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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Prizes and Awards nominations open

The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Prizes and Awards recognise achievements by individuals, teams and organisations in advancing the chemical sciences. There are over 80 Prizes and Awards available covering all areas of the chemical sciences, with prize money of up to £5000 to be won.

The main categories are:

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Biosciences

Environment, Sustainability and Energy

Inorganic Chemistry (Dalton Division)

Materials Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Physical Chemistry (Faraday Division)

Industry & Technology

In addition, we have a new award this year, the Industrial Analytical Science Award, to recognise and celebrate the great contribution of analytical science in industry.

To view the full list of Prizes and Awards and to make a nomination, visit www.rsc.org/awards

Nominations open until 15 January 2014

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Join us at the 2013 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston

Visit Royal Society of Chemistry booth 1300

We’ll be attending the 2013 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit in Boston at the start of next month. If you’ll be there too, please drop by our booth (#1300) and discover more about the Royal Society of Chemistry.

More about….

…our high impact publications

 We’ll have our high quality journals on show, including the very first issue of our new journal Materials Horizons. Sign up for the Materials Horizons e-alert at the booth to enter our prize draw to win a Kindle Fire.

Plus, you can browse our books and enjoy a 30% conference discount (or 35% if you are a Royal Society of Chemistry member) on all titles on display.

…becoming a Royal Society of Chemistry member

Connect with our vibrant worldwide network to develop and share new ideas and advance your career.

Ask us about our special 20% discount for MRS delegates and find out why we are the world’s leading chemistry community.

…the people that work for us – and the work that they do

Liz Dunn, Philip Earis, Leanne Marle and Joanne Thomson will all be in Boston and would be delighted to tell you more about how the Royal Society of Chemistry is advancing excellence in the chemical sciences.

 
Liz Dunn
Editor, Soft Matter and Materials Horizons
Managing Editor, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B & C, Polymer Chemistry and Biomaterials Science
Philip Earis
Managing Editor, Energy & Environmental Science, Nanoscale, Faraday Discussions and PCCP
Leanne Marle
Commissioning Editor, Books
Joanne Thomson Campaigns Manager

We look forward to meeting you!

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Royal Society of Chemistry Symposium at the University of Edinburgh

Thank you to everyone who attended the Royal Society of Chemistry Symposium at the University of Edinburgh on 28th October.

After escaping the storms in the south of England, our team were ‘blown away’ by the warm welcome we received in Edinburgh.

We presented sessions on publishing, careers, education and communication and had some great discussions with students and staff, on topics ranging from open access publishing to working at the Royal Society of Chemistry and joining as a member.

We’d like to say a massive thank you to RSC education coordinator Margaret Ritchie for her enthusiasm and help both on the day and in the run up to the symposium.

Attendees at the Royal Society of Chemistry Symposium at the University of Edinburgh

Did you find the event useful? Please contact us with your feedback or leave your comments below.

Find out which other universities we’ll be visiting in the coming months on our website.

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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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