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Royal Society of Chemistry at ACS Fall and EuChemS this August

We are delighted to announce two RSC receptions taking place at the American Chemical Society (ACS) Fall meeting in Chicago, USA, and the EuChemS Chemistry Congress in Lisbon, Portugal at the end of this month.

 

Both symposia will celebrate our recent three journal launches:

  • EES Catalysis publishing exceptional research on energy and environmental catalysis – now open for submissions
  • RSC Sustainability is dedicated to sustainable chemistry and new solutions – now open for submissions
  • Sustainable Food Technology cultivates sustainable solutions to food processing and engineering challenges – opening for submissions next week.

Join us at our receptions to celebrate

If you are planning to attend either ACS Fall or the EuChemS Chemistry Congress, we’d love you to join our receptions.

  • ACS Fall: join us on the RSC stand on Tuesday 23rd August at 5-6pm
  • EuChemS: Come find us at our Royal Society of Chemistry stand to get your invitation.

 

We look forward to meeting you there,

Royal Society of Chemistry

On behalf of

Shizhang Qiao

Editor-in-Chief

EES Catalysis

Tom Welton

Editor-in-Chief

RSC Sustainability

Jorge Barros Velázquez

Editor-in-Chief

Sustainable Food Technology

 

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Professor Shizhang Qiao joins EES Catalysis as Editor-in-Chief

We are delighted to welcome Professor Shizhang Qiao, The University of Adelaide, Australia, as the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of EES Catalysis, a new open access journal publishing high quality research on energy and environmental catalysis.

Learn more about our new Editor-in-Chief

Professor Shizhang Qiao is chair professor at the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials, and the founding director of the Centre for Materials in Energy and Catalysis, University of Adelaide. His research expertise is in nanostructured materials for electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, batteries and other new energy technologies.

Find out more about Professor Qiao on the EES Catalysis webpage.

 

You can read some of Professor Qiao’s research in these papers below:

 

Design of electrocatalysts for oxygen- and hydrogen-involving energy conversion reactions

Yan Jiao, Yao Zheng, Mietek Jaroniec and Shizhang Qiao

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44, 2060-2086

 

Role of oxygen-bound reaction intermediates in selective electrochemical CO2 reduction

Xing Zhi, Anthony Vasileff, Yao Zheng, Yan Jiao and Shizhang Qiao

Energy Environ. Sci., 2021, 14, 3912-3930

 

EES Catalysis will open for submissions in August 2022. Sign up here to receive updates.

 

Please join us in welcoming Professor Qiao to EES Catalysis.

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Professor Jorge Barros Velázquez joins Sustainable Food Technology as Editor-in-Chief

We are delighted to welcome Professor Jorge Barros Velázquez, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, as the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of Sustainable Food Technology a new open access journal publishing sustainable approaches to food processing and engineering.

 

“We need to find the solutions to our biggest challenges in food production and processing. Sustainable Food Technology acts as a forum for scientists worldwide who wish to produce better, safer foods that respect our environment. I am more than delighted to be part of this exciting project.”

Learn more about our new Editor-In-Chief

Since 2007, Jorge Barros Velázquez has been a professor of food technology at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Food Science. Jorge obtained his PhD in food microbiology in 1992. His post-doc experience includes the National Food Biotechnology Centre (Cork, Ireland) and the Institute for Marine Research (Vigo, Spain). Since 1992, Jorge has been involved in the direction of more than 30 scientific projects on food microbiology, food technology and food safety – and has participated in another 15 projects.

 

Jorge’s research interests include the development of novel preservation tools for seafood and other animal foods, such as the use of lactic acid bacteria and their bacteriocins, natural organic acids, essential oils, algae extracts or seafood wastes, as well as active food packaging strategies.

 

Find out more about Professor Barros Velázquez on our Sustainable Food Technology webpage.

 

Read Foodomics, a book edited by Jorge, here:

Foodomics: Omic Strategies and Applications in Food Science

Editor: Jorge Barros Velázquez, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2021.

 

Sustainable Food Technology will open for submissions in August 2022 so make sure to sign up to receive the latest updates.

 

Please join us in welcoming Professor Barros Velázquez to Sustainable Food Technology.

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Professor Tom Welton joins RSC Sustainability as Editor-in-Chief

 

We are delighted to welcome Professor Tom Welton, Imperial College London, UK, as the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of RSC Sustainability, a new open access journal publishing solution-focused research to solve sustainability challenges.

