Our commitment to open science
Our purpose is to help the chemical science community make the world a better place; we envision a world in which the chemical sciences fulfil their potential as a force for good. We strive to work with our community to break down barriers to advancing the chemical sciences and to ensure appropriate equitable, global access to knowledge and data.
We believe that the best ways to enable chemical scientists to make the world a better place are through enabling greater access to knowledge, ensuring that tools and data are presented in a useful way, and that data is FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable), that practices such as peer review are transparent, that research is carried out ethically and with integrity, that collaboration is encouraged and that ultimately more people are enabled and encouraged to participate in science.
As a group, these principles form the basis of the open science agenda – an agenda that is currently being defined by stakeholders from around the world. Our goal as a learned society, professional body, and publisher is to work with our community and stakeholders, including chemical science researchers across sectors, funders, and policymakers - to develop our vision for Open Chemistry. Together, we’ll uncover barriers, assess motivations, pinpoint catalysts for change, and explore various pathways to an open future that best serves chemistry and society.
Our open science journey so far and our current initiatives
Open access can lead us to a fairer society by making impactful research available to everyone. No matter who you are or where you live, you deserve to access and benefit from new discoveries.
Discover why data sharing is important and why we believe that where possible, all data associated with the research in a manuscript should be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR).
Inclusion and diversity
Our goal is to increase the diversity of people choosing and fulfilling their potential in the chemical sciences to create a truly inclusive community. Learn more about our strategy, activities and resources.