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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Astrochemistry of Dust, Ice and Gas (FD168)

The Universe is littered with the debris of dead and dying stars. This debris includes large quantities of micron and sub-micron size dust grains. For generations, astronomers seeking to unravel the complexity of the Universe have been frustrated by such dust blocking their view of many galaxies and the oldest parts of the Universe.

However, we now recognise that these cold dusty regions are in fact the progenitors of evolution in the modern Universe. Rich in chemical complexity, they are known to be the sites of star and planet formation and even the host for molecules that are necessary for the development of life itself.

Join this Faraday Discussion to address the cyclic role of dust in the chemical evolution of the Universe; from its synthesis in aged and dying stars, to grain-grain collisions and the first steps in the construction of new stars and planetary systems. 

This interdisciplinary event will unite leading experts from a variety of backgrounds, including: computational and experimental scientists working to unlock the secrets of the gas-grain interaction; astronomers engaged in observing and understanding star and planet formation and the role of icy dust grains in these processes; chemists and biologists seeking to understand the first tentative steps toward life on our own planet and others!

Registration will open shortly, so keep an eye on the  event webpage for the opportunity to be a part of this truly interactive event.

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Publishing Catalogue 2014

Take a look at the wide range of internationally renowned products that we offer in the new 2014 Publishing Catalogue - now available online.

The Royal Society of Chemistry is committed to advancing the chemical sciences, and our Publishing Catalogue shows the depth and detail of what we do, including our new and exciting products.

Publishing Catalogue 2014Highlights include:

  • Our new partnership with the Chinese Chemical Society (CCS), delivering the first two titles in the new Frontiers journals series: Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers and Organic Chemistry Frontiers - both available for free to all existing subscribers or registered users until the end of 2015.
  • 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) – the “bible” of chemistry, with both perpetual and subscription models available for multiple-users.
  • Continued great savings on collections – RSC Gold equates to a 50% discount on the prices of its individual products, and now includes Toxicology Research.
  • Our annual eBook collections, now available for all years from 2008-2014.
  • And look out for the new Materials Science Collection  – comprising content from eight journals.

If you would like a hard copy of the catalogue, please email Marketing.

If you have a sales enquiry, please contact your Account Manager or your local Subscription Agent. Alternatively you can email Sales.

*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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The Merck Index Online

The Merck Index OnlineThe 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

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Less than one week left to register for free Chemistry World webinar

Chemistry World and Waters are pleased to announce a new webinar: Characterization of polymer blends by ion mobility mass spectrometry

Chemistry World webinarsCharacterization 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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Royal Society of Chemistry acquires MarinLit

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?

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Altmetrics added to Royal Society of Chemistry journals

We are pleased to announce the inclusion of Altmetrics on 5 Royal Society of Chemistry journals.

Energy and Environmental Science  
Dalton Transactions
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.

Altmetrics for an EES articleA 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.

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英国皇家化学学会中文网站上线了

我们很高兴展示新的中文网站。

作为世界上领先的化学社区,我们致力于科技领域的跨国交流与合作。

我们因与中国化学科学领域的紧密联系而自豪,希望通过新的网站,加强联系并深入扩展与中国的合作伙伴和同行的合作网络。

我们全新的中文网站是一个中心,在这里,中国科学家可以发现了解我们的传统、活动、出版业务、合作伙伴与社区信息,并了解如何参与进来。 

通过全球的合作伙伴,我们能够推进卓越,支持创新并构架化学科学的未来–造福科学和人类福祉。

访问中文网站

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