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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:

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

Communication
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

Paper
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

Paper
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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Celebrating our Outstanding Reviewers

We want to make sure that our journals deliver rigorous and fair peer review and we wouldn’t be able to achieve that commitment without the amazing contribution of our reviewers.

In 2019, nearly 50,000 individual reviewers provided a review for one or more of our journals. Every one of them is contributing to the efforts of our community to advance excellence in the chemical sciences. Our community is truly a global one, with reviewers coming from over 100 different countries.

We want to celebrate some of the individuals who’ve made significant contributions to our journals by reviewing for us over the last 12 months, by publishing a list of Outstanding Reviewers for each of our journals. The lists will be published on each journal blog and each journal will publish a special Editorial. Each Outstanding Reviewer will also receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution. Please check the list as below to find the outstanding reviewer of each journal.

While it’s not possible to list everyone, we would like to say a big thank you to all of the reviewers that have supported our journals. We would also like to thank all our journal Editorial and Advisory Boards and the chemical community for their continued support as authors, reviewers and readers.

Congratulations to all the Outstanding Reviewers in 2019!

If you would like to become a reviewer for any of our journals, just contact the journal by email with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé. You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre.

Analyst

Analytical Methods 

Biomaterials Science

Catalysis Science & Technology 

Chemical Communications 

Chemical Science 

Chemical Society Reviews 

CrystEngComm 

Dalton Transactions 

Energy & Environmental Science 

Environmental Science: Nano 

Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts 

Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology 

Food & Function 

Green Chemistry 

Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers 

JAAS 

Journal of Materials Chemistry A 

Journal of Materials Chemistry B 

Journal of Materials Chemistry C 

Lab on a Chip 

Materials Chemistry Frontiers 

Materials Horizons 

Metallomics 

Molecular Systems Design & Engineering 

New Journal of Chemistry 

Nanoscale 

Nanoscale Advances 

Nanoscale Horizons 

Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 

Organic Chemistry Frontiers 

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) 

Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences 

Polymer Chemistry 

RSC Advances 

Reaction Chemistry & Engineering 

Soft Matter 

Sustainable Energy & Fuels 

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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:

Coming 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:

 

 

Organisers:

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

Email us: RSCPoster@rsc.org

 

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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:

Analytical
#RSCAnalytical
@DrRubidium Raychelle Burks (St Edward’s University)
@RoyGoodacre Roy Goodacre (University of Liverpool)
@MartinResano Martín Resano (University of Zarragoza)
Chemical and Biology Interface
#RSCChemBio
@GTsodikova Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova (University of Kentucky)
@Peeters_Marloes Marloes Peeters (Manchester Metropolitan University)
@SRouhanifard Sara Rouhanifard (NorthEastern University)
Catalysis 
#RSCCat
@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)
Education
#RSCEdu
@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
#RSCEnergy
@DRMacFarlane Doug Macfarlane (Monash University)
@Robert_palgrave Robert Palgrave (University College London)
@KWilson1971 Karen Wilson (RMIT University Melbourne)
Environmental
#RSCEnv
@nadineborduas Nadine Borduas (ETH Zurich)
@ChalkerChem Justin Chalker (Flinders University)
@petervikesland Peter Vikesland (Virginia Tech)
Inorganic
#RSCInorg
@cathleencrudden Cathleen Crudden (Queen’s University)
@marcel_swart Marcel Swart (University of Girona)
@makoto_B Makoto Yamashita, (Nagoya University)
Materials
#RSCMat
@EmilyPentzer Emily Pentzer (Texas A&M University)
@MARK_A_OLSON Mark Olson (Tianjin University)
@jelfschem Kim Jelfs (Imperial College London)
Nanoscience
#RSCNano
@jamesbatteas James Batteas (Texas A&M University)
@FauldsKaren Karen Faulds (University of Strathclyde)
@SaraSkrabalak Sara Skrabalak (Indiana University)
Organic
#RSCOrg
@Vy_Dong_Group Vy Dong (University of California Irvine)
@TheNelsonGroup David Nelson (University of Strathclyde)
@RamacharyDB D B Ramachary (University of Hyderabad)
Physical
#RSCPhys
@laura_mckemmish Laura McKemmish (University of New South Wales)
@jesswade Jess Wade (Imperial College London)
@DrummerBoy2112 Brian Wagner (University of Prince Edward Island)
Engineering
#RSCEng
@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)

