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ChemRxiv is open for business… What you need to know

On behalf of the chemical science community, we are pleased to introduce ChemRxiv, the open preprint server for the global chemistry community. You can put your research immediately out on the Web and share it with other scientists and colleagues, prior to formal peer review. ChemRxiv is openly accessible, with no subscription fees for readers and no submission charges for authors.

However, you might have a few additional questions…

But what is a preprint?

Generally speaking, a preprint is a freely accessible preliminary communication that contains new research findings and data not yet published in a peer-reviewed outlet, such as a journal.

What do my colleagues and I get out of ChemRxiv?

  • ChemRxiv allows you freely to share your initial research findings with scientists around the world.
  • ChemRxiv research is indexed in Chemical Abstracts and Google Scholar enhancing discovery of your research.
  • ChemRxiv articles are assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) upon publication allowing your preprint article to be fully citable.
  • The original submitted file will be available for future download, preserving the original file.

Are there other features that ChemRxiv offers?

  • Authors can easily submit preprints to ChemRxiv via a drag-and-drop Web upload.
  • A link will be established between the preprint and the final published article, directing interested users to the final version of record.
  • Multiple file formats are available including downloadable and shareable PDFs.
  • ChemRxiv has an open API available to developers.

These can’t be peer-reviewed, can they?

ChemRxiv preprints are not peer-reviewed, but will be checked for plagiarism, offensive, dangerous, highly controversial, and non-scientific content.

If I submit to ChemRxiv, can I submit the same research to a journal?

Different journals have different policies regarding the publication of research already on a preprint server. If you plan to submit research from ChemRxiv to an ACS journal, please review our policies on prior publication.

Who runs ChemRxiv?

ChemRxiv is supported by strategic input from the American Chemical Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the German Chemical Society, and other not-for-profit organizations, as well as other scientific publishers and preprint services. ChemRxiv is managed on behalf of the chemical science community by ACS and is powered by Figshare, an online digital repository for academic research.

Where can I learn more about ChemRxiv?

View other frequently asked questions about ChemRxiv.

What do I do next?

Start sharing your research today at ChemRxiv.org!


Kennie Merz, Editor-in-Chief

Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling is excited to be sponsoring the Division of Chemical Information and our team looks forward to working with many of its members in the coming months. In the past I mentioned changes at the journal which involved creating two new manuscript types: reviews and application notes. We have published several application notes describing software appropriate to chemical information and other areas and are in the process of publishing several reviews. If you have an idea for a review please contact me at eic@jcim.acs.org and we can discuss your idea further. We also are expanding our support in the area of molecular simulation and materials informatics, so please consider sending your manuscripts in these areas to the journal. All the best in 2017!

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Royal Society of Chemistry news update

The Royal Society of Chemistry is the world’s leading chemistry community, advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. With over 50,000 members and a knowledge business that spans the globe, we are the United Kingdom’s professional body for chemical scientists; a not-for-profit organization with 175 years of history and an international vision for the future. We promote, support and celebrate chemistry. We work to shape the future of the chemical sciences, for the benefit of science and humanity.

Our publishing portfolio publishes 44 peer-reviewed journals, more than 1,500 books, and a collection of online databases and literature updating services. For more information about our portfolio, please visit pubs.rsc.org.

Here is the latest news from our publishing portfolio.

Introducing Molecular Omics

In 2018 Molecular BioSystems is refocusing its scope and relaunching as Molecular Omics which will focus on the –omics sciences.

Molecular Omics will publish molecular-level experimental and bioinformatics research in the –omics sciences, including genomics, proteomics, transcriptomics and metabolomics. We will also welcome multidisciplinary papers presenting studies combining different types of omics, or the interface of omics and other fields such as systems biology or chemical biology.

All papers published in Molecular BioSystems will remain permanently available on our publishing platform. Molecular BioSystems will publish all 12 issues in 2017, but closed for submissions on August 16, 2017. We are now accepting articles for submissions to Molecular Omics.

We will continue to serve the chemical biology community with a portfolio of high quality journals: Chemical Science, Chemical Society Reviews, Chemical Communications and Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry. These journals are high quality, offering great service and very fast publication times. All four are available in PubMed and have leading associate editors.

From 2018, Molecular Omics will be added to our Gold package and will be available for individual subscriptions. Please contact sales@rsc.org for more information.

