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RSC Mobile Android Version Now Available

   

RSC Mobile AppRSC Publishing is pleased to announce after the success of the free RSC Mobile app for iOS, we have now launched the free Android version.  Released ahead of schedule in December 2011, the Android version was sent to users who expressed an interest in trialling the app and providing feedback for any further developments. 

This has now been completed and we can now officially launch the app to the marketplace.

For more information on RSC Mobile
GO TO www.rsc.org/rscmobile

or to download click on the logos below:

Android Market App RSC Mobile app available on iTunes

If you are interested in helping RSC Publishing with future developments, have any feedback or require technical assistance, please
EMAIL technicalsupport@rsc.org

What is RSC Mobile?

RSC Mobile provides readers with access to search more than 30 RSC journals from our RSC Publishing Platform.

If your institution/organisation pays for RSC journals, then you can access exactly the same content on this app using your institutions/organisations wireless network.

RSC Mobile includes:

  • Up-to-the-minute access to RSC journals 
  • Full text HTML and PDF access via wireless networks for subscribing institutions/organisations 
  • The latest news from our RSC Publishing Platform 
  • Saving articles for offline reading 
  • Share your favourite content via email, Twitter or Facebook    

For more information on the RSC Mobile app and to download on iTunes or Android Market
GO TO www.rsc.org/rscmobile

Martin Resano Ezcaray, University of Zaragoza, Spain

“Great app! It makes it dead simple to be up-to-date with your research areas of interest.
Easy to use, very flexible search, permits direct off-line saving of abstracts or papers, plus sharing your results with your colleagues (via e-mail, Facebook or Twitter) is just one-button away.
A must for any chemist!”

Martín Resano Ezcaray, University of Zaragoza, Spain

Sign up to the RSC Publishing Innovation RSS feed to keep up-to-date with future developments.

You may also find of interest the new free ChemSpider app which is available on iTunes

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RSC Publishing Platform Maintenance

RSC Publishing Platform Update

RSC Publishing would like to give advanced notice that the RSC Publishing Platform will be subject to maintenance at 00.00am GMT on Saturday 14th January 2012 to 00.00am Monday 16th January 2012, which may affect performance and accessibility of content.

This is essential maintenance required for the backend systems behind the RSC Publishing Platform and should not result in downtime but the Platform may perform slower than usual during this period.  This time has been selected as it is when there is least usage on the Platform, please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

For a full list of time zones when the RSC Publishing Platform is subject to this maintenance, please see below:

Time Zone
RSC Publishing Platform Downtime on Saturday 14th January 2012 to Monday 16th January 2012 GMT
Australian Eastern Standard Time (EST) 10.00am Saturday 14th January 2012 to 10.00am Monday 16th January 2012
Brazilian Standard Time (BRT) 21.00pm Friday 13th January 2012 to 21.00pm Sunday 15th January 2012
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) 00.00am Saturday 14th January 2012 to 00.00am Monday 16th January 2012
Central European Time (CET) 01.00am Saturday 14th January 2012 to 01.00am Monday 16th January 2012 
Eastern Standard Time (EST) 19.00pm Friday 13th January 2012 to 19.00pm Sunday 15th January 2012
Japanese/Korean Standard Time (JST/KST) 09.00am Saturday 14th January 2012 to 09.00am Monday 16th January 2012
Malaysian/Chinese Standard Time (MYT/CST) 08.00am Saturday 14th January 2012 to 08.00am Monday 16th January 2012
New Zealand Daylight Saving Time (NZDT) 13.00pm Saturday 14th January 2012 to 13.00pm Monday 16th January 2012
Western European Time (WET) 00.00am Saturday 14th January 2012 to 00.00am Monday 16th January 2012

If you have any technical queries, please
EMAIL technicalsupport@rsc.org

RSC Mobile App
The new RSC Mobile app is now available in the Android Market as well as on iTunes
GO TO http://blogs.rsc.org/technical/2012/01/11/rsc-mobile-android/

or click on the logos below:

Android Market App RSC Mobile app available on iTunes

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RSC Publishing supports Japanese Shibboleth

RSC Publishing is pleased to announce that it is developing the RSC Publishing Platform to work with Shibboleth institutions all over the world giving customers and users more access to high impact scientific content.

