RSC Publishing launches first journal to feature topic modelling
10 August 2011
The first issue of RSC Publishing's new journal RSC Advances has been published online. The journal covers the breadth of the chemical sciences, including speciality and interdisciplinary fields and is the first journal to feature the new system of 'topic modelling'.
Scientists from Argentina to New Zealand, South Korea to the United States have shown their support for RSC Advances by submitting their work. Communications, full papers and reviews are all represented in the mix that encompasses all the main areas of the chemical sciences - and access is free throughout 2011 and 2012.
Sophisticated behind-the-scenes 'topic modelling' classifies the content into one or more of 12 subject categories, such as energy, analytical and organic, accessible via the subject tab on the website. This enables readers to go straight to the most relevant content. RSC Advances is the first chemical science journal to classify content using topic modelling.
Richard Kidd, Informatics Manager at RSC Publishing, explained: "We have used the latest understanding of topic modelling research to build clear and meaningful categories for RSC publications, which will evolve alongside the research scope of our publications. It's a great tool for us and our readers to track how the subjects develop."
Associate Editor Professor Marcos Eberlin, from Brazil, said: "This is a very nice collection indeed. The subject tab is superb."
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