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CrossCheck aids plagiarism detection

CrossCheck powered by iThenticatePlagiarism.

It’s an ugly word that rings alarm bells for many in the world of scientific publishing, especially the authors. Because no-one wants their research to be copied and republished.

But with the increasing numbers of scientific articles submitted every day, how can we improve our ability to spot plagiarism and deal with it?

That’s where CrossCheck comes in.

Created by CrossRef and powered by iThenticate software, it provides publishers with a mechanism for detecting plagiarism in scholarly publications. So we, and many other scholarly publishers, can compare manuscripts against published ones, using the large content repository and the iThenticate software.

You’ve always been able to trust us to publish your work quickly and efficiently, and make it available to the worldwide community. Now you know you have an additional reason to trust us to protect that work, and maintain the integrity of the scientific record for you and for future generations.

So that’s another reason to publish with us. You can hear why others have chosen us as a publisher in this video.

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About CrossRef
CrossRef  is a not-for-profit membership association of publishers. Since its founding in 2000, CrossRef has provided reference linking services for over 64 million scholarly content items, including journal articles, books and book chapters, conference proceedings, reference entries, technical reports, standards, and data sets. CrossRef also provides additional collaborative services designed to improve trust in the scholarly communications process, including Cited-By linking, CrossCheck plagiarism screening, CrossMark update identification, and the FundRef funder identification service.

About iThenticate
iThenticate is the leading provider of professional plagiarism detection and prevention technology used worldwide by scholarly publishers and research departments to ensure the originality of written work before publication. iThenticate helps editors, authors and researchers prevent misconduct by comparing manuscripts against its database of over 43 billion web pages and 130 million content items, including 38 million works from 530 scholarly publisher participants of CrossCheck, a service offered by CrossRef and powered by iThenticate software. iThenticate is developed by Turnitin, the leader in plagiarism and originality checking for educational institutions worldwide. The company is headquartered in Oakland, California with international offices in Newcastle, United Kingdom. 

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Free colour in journal articles

Here at the Royal Society of Chemistry we are constantly looking to improve our procedures to make things easier for our journal authors.

And we are glad to say that we can now offer free colour for all images and figures in all of our journals, in print and online.

We believe this will further improve the efficiency of our submission, editing and publication processes, and enhance the readers’ experience as well.

So that’s one more reason to choose to publish with us.

View this video to hear from international researchers on why they choose Royal Society of Chemistry journals.

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Submit now: Abstract deadline for Carbon in Electrochemistry 4 November

The abstract deadline for Carbon in Electrochemistry (FD172) is now less than one week away, so submit your oral abstracts today for a chance to present at this engaging event. 

Connect with the following distinguished professionals: 

  • Richard McCreery, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Patrick Unwin, University of Warwick, UK
  • Hector Abruna, Cornell University, USA
  • Yury Gogotsi, Drexel University, USA
  • Philippe Bergonzo, CEA-LIST, France
  • Siegfried Waldvogel, Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz, Germany
  • Robert Dryfe, The University of Manchester, UK
  • Elizbieta Frackowiak, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
  • Dirk Guldi, Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen/Nurnberg, Germany
  • Robert J Hamers, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to present you work and network with experts from industry and academia – Submit an abstract today to avoid disappointment!

For further details of how you can get involved in this interactive conference, please visit the event webpage.

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Abstract submission deadline for Faraday Discussion 171 only two weeks away!

NEW DEADLINE: 4 November 2013

There is now less than two weeks left to submit your oral abstracts for Emerging Photon Technologies for Chemical Dynamics: FD171 . 

Submit now for the chance to present your work alongside a selection of distinguished professionals, including: 

  • Nora Berrah, Western Michigan University
  • Christian Bressler, European XFEL GmbH
  • Henry Chapman, Center for Free-Electron Laser Science
  • Majed Chergui, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausann
  • Chris Jacobsen, Northwestern University/Argonne National Laboratory
  • Jon Marangos, Imperial College London
  • Robert Moshammer, Max-Planck-Institut fur Kernphysik
  • Kai Roßnagel, Institut für Experimentelle und Angewandte Physik
  • John Spence, Arizona State University
  • Martin Wolf, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

We encourage you to take advantage of this valuable opportunity to present you work; registration will shortly be closing, so submit now to avoid disappointment! 

For further details of how you can get involved in this inter-disciplinary event, please visit the event webpage.

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Astrochemistry of Dust, Ice and Gas (FD168)

The Universe is littered with the debris of dead and dying stars. This debris includes large quantities of micron and sub-micron size dust grains. For generations, astronomers seeking to unravel the complexity of the Universe have been frustrated by such dust blocking their view of many galaxies and the oldest parts of the Universe.

However, we now recognise that these cold dusty regions are in fact the progenitors of evolution in the modern Universe. Rich in chemical complexity, they are known to be the sites of star and planet formation and even the host for molecules that are necessary for the development of life itself.

Join this Faraday Discussion to address the cyclic role of dust in the chemical evolution of the Universe; from its synthesis in aged and dying stars, to grain-grain collisions and the first steps in the construction of new stars and planetary systems. 

This interdisciplinary event will unite leading experts from a variety of backgrounds, including: computational and experimental scientists working to unlock the secrets of the gas-grain interaction; astronomers engaged in observing and understanding star and planet formation and the role of icy dust grains in these processes; chemists and biologists seeking to understand the first tentative steps toward life on our own planet and others!

Registration will open shortly, so keep an eye on the  event webpage for the opportunity to be a part of this truly interactive event.

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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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