The very first issue of Environmental Science: Nano has just been published online.
The issue features cutting-edge reports on nanomaterial interactions with biological and environmental systems as well as the sustainable design and use of engineered nanomaterials. And the great news is that all the articles are FREE to access.
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ChemComm author Wei Luo from Oregon State University displays the copy of ChemComm in which his article appears
Thanks to everyone who visited our booth last week at the MRS Fall Meeting in Boston – it was great to meet you!
We had a range of our top books and journals on display, including the very first issue of our new journal, Materials Horizons.
Congratulations to Ashok Kumar (University of South Florida), the lucky winner of our Kindle Fire prize draw.
Commiserations to everyone else who entered but we’ve got some exciting offers that we think you’ll be interested in:
Free access to Materials Horizons and Biomaterials Science
Simply fill in this short form on our Publishing Platform and you can read all issues of new journals Materials Horizons and Biomaterials Science for free until the end of 2015 and 2014 respectively. Plus, you’ll get access to all other free content across our journals and books, including a sample chapter from each book in the RSC eBook Collection.
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Join the Royal Society of Chemistry before 31 December 2013 using promotional code MRS13 and you’ll pay just £56 and receive a complimentary online subscription to our award-winning flagship journal Chemical Science.
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All competition entrants are now signed up to the Materials Horizons table of contents e-alert. You can sign up to stay in touch with books and journals relevant to your field here.
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View this video to hear from international researchers on why they choose Royal Society of Chemistry journals.
The first articles for new journal Environmental Science: Nano are now available online.
Cutting-edge research on the effects of nanotechnologies on environmental and human health
Environmental Science: Nano publishes the latest work on nanomaterial interactions with biological and environmental systems, and the design and use of engineered nanomaterials for sustainability. It’s the only high impact journal dedicated to publishing environmental nanoscience papers and, as these first articles show, it is already attracting strong support and attention from the community.
A chemical free, nanotechnology-based method for airborne bacterial inactivation using engineered water nanostructures
Georgios Pyrgiotakis, James McDevitt, Andre Bordini, Edgar Diaz, Ramon Molina, Christa Watson, Glen Deloid, Steve Lenard, Natalie Fix, Yosuke Mizuyama, Yamauchi Toshiyuki, Joseph Brain and Philip Demokritou
Alterations of intestinal serotonin following nanoparticle exposure in embryonic zebrafish
Rıfat Emrah Özel, Kenneth N. Wallace and Silvana Andreescu
A minor lipid component of soy lecithin causes growth of triangular prismatic gold nanoparticles
Benjamin R. Ayres and Scott M. Reed
Natural water chemistry (dissolved organic carbon, pH, and hardness) modulates colloidal stability, dissolution, and antimicrobial activity of citrate functionalized silver nanoparticles
Lok R. Pokhrel, Brajesh Dubey and Phillip R. Scheuerman
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All Environmental Science: Nano articles will be free to access online until the end of 2015*, so researchers worldwide can benefit from the latest research.
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*All articles published in 2014 and 2015 issues are free to access online to all individuals who have signed up for an RSC Publishing Personal Account, and to all existing Royal Society of Chemistry customers with an IP address registered.
If you’re an early-stage researcher undertaking an exciting scientific project, why not enter the 2014 SET for Britain competition for a chance to win up to £3000?
SET for Britain is an annual poster competition supported by the Royal Society of Chemistry along with other learned societies. The event aims to encourage and promote early-career scientists and engineers, as well as raising the profile of science and engineering within the Houses of Parliament.
There are five subject categories – biological and biomedical science, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, physics – and prizes are awarded in each category for the posters that best communicate high level science to a lay audience. The gold prize is £3,000, silver is £2,000 and bronze is £1,000.
Finalists will have the opportunity to present their research at the House of Commons Marquee on 17th March 2014, hosted by Andrew Miller MP, Chair of the Science and Technology Select Committee, where the prizes will be awarded and the overall winner will receive the Westminster medal.
The closing date for entries is Monday 20th December 2013. Find out more on our website.