Advancing excellence in the chemical sciences

The Royal Society of Chemistry:
Advancing Excellence in the
Chemical Sciences
Dan Dyer
Head of Sales
Royal Society of Chemistry
Founded in1841
One of the largest organisations for
advancing the chemical sciences
Professional body with a worldwide
Thomas Graham House
network of 49,000 members
Internationally acclaimed publishing
Non-for-profit organization
Leading international publisher
• Our publishing activities span books, e-books,
journals, databases and magazines
*The name THE MERCK INDEX is owned by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., Whitehouse Station,
N.J., U.S.A., and is licensed to The Royal Society of Chemistry for use in the U.S.A. and Canada.
What is RSC Publishing?
•Analytical Abstracts
•Catalysts & Catalysed Reactions
•Laboratory Hazards Bulletin
•Natural Product Updates
•NEW 2015: Synthetic Reaction
Updates (Former Methods of
Organic Synthesis and Catalysts and
Catalysed Reactions in one product
Journal Launches
2009 launches
2010 launches
2011 launches
2012 launches
Recently acquired
For the UK
Coming Soon
The EPSRC funded National Chemical Database
Service, hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry
Chemistry World
Flagship magazine of the Royal Society of
Social Media:
Facebook 341,00
Twitter 269,000
LinkedIn 9,500
46,030 in print
221,000 online (Q1 2014)
Free to use
31 million structures
Over 400 different data sources, including:
 PubChem, ChEBI
 GSK Malarial compounds
 Chemical Suppliers Catalogues
 Patents
 RSC journals
Physical properties, spectra, safety information and much more
Access it anywhere there’s internet
Growth in Content
• Published articles:
5,754 to 27,237
(373% growth)
• 22% growth in Impact
Factor to average
• 126% growth in article
downloads to 26M
We want to continue and expand what we have been
doing since 1841 in supporting the chemical sciences…
Maintain and improve the quality whilst expanding
into new areas of chemistry and related disciplines
Open Access – threat to Society
What if the world went OA tomorrow?
OA is fast moving, we are in a transition period
Individual funding agency mandates - varying policies which
can be confusing
Publisher experimentation continues
Rapid growth of OA journals and institutional repositories
RSC wants to work with the community to support them, and
be involved in the on-going discussions
RSC policy:
“RSC supports Open Access models which seek to ensure that
scholarly publishing activities operate in a long-term
sustainable way”
• Maximise availability and accessibility of research
• Maintain standards and ethics of publishing
• Provide a quality service
Gold OA is the best option – sustainable and provides
immediate access
Green OA is also supported with our Chemical Sciences
Article Repository:
• Number of voucher codes received is what the institution pays
for RSC Gold divided by £1,600
• We recognise researchers are being asked to publish OA, but
may not have the funding
• A reward for all RSC Gold subscribing institutions
• Institutions get voucher codes to publish Gold OA free of
• > £9Million invested in free Gold OA voucher codes for RSC
Gold members
"The more that this type of thinking can be seen to permeate
throughout the publishing industry, the better."
Ron Egginton, Department for Business, Innovation and
Thank you!
Come visit us at our stand to find out more
More information:
E-mail: [email protected]
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