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Revealing our new journal Environmental Science: Atmospheres

Connecting communities and inspiring new ideas

We are excited to announce our new open access journal, Environmental Science: Atmospheres, a cross-disciplinary journal spanning the entirety of Earth’s atmosphere. Using our fresh, transparent approach, we will help to open up boundaries, inspire innovation and forge collaborations between communities working on outdoor and indoor environment science.

“Different communities use different languages, even within science and engineering; physicists use a different language than chemists who use a different language than meteorologists.

We are creating a forum to share the newest developments and advances in our understanding of the atmosphere with an audience including environmental engineers, chemists, physicists, and policy makers.

We are providing a space where we can talk together and open collaborations between our communities.”

Editorial Board Chair Neil Donahue, Carnegie Mellon University
(researcher and leader in atmospheric chemistry)

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Illuminate your research – publish with us

We are inviting contributions from fields spanning the entirety of Earth’s atmosphere, including atmosphere–biosphere, atmosphere–ocean, and atmosphere–surface interactions as well as indoor air and human health effects research.

Join us as one of the authors included in our first ever issue in early 2021. Submit an article now.


Gold open access from issue 1

Environmental Science: Atmospheres will be gold open access from launch, offering authors a trusted, reliable option for publishing their work open access. As a gold open access journal, there are no barriers to accessing content and your research article will reach a global readership.

The journal also offers Transparent Peer Review, where authors have the option to publish reviewers’ comments, the editor’s decision letter, and authors’ response alongside the article.

We are waiving all article processing charges until mid-2023 so your work will receive maximum visibility at no cost to you.


We hope to see your name among our first submissions.

Keep up with all things #ESAtmos – follow us on Twitter: @EnvSciRSC

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RSC Chemical Biology hosts new RSC Desktop Seminar Series

COVID-19 has rendered in-person events to be suspended or cancelled disrupting connections around the globe. The impact of these cancellations on the sharing of information and ideas, especially in the research landscape, has been dramatic.

In an effort to help researchers to stay connected to advances in chemical research and share support, RSC Chemical Biology is proud to announce the launch of the RSC’s first online-only seminar series.

Introducing RSC Desktop Seminars!

The RSC Desktop Seminar Series is an effort to not only replace in-person research seminars during the current pandemic situation but to also expand access for researchers around the world looking to connect to some of the leading minds in the chemical sciences.

Each seminar is 1 hour and 15 minutes long, and will feature two Small Group Informal Sessions, which will offer researchers in attendance a direct line to the speaker to ask questions and build a network with other like-minded individuals.

We’re very excited to announce that our first Desktop Seminar event will take place at 12:00 EST (17:00 BST) on 21 May 2020, and will feature RSC Chemical Biology Editorial Board Member Dr. Jennifer Heemstra!


Jen Heemstra is an associate professor of chemistry at Emory University, where her group utilizes the molecular recognition and assembly properties of biomolecules to address challenges in medicine and environmental science.

I’m thrilled to be able to share the research accomplishments of my group members as the inaugural Desktop Seminar speaker” says Jen. “While our current global crisis has taken away many of the scientific interactions that we prize, the Desktop Seminar format offers a creative platform for forging new relationships with scientists who we might not otherwise have had the opportunity to meet.”


Her talk “Interrogating Enzymatic Reactions using Nucleic Acid Molecular Recognition and Assembly” is sure to be incredibly popular, so we encourage anyone interested in attending to register today!

While these initial RSC Desktop Seminars are taking place in the Eastern US time zone working hours, we encourage any and all interested to register and attend!

Register here now


Other RSC Desktop Seminars in this Series include:

28 May 2020 12:00 PM EST / 17:00 BST
“Platforms for the generation and high-throughput screening of cyclic peptide libraries”
Dr. Ali Tavassoli – Professor of Chemical Biology, University of Southampton, Editorial Board member, RSC Chemical Biology

4 June 2020 12:00 EST / 17:00 BST
“Understanding and Re-engineering the Programming of Iterative Highly Reducing Polyketide Synthases”
Prof. Dr. Russell Cox – Leibniz Universität Hannover; Editor in Chief, RSC Advances; Advisory Board member, RSC Chemical Biology

11 June 2020 12:00 EST / 17:00 BST
“The power of chemoselectivity: Functional protein-conjugates for extra- and intracellular targeting”

Prof. Dr. Christian Hackenberger – Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie; Associate Editor, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry; Advisory Board member, RSC Chemical Biology



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RSC Chemical Biology: first issue out now

Issue 1 is online and ready to read

We’re pleased to be able to share with you the first full issue of RSC Chemical Biology, our new, gold open access journal showcasing agenda-setting research of interest to the broad chemical biology community. Read issue 1 now

It includes:

Introduction to RSC Chemical Biology
Hiroaki Suga, Kathryn L. Gempf and Anna Rulka
RSC Chem. Biol., 2020, 1, 6-7. DOI: 10.1039/D0CB90001J

Dynamic visualization of type II peptidyl carrier protein recognition in pyoluteorin biosynthesis
Joshua C. Corpuz, Larissa M. Podust, Tony D. Davis, Matt J. Jaremko and Michael D. Burkart
RSC Chem. Biol., 2020, 1, 8-12. DOI: 10.1039/C9CB00015A

A mechanism-inspired UDP-N-acetylglucosamine pyrophosphorylase inhibitor
Olawale G. Raimi, Ramon Hurtado-Guerrero, Vladimir Borodkin, Andrew Ferenbach, Michael D. Urbaniak, Michael A. J. Ferguson and Daan M. F. van Aalten
RSC Chem. Biol., 2020, 1, 13-25. DOI: 10.1039/C9CB00017H

Macrocyclic peptides that inhibit Wnt signalling via interaction with Wnt3a
Manuel E. Otero-Ramirez, Kyoko Matoba, Emiko Mihara, Toby Passioura, Junichi Takagi and Hiroaki Suga
RSC Chem. Biol., 2020, 1, 26-34. DOI: 10.1039/D0CB00016G


RSC Chemical Biology offers authors a trusted, reliable option for publishing their work open access.

