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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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Anyone for Open Access?

  

  

 
 
 
 
We have a great initiative, and we want to extend it to the rest of the world.
 
Launched in the Summer, our Gold for Gold pilot, enabling RSC Gold subscribers in the UK to publish RSC papers free-of-charge via Gold Open Access (OA), was a direct reaction to researchers being asked to publish OA, but without necessarily having the funding to do so.

Following the pilot’s popularity (at least 5 high-profile institutions have already taken advantage of Gold for Gold) we don’t want others to miss out. So, from now on, all RSC Gold subscribing institutions will be rewarded with voucher codes to publish OA articles at no cost.

This is an excellent opportunity for authors to increase the visibility of your quality research.

For more information, go to our Gold for Gold website. And, to find out exactly how the process will work, take a look at our FAQs.

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RSC Endorses KBART

Improving metadata assists discoverability.

As part of our commitment to support librarians, the Royal Society of Chemistry is delighted to endorse Phase I recommendations of the KBART (Knowledge Bases And Related Tools) Working Group, a joint NISO/UKSG initiative that is exploring data problems within the OpenURL supply chain.

KBART’s Phase I Recommended Practice, published in January 2010, contains practical recommendations for the timely exchange of accurate metadata between content providers and knowledge base developers.

More information is available via the NISO and UKSG Press Release. Our endorsement is thanks to the hard work of Juliet Palmer, Customer Service Executive – Technical Support, in producing and updating the KBART file which is available on the RSC’s Librarians’ Portal.

For more information contact technicalsupport@rsc.org.

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RSC Publishing Catalogue 2013

2013 Catalogue

There’s a lot of information about a lot of products out there, but not always enough time to view it all.

We feel that the 2013 RSC Publishing Catalogue is a vital document as it shows the depth and detail of what we do for the chemical sciences.

You can view the catalogue online, but, you may just want the highlights for 2013, so here they are:

  • Two NEW journalsBiomaterials Science (P.5) and Toxicology Research (P.21) – both available for free to all existing subscribers or registered users
  • More journal contentCrystEngComm (48 issues, previously 24), Faraday Discussions (8 issues, previously 6), Polymer Chemistry (24 issues, previously 12), RSC Advances (48 issues, previously 24), Analytical Methods (24 issues, previously 12)
  • Great savings on collections – RSC Gold (P.18) now includes Catalysis Science & Technology (p.5) and RSC Advances (P.20).
  • More flexibility on eBooks – annual collections now available for all years from 2008-2013 (P.19)
  • Plus various options  for our archive – whether an outright purchase or an annual lease  for 1841-2007, or just a top-up for 2005-2007 (P.18)

If you would like a hard copy of the catalogue, please contact marketing@rsc.org.

If you have a sales enquiry, please contact your RSC Account Manager or your local Subscription Agent. Alternatively you can e-mail sales@rsc.org.

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Gold for Gold – First Open Access credit used by University of Hull

It’s nice to be first.Gold Image

Recently we announced Gold for Gold, an innovative initiative rewarding UK RSC Gold customers with credits to publish a select number of papers in RSC journals via Open Science, the RSC’s Gold Open Access option. This ensures academics at RSC Gold subscribing institutions can further increase the visibility of their quality research.

We are now delighted to announce another first. This time for the University of Hull, who will be the opening beneficiary from this project.

CXCR4 chemokine receptor antagonists: nickel(II) complexes of configurationally restricted macrocycles (Steve Archibald et al, Dalton Transactions 2012 Vol:41, Issue 31) is the first article to be published as part of Gold for Gold and is available to all online.

More information on Gold for Gold is available on our website. If you have any further questions on the procedure, or are an interested customer from outside the UK , please contact goldforgold@rsc.org.

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