Organisers:

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

Email us: RSCPoster@rsc.org

 

 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 http://www.rsc.org/Publishing/copyright/permission-requests.asp 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: http://betterposters.blogspot.com/2019/02/top-tips-for-twitter-posters.html

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 https://help.twitter.com/en/using-twitter/picture-descriptions 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:

 

 

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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Announcing the 2019 #RSCPoster Twitter Conference 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.

The 2019 edition of #RSCPoster was the biggest and best yet, taking place for 24 hours starting at 09:00 AM GMT, 5 March 2019. In it’s fifth year, #RSCPoster boasted a full compliment of subject categories spanning the chemical sciences and related fields, supported by 33 passionate Subject Chairs and 20 dedicated General Committee members (find out who they were in this blog post).

Reaching throughout the twitter chemical sciences community and beyond, #RSCPoster 2019 involved:

  • Over 500 registered poster delegates
  • 3186 Contributors
  • 9759 Tweets
  • Audience of over 2 million
  • 14 million total impressions

Find out more about the 2019 #RSCPoster event in the lead-up blog post: here, and see some highlights from the day: here.

 

2019 #RSCPoster Winners:

With thanks to our committee members, we are now delighted to announce the 2019 #RSCPoster winners as below. Please click on the posters to see the original tweet.

  • 1st Place prize = £100
  • 2nd Place prize = £50
#RSCPoster Subject Category 1st Place prize 2nd Place prize
#RSCAnalytical
#RSCChemBio  
#RSCCat
#RSCEnergy
 
#RSCEnv
#RSCInorg  
#RSCMat
#RSCNano  
#RSCOrg  
#RSCPhys  
#RSCEng
 
  • #RSCEdu Primary/ Secondary/ Further education prize= £100
  • #RSCEdu Higher education prize = £100
#RSCPoster Subject Category Primary/ Secondary/ Further education prize Higher education prize
#RSCEdu
  • Audience participation prize (#RSCPoster that receives the most retweets) = chemistry-themed board game: Compounded

 

  • Special commendation  = chemistry-themed board game: Compounded

Thanks again to our wonderful sponsors this year who are supporting these prizes:

Analytical Science NetworkAnalytical Methods CommitteeChemical Biology and Bioorganic GroupApplied Catalysis GroupEducation in ChemistryChemistry Education Research and PracticeAlvatekEnvironmental Chemistry GroupApplied Materials Chemistry GroupChemical Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Group, Organic & Biomolecular ChemistryPhysical Chemistry Chemical PhysicsChemical ScienceProcess Chemistry and Technology Group and Dr Sam Illingworth.

 

Congratulations to the prize winners, thank you to everyone involved and we look forward to the 2020 #RSCPoster – details coming soon.

 

2019 #RSCPoster Event Organizers

Matthew Baker, University of Strathclyde, @ChemistryBaker

Edward Randviir, Manchester Metropolitan University, @EdwardRandviir

Hannah Kerr, Royal Society of Chemistry, @hk_chemistryy

Kathryn Gempf, Royal Society of Chemistry, @KGempf

Contact us: RSCPoster@rsc.org

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2019 #RSCPoster Twitter Conference

Thank you to all who participated – check out the winning posters: here!

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.

We are excited to announce that the 2019 event will be held: Tuesday 5 March 2019, 09:00 GMT – Wednesday 6 March 2019, 09:00 GMT.

Read more about #RSCPoster 2019 and take a look at the winning posters: 

Announcing the 2019 #RSCPoster Twitter Conference winners

Registration now closed.