As the first Royal Society of Chemistry journal to offer transparent peer review, authors also have the option to publish reviewers’ comments, the editor’s decision letter, and authors’ response alongside the article. It’s part of our commitment to make research and decision-making more open, robust and accessible.


Supporting an open future for vital research

All papers published in the journal will always be free to access. We are waiving article processing charges for the first two years, so until mid-2022 the journal will be completely free to publish in for authors, as well as free to read.


We hope you enjoy reading the exciting research in our first issue!
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2020 #RSCPoster Twitter Conference Wrap-up and Winners

The #RSCPoster Twitter Conference is an online event held entirely over Twitter to bring members of the scientific research community together to share their research, network and engage in scientific debate.

Taking place for 24 hours starting at 12:00 UTC, 3 March, the 2020 edition of #RSCPoster was incredible.

In it’s sixth year, #RSCPoster showcased fantastic posters from all corners of the globe, stimulating thousands of tweets of discussion across our chemical community. The event boasted a full compliment of subject categories spanning the chemical sciences and related fields, supported by 38 passionate Subject Chairs and 24 dedicated General Committee members based across the globe (find out who they were in this blog post).


Reaching throughout the twitter chemical sciences community and beyond, #RSCPoster 2020 involved:

  • 24 hours and 12 subject categories
  • 795 registered poster presenters from 59 countries
  • over 4700 conference attendees 
  • over 9900 tweets 
  • over 32.1 million potential impressions 


Highlights from #RSCPoster 2020:

4 March 2020

The 2020 edition of #RSCPoster, the virtual chemistry poster competition, came to an end today at midday UK time, after 24 straight hours of tweeting. If you missed it don’t worry, as we’ve pulled out some of the best bits for you.

Click here to see more!


2020 #RSCPoster Winners:

Find out who they are: CLICK HERE

Congratulations to the prize winners, thank you to our subject chairs for selecting this year’s winners from an incredible number of fantastic posters, thank you to our sponsors for supporting the prizes and finally congratulations and thank you to everyone who contributed, tweeted and participated in 2020 #RSCPoster.

  • 1st Place prize = £120
  • 2nd Place prize = £60
  • #RSCEdu prizes = £120
  • Audience participation prize = personalised #RSCPoster cartoon mug
Audience participation prize (#RSCPoster that receives the most retweets)


Announcing the 2021 #RSCPoster Twitter Conference:

Save the date – the 2021 #RSCPoster Twitter Conference will be held on 2 March 2021 beginning 12:00 UTC for 24h. More information to be announced soon!


Links, News, Media and Previous #RSCPoster Events:

2020 #RSCPoster:
RSC News winners announcement: here
RSC News Event highlights: here
2020 Registration Event page: here
RSC News Article – one month to go: here
2020 Blog homepage: here

2019 #RSCPoster:
Winners and summary announcement: here
2019 homepage: here
RSC News Event highlights: here
RSC News winners announcement: here
Chemistry World Story: here

2018 #RSCPoster: 
Winners and summary announcement: here
2018 homepage: here

2017 #RSCPoster:
Winners and summary announcement: here
2017 homepage: here

Or search Twitter via the #RSCPoster here 


With thanks to our 2020 Sponsors:

Lead Sponsor:


Royal Society of Chemistry Sponsors:




Kathryn Gempf Catherine Hodges Ed Randviir Tim Noël Athina Anastasaki
 @KGempf______  @HodgesCat____  @EdwardRandviir  @NoelGroupTUE  @AthinaAnastasa1

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2020 #RSCPoster Twitter Conference

The #RSCPoster Twitter Conference is an online event held entirely over Twitter to bring members of the scientific research community together to share their research, network and engage in scientific debate.

Join the 2020 #RSCPoster event:

  • Register to submit a poster  – 2020 registration now closed, find the wrap-up post here
  • Tweet your poster with a title, #RSCPoster and relevant subject hashtag(s)  – during the 24h conference beginning 12:00 UTC 3 March 2020
  • Discuss and engage – throughout the 24h conference; make sure to answer the questions from the community, committee and comment on other #RSCPosters
  • Win prizes* if your #RSCPoster is deemed best by Subject Chairs – find the 2020 winners here

*Only non-commercial posters will be eligible to win prizes.

