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.

Mentoring program CheMento

CheMento is the Mentoring program of the GDCh (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker). There professionally experienced chemists are able to take care of one junior chemist (Mentee). So they can answer questions about the career entry or career orientation and something else.

The closing date for applications as a mentor and a mentee will end at October 15, 2015 to begin with 30 new tandems at 2016.

More information you can find here (web page only in German): https://www.gdch.de/ausbildung-karriere/karriere-und-beruf/karriereveranstaltungen/mentoring-programm.html

GDCh and Open Access

The Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (German Chemical Society) published a position paper on the future of scientific publishing and the transformation to Open Access. It recommends its authors the green open access model. This means to archive articles that are published in conventional journals in institutions’ own e-print archives (e.g. MPG PuRe) allowing free access.

GDCh Position Paper: On the Future of Scientific Publishing (December 2013)
GDCh-Positionspapier: Zur Zukunft des wissenschaftlichen Publizierens (Dezember 2013)