 

“With UNEP’s decision the create a Science-Policy Interface for Chemicals and Waste in March 2022, the time is ripe for the creation of RSC Sustainability. I believe this new journal has the potential to become the first choice for the publication of solutions-focussed research that informs this SPI, and, beyond this, welcome all chemical science contributions to enable any of the Sustainable Development Goals.”

 

Learn more about our new Editor-in-Chief

Tom Welton is Professor of Sustainable Chemistry at Imperial College London. He has published over 150 papers and has received several awards, including various lectureships, was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC, 2007) and Officer in the Order of the British Empire (OBE, 2017). From 2020 to 2022 he served as president of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He is a vocal champion of inclusion and diversity in the chemical sciences.

 

His research focusses on Sustainable and Green Chemistry, aiming to make related industries more environmentally and economically sustainable. Throughout his career his work has focussed on the use of ionic liquids with uses in organic, inorganic and physical chemistry. He is interested in the fundamental properties of ionic liquids and how they can be used as alternative solvents or electrolytes. Tom also works on the clean synthesis and processing of biomass-derived polymers to replace petrochemical-based plastics and understanding how ionic liquids can play a role in making these processes more sustainable.

 

Read some of his recent contributions below:

 

A review on machine learning algorithms for the ionic liquid chemical space

Spyridon Koutsoukos, Frederik Philippi, Francisco Malaret and Tom Welton

Chemical Science, 2021, 12, 6820-6843

 

Investigation of the influence of natural deep eutectic solvents (NaDES) in the properties of chitosan-stabilised films

Antonella Rozaria Nefeli Pontillo, Spyridon Koutsoukos, Tom Welton and Anastasia Detsi

Materials Advances, 2021, 2, 3954-3964

 

Themed issue on Non-traditional solvent effects in organic reactions

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics and Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 2021

Guest Editors: Jason Harper, Barbara Kirchner, Paulina Pavez and Tom Welton

 

RSC Sustainability will open for submissions in August 2022 so make sure to sign up to receive the latest updates.

 

Please join us in welcoming Professor Welton to RSC Sustainability.

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Open Chemical Science: Online Events

CICAG is organising a series of online webinars and workshops with the theme “Open Chemical Science”. These events will examine the opportunities, benefits, risks and likely future developments associated with open chemistry.

 

Globally significant progress has been made towards open sharing of information. This drive to share data, software and publications is enabling the development of a more inclusive society. However, the myriad of solutions, repositories and information sources is at the same time complicating the landscape. Many questions are still under discussion, for example:

  • What are the benefits and opportunities of open chemistry?
  • How will the open research environment evolve?
  • What are the implications for users of open repositories?
  • What sources can be trusted?
  • How will information be managed and retrieved?
  • Will open research lead to competitive disadvantage?

 

The themed two-hour webinars scheduled throughout the week of 9-13 November are as follows:

 

To register, from each of the above pages click on the BOOK NOW button:

Please contact Gillian Bell, cicageventsmanager@gmail.com, with enquiries.

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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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Tri-Institutional Chemical Biology Symposium

The Royal Society of Chemistry is proud to be sponsoring the 16th Annual Tri-Institutional Chemical Biology Symposium, which will take place virtually on the 1st of September, 2020, 09:00-18:30 EDT.

This event showcases research at the forefront of chemical biology, and is sponsored and organized by the Tri-Institutional PhD Program in Chemical Biology (TPCB), a joint graduate program of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, The Rockefeller University, and Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City.

Register for this free event here by the 28th of August 2020

Undergraduate students interested in chemical biology are especially encouraged to attend.

Poster submissions are welcomed from all attendees, including early college high school students, undergraduates, postbaccalaureate students, research assistants and technicians, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research staff, and faculty. Posters will be presented live by video in parallel meeting rooms, and judged by TPCB faculty members and keynote speakers for a selection of poster awards sponsored by TPCB and their promotional partners, including RSC Chemical Biology, Chemical Science and Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry.

For more information, please visit the Tri-Institutional Chemical Biology Symposium event page.

TPCB has been strongly committed to diversity and inclusion since its inception. It welcomes scientists from underrepresented minority groups and disadvantaged backgrounds, and those with disabilities.  It does not tolerate racism, discrimination, or harassment of any kind. All attendees are expected to maintain the highest standards of professional conduct throughout the symposium.

 

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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!
Keep up with all things chembio: sign up for alerts or follow us on Twitter @rsc_chembio

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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:

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:

 

 

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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