Making an impact in engineering

Reaction Chemistry & Engineering cover artIntroducing new journal Reaction Chemistry & Engineering

Launching in 2016, the latest title in our journal portfolio will publish high-impact research at the interface of chemical engineering and chemistry.

Reaction Chemistry & Engineering

Reaction Chemistry & Engineering will report cutting-edge research into all aspects of making molecules for the benefit of fundamental research, applied processes and wider society.
From fundamental, molecular level chemistry to large scale chemical production, Reaction Chemistry & Engineering brings together communities of chemists and chemical engineers working to ensure the crucial role of reaction chemistry in today’s world.

The journal’s focused mission encompasses a broad range of topic areas, including experimental, theoretical and modelling aspects in:

  • new reactions and reaction optimisation;
  • reaction pathways and design;
  • reaction mechanism and kinetics;
  • reaction analysis and monitoring;
  • catalysis and catalytic reaction engineering;
  • multiphase and reacting flows;
  • emerging reactor technologies;
  • sustainable reaction engineering.

Papers that consider multiple scales are particularly encouraged.

Klavs Jensen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) will take the role of Editorial Board Chair for Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, assisted by Scientific Editor Saif Khan (National University of Singapore); so you can be sure your work is in safe hands.

Why publish with us?

At the Royal Society of Chemistry, we aim high. And our impressive journal portfolio and well-deserved reputation for innovative publishing of exceptional quality are testament to the fact that we succeed.

We’ve launched journals across the breadth of the chemical sciences, and we know that high-impact research needs high visibility. That’s why all content published in Reaction Chemistry & Engineering in 2016 and 2017 will be free to access upon registration – offering authors maximum exposure for their work.

Submit your work now

Reaction Chemistry & Engineering is now accepting submissions for its first issue in 2016. Submit your work now for your chance to be included.

We’ll be sharing more news soon – sign up to our Email Alerts Service and make sure you’re among the first to hear the latest.

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Impact Factors 2014

Royal Society of Chemistry journals are widely cited, globally respected, and always high quality.

We, alongside every one of our authors, have exacting standards, because we know that publishing the best research secures the brightest future for the chemical sciences.

Once again, these exceptional standards are reinforced by the recently published 2014 Journal Citation Reports ®, with 70% of our journals seeing an increase in Impact Factor (IF).

Individual journal Impact Factor highlights include:

•    Energy & Environmental Science’s Impact Factor has increased 32.5% to 20.523, and is in the top 5% of journals in all four of its listed ISI categories.
•    Chemical Society Reviews (33.383), Catalysis Science & Technology (5.426) and Green Chemistry (8.020) all increased 9-17% in 2014.
•    In the first IF ranking since their launch as three separate journals, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B and C all have an Impact Factor greater than 4, with Journal of Materials Chemistry A above 7.
•    Chemical Science, the world’s first high impact, high quality Open Access chemistry journal has increased by 7.1% since 2013 to 9.211. It’s also ranked 14 out of 157 in the ‘Chemistry, Multidisciplinary’ category (top 10%).

And looking at our achievements overall:

•    Of the top 20 journals in the multidisciplinary chemistry category, six are from the Royal Society of Chemistry, two of which are top 10. No other publisher has more.
•    85% of our journals now have an IF above 3.
•    Almost three-quarters (73%) of our journals are in the top 25% of their ISI categories.

More authors are choosing to publish their best work with us. The number of published articles in Royal Society of Chemistry journals increased by 32% 2013-14, a much larger rise than other publishers.

So the figures speak for themselves. Whether it’s to publish your research, or read cutting-edge work of the highest quality, our journals portfolio should be at the top of your list.

Thank you to everyone who has helped us set such high benchmarks for chemical science research. Let’s keep up the good work.

To contribute to our next Impact Factor…

Register to receive email updates about our journals, including calls for papers, most accessed articles, themed issues and breaking news.

2014 Journal Citation Reports ® in full:

Journal 2014 Impact Factor Five-year Impact Factor
Analyst 4.107 4.140
Analytical Methods 1.821 1.840
Biomaterials Science ǂ 3.831 3.831
Catalysis Science & Technology 5.426 5.525
Chemical Communications (ChemComm) 6.834 6.779
Chemical Science 9.211 9.203
Chemical Society Reviews 33.383 36.001
Chemistry Education Research and Practice* 2.091 1.832
CrystEngComm 4.034 4.022
Dalton Transactions 4.197 3.982
Energy & Environmental Science 20.523 19.198
Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts ǂ 2.171 2.171
Faraday Discussions 4.606 4.390
Food & Function 2.791 3.046
Green Chemistry 8.020 8.294
Integrative Biology 3.756 4.309
JAAS (Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry) 3.466 3.020
Journal of Materials Chemistry A ǂ 7.443 7.449
Journal of Materials Chemistry B ǂ 4.726 4.729
Journal of Materials Chemistry C ǂ 4.696 4.701
Lab on a Chip 6.115 5.775
MedChemComm 2.495 2.612
Metallomics 3.585 3.980
Molecular BioSystems 3.210 3.191
Nanoscale 7.394 7.762
Natural Product Reports (NPR) 10.107 10.545
New Journal of Chemistry (NJC) 3.086 2.986
Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry (OBC) 3.562 3.382
Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences 2.267 2.618
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) 4.493 4.219
Polymer Chemistry 5.520 5.723
RSC Advances 3.840 3.907
Soft Matter 4.029 4.289
Toxicology Research 3.983 3.983