Already compliant with UK Access Management Federation, RSC Publishing is now meeting the requirements of the Japanese Federation GakuNin for their Shibboleth compliance.  GakuNin member institutions can now access content they subscribe to with their GakuNin username and password whether on or off campus.

Shibboleth offers federated identity-based authentication and authorisation which allows one security domain to be shared with the users of that federation, enabling members to have single sign on and removing the need for multiple usernames and passwords. It is a well used project all over the world with academic institutions.

Stephen Hawthorne, Sales Director at RSC Publishing says, “The RSC fully supports easing access to quality content for researchers worldwide and implementation of the Japanese Federation GakuNin for Shibboleth is the next step in our strategy to achieve this.”

As well as working towards global Shibboleth compliance, RSC Publishing high impact content is still accessed through registered IP addresses and Athens. For any technical queries, please
EMAIL technicalsupport@rsc.org

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ChemSpider plugin for IDBS ELN

The functionality of electronic lab notebooks (ELNs) and that of ChemSpider overlap to a certain extent – both store chemical information including structures, data, spectra and reactions. However, the focus of most ELNs is to manage, track and audit that data, and that of ChemSpider is to publish and disseminate it to the world. We have been considering how best to use this complementary functionality to integrate an ELN with ChemSpider.

At the meeting “The Smart Laboratory: Towards a national ELN” meeting (organised as part of the Dial-a-Molecule EPSRC Grand Challenge) in August this year, the seeds were sown to do this. Cambridge University has the first Chemistry department in the UK to roll out a department-wide Electronic Lab notebook system, and the software that they’re using is IDBS’s E-WorkBook Suite. In collaboration with IDBS and Cambridge’s Chemistry department, we at ChemSpider have made a plug-in which could both dynamically retrieve information from ChemSpider into their ELN, and publish to it the other way. The Chemistry department at Cambridge (Dr Tim Dickens, Dr Brian Brooks, Prof Bobby Glenn and Prof Steven Ley) have been very helpful in granting access to their ELN to write the plug-in, and will be its first users, but the results will be freely available for any existing IDBS E-WorkBook suite user.

About the extension Prof Bobby Glenn has said: “Much of Chemistry is lost, it is simply not published and languishes in forgotten lab notebooks. Capturing novel molecules soon after synthesis on a searchable database like Chemspider is now an effortless process directly from the ELN, which will greatly encourage sharing of compounds, synthetic methods and all the associated data. It’s instant messaging for chemists”. Antony Williams (Vice-President of Strategic Development of ChemSpider) added “The ability to now publish compound data from the IDBS ELN directly to ChemSpider offers a path to direct exposure of novel chemistry as well as the chemist doing the work. This public compound registration capability is the first move towards ultimately exposing synthetic methods and associated experimental data to the community. Our vision is coming to fruition through this collaboration.”

To view the plug-in in action please view the demonstration movie of ChemSpider E-WorkBook Suite Plugin.

Screen capture of launching Publish to ChemSpider plug-in

Compounds can be published to ChemSpider if they have been drawn out in full in an experiment – whether this is as an individual structure or part of a reaction, and whether they are simply uploaded into the experiment as a reaction file, or included in for example a spreadsheet item. Likewise, compound structures can be automatically loaded into a search of ChemSpider if you would like to find out more information about compounds that have been drawn out in full in an experiment, or if you have published a compound to ChemSpider and wish to see the resulting compound pages. The resulting compound pages in ChemSpider will have the data source “IDBS E-WorkBook Suite”. The external ID will show the ID of the experiment from which the structures are from, and the depositor details as defined in the ChemSpider Settings of the ELN.

The ChemSpider IDBS E-WorkBook Suite plug-in is freely available to customers of IDBS E-WorkBook Suite by downloading it from IDBS, and copying it the appropriate place in their IDBS E-WorkBook Suite program files. It is compatible with E-WorkBook Suite versions 9.0 and 9.1.