Meet the 2020 #RSCPoster Committee:

2020 Subject Chairs:

@DrRubidium Raychelle Burks (St Edward’s University)
@RoyGoodacre Roy Goodacre (University of Liverpool)
@MartinResano Martín Resano (University of Zarragoza)
Chemical and Biology Interface
@GTsodikova Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova (University of Kentucky)
@Peeters_Marloes Marloes Peeters (Manchester Metropolitan University)
@SRouhanifard Sara Rouhanifard (NorthEastern University)
@armando_carlone Armando Carlone (Università degli Studi dell’Aquila)
@pauldauenhauer Paul J. Dauenhauer (University of Minnesota) 
@garden_jenni Jennifer Garden (University of Edinburgh)
@RSC_ACG Applied Catalysis Group (RSC Interest Group)
@clairemcd_chem Claire McDonnell (Technological University Dublin)
@emily_seeber Emily Seeber (Bedales School and University of Oxford)
@petertabichi Peter Tabichi (Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School)
@doc_kristy Kristy Turner (University of Manchester)
Energy & Sustainability
@DRMacFarlane Doug Macfarlane (Monash University)
@Robert_palgrave Robert Palgrave (University College London)
@KWilson1971 Karen Wilson (RMIT University Melbourne)
@nadineborduas Nadine Borduas (ETH Zurich)
@ChalkerChem Justin Chalker (Flinders University)
@petervikesland Peter Vikesland (Virginia Tech)
@cathleencrudden Cathleen Crudden (Queen’s University)
@marcel_swart Marcel Swart (University of Girona)
@makoto_B Makoto Yamashita, (Nagoya University)
@EmilyPentzer Emily Pentzer (Texas A&M University)
@MARK_A_OLSON Mark Olson (Tianjin University)
@jelfschem Kim Jelfs (Imperial College London)
@jamesbatteas James Batteas (Texas A&M University)
@FauldsKaren Karen Faulds (University of Strathclyde)
@SaraSkrabalak Sara Skrabalak (Indiana University)
@Vy_Dong_Group Vy Dong (University of California Irvine)
@TheNelsonGroup David Nelson (University of Strathclyde)
@RamacharyDB D B Ramachary (University of Hyderabad)
@laura_mckemmish Laura McKemmish (University of New South Wales)
@jesswade Jess Wade (Imperial College London)
@DrummerBoy2112 Brian Wagner (University of Prince Edward Island)
@polymerreaction Tanja Junkers (Monash University)
@reid_indeed Marc Reid (University of Strathclyde)
@Jin_Xuan_  Jin Xuan (University of Loughborough) 

2020 General Committee:

@zjayres Zoe Ayres (Hach UK) @Chem_Diva Malika Jeffries-El (Boston University)
@banerjee_r Rahul Banerjee (IISER Kolkata) @ChemMouse Francesca Kerton (Memorial University)
@BrimbleM Margaret Brimble (University of Auckland) @BertKlumperman Bert Klumperman (Stellenbosch)
@HollehButler Holly Butler (University of Strathclyde) @S_J_Lancaster Simon Lancaster (University of East Anglia)
@stuartcantrill Stuart Cantrill (Nature Chemistry) @MooresResearch Audrey Moores (McGill University)
@SuperScienceGrl Nessa Carson (Pfizer) @drclairemurray Claire Murray (Diamond Light Source)
@helen_casey Helen Casey (University of Huddersfield) @oharalab Charlie O’Hara (University of Strathclyde)
@FurukawaG_Kyoto Shuhei Furukawa (Kyoto University) @Wpiers1 Warren Piers (University of Calgary)
@fi_hat Fiona Hatton (University of Loughborough) @vss31 Victor Sans (Universitat Jaume I)
@jenheemstra Jen Heemstra (Emory University) @dino_spagnoli Dino Spagnoli (University of Western Australia)
@AskwarHilonga Askwar Hilonga (AIST) @reneewebs Renee Webster (Monash University)
@haj19932469 Hajime Ito (Hokkaido University) @RealTimeChem Jason Woolford (Royal Society of Chemistry)


Kathryn Gempf Catherine Hodges Ed Randviir Tim Noël Athina Anastasaki
 @KGempf______  @HodgesCat____  @EdwardRandviir  @NoelGroupTUE  @AthinaAnastasa1

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 Tips and Tricks for #RSCPoster:


#RSCPoster a conference with clear advantages…



Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I need to check the copyright and permissions needed for figures or any other parts of my #RSCPoster which have already been published?
Yes. Copyright owners have the exclusive right to copy their work and to issue copies of their work to the public, and it is an infringement for anyone else to do so without the copyright owner’s permission. If you are reproducing material contained in a Royal Society of Chemistry publication (journal articles, book or book chapters) you may do so providing that you fully acknowledge the original Royal Society of Chemistry publication and include a link back to it. If you wish to include material that has been published by another publisher, you will need to check how the publisher/copyright owner of the third party material wishes to receive permission requests. Information on this can be found on our Permission Requests page at under “Use of third party material in our publications”.

If I include unpublished work in my #RSCPoster, will I still be able to publish this in a peer-reviewed journal afterwards?
Subject to the usual conditions outlined in the License to Publish, being a part of the Twitter conference will not prevent you using some of the information included in your poster as part of an article in a Royal Society of Chemistry journal. Please note this policy varies by publisher and if you intend to submit your research for publication elsewhere after the event, you should check the individual policy for that journal and publisher.