ǂ Partial IF only

*Chemistry Education Research and Practice is listed in the Education, Scientific Disciplines category. It is the highest ranked journal devoted solely to chemistry education.

A journal’s Impact Factor is an indication of the average number of citations received per individual paper in the preceding two years. The annual figure is calculated by dividing the number of citations to relevant articles in a year by the number of citeable articles published in the preceding two years.

The Five-year Impact Factor is an indication of the average number of times articles from a journal published in the past five years have been cited in the Journal Citation Reports year. For journals in subjects where citation activity continues to rise through several years, this metric allows more of their total citation activity to be included in a critical performance metric.

Data based on 2014 Journal Citation Reports ®, (Thomson Reuters, June 2015).

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Celebrating the 2015 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 2015 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 2015.

Access the full collection

Dr Robert Parker, Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Chemistry says:
“It is always a pleasure to recognise excellence in the chemical sciences and I am pleased to acknowledge the illustrious achievements of our prize and award winners this year.”

“Whether they work in research, industry or academia, our winners are the very best in their fields, and they can be very proud to follow in the footsteps of some of the most influential and important scientists around the world.”

“In a complex and changing world, chemistry and the chemical sciences are vital in responding to some of humanity’s biggest challenges and our prize and award winners are at the forefront of meeting that challenge.”

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 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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/rscwinners2015-collection

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Tools for students – journal of the month

Our Education team are always looking for new ways to make that first encounter with scientific journals less overwhelming for students.

We’ve created the journal of the month series to help make the scientific topics a particular journal covers, and unfamiliar terms it might use, easier to digest. Designed to be student-friendly, the series showcases the high impact and globally renowned publishing work we do. All giving students an insight into our journals and the content they cover.

Each month a different journal is highlighted, with an editor from that journal writing an introductory piece and handpicking several articles that will be freely available for that month. Previous journals of the month remain online for reference, and many people will find they can access the selected articles through their institution after the open access has expired.

The journals we’ve featured so far are:

•    Chemical Society Reviews
•    Energy & Environmental Science
•   Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
•    Chemical Science
•    Food & Function
•    Lab on a Chip
•    Nanoscale
•    Green Chemistry
•   Soft Matter

You can find the full journal of the month series on the Learn Chemistry website.

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Nanoscale’s new sister

Introducing Nanoscale Horizons – launching next yearNanoscale Horizons journal

The home for rapid reports of exceptional significance in nanoscience and nanotechnology is on its way.

Our newest journal will work alongside Nanoscale to provide a rounded view of innovation in nano research, and bridge the various disciplines involved with nanoscience and nanotechnology. We’ll be looking for high impact work in fields ranging from physics and chemistry to IT, healthcare and detection science.

A pioneering Editorial Board Chair

Our Editorial Board Chair is Professor Harold Craighead, Professor of Engineering at Cornell University, USA and a pioneer in nanofabrication methods. He will head up an expert editorial board, led by Executive Editor Dr Fiona McKenzie.

Rapid reports, cutting-edge research

The first issue in 2016 will lay the groundwork for what aims to be the journal of choice for outstanding research across a broad spectrum.

Articles published will benefit from wide exposure, and content published during 2016 and 2017 is free upon registration – giving maximum visibility to your research.

Nanoscale Horizons will be launching soon. Sign up to our Email Alerts Service and make sure you’re among the first to hear the latest.

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Are you ready for ACS Spring?

A busy stand in 2014

We’re looking forward to seeing many of you at the 249th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Denver. There will be a lot to absorb, but don’t forget to pay us a visit!

It’s all happening at stand 701

Come and meet us – people from across the organisation, including representatives from the publishing, journal, magazine and ChemSpider teams will be at the event to answer your questions, hear your views and share our plans for the year.

Celebrate the launch of our newest journal – join us at the stand on Tuesday when we’ll be celebrating the launch of Nanoscale Horizons, the home for rapid reports of exceptional significance in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Meet the Chemical Science editorial team – visit on Monday between 12.00 and 13.00 to meet Editor-in-Chief Dan Nocera of Harvard University and the team. Find out more about our flagship journal’s recent move to Gold Open Access and its status as a dedicated home for cutting-edge research from across the chemical sciences.