This plug-in is an initial proof-of-concept to demonstrate that we can pass compound information between ChemSpider and an ELN in both directions. Future versions will allow more of the information within an experiment to be published to ChemSpider – for example to allow reactions along with a description of their methods to be published to ChemSpider SyntheticPages, or to deposit spectra along with compounds to ChemSpider. We would also like to integrate other ELNs with ChemSpider.

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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 Maintenance

RSC Publishing Platform Update

RSC Publishing would like to give advanced notice that the RSC Publishing Platform will be subject to maintenance at 08.00 - 12.00 GMT on Saturday 8th October 2011, which may affect performance and accessibility of content.

This is essential maintenance required for the next release of the RSC Publishing Platform.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

For a full list of time zones when the RSC Publishing Platform will be unavailable, please see below:

Time Zone
RSC Publishing Platform Downtime on Saturday 8th October 2011
Australian Eastern Standard Time (EST) 17.00 – 21.00
Brazilian Standard Time (BRT) 04.00 – 08.00
British Summer Time (BST) 08.00 – 12.00
Central European Summer Time (CEST) 09.00 – 13.00 
Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) 03.00 – 07.00
Japanese/Korean Standard Time (JST/KST) 16.00 – 20.00
Malaysian/Chinese Standard Time (MYT/CST) 15.00 – 19.00
New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) 19.00 – 23.00
Western European Summer Time (WEST) 08.00 – 12.00

If you have any technical queries, please
EMAIL technicalsupport@rsc.org

RSC Mobile App
The new RSC Mobile app is now available to download on iTunes for iOS (iPad, iPhone and iPod)
GO TO www.rsc.org/rscmobileitunes

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The free RSC Mobile app is now available

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RSC Mobile App

RSC Publishing is pleased to announce that the new free RSC Mobile app for iOS (iPad, iPhone and iPod) is now available on iTunes.

RSC Mobile provides readers with access to search more than 30 RSC journals from our RSC Publishing Platform.

If your institution/organisation pays for RSC journals, then you can access exactly the same content on this app using your institutions/organisations wireless network.

RSC Mobile includes:

  • Up-to-the-minute access to RSC journals 
  • Full text HTML and PDF access via wireless networks for subscribing institutions/organisations 
  • The latest news from our RSC Publishing Platform 
  • Saving articles for offline reading 
  • Share your favourite content via email, Twitter or Facebook    

Download the free RSC Mobile app

Martin Resano Ezcaray, University of Zaragoza, Spain

“Great app! It makes it dead simple to be up-to-date with your research areas of interest.
Easy to use, very flexible search, permits direct off-line saving of abstracts or papers, plus sharing your results with your colleagues (via e-mail, Facebook or Twitter) is just one-button away.
A must for any chemist!”

Martín Resano Ezcaray, University of Zaragoza, Spain

We are currently working on the RSC Mobile app for Android, which is planned for release early 2012.

Sign up to the RSC Publishing Innovation RSS feed to keep up-to-date when the Android version will be available.

You may also find of interest the new free ChemSpider app

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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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RSC Publishing Platform Maintenance

RSC Publishing Platform Update

RSC Publishing would like to give advanced notice that the RSC Publishing Platform (www.rsc.org/platform) will be unavailable 08.00 – 08.20 GMT on Tuesday 2nd August 2011. 

This is essential maintenance required for the next release of the RSC Publishing Platform.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

For a full list of time zones when the RSC Publishing Platform will be unavailable, please see below:

Time Zone
RSC Publishing Platform Downtime on Tuesday 2nd August 2011
Australian Eastern Standard Time (EST) 17.00 – 17.20
Brazilian Standard Time (BRT) 04.00 – 04.20
British Summer Time (BST) 08.00 – 08.20
Central European Summer Time (CEST) 09.00 – 09.20 
Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) 03.00 – 03.20
Japanese/Korean Standard Time (JST/KST) 16.00 – 16.20
Malaysian/Chinese Standard Time (MYT/CST) 15.00 – 15.20
New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) 19.00 – 19.20
Western European Summer Time (WEST) 08.00 – 08.20

If you have any technical queries, please
EMAIL technicalsupport@rsc.org

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