What size/format should my #RSCPoster be?
You can choose any dimensions for your #RSCPoster, the important thing is that the text and figures are clear for people to read and understand. Using Microsoft PowerPoint, we found a text size of between 12-16 were clear to read when saving an A4 slide as a JPEG and uploading to Twitter. Using an A0 template, the text needed to be between 50 and 60 to be legible. You can use any software you like to create your poster, as long as the image you upload is clear for others to read. We recommend testing your poster on Twitter before the conference to make sure you are happy with your image. Check out this blog post by Zen Faulkes for some top tips for making posters with Twitter in mind:

How can I maximise the accessibility of my #RSCPoster?
There are a number of resources available to increase the accessibility of your #RSCPoster to different user groups! Below are some suggestions and links to resources:

  • When you Tweet images you have the option to compose a description of the images so the content is accessible to people who are visually impaired. Please see for more information on how to do this. The image descriptions have a character limit so we suggest including the title in this image description, and put further details or explanation about the poster content as a thread in the comments.
  • The Royal Society of Chemistry has guidelines for inclusive communications which may be useful to keep in mind when designing your poster. The UK Home Office have also produced useful posters on how best to design accessible posters for different user groups.
  • If you want to test how accessible your #RSCPoster is to people with different types of colour blindness, this website provides a colour blindness simulator.
  • Uploading a link to a PDF of your poster, alongside your image, may enable the use of screen readers for the visually impaired
  • We encourage you to capitalise words in hashtags, use simple language and explain any acronyms, to help increase accessibility to non-native English speakers and those from a different or non-scientific background

With thanks to our 2020 Sponsors:

Lead Sponsor:


Royal Society of Chemistry Sponsors:


Announcing the 2021 #RSCPoster Twitter Conference:

Save the date – the 2021 #RSCPoster Twitter Conference will be held on 2 March 2021 beginning 12:00 UTC for 24h. More information to be announced soon!


News, Media and Previous #RSCPoster Events:

2020 #RSCPoster:
Wrap-up and Winners: here
2020 Registration Event page: here
RSC News Article – one month to go: here
2020 Blog homepage: here

2019 #RSCPoster:
Winners and summary announcement: here
2019 homepage: here
RSC News Event highlights: here
RSC News winners announcement: here
Chemistry World Story: here

2018 #RSCPoster: 
Winners and summary announcement: here
2018 homepage: here

2017 #RSCPoster:
Winners and summary announcement: here
2017 homepage: here

Or search Twitter via the #RSCPoster here.

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Introducing Materials Chemistry Frontiers

Journal cover for Materials Chemistry Frontiers

The international, high-quality journal for topical and multi-disciplinary research on all aspects of materials chemistry.

We are delighted to announce Materials Chemistry Frontiers, the third title in the enterprising Frontiers family – a truly international, world-class journal series directed by leading Chinese academic institutions and published in partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry.

High-impact science
Materials Chemistry Frontiers is the ideal home for studies of a significant nature which further the development of organic, inorganic, composite and nano-materials.

This online-only, highly interdisciplinary journal will focus on the synthesis and chemistry of exciting new materials, and the development of improved fabrication techniques. Characterisation and fundamental studies that are of broad appeal are also welcomed.

In a simple and straightforward publishing format, Materials Chemistry Frontiers will publish only three article types:

• Research Articles
• Critical Reviews
• Chemistry Frontiers

Find out more.

Led by experts
Materials Chemistry Frontiers is jointly owned by the Chinese Chemical Society and Royal Society of Chemistry, supported by the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The journal will be led by Editor in Chief Benzhong Tang (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology).

This winning collaboration of China-led research expertise and innovative publishing by a world-leading not-for-profit publisher guarantees a journal that will uphold the highest ethical standards and showcase only the very best research from China, Asia and the rest of the world to an international audience.

Maximum visibility

High-impact research needs high visibility. All content published in the first two volumes will be free to access upon registration – offering authors maximum exposure for their work.

World-class publishing

At the Royal Society of Chemistry, we’ve successfully launched journals across the breadth of the chemical sciences, including an ALPSP Best New Journal winner and a host of high impact titles leading the way in their field. So you can be sure Materials Chemistry Frontiers is in safe hands.

Benefits of being a Materials Chemistry Frontiers author include:

• Rapid publication and first-class author service
• A simple and user-friendly online submission process
• No submission charges or page limits, and free colour
• Open access publishing options
• Free electronic reprints of your own paper

Keep in touch
Be the first to hear the latest news about Materials Chemistry Frontiers – including when the journal is open for submissions – sign up to e-alerts today.

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Top open access articles from our journals – all in one place

Read and share research that everyone should know about.

Open access articles appear throughout our journal portfolio, and range from Research papers and Perspectives to Minireviews, Communications and Edge Articles. All of the open access articles we’ve published can be recommended for their quality, variety and relevance. The research in this collection is at the top of that list.

Click a subject to browse the articles in that field:

Analytical chemistry

Self-cleaning properties in engineered sensors for dopamine electroanalytical detection

Guido Soliveri,ab Valentina Pifferi,ab Guido Panzarasa,c Silvia Ardizzone,ab Giuseppe Cappelletti,ab Daniela Meroni,ab Katia Sparnaccic and Luigi Falciola*ab

Published in Analyst, Jan 2015 – Paper

A dual-response BODIPY-based fluorescent probe for the discrimination of glutathione from cystein and homocystein

Feiyi Wang,a Li Zhou,b Chunchang Zhao,*a Rui Wang,b Qiang Fei,a Sihang Luo,a Zhiqian Guo,a He Tiana and Wei-Hong Zhu*a

Published in Chemical Science, Jan 2015 – Edge Article

Metal-Amplified Density Assays, (MADAs), including a Density-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (DeLISA)

Anand Bala Subramaniam,a Mathieu Gonidec,a Nathan D. Shapiro,a Kayleigh M. Kressea and George M. Whitesides*abc

Published in Lab on a Chip, Dec 2014 – Paper

Exploring new dimensions in cadaveric decomposition odour analysis

P.-H. Stefanuto,*a K. A. Perrault,b R. M. Lloyd,c B. Stuart,b T. Rai,d S. L. Forbesb and J.-F. Focanta

Published in Analytical Methods, Feb 2015 – Communication

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Biological chemistry

Kinetics of polymer looping with macromolecular crowding: effects of volume fraction and crowder size

Jaeoh Shin,a Andrey G. Cherstvya and Ralf Metzler*ab

Published in Soft Matter, Oct 2014 – Paper

Cancer stem cells: small subpopulation or evolving fraction?

