Our mission 

As part of the Royal Society of Chemistry, we support the society's vision: 

To be foremost in the world promoting and developing the chemical sciences for the benefit of society 

We aim to foster and encourage the growth and application of the chemical sciences by the dissemination of chemical knowledge. 


We publish a wide range of journals, books and eBooks, databases and magazines. 

Our market leading journal portfolio is guaranteed to make an impact. In addition to the core chemical sciences, our titles span fields such as biology, biophysics, energy and environment, engineering, materials, medicine and physics. And the average impact factor across the portfolio is more than double the average for a chemistry journal. 

Our high quality books programme covers the breadth of the chemical sciences, ranging from the highly specialised to educational textbooks and popular science titles. 


Over one million records from journals, eBooks and databases are searchable through our user driven RSC Publishing Platform.


Free online access is available to thousands of high impact articles simply by registering for an RSC Publishing Personal Account.


RSC Publishing Platform content is integrated with ChemSpider, our free chemical structure database encompassing over 28 million structures. 


Our international author base is served by offices in the US, China, Japan, India, Brazil and the UK, with Editorial and Advisory Board members in over 35 countries. Our content is downloaded by readers in nearly every country in the world.


We are committed to advancing the chemical sciences. As a not-for-profit publisher, we reinvest any surplus in supporting the global scientific community.

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