RSC Publishing Platform reaches the one million milestone

The one millionth paper Controlled assembly of plasmonic colloidal nanoparticle clusters by José M. Romo-Herrera, Ramón A. Alvarez-Puebla and Luis M. Liz-Marzán.

This seven figure milestone was reached as the RSC’s exceptional range of peer-reviewed journals, magazines, books, databases and publishing services to the chemical science community more than doubled in output in the last three years.

Royal Society of Chemistry editorial director James Milne said: “Today marks a significant landmark for the RSC Publishing Platform. Delivering the millionth record, a paper published in the RSC journal Nanoscale, demonstrates not only the significance of the RSC in terms of disseminating high-quality research content worldwide but also with many millions of article downloads each year, the value researchers place on being able to access this content through our new publishing platform.” In the last four years RSC Publishing has gone from being the fifth largest publisher in chemistry to challenging Wiley in third place.

“This incredible growth, including launching 10 new journals and more than doubling the number of high impact papers published, seems set to continue into 2011,” added James. “In addition to growing in scale, the quality of the RSC Portfolio remains at the top of the field. More than 90% of the RSC’s 30 journals have an impact factor over 3.0 – a feat no other publisher can match. This high quality portfolio is attracting more and more submissions from a truly international research community, all supported by a highly qualified editorial team providing exceptional customer service to the journal authors. Similar developments are taking place with the book’s portfolio with a record 85 books published last year alone, most also available as ebooks.”

The new platform, providing powerful, fast access to journals, books and databases from RSC Publishing, provides access to more than one million articles, papers and database records using one simple interface where results are refined through intuitive filters.

Professor Luis M. Liz-Marzan, from the University of Vigo in Spain and lead author of the one millionth paper, said he was delighted with the achievement and explained why he chooses RSC publishing to promote his work: “I publish in RSC journals because they guarantee high quality standards and widespread readership. I am delighted that one of my papers has become RSC’s millionth paper.”

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