FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | August 23, 2019

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

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.”

To learn more about ChemRxiv, visit https://chemrxiv.org.

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. The Society is a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related information and research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. The Society does not conduct research, but publishes and publicizes peer-reviewed scientific studies. Through its Publications Division, ACS publishes more than 50 peer-reviewed journals and eBooks, including digital archives of legacy scientific research published since the Society’s founding, as well as the industry-leading weekly news periodical, Chemical & Engineering News. ACS journals are among the most cited, most trusted and most read within the scientific literature. Its 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.

About the Royal Society of Chemistry
We are an international organisation connecting chemical scientists with each other, with other scientists, and with society as a whole. Founded in 1841 and based in London, UK, we have an international membership of over 50,000. We use the surplus from our global publishing and knowledge business to give thousands of chemical scientists the support and resources required to make vital advances in chemical knowledge. We develop, recognise and celebrate professional capabilities, and we bring people together to spark new ideas and new partnerships. We support teachers to inspire future generations of scientists, and we speak up to influence the people making decisions that affect us all. We are a catalyst for the chemistry that enriches our world.

About the Chinese Chemical Society
The Chinese Chemical Society is a rapidly developing academic organization in the field of chemistry in China, with currently 66,000 members and increasing continuously. CCS Congress is the brand conference of CCS, attracting over 15,000 attendees each time. Recently, the Chinese Chemical Society has made great efforts in journals, awards and related fields. You can learn more from its English website www.chinesechemsoc.org.

About The Chemical Society of Japan
The Chemical Society of Japan has a history encompassing 140 years, with a current membership exceeding 27,000, and is one of the most affluent academic societies in Japan, covering most areas of pure and applied chemistry. The prime mission of the CSJ is to promote chemistry for science and industry in collaboration with other domestic and global societies. Above all, the overriding purpose of the Society is to contribute to the betterment of human life.

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