More universities securing Gold with the Royal Society of Chemistry

31 May 2012

The Royal Society of Chemistry's new premium collection of international journals, databases and magazines offering access to all published material is proving to be a winner with more and more universities around the UK.

The RSC already has 21 universities, including the Universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, York, Leeds, Warwick and Imperial College London, subscribing to RSC Gold, with several more lining up to take advantage of a unique offer. 

The RSC is one of the world's leading scientific publishers, offering an exceptional range of peer-reviewed journals, including our award-winning flagship journal Chemical Science, magazines, books, databases and publishing services to the chemical sciences community.

In an era of carefully balanced budgets, the success of RSC Gold highlights the value placed by the institutions on RSC content.

Stephen Hawthorne, RSC sales director, said: "With 12 new journals launched in the last four years, there is an increasing amount of high-quality content for universities to enjoy. Our aim is to publish around 25,000 articles in 2012 across the RSC's 35 international journals, representing over 20% growth on 2011.

"With our impact factors growing year-on-year, universities are clearly seeing sufficient value in RSC content to upgrade - despite these straightened times - for the benefit of both their faculty and their students."

Dan Pullinger, science and engineering librarian at the University of Leeds, said students and researchers benefit greatly from having access to the full range of journal, database and magazine online content provided by the RSC Gold package.

He added: "The quality information published in these high impact journals is invaluable, not only in supporting our chemistry-focused research, but also in enriching our interdisciplinary activity in the fields of food science, nanotechnology, environmental sciences and more."

Professor Peter Sadler, from the University of Warwick, said: "Warwick is internationally recognised for its research on bioinorganic chemistry and inorganic biochemistry and the journal Metallomics is becoming a leading journal of central importance to our research.

"I am delighted that one of my latest papers has just gone online in Metallomics and only through Warwick's RSC Gold package am I able to publicise the journal properly to other workers in the field."

In addition, if a university has a RSC Gold subscription, staff are entitled to receive a 15% discount on the relevant RSC Open Science fee: authors are offered the option of paying a fee in exchange for making their accepted communication, research paper or review article openly available to all via the web. RSC Open Science will only be available to authors once their papers have been accepted for publication, following the normal rigorous peer-review procedures.

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