Achievements by individuals and teams in advancing the chemical sciences should be celebrated. That’s why at the Royal Society of Chemistry we have over 80 Prizes and Awards covering all areas of the chemical sciences.
Plus, for 2015, our eight refocused Industry & Technology Awards recognise outstanding innovation, community engagement, industry–academia collaborations, entrepreneurship and science by individuals and teams in the chemical sciences industry:
• Chemistry World Entrepreneur of the Year Award
• Creativity in Industry Prize
• Industrial Analytical Science Award
• Inspiration and Industry Award
• Materials for Industry – Derek Birchall Award
• Organic Industrial Chemistry Award
• Teamwork in Innovation Award
• Young Industrialist of the Year Award
Rewarding Excellence, Gaining Recognition
Winning is good for your reputation and good for your business.
Any individual or team can be nominated for an award. But nominations are down to you, our Royal Society of Chemistry members. Do you want to:
…raise the profile of your organisation?
…reward your colleague or employee for their achievements?
…win up to £5000 and the opportunity to raise awareness of your work?
If you know someone that deserves recognition, nominate them today.
Or, if you have made a significant contribution to advancing the chemical sciences or chemical sciences industry, ask a Royal Society of Chemistry member to nominate you.
Nominations close on 15 January 2015.
As the only major learned society publisher of books and ebooks in the chemical sciences, you can rely on our comprehensive collection to deliver quality titles from international experts on topical subjects.
From forensics and food science, medicine and materials science to environmental issues and nanoscience, we’ve got it covered.
Our catalogue of titles for 2015 is now available.
The books are suitable for a diverse readership, encompassing professional reference books, specialist periodical reports, text books and general interest titles. So whatever you need, you can be sure to find something relevant.
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The best content for researchers, readers and scientists in academia, industry and beyond.
That’s what to expect from our ever-expanding publishing programme, and there’s even more on offer in the new 2015 Publishing Catalogue.
Built from expert research, and spanning a comprehensive range of science subjects, there are new products available, as well as some exciting changes to the current portfolio.
Download your copy of the Publishing Catalogue 2015 and look out for:
Page 7 – Read more about Chemical Science’s move to Gold Open Access
Page 11 – Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology joins our Environmental Science journal collection
Page 31 – Find out about MarinLit, the latest addition to our growing database collection
Page 41 – Don’t miss the RSC Historical Collection, our new digital archive featuring thousands of scientific and society publications, dating back to 1505
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As a new student, encountering the world of academic journals for the first time can be a little daunting. But help is at hand.
The Royal Society of Chemistry has introduced free annotated articles: a student-friendly way of reading our journals, designed to teach you how to understand, interpret and extract the most from an article.
Clearly defined, bite-sized chunks – rewritten by the authors – allow you to quickly grasp the key concepts of an article:
• Why is this study important?
• What is the objective?
• What was their overall plan?
• What was their procedure?
• What are the conclusions?
• What are the next steps?
With links to the associated Chemistry World article, ChemSpider entries, related journal articles, books and relevant Learn Chemistry resources, annotated articles are also a great practical tool for those teaching students how to read and understand journal articles.
Annotated articles are just one of the many free resources for students and educators on the Learn Chemistry Higher Education website. Check out further practical tools such as:
• case studies to help with independent study;
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You know you can trust Royal Society of Chemistry journals to deliver high quality content.
Our exceptional standards are reinforced by the recently published 2013 Journal Citation Reports ®:
Individual journal Impact Factor (IF) highlights include: Chemical Society Reviews (up 22% to 30.425); Catalysis Science & Technology (up 27% to 4.760) and Energy & Environmental Science (up 33% to 15.490).
Energy & Environmental Science remains the top journal in the Environmental Sciences category, and is now in the top 5% in the other three categories where it is listed.
Natural Product Reports is #1 in the Chemistry: Medicinal category with a figure of 10.715.
Chemical Science, recently announced as moving to Gold Open Access in 2015, records an improved figure of 8.601. This is one example of how we, as a not-for-profit organisation, support and invest in the community.
Looking at all our journals in the multidisciplinary chemistry category:
More authors are choosing to publish their best work with us, and we have achieved all this while publishing more than double the number of articles in 2013 compared with 2010.
So the figures speak for themselves: our journals are the best place to publish work that advances excellence in the chemical sciences. For guaranteed impact, choose Royal Society of Chemistry journals.
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|Journal||2013 Impact Factor||5-Year Impact Factor|
|Catalysis Science & Technology||4.76||4.764|
|Chemical Communications (ChemComm)||6.718||6.485|
|Chemical Society Reviews||30.425||33.159|
|Chemistry Education Research and Practice*||1.309||1.436|
|Energy & Environmental Science||15.49||15.263|
|Food & Function||2.907||3.132|
|JAAS (Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry)||3.396||3.134|
|Journal of Environmental Monitoring||2.109||2.133|
|Journal of Materials Chemistry||6.626||6.743|
|Lab on a Chip||5.748||6.002|
|Natural Product Reports (NPR)||10.715||10.353|
|New Journal of Chemistry (NJC)||3.159||2.837|
|Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry (OBC)||3.487||3.389|
|Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences||2.939||2.793|
|Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP)||4.198||4.023|
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.
The Impact Factor provides an indication of the average number of citations per paper. Produced annually, Impact Factors are calculated by dividing the number of citations in a year, by the number of citeable articles published in the preceding two years.
The 5-Year Impact Factor is 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 2013 Journal Citation Reports ®, (Thomson Reuters, July 2014).