Another reason for scientists to find a home with the RSC

16 November 2011

Academic and industrial researchers in the field of toxicology will have a new option for the publication of their research in 2012, with the launch of the latest Royal Society of Chemistry journal Toxicology Research.

It will be published in partnership with the British Toxicology Society and the Chinese Society of Toxicology.

Announcing the launch, James Milne, acting Managing Director of Publishing at the RSC, said: "We are delighted to support the toxicology research community with this new journal, published in partnership with both the BTS and CST. By providing authors with exceptional service through the submission and publication process, and providing free access to readers for the first two volumes, we anticipate Toxicology Research will quickly become a preeminent journal for the field.

"The RSC prides itself in publishing journals of exceptional quality, relevance and timeliness, and Toxicology Research, with the editorial team involved, will certainly be in a good position to achieve this for the toxicology community." 

Toxicology Research will be a multidisciplinary journal covering both the fundamental and applied aspects of toxicology. These include drug toxicity, food toxicity and their mechanisms, responses and risk/safety evaluation.

The journal will open for submissions on December 1st 2011 and the first issue will be published around May 2012.

Authors submitting to Toxicology Research will benefit from rapid peer review and publication, with no page charges.   Authors have the option of publishing their research as an Accepted Manuscript*; Open Access publication is also available as an option through RSC Open Science. 

Published research will have very high visibility - from launch until December 2013, all content will be freely available online for all readers via the website.

Additionally, chemical structures and data contained in the journal can be integrated with ChemSpider, the RSC's free chemical structure database. 

Nigel Gooderham, professor of molecular toxicology at Imperial College London who has been appointed editor-in-chief of the new journal, said: "It is a privilege and honour to be invited to work with the Royal Society of Chemistry on the launch of this new publishing venture.  Current research in toxicology attempts to understand and explain biological response to noxious agents and draws upon the physical, biological and medical sciences.

"Therefore the scope of Toxicology Research will be inclusive rather than specialist with the emphasis on publishing the highest quality toxicological science, irrespective of discipline."

*An Accepted Manuscript is an unedited and unformatted version of an article that is published shortly after acceptance. It is available as a downloadable pdf file. It is then replaced by the fully edited and formatted Advance Article.

Notes for editors:

  • Authors with research that they would like to be considered for the first issues of Toxicology Research can submit online. 

  • ChemSpider is a free chemical structure database providing fast access to over 25 million structures, properties and associated information. By integrating and linking compounds from more than 400 data sources, ChemSpider enables researchers to discover the most comprehensive view of freely available chemical data from a single online search.

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