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:
- Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University (PKU)
- Organic Chemistry Frontiers, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC)
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.