Get 40% off our books – there will be 30% off our books throughout the meeting, but keep an eye out for happy hours, when you’ll be able to get 40% off top titles. They will be running from 15.00-16.00, Monday and Tuesday.

Win an iPad mini – sign up at the stand to get a free wristband and enter the prize draw.

And that’s not all…

Book signing

On Monday 23 March, have your copy of New Trends in Cross-Coupling: Theory and Applications signed by Thomas Colacot, recipient of the 2015 ACS Award in Industrial Chemistry, and special guest, Ei-ichi Negishi. This is taking place during the ‘New Trends in Cross-Coupling Catalysis in Industry and Academia’ symposium.

Members’ reception

This invite-only evening event will be a chance for our members to network, meet the team and hear from Deputy Chief Executive Stephen Hawthorne.

See you in March!

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Synthetic Reaction Updates: new for 2015

The start of 2015 sees change afoot for two of our bibliographic databases: Catalysts & Catalysed Reactions and Methods in Organic Synthesis. To respond to the growing interdisciplinary nature of research in the chemical sciences, we have discontinued these titles and merged them into a new product – Synthetic Reaction Updates.

Synthetic Reaction Updates is a literature updating service keeping you up to date with recent developments in synthetic organic chemistry. Its scope is all synthetic chemistry, with a focus on organic chemistry and interesting transformations of functional groups.

With our new platform, external editors – your peers in the community – are choosing content; so you can be sure that Synthetic Reaction Updates will include the most important and exciting reactions published across a wide range of primary resources in the recent scientific literature.

The updates are presented as easily readable reaction schemes and are also searchable by topic and reaction type (from a list). Plus e-alerts can now be tailored by reaction type. Even better, we do the hard work: searching the literature for you and highlighting the best content. Who knows, with serendipitous discovery, we could send you things you didn’t know you were looking for!

Synthetic Reaction Updates is now live, so make sure you pay our new web pages a visit and sign up to weekly or monthly alerts, tailored for your scientific interests.

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Help is at hand

We know that journal articles can sometimes seem overly complicated and overwhelming for students who are new to the world of academic publishing.

Our guide to reading journal articles addresses this confusion. With simple explanations of:

•    how articles are structured;
•    where to find specific information;
•    what peer review is; and
•    how to critically assess content

…students don’t need to feel daunted any longer.


Read our latest annotated articles for free

We have selected articles that we think will be of particular interest to students and linked them to Chemistry World articles, ChemSpider entries, related journal articles, books and relevant Learn Chemistry resources.

Our most recent annotated articles include:

Detecting Strep throat, which was originally published in Analyst and looks at detecting strep throat bacterium using touch spray mass spectrometry.

A natural herbicide, which was picked from Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry and investigates the development of thaxtomin A.

We need you… to give our annotated article series a new name!

Our free annotated articles need a new name. We’d like your help to choose a new one. So, if you think you know what they should be called, send us your ideas – we want to hear from you!

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Prizes and Awards nominations now open

Achievements by individuals and teams in advancing the chemical sciences should be celebrated. That’s why at the Royal Society of Chemistry we have over 80 Prizes and Awards covering all areas of the chemical sciences.

Plus, for 2015, our eight refocused Industry & Technology Awards recognise outstanding innovation, community engagement, industry–academia collaborations, entrepreneurship and science by individuals and teams in the chemical sciences industry:

•    Chemistry World Entrepreneur of the Year Award
•    Creativity in Industry Prize
•    Industrial Analytical Science Award
•    Inspiration and Industry Award
•    Materials for Industry – Derek Birchall Award
•    Organic Industrial Chemistry Award
•    Teamwork in Innovation Award
•    Young Industrialist of the Year Award

Rewarding Excellence, Gaining Recognition

Winning is good for your reputation and good for your business.

Any individual or team can be nominated for an award. But nominations are down to you, our Royal Society of Chemistry members. Do you want to:

…raise the profile of your organisation?
…reward your colleague or employee for their achievements?
…win up to £5000 and the opportunity to raise awareness of your work?

If you know someone that deserves recognition, nominate them today.

Or, if you have made a significant contribution to advancing the chemical sciences or chemical sciences industry, ask a Royal Society of Chemistry member to nominate you.

Nominations close on 15 January 2015.

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Books for 2015

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As the only major learned society publisher of books and ebooks in the chemical sciences, you can rely on our comprehensive collection to deliver quality titles from international experts on topical subjects.

From forensics and food science, medicine and materials science to environmental issues and nanoscience, we’ve got it covered.

Our catalogue of titles for 2015 is now available.

The books are suitable for a diverse readership, encompassing professional reference books, specialist periodical reports, text books and general interest titles. So whatever you need, you can be sure to find something relevant.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? You can browse our entire collection on our website.

If you have any questions, or would like to place an order, please contact us.

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