Monthly Archives: July 2014

Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry Demonstration

Please do attend the demonstration and give your feedback on the trial of this resource, which will take place from 1st August-31st October.


You are invited to attend a demonstration of Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry

Thursday 7th August, 11:00 am, at the Department of Chemistry, Pfizer Lecture Theatre

Map and directions

Presenter: Dr Charles Martinez, Solution Sales Manager, Life Sciences Elsevier Ltd.

With the demonstration a trial of Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry will run from 1st August – 31st October 2014.  (Note RMC will appear as a new search option on the main Reaxys interface, so there’s no need to change application.)  Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry is designed to support researchers in making connections between compounds, targets and bioactivity, with tools that give insight into result sets and allow data export and sharing. You are encouraged to attend this demonstration to help familiarise yourself with the database early on so you can quickly begin to evaluate the database over the trial period. The presenter, Dr Charles Martinez, will also supply some structured workflows for you…

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Journal of Flow Chemistry

This was recommended by a member of the department.


New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Journal of Flow Chemistry.


From the Akademiai Kiado website for the journal:

“The primary objective of the Journal of Flow Chemistry will be to stimulate the development and advancement of flow chemistry for the benefit and progress of the chemistry community. The Journal will provide a high-level scientific forum for rapid publication of the latest results of flow chemistry and serve the most important information on scientific events, technology developments, products, etc. for the fast growing flow chemistry community. The main focus of the Journal will be flow chemistry in inorganic, organic, analytical and process chemistry in the academic research as well as in applied research and development in the pharmaceutical, agrochemical, fine-chemical, petro-chemical, fragrance industry. However, the Journal should not be limited to the above but also include relevant flow chemistry aspects of material science, catalysis, green chemistry, nanotechnology, biotechnology latest development on flow…

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Scopus releases 2013 Journal Metrics


Elsevier has announced the release of the 2013 Journal Metrics based on Scopus data.

Elsevier states that the metrics provide alternative, transparent and accurate views of the citation impact a journal makes. They are all available for free download at

Find out about the Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP), Impact per Publication (IPP), or SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) for your favourite journal!

Oxford University Press online journals

This collection includes several life sciences and physical sciences titles that may be of interest to chemists – check out the full list!


The Journals Coordination Scheme of the University of Cambridge is delighted to announce a new subscription to the Oxford University Press Nesli2 Full Collection of online journals.  With the exception of just a few titles published by OUP on behalf of scholarly societies that fall outside the Nesli2 collection, the University of Cambridge now has access online on and off campus to the majority of journals published by OUP.  For a long while the seamless access to OUP’s journals has been an obvious gap in our online collections, so it is a significant step forward for this access to be available now.

A full list of the titles in the collection is available here and all titles are included in the ejournals@cambridge A-Z and all articles from the journals can be searched in LibrarySearch+.  MARC records for the journal titles will be included in Newton, LibrarySearch and LibrarySearch+ from the…

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Chemical Science moves to Gold Open Access


The RSC’s flagship journal, Chemical Science, will move to Gold Open Access from the first issue in January 2015. All content published from that date will be free to every reader.

Plus, the RSC will waive all Article Processing Charges (APCs) for at least two years. So it will be free for authors too.

Find out why the RSC is doing this here.



Gold for Gold voucher allocated


Another of the 18 Gold for Gold vouchers that the Royal Society of Chemistry has given to the University of Cambridge has been used to make the following article immediately open access:

Electro-Mechanical Actuator with Muscle Memory, Alexandre Khaldi, James A. Elliott and Stoyan Smoukov. J. Mater. Chem. C, 2014, Accepted Manuscript DOI:10.1039/C4TC00904E.!divAbstract

To find out more about the Gold for Gold initiative, please see a previous blog post here:

Cambridge wireless network extends to public spaces


The University Wi-Fi network has been extended to the city’s public spaces, allowing online access just in time for the Tour de France in Cambridge next week.

High-speed Internet access points have been placed on Parker’s Piece and along central streets. If you already use eduroam or Lapwing you should automatically connect to the network. Members of the public will also be able to use the internet while out and about thanks to a free public Wi-FI pilot scheme.

To find out more and to see a map showing the areas where academics, students and staff can now access eduroam and Lapwing please visit the University Information Services website:


Altmetrics for Institutions

The University of Cambridge has worked closely with Altmetric to develop this new Altmetrics for Institutions platform. Altmetrics are an important development in the world of scholarly publishing and everyone needs to be aware of them. They are already present on some citation databases and publishers’ journal websites and they may be included in future REF submissions. You also need to be aware of the concerns about the real value of altmetrics for assessing the impact of research; this is becoming a hot topic for debate.


Followers of the altmetrics movement may like to catch up with Altmetrics for Institutions with this article from Against the Grain, a useful summary of what the platform, developed in partnership with the University of Cambridge, can offer researchers, and research support librarians advising on the broader impact their research is having.

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