27 Sep 2013
The 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
19 Sep 2013
Chemistry World and Waters are pleased to announce a new webinar: Characterization of polymer blends by ion mobility mass spectrometry
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 >
19 Sep 2013
We announced some exciting news today: we signed an agreement on Tuesday 17th September to acquire MarinLit, a database dedicated to Marine Natural Products research. We are delighted with this acquisition. This database was established in the 1970’s by two MNP Professors John Blunt and Murray Munro at the University Of Canterbury in New Zealand. It was designed as an in-house system to fulfil the needs of the University of Canterbury Marine Group and over the last 25 years John, Murray and their colleagues at the University of Canterbury have developed the leading Marine Natural Product database, a powerful tool in support of the varied areas of MNP research.
We are very excited to welcome MarinLit into our portfolio. It is used by marine natural products scientists around the world and provides an excellent strategic fit with the rest of our publishing portfolio, expands our natural product portfolio which includes Natural Product Reports and Natural Product Updates, and will complement existing products such as ChemSpider.
We are looking forward to working with John and Murray over the next 30 months to manage this transition and continue to develop MarinLit’s future. We will continue to support and enhance MarinLit, our first development will be to produce a web based version, which will be ready in early 2014.
Would you like more information?
12 Sep 2013
We are pleased to announce the inclusion of Altmetrics on 5 Royal Society of Chemistry journals.
Energy and Environmental Science
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.
A 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.
03 Sep 2013
The eagerly anticipated first articles for new journal Materials Horizons are now available online.
Excellent research is key to new advances that will benefit science and humanity.
Materials Horizons only publishes work of exceptional significance at the cutting-edge interface of materials science with chemistry, physics, biology and engineering. What could be a better incentive for you to read these inaugural articles?
|Chemotaxis of catalytic silica–manganese oxide “matchstick” particles
Adam R. Morgan, Alan B. Dawson, Holly S. Mckenzie, Thomas S. Skelhon, Richard Beanland, Henry P. W. Franks and Stefan A. F. Bon
|Production of heavily n- and p-doped CVD graphene with solution-processed redox-active metal–organic species
Sergio A. Paniagua, Jose Baltazar, Hossein Sojoudi, Swagat K. Mohapatra, Siyuan Zhang, Clifford L. Henderson, Samuel Graham, Stephen Barlow and Seth R. Marder
|Highly dispersible polypyrrole nanospheres for advanced nanocomposite ultrafiltration membranes
Yaozu Liao, Thomas P. Farrell, Gregory R. Guillen, Minghua Li, James A. T. Temple, Xin-Gui Li, Eric M. V. Hoek and Richard B. Kaner
|Vesicle budding from polymersomes templated by microfluidically prepared double emulsions
Julian Thiele, Venkatachalam Chokkalingam, Shaohua Ma, Daniela A. Wilson and Wilhelm T. S. Huck
Plus, discover the vision for the journal in the Editorial, Materials Horizons: a personal perspective, by Editor Liz Dunn and Editorial Board Chair Seth Marder.
We want to ensure the world benefits from the best possible research.
All Materials Horizons articles will be free to access online until the end of 2015*, so researchers worldwide can discover, read and share them.
Like what you read? Submit your work to Materials Horizons.
And ensure you keep up to date with the latest research: sign up for the Materials Horizons e-alert and newsletter.
* 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 RSC customers with an IP address registered.
09 Aug 2013
We 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.