Get involved:

  • Share a poster of your research
  • Network with researchers by following #RSCPoster
  • Engage in scientific debate by commenting on posters

With subject hashtags spanning the core chemical sciences and related fields, whatever your field, connect and showcase your research:

Analytical #RSCPoster  #RSCAnalytical
Chemical and Biology Interface #RSCPoster  #RSCChemBio
Catalysis * #RSCPoster  #RSCCat
Education #RSCPoster  #RSCEdu
Energy & Sustainability * #RSCPoster  #RSCEnergy
Environmental #RSCPoster  #RSCEnv
Inorganic #RSCPoster  #RSCInorg
Materials #RSCPoster  #RSCMat
Nanoscience #RSCPoster  #RSCNano
Organic #RSCPoster  #RSCOrg
Physical  #RSCPoster  #RSCPhys
Engineering #RSCPoster  #RSCEng

* New for 2019

Submit a poster:

  • Register to submit a poster in advance – click here and register via the RSC Events page now
  • Tweet your poster image with a title, #RSCPoster and relevant subject hashtag(s)  – during the 24h conference beginning 5 March 2019, 09:00 GMT
  • Discuss and engage – throughout the 24h conference make sure to answer the questions from the community, committee and comment on other #RSCPosters

Check out this video tutorial from Edward Randviir (Manchester Metropolitan University, @EdwardRandviir) explaining how to search for hashtags in Twitter and how to take part!

and here: https://twitter.com/EdwardRandviir/status/1102956739887054850

 

Top tips for making a poster specifically for Twitter are available on the BetterPosters blog, written by Zen Faulkes (@DoctorZen). 

 

Win a prize:

  • Win cash prizes if your #RSCPoster and presentation is deemed best by the 2019 subject chairs.
  • Audience participation prize will be awarded to the poster that receives the most retweets. The lucky winner will receive a chemistry-themed board game: Compounded. Compounded is a game where players take on the roles of lab managers, hastily competing to make compounds before they are completed by others or destroyed in an explosion… With thanks to Dr Sam Illingworth (Manchester Metrapolitan University) for supporting this prize.

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors this year who are supporting cash prizes:

Analytical Science NetworkAnalytical Methods Committee, Chemical Biology and Bioorganic GroupApplied Catalysis Group, Education in ChemistryChemistry Education Research and Practice, AlvatekEnvironmental Chemistry GroupApplied Materials Chemistry GroupChemical Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Group, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Chemical ScienceProcess Chemistry and Technology Group.

 

2019 #RSCPoster Subject Chairs:

#RSCAnalytical Roy Goodacre, University of Liverpool
Martín Resano, University of Zarragoza
@RoyGoodacre
@MartinResano
#RSCChemBio Marloes Peeters, Manchester Metropolitan University
Sara Rouhanifard, NorthEastern University
 @Peeters_Marloes
@SRouhanifard
#RSCCat Paul Collier, Johnson Matthey
James Paterson, BP
Jennifer Garden, University of Edinburgh
@RSC_ACG
@garden_jenni
#RSCEdu Emily Seeber, Bedales School and University of Oxford
Claire McDonnell, Dublin Institute of Technology
Kristy Turner, University of Manchester
@emily_seeber
@clairemcdonndit
@doc_kristy
#RSCEnergy Saiful Islam, University of Bath
Doug Macfarlane, Monash University
@SaifulChemistry
@DRMacFarlane
#RSCEnv Nadine Borduas, ETH Zurich
Helen Casey, University of Huddersfield
Peter Vikesland,
Virginia Tech
@nadineborduas
@helen_casey
@petervikesland
#RSCInorg Charlie O’Hara, University of Strathclyde
Marcel Swart, University of Girona
Cathleen Crudden, Queen’s University
@oharalab
@marcel_swart
@cathleencrudden
#RSCMat Athina Anastasaki, ETH Zurich
Chris Foster, Manchester Metropolitan University
Mark Olson, Tianjin University
@AthinaAnastasa1
@CWFoster90
@MARK_A_OLSON
#RSCNano Gemma-Louise Davies, University College London
Karen Faulds, University of Strathclyde
Sara Skrabalak, Indiana University
 @GemmaLouDavies
@FauldsKaren
@SaraSkrabalak
#RSCOrg Armando Carlone, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila
Ryan Mewis, Manchester Metropolitan University
David Nelson, University of Strathclyde
@armando_carlone
@RyanMewis
@TheNelsonGroup
#RSCPhys Lars Goerigk, University of Melbourne
Laura McKemmish, University of New South Wales
Brian Wagner, University of Prince Edward Island
@lgoer_compchem
@laura_mckemmish
@DrummerBoy2112
#RSCEng Jason Hein, The University of British Columbia
Tanja Junkers, Monash University
Tim Noël, Eindhoven University of Technology
@procrastiprof
@polymerreaction
@NoelGroupTUE

