Supporting our global chemistry community
"Introducing ChemRxiv is a fantastic opportunity to provide our global chemistry community with new tools to share and discover research," says Dr Emma Wilson, our director of publishing. "It’s an important service for researchers across the chemical sciences, and cementing a partnership between three major chemical societies ensures our international community is at the heart of ChemRxiv."
"We at ACS are delighted to officially partner with two of the world’s premiere scientific societies on ChemRxiv," says Dr James Milne, senior vice president, ACS Journals Publishing Group. "In a rapidly evolving scientific landscape, preprints are an essential step in the research process, providing transparency and enabling the rapid and global communication of new findings. Through this partnership, ChemRxiv will be governed and led by chemical societies, long-recognized as representative of the broad international community we serve."
Free, streamlined service
Authors working across all fields of chemistry are able to post their findings to the server ahead of formal peer review and publication. The service is free of charge, features a streamlined portal for direct and easy submission, and supports a wide variety of file formats. New features include a triage process that checks for plagiarism and other basic elements, while retaining its rapid posting time of less than two business days.
"The scholarly publishing landscape is significantly changing,” says GDCh Executive Director Wolfram Koch. "It is therefore important that the GDCh teams up with ACS and the Royal Society of Chemistry to fulfil our joint task to serve the chemical community worldwide and to support the dissemination of chemical knowledge."
To learn more about this partnership, visit the ChemRxiv website.
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About the Royal Society of Chemistry
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About the American Chemical Society
The American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society, is a not-for-profit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. ACS is a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related information and research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. ACS does not conduct research, but publishes and publicizes peer-reviewed scientific studies. Through its Publications Division, the Society publishes 50+ peer-reviewed journals and eBooks. ACS journals are among the most cited, most trusted and most read within the scientific literature. The Publications Division offers high-quality service to authors and readers, including rapid time to publication, cutting-edge web and mobile delivery platforms and comprehensive open-access options. The Society's main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.
About the German Chemical Society
The Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) is the largest chemical society in continental Europe with members from academe, education, industry and other areas. The GDCh supports chemistry in teaching, research and application and promotes the understanding of chemistry in the public. In 2017 the GDCh celebrated the 150th anniversary of the founding of its predecessor society, the Deutsche Chemische Gesellschaft.