Free Chemistry World webinar: Characterization of polymer blends by ion mobility mass spectrometry

Chemistry World webinarsChemistry World and Waters are pleased to announce a new webinar:

Characterization of polymer blends by ion mobility mass spectrometry

Tuesday 24th September 2013
3pm BST / 10am EDT

The coupling of atmospheric solid analysis probe with ion mobility-mass spectrometry is an efficient tool for the characterization of polymers and additives.  

Join Professor Carlos Afonso from the University of Rouen, and Chemistry World editor Bibiana Campos-Seijo, for this new webinar and learn more about the use of this approach for the characterization of polymer blends involving biodegradable polymers.     

Register free of charge >

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Free access to Chemical Science

Here’s your chance to get free online access to Chemical Science until the end of 2014.

Chemical ScienceJoin the Royal Society of Chemistry today and you’ll receive a complimentary subscription to the very best research articles from across the chemical sciences.

From therapeutic nanoworms to synergistic catalysis, and molecular walkers to light harvesting, you’ll be kept up-to-date with the latest exceptional science from across the globe.

But that’s not all: Royal Society of Chemistry membership comes with a host of other exciting benefits. And you’ll be part of our international network of 48,000 who support and guide our efforts to shape the future of the chemical sciences for the benefit of science and humanity.

Join today from just £71 (or £18 if you’re a student).Join now

Connect with the world’s leading chemistry community.

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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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Will you be at IUPAC in August?

If you are heading to the IUPAC 44th World Chemistry Congress drop by booth #11 to discover more about the Royal Society of Chemistry. Browse our books, find out about our journals, have a demo of ChemSpider and The Merck Index* Online, and take advantage of some great offers.

While you’re at booth #11 you can:
  • Enter our stand competition to win an iPad mini
  • Enjoy a 30% discount on all Royal Society of Chemistry books – or 35% if you’re an RSC Member
  • Take advantage of our Membership offer – sign up to become an RSC Member at IUPAC and receive a 20% discount with 16 months Affiliate membership for the price of 12
We look forward to meeting you there and helping you discover what the Royal Society of Chemistry can do for you.

*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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Successful careers event at the University of Nottingham

Students discover that chemistry can take you anywhere

On 2 July, six Royal Society of Chemistry members at the University of Nottingham’s School of Chemistry organised “Chemistry Careers – What’s Next?”. The event showcased the diversity of careers available with a chemistry-related background and attracted over 100 students and research staff.

Speakers and organisers at 'Chemistry Careers - what's next?'

Speakers and organisers at 'Chemistry Careers - what's next?'

There were speakers from professions including R&D, patent law, publishing, consultancy, teaching, business and marketing. A recruitment consultant described the current job market and plenty of advice was available on how to best find and apply for jobs. A networking session gave delegates the opportunity to talk to all speakers in an informal and relaxed environment.

I gave an overview of my career pathway to date, highlighting roles within the Royal Society of Chemistry graduate scheme, my experience working as an editor and my current role as campaigns manager within marketing.

Commenting of the event, Amy Goddard, Chair of the PhD Forum, said: “The event was a huge success and I have no doubt it will be repeated in future years.”


Here at the Royal Society of Chemistry, we’ve got the support, the resources and connections to benefit chemistry graduates – for life! Find out more about our member benefits and services, including careers advice and professional development.

Also of interest: 

 

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Environmental Science: Nano now open for submissions!

Providing a voice and a forum for the environmental nanoscience community

Submit nowGreat news: Environmental Science: Nano’s Editorial Offices are now open!

Associate Editors James Hutchison (University of Oregon) and Gregory Lowry (Carnegie Mellon University) are welcoming submissions of high quality research on the interactions of nanomaterials with biological and environmental systems.

But what’s different about this journal?

Until now there has been no high impact society journal dedicated to publishing the latest findings on the interaction of nanomaterials with environmental and biological systems, which, as Editor-in-Chief Vicki Grassian puts it, ’is an enormously important aspect of the development of sustainable nanotechnologies for improving human and environmental health’. Find out more about the scope

Why should you submit?