2019 #RSCPoster General Committee:

Damien Arrigan, Curtin University  @arri_aus
Zoe Ayres, Hach @zjayres
James Batteas, Texas A&M University  @jamesbatteas
Gonçalo Bernardes, University of Cambridge  @gbernardes_chem
Holly Butler, University of Strathclyde  @HollehButler
Malika Jeffries-El, Boston University  @Chem_Diva
Neil Keddie, University of St Andrews @theyakman
Simon Lancaster University of East Anglia @S_J_Lancaster
Simon Lewis, Curtin University  @SimonWLewis
Jennifer Love, The University of British Columbia @JenniferLoveUBC
Nicholas Marshall, USC Aiken @ChemImprov
Jean-Francois Masson, University of Montreal  @Masson_chem
Claire Murray, Diamond Light Source @drclairemurray
Warren Piers, University of Calgary  @Wpiers1
Dino Spagnoli, University of Western Australia @dino_spagnoli
Fraser Stoddart, Northwestern University @sirfrasersays
Nick Stone, Univeristy of Exeter  @profnickstone
M. Eugenio Vázquez, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela  @ChemBioUSC
Renee Webster, Monash University  @reneewebs
Jason Woolford, Royal Society of Chemistry @RealTimeChem

 

See information from previous events here or see the previous events on Twitter via the subject hashtag links above or here.

 

In the spirit of the recent partnership between the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute we are delighted to announce the RACI will be supporting #RSCPoster by awarding prizes to the best posters presented by Aussie chemists.

Just add the hashtag #ozchem to be in with a chance of winning a year’s free RACI membership and a copy of A Century of Bonds!

A local scientific committee will independently judge the best #ozchem poster and presentation

  • Associate Professor Jack Clegg, University of Queensland (@JackKClegg)
  • Professor Dianne Jolley,  (@DrDianneJolley), together with Dr Darren Koppel, (@DarrenKoppel), both University of Technology Sydney
  • Dr Lidia Matesic, (@DrLidiaM)
  • Professor Anthony O’Mullane, Queensland University of Technology (@AOMullane_EChem)

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to check the copyright and permissions needed for figures or any other parts of my poster 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 http://www.rsc.org/Publishing/copyright/permission-requests.asp under “Use of third party material in our publications”.

If I include unpublished work in my poster, 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 poster be?
You can choose any dimensions for your poster, 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: http://betterposters.blogspot.com/2019/02/top-tips-for-twitter-posters.html

 

Please don’t get carried away and use Twitter-bots. We want everyone to actively participate and engage in discussions to get the most out of the event.

 

 

Contact us

RSCPoster@rsc.org

 

Event Organizers

Matthew Baker, University of Strathclyde, @ChemistryBaker

Edward Randviir, Manchester Metropolitan University, @EdwardRandviir

Hannah Kerr, Royal Society of Chemistry, @hk_chemistryy

Kathryn Gempf, Royal Society of Chemistry, @KGempf

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Announcing a themed collection – Celebrating Excellence in Research: 100 Women of Chemistry

Diverse teams produce better research. There are demonstrable benefits to having a wide range of viewpoints and experiences, whether in academia or industry, and there’s a moral responsibility for us to make our community a place where anyone can reach their full potential.

