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Kudos Helping researchers explain, enrich and share their publications for increased research impact

In this short video Antony Williams and Fiona McKenzie from the Royal Society of Chemistry talk through their expectations of the KUDOS service http://www.growkudos.com and why we at the Royal Society of Chemistry are keen to promote the toolkit to our authors.

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Want more information on Royal Society of Chemistry’s acquisition of MarinLit

What is MarinLit?

MarinLit is a database dedicated to Marine Natural Products (MNP) research. This database was established in the 1970’s by two MNP Professors John Blunt and Murray Munro at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. It was designed as an in-house system to fulfil the needs of the University of Canterbury Marine Group and has been developed to contain searchable features that are unique. The extremely comprehensive range of data contained along with these powerful features makes MarinLit the database of choice for MNP chemists.
How does the acquisition of MarinLit fit into the Royal Society of Chemistry’s broader strategy?

MarinLit is an excellent strategic fit for the Royal Society of Chemistry. It is used by marine natural products scientists around the world and provides an excellent strategic fit with the rest of our publishing portfolio and expands our natural product portfolio which includes Natural Product Reports and Natural Product Updates, and will complement existing products such as ChemSpider.

What changes can MarinLit users expect to see?

The Royal Society of Chemistry 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. Your experience will remain the same, you can expect the same great dedication as you always have from the MarinLit team. For all intents and purposes, it’ll be business as usual.

What are the future plans for MarinLit?

The Royal Society of Chemistry will work closely with John and Murray to develop MarinLit to ensure the same level of cutting edge functionality is offered to subscribers. In fact, one of the reasons John and Murray were keen to collaborate with us was they felt confident we could support planned functionality developments – such as creating a web based version which will be launched early 2014.

What will web MarinLit mean for the existing Foxpro database version?

The Royal Society of Chemistry will continue to provide data updates for a short period while customers switch to the web version. This timeframe is still under discussion; please contact us directly if this affects you.

I’m a MarinLit customer, will my access to MarinLit or access to user support change?

No, the way you use Marinlit is unchanged; continued support will to be provided by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

I’m a MarinLit customer, will my MarinLit licence costs change in the future?

Your MarinLit  licence terms are guaranteed for the duration of the licence period that you’ve purchased.

How can I access web MarinLit?

The web version of MarinLit is available at http://pubs.rsc.org/marinlit/

I have questions that aren’t answered here.

For any questions regarding renewing an existing subscription or setting up a new subscription, please email sales@rsc.org

For any other questions regarding MarinLit, please contact marinlit@rsc.org

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MarinLitBeta launched

We at the Royal Society of Chemistry are very proud to be working with MarinLit and have been working hard to develop an online version of this great product. We aim to deliver faster browsing, intelligent searching and more intuitive navigation in the new online database. We are therefore pleased to open up this new online version to existing MarinLit customers for beta testing.

The online version of MarinLit will allow you to
•    search across more than 24,000 compounds and 26,000 articles through one interface
•    draw your own structure and then search – or use molecular formulae to search
•    search by DOI and navigate straight to the article
•    use the flexible free text to search across title, date, issue, keywords, trivial names
•    quickly filter and refine your search results

Your feedback on the online version of MarinLit is very important to us. It will help us to make the site as useful and user-friendly as possible, while enhancing the functionality that is important to you. It couldn’t be easier to give feedback – simply click on the blue feedback button on the right-hand side of each screen to let us know what you think.

We will continue developing MarinLit through the beta period and beyond, so we will try and resolve any issues as soon as possible. You can find out about the changes in the latest release by looking in the Latest news section on the main page.

As we are still developing MarinLit, there are some issues that we are aware of and that we are working to resolve. These include:
•    MarinLit works best on up-to-date browsers, so you may need to check that you are running that latest version.
•    We are aware of some display issues in Internet Explorer 8. We are working to resolve this, but we would suggest viewing MarinLit in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari for best results.

We hope you find this new online version full of the great functionality you have come to expect from MarinLit, along with added benefit of online access.  If you have any questions, problems or suggestions, do contact us – we’d love to hear from you.

View the online version of MarinLit

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Publishing Platform – Essential Maintenance Saturday 16th of June 8:30am – 9:30am UK Time

There will be a short period of essential downtime for the RSC Publishing Platform on Saturday the 16th of June 2012. We anticipate the downtime to be short but there is a risk it could result in services being unavailable between 8:30 and 9:30am UK Time. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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Cookies

At the RSC we utilise cookies to bring you the best possible experience on our web platforms.

We have audited all of our sites and produced a list of all cookies which can be found at http://www.rsc.org/Help/list-of-cookies.asp, we have also tried to explain the purpose of their use to help you to understand how we use this information to give you an improved experience.

If you have any questions or comments, please post them below and we will try to address them as soon as possible. If you want to get in touch you can also email us at technicalsupport@rsc.org.

We hope you find this information useful.

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New Platform Release – with Patents returned from SureChemOpen

We have now gone live with the latest version of the RSC Publishing Platform with two new exciting additions to the functionality.