Environmental Science: Nano will be:

  • High impact – only publishing the most novel and exciting advances
  • A leader – the Editorial Board will drive scientific development, with the Associate Editors responsible for peer review and editorial decisions
  • Interdisciplinary – connecting scientists working in a range of areas, including chemistry, earth sciences, engineering, ecotoxicology and nanoscience
  • Internationally visiblefree access to all content published during 2014 and 2015, guaranteeing maximum exposure
  • Rapid – offering the speedy publication and excellent service for which the Royal Society of Chemistry is renowned

And unlike some other journals, Environmental Science: Nano has no page charges or page limits and it won’t charge you for using colour to enhance scientific understanding of your figures.

When should you submit? And how?

As soon as possible! Submit your manuscript via the website for the chance to be included in the high profile first issue.

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Open Access from the Royal Society of Chemistry

There’s a lot of talk amongst librarians about Open Access (OA) at the moment.

The Royal Society of Chemistry has been at the centre of this debate. Listen to Publishing Director Jim Milne talk about the importance of OA Publishing and the development of Gold for Gold to find out more about our involvement:

Gold for Gold: An Open Access overview

Institutional subscribers to the Royal Society of Chemistry’s complete online package, RSC Gold, are entitled to Open Access voucher codes free of charge. We also have a range of purchasing options available for publishing both new and retrospective research Gold OA. To find out more, visit our Gold for Gold webpage.

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2012 Impact Factors

You can trust Royal Society of Chemistry journals to deliver high quality content.

Our exceptional standards are reinforced by the recently published 2012 Journal Citation Reports ® :

Individual journal Impact Factor highlights include: Energy & Environmental Science (11.653), Chemical Science (8.314), Green Chemistry (6.828) and Chemical Communications (6.378).

Natural Product Reports is #1 in both the Chemistry: Medicinal and Chemistry: Organic categories with a figure of 10.178

And as for the rest of our journals:

  • Of the top 20 journals in the multidisciplinary chemistry category, six are from RSC Publishing. This is more than any other publisher.
  • When you look at 5-year Impact Factors, we have more in the top 20 than any other publisher
  • 34% of our journals have an IF above 5
  • 9 of our 29 journals are in the top 10% of their ISI category, and 20 are in the top quartile

And we’ve achieved all this alongside a four-fold increase in the number of articles published since 2007.

So the figures speak for themselves: for guaranteed impact, choose RSC Publishing.

You could 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.

Full journal listing:

Journal 2012 Impact Factor 5-Year Impact Factor
Analyst 3.969 3.904
Analytical Methods 1.855 1.854
Catalysis Science & Technology ǂ 3.753 3.753
Chemical Communications (ChemComm) 6.378 6.226
Chemical Science 8.314 8.33
Chemical Society Reviews 24.892 30.181
Chemistry Education Research and Practice* 1.075 1.200
CrystEngComm 3.879 4.069
Dalton Transactions 3.806 3.889
Energy & Environmental Science 11.653 12.462
Faraday Discussions 3.821 4.148
Food & Function 2.694 2.704
Green Chemistry 6.828 6.992
Integrative Biology 4.321 4.446
JAAS (Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry) 3.155 2.953
Journal of Environmental Monitoring 2.085 2.137
Journal of Materials Chemistry 6.101 6.171
Lab on a Chip 5.697 6.136
MedChemComm 2.722 2.722
Metallomics 4.099 4.333
Molecular BioSystems 3.35 3.575
Nanoscale 6.233 6.262
Natural Product Reports (NPR) 10.178 10.072
New Journal of Chemistry (NJC) 2.966 2.92
Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry (OBC) 3.568 3.49
Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences 2.923 2.81
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) 3.829 3.976
Polymer Chemistry 5.231 5.231
RSC Advances ǂ 2.562 2.567
Soft Matter 3.909 4.35

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.

The Impact Factor provides an indication of the average number of citations per paper. Produced annually, Impact Factors are calculated by dividing the number of citations in a year, by the number of citeable articles published in the preceding two years.

The 5-Year Impact Factor is 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 2012 Journal Citation Reports ®, (Thomson Reuters, 2013).

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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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