 

In our report, the Diversity landscape of the chemical sciences, published earlier this year, we compiled some of the available evidence for the current state of diversity in the Chemical Sciences. This data gathering has given us a picture that allows us to identify areas of the most need, set intelligent targets for our future activities, and benchmark our future progress from a defined starting point. The report touched on issues of inclusivity in terms of ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic background, and we are

 

However, retention of women emerged as the biggest single loss of talent from our community. At each stage of progression, women are leaving the sector, a massive loss of talent and economic potential. In academia, at undergraduate level, 44% of students are female. This drops to 39% of postgraduate students, and plummets to a mere 9% among chemistry professors.

 

This is a systemic failure – with a wide range of factors including conscious and unconscious bias in hiring and progression committees, and a working environment that is hostile to all but disproportionately affects women. There’s also a difference in remuneration. The difference in median pay between men and women is £13,000, an increase since 2015. The pay gap increases over the course of women’s careers, with older respondents reporting a greater gap than those at the beginning of their careers.

Scientific publishing, as an inherent part of academic life, also plays a huge role in this problem. As the publisher of a journals portfolio including 45 peer-reviewed journals the Royal Society of Chemistry is ideally situated not only to contribute data to the discussion but also to take action to tackle the issues that are identified. By harnessing the authorship and citation data associated with almost 70,000 published, peer-reviewed articles we showed that papers by female corresponding authors received significantly fewer citations than those authored by men. We also saw a negative correlation between the impact factor of a journal and the number of submissions by women, suggesting that female corresponding authors are discouraged from putting their work forward for consideration by top journals.

 

As part of our actions to address this imbalance we are carefully monitoring all new editorial board appointments as well as our ongoing commissioning efforts to identify and remove potential sources of bias. The goal of these efforts is not to employ positive discrimination, but instead to better enable ourselves and our community to recognise the many talented women already working in the Chemical Sciences and hence encourage further progress towards equity. It is with this in mind that we are proud to launch our new themed collection:

 

Celebrating Excellence in Research: 100 Women of Chemistry is a collection of high quality papers from across the RSC Publishing portfolio. As the name of the collection suggests, the excellence comes first – all papers included have previously been judged to be of outstanding quality by the reviewers, editors, or readers.

 

In light of the problems with women’s progression and retention, we decided to focus on female group leaders and corresponding authors – both to celebrate their own achievements in the field and to act as an inspiration for early career researchers and students within the community. An initial nomination stage by our journal editorial teams or editorial board members identified leaders in their respective fields. This resulted in a considerable number of excellent authors from whom 100 papers were then chosen as examples of exceptional research. We intend to represent the diversity of the publishing landscape, including researchers from 23 countries and at all stages of an independent career.

 

We have selected 100 papers but could have selected many more. The number 100 also has special significance here in the UK, where we are currently celebrating Vote 100 – the centenary of the first women in the UK to obtain the vote. The number proved restrictive, and as part of our ongoing commitment to equality and diversity, we will be following this up with subjects-specific collections in the months to come, but for now, we invite you to read this collection and Celebrate Excellence in Research with us.

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Introducing Sustainable Energy & Fuels

The new place to publish your energy and fuels researchSustainable Energy and Fuels cover image

Here at the Royal Society of Chemistry, we are justifiably proud of our reputation for high quality publications in energy science. So we are delighted to announce the expansion of our energy portfolio with the launch of new journal Sustainable Energy & Fuels.

Complementing our leading titles Energy & Environmental Science and Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Sustainable Energy & Fuels will publish interdisciplinary research that contributes to the development of sustainable energy technologies, with a particular emphasis on new and next-generation technologies.

An essential resource for energy researchers, Sustainable Energy & Fuels cuts across major disciplines – materials science, physics, chemistry, engineering and biology – covering evolving and emerging areas such as:

•    bioenergy including biofuels, biomass conversion and fuels from living organisms
•    carbon capture, storage and utilisation
•    energy conversion including fuel cells, piezoelectrics and thermoelectrics
•    energy storage including batteries and supercapacitors
•    hydrogen production, storage and distribution
•    new technologies for energy efficiency including magnetocalorics,  lighting and heating
•    nuclear power
•    solar energy including solar photovoltaics and solar fuels
•    sustainable fossil and alternative fuels

Guided by Editor-in-Chief Professor James Durrant (Imperial College London and Swansea University, UK), Sustainable Energy & Fuels will publish monthly issues containing a mix of Communications, Full papers and Reviews. Look out for the first issue online in spring 2017, with advance articles published from December 2016.

