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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Celebrating the 2014 RSC Prize and Award Winners

RSC Prizes & Awards

Each year the Royal Society of Chemistry presents prizes and awards to chemical scientists who have made a considerable contribution in their area of research, in industry and academia. The prizes and awards give recognition to these contributions from leading scientists.

In celebration of the 2014 RSC Prizes and Awards, we have collected together some of the exciting research recently published by the winners. This collection showcases articles authored by the winners from across the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journals portfolio, and all articles are free to access to all until June 6th 2014.

Access the full collection

Dr Robert Parker, Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Chemistry says:
 “Each year we present Prizes and Awards to chemical scientists who have made an outstanding contribution, be that in their area of research, in industry or academia. We’re working to shape the future of the chemical sciences for the benefit of science and humanity and these Prizes and Awards give recognition to true excellence. Our winners can be very proud to follow in the footsteps of some of the most influential and important chemical scientists in history.”

 

Did you know?

An incredible 47 previous winners of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Awards have gone on to win Nobel Prizes for their pioneering work, including Harry Kroto, Fred Sanger and Linus Pauling. Indeed, one of the 2012 Royal Society of Chemistry Prize winners, Arieh Warshel, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry last year.

A full list of winners and more information about RSC Prizes and Awards can be found at: www.rsc.org/awards

 

Like what you read? Why not share it with your colleagues, using this convenient short link:

http://rsc.li/rscwinners-collection

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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.

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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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Environmental Science: Nano: issue 1 now online!

Graphical abstract: Front coverThe very first issue of Environmental Science: Nano has just been published online.

The issue features cutting-edge reports on nanomaterial interactions with biological and environmental systems as well as the sustainable design and use of engineered nanomaterials. And the great news is that all the articles are FREE to access.

Read the issue now and sign up for the e-alert to get details of subsequent issues delivered to your inbox.

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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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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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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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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

A poster competition with cash prizes for early-stage researchers

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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