SureChemOpen Patent Linking

A selection of articles on the RSC Publishing Platform have a compound tab on the article landing page (we are actively working to increase the number of articles that have this feature). For those articles with a compound tab, you are able to link through to ChemSpider, and we have now added direct links to SureChemOpen, a suite of patent chemistry data. More information on this exciting development can be found on the ChemSpider blog post about the partnership with SureChemOpen.

Book Searching

We have now made it easier to search our ebook collection by offering a search box directly on the ebook landing page, and allowing you to browse the collection by ebook collection year – allowing you to see which books are available for different ebook years.

There is also much work going on behind the scenes: for our IOS app we will shortly be adding eBooks to the functionality, we’re working on author reprint functionality, and some other exciting developments that we will be able to share with you soon.

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New RSC Publishing Platform release

We have now gone live with our latest RSC Publishing Platform release, which contains several new features to improve your experience:

  • Open Science articles are now available without the need to login to your RSC Publishing personal account or authenticating through your institution/organisation
  • Clearer links to allow you to subscribe to our journal Twitter feeds or TOC e-alerts
  • Next and Previous buttons for articles added to the full text HTML page
  • Google +1 and Twitter shortcuts added allowing you to share articles
  • Easier Browse by functionality with the first two fields prepopulated with the current decade and volume
  • When typing a search term into the search box that is an existing journal name, this used to take you straight to the journal.  Users have fed back that they use generic terms like green chemistry and want to see article results and not be taken to the journal home page.  This has now been changed and if relevant, the journal is highlighted above the search results. We are working to improve this functionality further
  • Chemistry Education Research in Practice (CERP) from 2005 to 2007 is now available on the Platform.

We have also continued to work closely with our technical team to ensure we maintain maximum availability and fast performance. We are also expanding the infrastructure behind the Platform to host the increasing number of articles we have available.

We hope you enjoy the additional features and please do let us know your views on the RSC Publishing Platform by adding your comments to the Feedback link available on the top right of every page on the RSC Publishing Platform

For any technical queries, please contact technicalsupport@rsc.org

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Chemistry Education Research and Practice 2005 – 2007

Chemistry Education Research and Practice (CERP) is the RSC’s open access journal for researchers and practitioners at all levels of chemistry education.

Issues from 2005-2007 are not yet available on our RSC Publishing Platform, however we are currently working to ensure this content is added shortly. 

To access this content now
GO TO http://www.rsc.org/Publishing/Journals/RP/issues/

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RSC Publishing Platform – new release today (23rd August 2011)

This latest RSC Publishing Platform update provides new and improved functionality for the Platform.
The majority of our recent developments focus on our forthcoming iPhone/iPad app, however we have been listening to your helpful comments on what you’d like to see on the Platform and we’re pleased to announce:

  • Smooth scrolling journal homepages – we have fixed the depth of graphical abstracts so the page doesn’t jump if the abstract loads after you are viewing the page when scrolling down
  • Next and Previous buttons – added on the article landing page for Advance Articles
  • Book chapter access – improved signage to let you know whether or not you have access under your current purchase to book chapters

We also work closely with our Technical Support team to address reported issues regarding the Platform including occasional performance issues. We are fully committed to providing a fast and available Platform for our users, please contact Technical Support technicalsupport@rsc.org with any queries and we will happily help.

I look forward to being in touch during September 2011 to tell you about our exciting new RSC Mobile app.

Will Russell

Manager, Innovation and Product Development

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Announcing launch of Release 8.1.2 of RSC Publishing Platform

This update provides new and improved functionality for the RSC Publishing Platform. 

Improved Simple Search

A new drop-down enables different types of simple searches to be accessed from every page on the Platform.

The current options are to search

  • Full Text (default)
  • Title
  • Author
  • DOI
  • ISBN

 We  intend to add  a structured ‘Reference Search’ option to the simple search in the near future. These options provide access to a more focused simple search functionality. For more complex searches, such as author searches,  the Advanced Search is recommended.

New Advanced Search

The layout of the Advanced Search has been improved and all the functionality is now accessible from one page. Helpful ways to apply search logic have been added, whilst retaining Boolean logic in the main search dialogues. Following user feedback, we have added the ability to search within the reference section of articles, for example if you want to find which RSC articles have cited a particular author or article.  
 
When searching within a journal using the Advanced Search, we now show the full title of the journal, rather than the abbreviated title.

Improvements to Article Pages

The layout of the article pages for journals has been updated to add the dates of publication. The layout of the page has been tidied by making the download section a ‘floating section’ whilst keeping navigation clustered on the right.
  
A note has been added to the ‘Cited by’ tab to make users aware that the data is collected from a CrossRef Cited-by service, explaining both the short delay in fetching the data and any differences between the citations found compared with other citation tracking services.

Other enhancements and bug fixes

  • The print view has been improved for contents listings (issue listings and advance articles).
  • The setting for viewing graphical abstracts should now be retained during navigation (Expand All/Collapse All). 
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