip Demokritou

Alterations of intestinal serotonin following nanoparticle exposure in embryonic zebrafish
Rıfat Emrah Özel, Kenneth N. Wallace and Silvana Andreescu

A minor lipid component of soy lecithin causes growth of triangular prismatic gold nanoparticles
Benjamin R. Ayres and Scott M. Reed

Natural water chemistry (dissolved organic carbon, pH, and hardness) modulates colloidal stability, dissolution, and antimicrobial activity of citrate functionalized silver nanoparticles
Lok R. Pokhrel, Brajesh Dubey and Phillip R. Scheuerman

Discover, read, share

All Environmental Science: Nano articles will be free to access online until the end of 2015*, so researchers worldwide can benefit from the latest research.

Join these leading authors: submit your work to Environmental Science: Nano.

Submit

And ensure you don’t miss an article: sign up for the Environmental Science: Nano e-alert.

*All articles published in 2014 and 2015 issues are free to access online to all individuals who have signed up for an RSC Publishing Personal Account, and to all existing Royal Society of Chemistry customers with an IP address registered.

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SET for Britain 2014 competition

If you’re an early-stage researcher undertaking an exciting scientific project, why not enter the 2014 SET for Britain competition for a chance to win up to £3000?

SET for Britain is an annual poster competition supported by the Royal Society of Chemistry along with other learned societies. The event aims to encourage and promote early-career scientists and engineers, as well as raising the profile of science and engineering within the Houses of Parliament.

There are five subject categories – biological and biomedical science, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, physics – and prizes are awarded in each category for the posters that best communicate high level science to a lay audience. The gold prize is £3,000, silver is £2,000 and bronze is £1,000.

Finalists will have the opportunity to present their research at the House of Commons Marquee on 17th March 2014, hosted by Andrew Miller MP, Chair of the Science and Technology Select Committee, where the prizes will be awarded and the overall winner will receive the Westminster medal.

The closing date for entries is Monday 20th December 2013. Find out more on our website.

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Join us at the 2013 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston

We’ll be attending the 2013 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit in Boston at the start of next month. If you’ll be there too, please drop by our booth (#1300) and discover more about the Royal Society of Chemistry.

More about….

…our high impact publications

 We’ll have our high quality journals on show, including the very first issue of our new journal Materials Horizons. Sign up for the Materials Horizons e-alert at the booth to enter our prize draw to win a Kindle Fire.

Plus, you can browse our books and enjoy a 30% conference discount (or 35% if you are a Royal Society of Chemistry member) on all titles on display.

…becoming a Royal Society of Chemistry member

Connect with our vibrant worldwide network to develop and share new ideas and advance your career.

Ask us about our special 20% discount for MRS delegates and find out why we are the world’s leading chemistry community.

…the people that work for us – and the work that they do

Liz Dunn, Philip Earis, Leanne Marle and Joanne Thomson will all be in Boston and would be delighted to tell you more about how the Royal Society of Chemistry is advancing excellence in the chemical sciences.

 
Liz Dunn
Editor, Soft Matter and Materials Horizons
Managing Editor, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B & C, Polymer Chemistry and Biomaterials Science
Philip Earis
Managing Editor, Energy & Environmental Science, Nanoscale, Faraday Discussions and PCCP
Leanne Marle
Commissioning Editor, Books
Joanne Thomson Campaigns Manager

We look forward to meeting you!

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