ChemRxiv Beta Now Online

The ChemRxiv preprint server is open for submissions. It is now available in a fully functioning beta version. The American Chemical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry and German Chemical Society (GDCh), as well as other not-for-profit groups and scientific publishers, gave support to create a place for chemists to share early results and data before formal peer review.

Authors can submit preprints in various file formats that will automatically assigned with a digital object identifier. ChemRxiv will also link the final published version of articles with preprints.

Elsevier launched its own chemistry preprint server named Chemistry Research Network (ChemRN) in August, too.

Redesigned SPIE Digital Library

Here are some of the new SPIE Digital Library features:

  • As a new edition to the conference papers SPIE presents conference presentations, videos containing the audio and slides for most new presentations. Many of them also include full-text papers.
  • You may create a free personal account that allows you to save citations and sign up for different types of e-mail alerts.
  • The mobile version of the website has been redesigned. You may access your institution’s subscription from your personal computer at home or your mobile device. Simply sign into your personal account while on your organization’s network (once every 90 days) and you will have full off-site access.

Web of Science News

Some new features were added to the Web of Science (WoS) in the June release:

  • Citation Report feature has been redesigned with interactive visualizations
  • Daily updates
  • Navigation and search menu has been improved
  • Filtering for Highly Cited Papers and Hot Papers is possible now

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