Read & Publish

We have launched a new pilot scheme to support the transition to open access (OA) publishing.

Corresponding authors at institutions with Read & Publish can publish gold OA in all hybrid Royal Society of Chemistry journals. At the same time, the institution will gain access to our hybrid journal portfolio.

How does it work?

  • Pay a tailored publishing fee to publish 100% gold open access.

    We calculate an institution’s publishing fee by analyzing the last full year’s publishing output from corresponding authors. Unless the author chooses to opt out, every accepted article from the corresponding authors will be published gold open access.

  • Pay a set reading fee to unlock access to every article.

    An institution then pays a set reading fee which gives the library perpetual access rights to the content published in our hybrid portfolio during the term of the contract.

Max Planck Digital Library was one of our first customers to sign up to this new agreement. Dr. Ralf Schimmer, Head of Information at the Max Planck Digital Library says:

“We regard this new agreement with the Royal Society of Chemistry as another practical step in the transition from subscription to open access as envisioned in the OA2020 initiative. With this new approach, we shift our payments and workflows in a way to make open access the default of publishing for our researchers.”

For more information on Read & Publish please contact your account manager or email sales@rsc.org.

A Global Collaborative ELN: Signals Notebook


The ELN Evolves to Scientific Research Data Management & Decision Support

While ELNs were initially introduced primarily for IP compliance purposes, the benefits of electronic lab notebooks have extended and embraced global collaboration and workflow support.

Today, ELN systems are positioned to manage substantial portions of R&D data in a research organization. It is a significant shift, and it means that a properly developed and implemented ELN can play a fundamental role in decision support.

Expanding Role of Today’s Lab Notebook Integral to Decision-Making Process

Michael Swartz, VP of Business Development at PerkinElmer Informatics recently commented in the May issue of Lab Manager’s Informatics Resource Guide:

“A key objective of our approach is to provide functionality that firstly, is very adaptable to different research purposes, and secondly, makes it natural for scientists to structure their data in the course of their work. This enables the data in an ELN to be easily transferred to an analytics platform where researchers can decide what to do next. Enabling this natural transition from collaboration and workflow to decision support is probably the most important requirement for ELN’s today.”

This workflow represents a fundamental transformation from ELN systems in the past which served more like document repositories. Such systems, while searchable, did not structure the data to enable decision-making and analytics.

Perkin Elmer Signals NotebookThe world of science is changing faster than ever, and scientists need an electronic lab notebook with the power and flexibility to change with it.

PerkinElmer’s new Signals Notebook Web-based ELN (watch the video) also delivers an effective scientific research data management solution. Write up your research data in notebooks and experiments, then drag and drop, store, organize, share, find and filter data with ease. All scientific data are electronically recorded and stored, making it simple to be more effective, reproducible, and accurate in your scientific endeavors.

It’s Not a Notebook…It’s a Place.

Signals Notebook is a centralized, secure Web-based ecosystem that allows your team access anytime, from anywhere. It is a place where people, ideas and data come together to collaborate, seamlessly share data and discover crucial insights.

Signals Notebook is More Than an ELN

As mentioned above, ELNs are nothing new. In fact, PerkinElmer has been an industry leader in the space for years. But Signals Notebook reinvents the ELN for today’s science…and beyond.

We have incorporated the market-leading chemical drawing platform, ChemDraw, available without any additional install. We’ve also fully integrated Signals Notebook with Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office Online. You can now effortlessly create or attach your Office documents with your experiments and update them.

Signals Notebook – The Global ELN for a Collaborative Scientific World

Connecting and sharing with colleagues and collaborators around the world has never been easier. Signals Notebook lets you start discussions, provide feedback, coordinate follow-on experiments, and stay in sync, anywhere and anytime.

Scientific “Eureka” Moments Happen Faster Than Ever Before

With the support of PerkinElmer, you can be up and running in minutes! There is no software to install, since the platform is 100% Web-based. With no downloads needed, no hardware to buy, and no IT assets to maintain, Signals Notebook provides immediate Return on Investment (ROI) for budget-minded science teams.

Achieve meaningful scientific breakthroughs with PerkinElmer Signals Notebook. Watch a short video or learn more about PerkinElmer’s powerful new Web based ELN - Signals Notebook.