Chinese Chemical Society and Chemical Society of Japan join the American Chemical Society, the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker and the Royal Society of Chemistry as co-owners of ChemRxiv

24 Aug 2019
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2019 — The American Chemical Society, the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (German Chemical Society) and the Royal Society of Chemistry today announce their partnership with the Chinese Chemical Society and the Chemical Society of Japan as co-owners to support the strategic and financial development of ChemRxiv, the premier preprint server for the global chemistry community.  

Through the establishment of this strong international alliance, ChemRxiv is supported, developed and led by the Societies representing the global chemistry research community. Close collaboration between the five Societies ensures the sustainability of this service and presents a clear path to broader engagement with authors and readers of the service. 

“ChemRxiv is such a new project in the field of chemistry to enable scientific research to be quickly shared around the world,” says Jiannian Yao, Ph.D., president of the Chinese Chemical Society. “We are delighted to join the board and provide strong representation from China, working with our partners to better serve the global chemical community.”

“We at the Chemical Society of Japan are honored to support this endeavor. ChemRxiv offers scientists a path to immediately disseminate and share their new research findings openly with readers around the globe,” remarks Maki Kawai, Ph.D., president of the Chemical Society of Japan. 

Authors working across all fields of chemistry can post their research 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. ChemRxiv submission includes a triage process that checks for plagiarism and scientific integrity, while retaining its rapid posting time of less than two business days. 

Direct Journal Transfer, a recently introduced feature, enables easy submission to journals published by the American Chemical Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, including ChemPubSoc Europe journals. With this new agreement, journals published by the Chinese Chemical Society, including its new flagship journal CCS Chemistry, and the Chemical Society of Japan will be added in the near future. 

“With the backing of the Chinese Chemical Society and the Chemical Society of Japan, we can ensure that ChemRxiv is truly the global preprint server for chemistry,” says Emma Wilson, Ph.D., chair of the ChemRxiv Governing Board. “It’s an important service for researchers across the globe, representing all the chemical sciences, and cementing a partnership between five major chemical societies makes certain that our international community is at the heart of ChemRxiv.”

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