Heiko Enderlinga

Published in Integrative Biology, Oct 2014 – Review

Toward organic electronics with properties inspired by biological tissue

Timothy F. O’Connor,a Kirtana M. Rajan,a Adam D. Printza and Darren J. Lipomi*a

Published in Journal of Materials Chemistry B, Feb 2015 – Highlight

Marine natural products

John W. Blunt,*a Brent R. Copp,b Robert A. Keyzers,c Murray H. G. Munroa and Michèle R. Prinsepd

Published in Natural Product Reports, Jan 2014 – Review

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Direct catalytic conversion of cellulose to liquid straight-chain alkanes

Beau Op de Beeck,a Michiel Dusselier,ac Jan Geboers,a Jensen Holsbeek,a Eline Morré,a Steffen Oswald,b Lars Giebelerb and Bert F. Sels*a

Published in Energy & Environmental Science, Sep 2014 – Paper

Transition metal-catalyzed direct nucleophilic addition of C–H bonds to carbon–heteroatom double bonds

Xi-Sha Zhang,a Kang Chena and   Zhang-Jie Shi*abc

Published in Chemical Science, Jan 2014 – Minireview

Anatomy of gold catalysts: facts and myths

Beatrice Ranieri,a Imma Escofeta and Antonio M. Echavarren*ab

Published in Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, May 2015 – Review

Development of a PtSn bimetallic catalyst for direct fuel cells using bio-butanol fuel

V. K. Puthiyapura,a D. J. L. Brett,b A. E. Russell,c W. F. Lin*a and C. Hardacre*a

Published in ChemComm, Jul 2015 – Communication

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Chemical biology & medicinal

Zinc isotopic compositions of breast cancer tissue

Fiona Larner,*ab Laura N. Woodley,c Sami Shousha,d Ashley Moyes,e Emma Humphreys-Williams,f Stanislav Strekopytov,f Alex N. Halliday,a Mark Rehkämperbf and R. Charles Coombesg

Published in Metallomics, Dec 2014 – Paper

Selective glycoprotein detection through covalent templating and allosteric click-imprinting

Alexander Stephenson-Brown,a Aaron L. Acton,a Jon A. Preece,b John S. Fossey*b and Paula M. Mendes*a

Published in Chemical Science, Jun 2015 – Paper

Structure-based virtual screening for fragment-like ligands of the G protein-coupled histamine H4 receptor

Enade P. Istyastono,ab Albert J. Kooistra,a Henry F. Vischer,a Martien Kuijer,a Luc Roumen,a Saskia Nijmeijer,a Rogier A. Smits,c Iwan J. P. de Esch,a Rob Leursa and Chris de Graaf*a

Published in MedChemComm, Mar 2015 – Article

The potential of nanoparticles for the immunization against viral infections

Viktoriya Sokolova,a Astrid Maria Westendorf,b Jan Buer,b Klaus Überlac and Matthias Epple*a

Published in Journal of Materials Chemistry B, May 2015 – Review

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Does it have to be carbon? Metal anodes in microbial fuel cells and related bioelectrochemical systems

André Baudler,a Igor Schmidt,a Markus Langner,b Andreas Greiner*b and Uwe Schröder*a

Published in Energy & Environmental Science, May 2015 – Paper

Aqueous dye-sensitized solar cells

Federico Bella,*a Claudio Gerbaldi,a Claudia Barolob and Michael Grätzel*c

Published in Chemical Society Reviews, Apr 2015 – Review

Semi-crystalline photovoltaic polymers with efficiency exceeding 9% in a ∼300 nm thick conventional single-cell device

T. L. Nguyen,a H. Choi,b S.-J. Ko,b M. A. Uddin,a B. Walker,b S. Yum,a J.-E. Jeong,a M. H. Yun,b T. J. Shin,c S. Hwang,a J. Y. Kim*b and H. Y. Woo*a

Published in Energy & Environmental Science, Jun 2014 – Paper

High open-circuit voltage small-molecule p-DTS(FBTTh2)2:ICBA bulk heterojunction solar cells – morphology, excited-state dynamics, and photovoltaic performance

Aung Ko Ko Kyaw,a Dominik Gehrig,b Jie Zhang,a Ye Huang,c Guillermo C. Bazan,c Frédéric Laquai*b and  Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*c

Published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Nov 2014 – Paper

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Rare-earth recycling using a functionalized ionic liquid for the selective dissolution and revalorization of Y2O3:Eu3+ from lamp phosphor waste

David Duponta and Koen Binnemans*a

Published in Green Chemistry, Nov 2014 – Paper

Towards a holistic approach to metrics for the 21st century pharmaceutical industry

C. Robert McElroy,a Andri Constantinou,a Leonie C. Jones,a Louise Summertona and   James H. Clark*a

Published in Green Chemistry, Mar 2015 – Paper

Catalytic nanomotors for environmental monitoring and water remediation

Lluís Solera and   Samuel Sánchez*a

Published in Nanoscale, Apr 2014 – Minireview

Plasmonic colorimetric and SERS sensors for environmental analysis

Haoran Wei,abc Seyyed M. Hossein Abtahiabc and Peter J. Vikesland*abc

Published in Environmental Science: Nano, Mar 2015 – Review

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Variations in caffeine and chlorogenic acid contents of coffees: what are we drinking?

