Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wiley-VCH and ChemPubSoc Europe set to launch OA Chemistry journal

Wiley-VCH and ChemPubSoc Europe set to launch OA Chemistry journal - 19 Jul 2011

Wiley-VCH , part of the scientific and technical publishing business of John Wiley &; Sons, Inc., and ChemPubSoc Europe, an association of 16 chemical societies, have announced the launch of an open access journal - ChemistryOpen. The societies are joining a new open access publishing programme announced by John Wiley & Sons in February.

ChemistryOpen claims to be the first open access chemical society journal. It will publish peer-reviewed primary research in all areas of chemistry, and will thus satisfy funding organisations and institutes which require that the research funded by them should be accessible to all. As an additional feature, the new journal will publish short summaries of PhD theses with a link to the full version. This Thesis Treasury will make PhD theses in Chemistry readily accessible while linking them through CrossRef to all cited journal articles in the programme.

The first open access articles will be posted online later this year, with the first full issue following in early 2012. Dr Karen Hindson and Dr Haymo Ross will serve as editors of the journal. To guarantee the highest possible quality the journal will have an Editorial Advisory Board headed by Professors Ramón Martínez-Máñez and Thomas Wirth, whose expertise cover a broad range of disciplines. Professor Jean-Marie Lehn, Nobel Prize winner in chemistry in 1987, also supports this initiative as an Honorary Chairman of the Editorial Advisory Board.

Posted to Nanowerk (July 19, 2011)

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