We’ll be sharing more news soon – including when Sustainable Energy & Fuels opens for submissions. With all content published in 2017 and 2018 free to access upon registration, publishing your research in these high profile first issues offers you maximum exposure for your work.

Make sure you stay up to date – sign up to email alerts today.

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Publishing Price List 2016

Price List 2016

The best research for you. Ongoing support for the chemical sciences

Our Publishing Price List for 2016 is now available.

As ever, we’ve been listening to what you need and have made changes to reflect this, as well as some other exciting developments.

What we haven’t changed is our approach. Every product has been carefully designed to provide easily accessible, high quality information at prices that will work with the tightest of budgets. 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.

Here’s what you need to know this year:

Open access
We’re doing everything we can to help researchers fulfil their Open Access requirements. Chemical Science is now a Gold Open Access journal, with no Open Access Author publishing fees for two years. This means it’s free to read, and free to publish in.

Flexible options
We’ve developed our eBook Pick & Choose model to improve the flexibility of our books offering. For a minimum spend of £1,000 ($1,500), libraries can take their pick of key chemical science titles from our entire eBook portfolio.

Growing choice
There is a lot to look forward to in 2016, including the launch of new journals. Nanoscale Horizons and Reaction Chemistry & Engineering are the latest additions to the collection, both available free to subscribers until the end of 2017.

We’re also expanding our eBook collection, with over 70 new titles on the way this year.

Recognised quality
In 2014, we published over 36,200 articles. That’s a 398% increase compared with 2008’s figure.
87 countries contribute to our content ensuring a truly global perspective.
And in the recently published 2014 Journal Citation Reports®, 70% of our journals had an increase in Impact Factor*.

Always good value
We will always do our best to create a package that includes products you need at a price to suit your budget. Our cost per article download has fallen 2.68% since 2014 (that’s 34% from 2011 to 2015).

If you would like to discuss your current subscriptions, or you have any questions, please contact us.

*Impact Factor data based on 2014 Journal Citation Reports (Thomson Reuters, June 2015)

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Making an impact in engineering

Reaction Chemistry & Engineering cover artIntroducing new journal Reaction Chemistry & Engineering

Launching in 2016, the latest title in our journal portfolio will publish high-impact research at the interface of chemical engineering and chemistry.

Reaction Chemistry & Engineering

Reaction Chemistry & Engineering will report cutting-edge research into all aspects of making molecules for the benefit of fundamental research, applied processes and wider society.
From fundamental, molecular level chemistry to large scale chemical production, Reaction Chemistry & Engineering brings together communities of chemists and chemical engineers working to ensure the crucial role of reaction chemistry in today’s world.

The journal’s focused mission encompasses a broad range of topic areas, including experimental, theoretical and modelling aspects in:

  • new reactions and reaction optimisation;
  • reaction pathways and design;
  • reaction mechanism and kinetics;
  • reaction analysis and monitoring;
  • catalysis and catalytic reaction engineering;
  • multiphase and reacting flows;
  • emerging reactor technologies;
  • sustainable reaction engineering.

Papers that consider multiple scales are particularly encouraged.

Klavs Jensen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) will take the role of Editorial Board Chair for Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, assisted by Scientific Editor Saif Khan (National University of Singapore); so you can be sure your work is in safe hands.

Why publish with us?

At the Royal Society of Chemistry, we aim high. And our impressive journal portfolio and well-deserved reputation for innovative publishing of exceptional quality are testament to the fact that we succeed.

We’ve launched journals across the breadth of the chemical sciences, and we know that high-impact research needs high visibility. That’s why all content published in Reaction Chemistry & Engineering in 2016 and 2017 will be free to access upon registration – offering authors maximum exposure for their work.

Submit your work now

Reaction Chemistry & Engineering is now accepting submissions for its first issue in 2016. Submit your work now for your chance to be included.

We’ll be sharing more news soon – sign up to our Email Alerts Service and make sure you’re among the first to hear the latest.

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