Iziar A. Ludwig,a Pedro Mena,b Luca Calani,b Concepción Cid,c Daniele Del Rio,b Michael E. J. Leand and Alan Crozier*a

Published in Food & Function, Jun 2014 – Paper

Corrin-based chemosensors for the ASSURED detection of endogenous cyanide

Felix Zelder*a and Lucas Tivana*b

Published in Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, Oct 2014 – Perspective

Discrimination between lectins with similar specificities by ratiometric profiling of binding to glycosylated surfaces; a chemical ‘tongue’ approach

L. Ottena and M. I. Gibson*a

Published in RSC Advances, Jun 2015 – Communication

Food derived microRNAs

Anika E. Wagner,*a Stefanie Piegholdt,a Martin Ferraro,a Kathrin Pallaufa and Gerald Rimbacha

Published in Food & Function, Jan 2015 – Review

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Unprecedented silicon(II)→calcium complexes with N-heterocyclic silylenes

Burgert Blom,*a Günter Klatt,b Daniel Gallego,a Gengwen Tana and Matthias Driess*a

Published in Dalton Transactions, Nov 2014 – Pape

Metal organic framework synthesis in the presence of surfactants: towards hierarchical MOFs?

B. Seoane,*a A. Dikhtiarenko,a A. Mayoral,bc C. Tellez,b J. Coronas,b F. Kapteijna and J. Gascon*a

Published in CrystEngComm, Jan 2015 – Paper

Effect of high pressure on the crystal structure and charge transport properties of the (2-fluoro-3-pyridyl)(4-iodophenyl)borinic 8-oxyquinolinate complex

Grzegorz Wesela-Bauman,*ab Simon Parsons,c Janusz Serwatowskia and Krzysztof Woźniakb

Published in CrystEngComm, Oct 2014 – Paper

Synthesis of CuInS2 nanocrystals from a molecular complex – characterization of the orthorhombic domain structure

Jorge L. Cholula-Díaz,a Gerald Wagner,b Dirk Friedrich,a Oliver Oecklerb and Harald Krautscheid*a

Published in Dalton Transactions, May 2015 – Paper

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Liquid marbles: topical context within soft matter and recent progress

G. McHale*a and M. I. Newtonb

Published in Soft Matter, Feb 2015 – Review

Thermoresponsive polyelectrolytes derived from ionic liquids

Yuki Kohno,ab Shohei Saita,bc Yongjun Men,d Jiayin Yuan*e and Hiroyuki Ohno*bc

Published in Polymer Chemistry, Jan 2015 – Review

Extremely tough composites from fabric reinforced polyampholyte hydrogels

Daniel R. King,a Tao Lin Sun,b Yiwan Huang,c Takayuki Kurokawa,b Takayuki Nonoyama,b Alfred J. Crosby*a and Jian Ping Gong*b

Published in Materials Horizons, Aug 2015 – Communication

Microstructure replication of complex biostructures via poly(ionic liquid)-assisted carbonization

Martina Ambrogi,a Karoline Täuber,a Markus Antoniettia and  Jiayin Yuan*a

Published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Feb 2015 – Communication

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Science and technology roadmap for graphene, related two-dimensional crystals, and hybrid systems

Andrea C. Ferrari,*a Francesco Bonaccorso,ab Vladimir Fal’ko,c Konstantin S. Novoselov,d Stephan Roche,ef Peter Bøggild,g Stefano Borini,h Frank H. L. Koppens,i Vincenzo Palermo,j Nicola Pugno,klm José A. Garrido,n Roman Sordan,o Alberto Bianco,p Laura Ballerini,q Maurizio Prato,r Elefterios Lidorikis,s Jani Kivioja,h Claudio Marinelli,t Tapani Ryhänen,h Alberto Morpurgo,u Jonathan N. Coleman,vw Valeria Nicolosi,vwx Luigi Colombo,y Albert Fert,zaa Mar Garcia-Hernandez,ab Adrian Bachtold,i Grégory F. Schneider,ac Francisco Guinea,ab Cees Dekker,ad Matteo Barbone,a Zhipei Sun,a Costas Galiotis,aeaf Alexander N. Grigorenko,d Gerasimos Konstantatos,i Andras Kis,ag Mikhail Katsnelson,ah Lieven Vandersypen,ad Annick Loiseau,ai Vittorio Morandi,aj Daniel Neumaier,ak Emanuele Treossi,j Vittorio Pellegrini,bal Marco Polini,al Alessandro Tredicucci,al Gareth M. Williams,am Byung Hee Hong,an Jong-Hyun Ahn,ao Jong Min Kim,ap Herbert Zirath,aq Bart J. van Wees,ar Herre van der Zant,ad Luigi Occhipinti,as Andrea Di Matteo,as Ian A. Kinloch,at Thomas Seyller,au Etienne Quesnel,av Xinliang Feng,aw Ken Teo,ax Nalin Rupesinghe,ax Pertti Hakonen,ay Simon R. T. Neil,az Quentin Tannock,az Tomas Löfwanderaq and Jari Kinaretba

