New Open Access Journal by RSC

The Royal Society of Chemistry has launched a new Open Access journal named Nanoscale Advances. It is a collaborative venture between RSC and the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST) in Beijing, China.

Authors have a choice of two Creative Commons licences: CC BY or CC BY NC.

For the first two years, RSC is waiving all article processing charges.

More at http://pubs.rsc.org/en/journals/journalissues/na

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.

Chemistry World in a New Look

chemistryworldThe Royal Society of Chemistry has relaunched the portal Chemistry World.

It combines the magazine “Chemistry World” (1965 to 2003 under the title “Chemistry in Britain”) with further information on the fields of chemistry, biotechnology and biology. It provides news, articles, podcasts as well as videos and thematic webinars.