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The Merck Index Online

The Merck Index OnlineThe Royal Society of Chemistry are proud to be the exclusive providers of The Merck Index Online, which is now available for your library to purchase.

You can now watch our introductory video tutorial to find out more about this powerful and user-friendly platform. We hope you find it valuable!

Why choose The Merck Index Online for your library?

The Merck Index Online is an indispensable resource for researchers in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology & pharmaceuticals, toxicology, and medicine, featuring powerful search functionality and a user-friendly interface. It has been developed from the new 15th edition of The Merck Index, and offers:

   ✓ Over 11,500 monographs, fully searchable by text or structure
   ✓ Over 1,300 new structures and over 500 new monographs
   ✓ Unlimited concurrent users**
   ✓ Regular updates by a team of specialist editors
   ✓ A host of additional features including saved searches

You can take a look and try out the platform for yourself, or submit your details online to request further information on pricing and trials.

P.S. The Merck Index 15th edition is also available in print – you can order your copies online

* 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.

** For academic institutions, hospitals and pharmacies

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Altmetrics added to Royal Society of Chemistry journals

We are pleased to announce the inclusion of Altmetrics on 5 Royal Society of Chemistry journals.

Energy and Environmental Science  
Dalton Transactions
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Chemical Society Reviews
Lab on a Chip

With a constantly changing publishing landscape and changes to the way people use scientific literature, altmetrics is a measure that can monitor the level of conversation and interest in a particular piece of research at the article level. Thus altmetrics provides an additional modern metric for our authors to measure the impact of their work, rather than rely solely on citations and impact factor.

To view the altmetrics on articles within these journals, from the article landing page use the Metrics tab as pictured below.

Altmetrics for an EES articleA press release from Altmetrics is available on our website.

We are interested to hear your feedback on this new development and how you are utilising these new types of metrics. Please leave your comments below.

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Publishing Price List 2014

Price List ThumbnailWe all want great content, and we all want value for money.

At the Royal Society of Chemistry we are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. Any surplus is reinvested back into this community, including sustaining and developing our publishing programme. Our Publishing Price List 2014 reflects this commitment.

Key highlights and changes for 2014:

  • Our new partnership with the Chinese Chemical Society (CCS), delivering the first two titles in the new Frontiers journals series: Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers (with the College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University – PKU), and Organic Chemistry Frontiers (with the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry – SIOC)
  • Two further new journals: Materials Horizons and Environmental Science: Nano – both available for free to all existing subscribers or registered users until the end of 2015
  • Our acquisition and development of The Merck Index* Online (15th edition), with both perpetual and subscription models available for multiple-users – we are the exclusive provider of what is considered the “bible” of chemistry
  • An increase in content for Faraday Discussions (9 issues for 2014, previously 8 issues)
  • Continued great savings on collections. RSC Gold equates to a 50% discount on the individual prices of products, and now includes Toxicology Research. Whilst our Core Chemistry and General Chemistry packages now include RSC Advances. We are discontinuing Package A and Package A+
  • The new Materials Science Collection. This will include: Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B and C, Energy and Environmental Sciences, Nanoscale, Soft Matter, Polymer Chemistry, Cryst Eng Comm, Biomaterials Science (free in 2014) and Materials Horizons (free in 2014)
  • Our annual eBook collections, now available for all years from 2008-2014
  • And, in response to customer needs, we are discontinuing Annual Reports on the Progress of Chemistry to reflect a change in the needs of the chemical sciences community. Existing subscribers will not lose access to previous years’ reports

If you would like to discuss your own subscription, creating a bespoke package or upgrading to RSC Gold, please contact us.

*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.

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Journals: our growth and global impact

Like many publishers, here at the Royal Society of Chemistry we’re proud to publicise our journal impact factors when they’re released each June.

However, we know from your feedback that you need more than great impact factors to make us your publisher of choice. 

So we’ve collated some other facts to convince you.Journals: growth and global impact

Read this document to find out how:

  • Our market share has grown, as well as our content
  • Many more people are reading our journal articles
  • we’ve improved our international influence through our Editorial board membership and international offices

and more.

Plus, we’ve included a summary of how we’re working to shape the future of the chemical sciences – for the benefit of science and humanity.

Find out how we are advancing excellence in the chemical sciences – download the pdf today.

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You’ll need steady hands in San Diego

If you’re attending the SLA Annual Meeting next week, visit RSC Publishing at booth 630 and try your hand at our ’Beat the RSC Buzzwire’ competition. The fastest time of the event wins an iPad mini, so why not drop by and test out those steady hands?

We are also hosting some great talks and events at booth 630, including:

Monday 10th June

Tuesday 11th June

Executive Director Stephen Hawthorne will also be presenting at the Science and Technology on the Go session on Sunday 9th June – come along to hear more about RSC mobile app innovations.

You can visit us at booth 630 anytime to demo The Merck Index Online, ask about key products and services such as RSC Gold, and find out more about our Open Access publishing scheme, and meet the team. Contact Regional Sales Manager Matt Straiges directly if you’d like to make an appointment. 

 

*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.

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RSC and CCS announce new publishing partnership

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.

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UKSG 2013 – We hope you enjoyed the show!

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 17 Secs
2 Monica Crump, NUL Galway, Ireland          28 Secs
3= Jessica Eustace-Cook, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland  29 Secs
3= Marie Barwick, University of Warwick, UK  29 Secs
5 Dag-Even Torsoe, BI Handelshoyskolen, Norway   32 Secs

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.

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5 Great reasons to visit the RSC Stand at the UKSG Conference

There’s a lot to get round, but here’s why you need to be at stand #55/56 from Monday 8th to Wednesday 10th April.

  • View a copy of The Merck Index* and see a demo of The Merck Index* Online – Bubbly and nibbles will accompany our official launch on Tuesday at 14.00
  • Find out more about how we support OA, including our innovative initiative, Gold for GoldDrinks and nibbles will accompany our presentation on Monday at 13.00
  • Win a kindle fire – you’ll need steady hands to tackle our Buzzwire game – fastest time gets the prize
  • See what else is new for 2013 including our new journals Biomaterials Science and Toxicology Research
  • Above all have any of your questions answered by one of our team – if you would like to arrange a sales meeting contact Dan Dyer, Head of Sales

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the 2013 UKSG Conference in Bournemouth.

*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.

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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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Royal Society of Chemistry to publish The Merck Index

The Merck IndexThe famous “bible” of chemistry, The Merck Index, is to join the highly acclaimed publishing portfolio of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

The Merck Index has been considered the standard chemistry reference work for generations of professionals and has sold over one million copies worldwide. From April 2013, the Royal Society of Chemistry will take over its publication and launch the 15th edition.

Dr James Milne, RSC Executive Director, publishing, said: “The Merck Index is a quality product with a peerless pedigree but, being familiar to the scientific community worldwide, it is also emblematic of our organisation’s rapidly-expanding international presence and influence. We know The Merck Index will be a valuable addition to the products and services the RSC offers its customers. Now we are looking forward eagerly to developing The Merck Index for the digital future.”

The RSC already plans significant development of The Merck Index online – beginning with offering all buyers of the 15th edition one year’s free access to a newly-developed online version. The RSC will continue to develop The Merck Index to provide a valuable, trusted and relevant resource for scientists and researchers.

To find out more about the 15th edition of The Merck Index visit the website and register your interest to receive further updates.

*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.

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