Published in Nanoscale, Sep 2014 – Perspective

Nanostructuring graphene for controlled and reproducible functionalization

Kunal S. Mali,*a John Greenwood,a Jinne Adisoejoso,a Roald Phillipsona and Steven De Feyter*a

Published in Nanoscale, Jan 2015 – Feature

Pd-complex driven formation of single-chain nanoparticles

Johannes Willenbacher,ab Ozcan Altintas,ab Vanessa Trouillet,c Nicolai Knöfel,d Michael J. Monteiro,e Peter W. Roesky*d and Christopher Barner-Kowollik*ab

Published in Polymer Chemistry, Apr 2015 – Paper

Self-assembly of “patchy” nanoparticles: a versatile approach to functional hierarchical materials

David J. Lunn,a John R. Finnegana and Ian Manners*a

Published in Chemical Science, May 2015 – Perspective

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Huanqing Chen,a Jiazeng Fan,a Xiaoshi Hu,b Junwei Ma,a Shilu Wang,a Jian Li,a Yihua Yu,b Xueshun Jiaa and Chunju Li*ac

Published in Chemical Science, Sep 2014 – Edge Article

Self-assembly of cyclic polymers

Rebecca J. Williams,a Andrew P. Dove*a and Rachel K. O’Reilly*a

Published in Polymer Chemistry, Mar 2015 – Review

Cyclopropanation using flow-generated diazo compounds

Nuria M. Roda,a Duc N. Tran,a Claudio Battilocchio,a Ricardo Labes,a Richard J. Ingham,a Joel M. Hawkinsb and Steven V. Ley*a

Published in Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, Jan 2015 – Communication

Templating carbohydrate-functionalised polymer-scaffolded dynamic combinatorial libraries with lectins

Clare S. Mahon,ab Martin A. Fascione,bc Chadamas Sakonsinsiri,b Tom E. McAllister,b W. Bruce Turnbullb and David A. Fulton*a

Published in Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, Jan 2015 – Paper

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Spectroscopic and computational studies of nitrile hydratase: insights into geometric and electronic structure and the mechanism of amide synthesis

Kenneth M. Light,a Yasuaki Yamanaka,b Masafumi Odaka*b and Edward I. Solomon*a

Published in Chemical Science, Jul 2015 – Edge Article

Near-infrared-induced electron transfer of an uranyl macrocyclic complex without energy transfer to dioxygen

Christina M. Davis,a Kei Ohkubo,b I-Ting Ho,a Zhan Zhang,a Masatoshi Ishida,c Yuanyuan Fang,d Vincent M. Lynch,a Karl M. Kadish,*d Jonathan L. Sessler*a and Shunichi Fukuzumi*be

Published in ChemComm, Mar 2015 – Communication

A High-Spin Square-Planar Fe(II) Complex Stabilized by a Trianionic Pincer-Type Ligand and Conclusive Evidence for Retention of Geometry in Solution

M. E. Pascualini,a N. V. Di Russo,a A. E. Thuijs,a A. Ozarowski,b S. A. Stoian,b K. A. Abboud,a G. Christoua and A. S. Veige*a

Published in Chemical Science, Oct 2014 – Edge Article

Probing the energy levels in hole-doped molecular semiconductors

Stefanie Winkler,ab Patrick Amsalem,a Johannes Frisch,a Martin Oehzelt,ab Georg Heimel*a and Norbert Koch*ab

Published in Materials Horizons, May 2015 – Communication

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Variations in caffeine and chlorogenic acid contents of coffees: what are we drinking?
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A first in its field

Announcing Molecular Systems Design & Engineering

It’s not often that a new journal can claim to be unique in its field. So we are delighted to announce Molecular Systems Design & Engineering – a truly interdisciplinary, international and high-impact journal bringing together biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, computational and materials science.

The journal will look at how understanding molecular properties, behaviour and interactions can be used to design better systems and processes for a desired effect or specific application to solve technological problems of global significance. Launched jointly by the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), it combines the expertise and commitment of two influential organisations.

The journal will cover both experimental and theoretical research in:

  • the design and characterisation of molecules and systems of molecules;
  • modelling molecular system behaviours that inspire new molecular designs for engineering applications; and
  • constraints that impact systems’ functionality.

Molecular Systems Design & Engineering will be led by our innovative Editorial Board Chair, Juan de Pablo (The Institute for Molecular Engineering, the University of Chicago), assisted by an expert team of active researchers in the field.

Why publish your research with us?

At the Royal Society of Chemistry, our proven record in launching new and ground-breaking titles speaks for itself. We aim high, and our impressive, high-impact journal portfolio is testament to our success.

And high-impact research demands high visibility. So all content published in Molecular Systems Design & Engineering in 2016 and 2017 will be free to access upon registration – offering you maximum exposure for your work.

Be first in the first

Molecular Systems Design & Engineering is now accepting submissions for its first issues in 2016. Submit your work now for your chance to be included.

We’ll be sharing more news soon – so make sure you stay up to date with our Email Alerts Service.

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Explore 2016 Publishing Catalogue

Publishing Catalogue 2016

Even more high-impact, peer-reviewed journals.

A growing collection of digital and print books from respected international authors.

Databases, archives and updating services that bring you the best research, both current and historic.

Our publishing programme is expanding even further in 2016. Download your copy of the Publishing Catalogue 2016 and turn to:

Page 6

Flagship journal Chemical Science is now gold open access, with all publication charges waived for 2016.

Page 20

Nanoscale Horizons joins sister journal Nanoscale to provide a rounded view of innovation in nano research.

Page 23

We also welcome Reaction Chemistry & Engineering to our journals portfolio – bridging the gap between chemistry and chemical engineering.

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There’s 500 years of scientific history waiting for you in the Historical Collection, our new digital archive of scientific records dating back to the 16th century.

We know chemistry

We’ve spent 170 years promoting, celebrating and supporting the chemical science community. Our organisation is full of experts who work consistently to make the best chemical science knowledge accessible to everyone, encouraging new ideas and inspiring scientists of the future.

Every product we offer has been carefully chosen and developed to be of real value to people working in the chemistry community. And because all of our profits are re-invested, anything purchased from us will help to support the talent, information and ideas that lead to great advances in science.

We hope you enjoy looking through the Catalogue. For more information about any of the products inside, just email the team and someone will be in touch.

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Impact Factors 2014

Royal Society of Chemistry journals are widely cited, globally respected, and always high quality.

We, alongside every one of our authors, have exacting standards, because we know that publishing the best research secures the brightest future for the chemical sciences.

Once again, these exceptional standards are reinforced by the recently published 2014 Journal Citation Reports ®, with 70% of our journals seeing an increase in Impact Factor (IF).

Individual journal Impact Factor highlights include:

•    Energy & Environmental Science’s Impact Factor has increased 32.5% to 20.523, and is in the top 5% of journals in all four of its listed ISI categories.
•    Chemical Society Reviews (33.383), Catalysis Science & Technology (5.426) and Green Chemistry (8.020) all increased 9-17% in 2014.
•    In the first IF ranking since their launch as three separate journals, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B and C all have an Impact Factor greater than 4, with Journal of Materials Chemistry A above 7.
•    Chemical Science, the world’s first high impact, high quality Open Access chemistry journal has increased by 7.1% since 2013 to 9.211. It’s also ranked 14 out of 157 in the ‘Chemistry, Multidisciplinary’ category (top 10%).

And looking at our achievements overall:

•    Of the top 20 journals in the multidisciplinary chemistry category, six are from the Royal Society of Chemistry, two of which are top 10. No other publisher has more.
•    85% of our journals now have an IF above 3.
•    Almost three-quarters (73%) of our journals are in the top 25% of their ISI categories.

More authors are choosing to publish their best work with us. The number of published articles in Royal Society of Chemistry journals increased by 32% 2013-14, a much larger rise than other publishers.

So the figures speak for themselves. Whether it’s to publish your research, or read cutting-edge work of the highest quality, our journals portfolio should be at the top of your list.

Thank you to everyone who has helped us set such high benchmarks for chemical science research. Let’s keep up the good work.

To contribute to our next Impact Factor…

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2014 Journal Citation Reports ® in full:

Journal 2014 Impact Factor Five-year Impact Factor
Analyst 4.107 4.140
Analytical Methods 1.821 1.840
Biomaterials Science ǂ 3.831 3.831
Catalysis Science & Technology 5.426 5.525
Chemical Communications (ChemComm) 6.834 6.779
Chemical Science 9.211 9.203
Chemical Society Reviews 33.383 36.001
Chemistry Education Research and Practice* 2.091 1.832
CrystEngComm 4.034 4.022
Dalton Transactions 4.197 3.982
Energy & Environmental Science 20.523 19.198
Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts ǂ 2.171 2.171
Faraday Discussions 4.606 4.390
Food & Function 2.791 3.046
Green Chemistry 8.020 8.294
Integrative Biology 3.756 4.309
JAAS (Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry) 3.466 3.020
Journal of Materials Chemistry A ǂ 7.443 7.449
Journal of Materials Chemistry B ǂ 4.726 4.729
Journal of Materials Chemistry C ǂ 4.696 4.701
Lab on a Chip 6.115 5.775
MedChemComm 2.495 2.612
Metallomics 3.585 3.980
Molecular BioSystems 3.210 3.191
Nanoscale 7.394 7.762
Natural Product Reports (NPR) 10.107 10.545
New Journal of Chemistry (NJC) 3.086 2.986
Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry (OBC) 3.562 3.382
Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences 2.267 2.618
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) 4.493 4.219
Polymer Chemistry 5.520 5.723
RSC Advances 3.840 3.907
Soft Matter 4.029 4.289
Toxicology Research 3.983 3.983

ǂ Partial IF only

*Chemistry Education Research and Practice is listed in the Education, Scientific Disciplines category. It is the highest ranked journal devoted solely to chemistry education.

A journal’s Impact Factor is an indication of the average number of citations received per individual paper in the preceding two years. The annual figure is calculated by dividing the number of citations to relevant articles in a year by the number of citeable articles published in the preceding two years.

The Five-year Impact Factor is an indication of the average number of times articles from a journal published in the past five years have been cited in the Journal Citation Reports year. For journals in subjects where citation activity continues to rise through several years, this metric allows more of their total citation activity to be included in a critical performance metric.

Data based on 2014 Journal Citation Reports ®, (Thomson Reuters, June 2015).

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