For the congress to be held in Prague is most fitting because our predecessor journal, Collection of Czechoslovak Chemical Communications, originated from this part of the world. This international gathering of scientists is organized by the European Association of Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS) and the Czech Chemical Society. The organizers have put together a well-rounded program covering numerous fields of chemistry. Likewise, we have gathered together a first class cross section of papers by our three Chairmen and selected Board Members that highlight the high-impact multidisciplinary research we aim to publish in ChemPlusChem.
The subjects covered in this special issue range from helical molecules by Detlef Schröder et al. (see front cover and p 624) and DNA tile actuators by Kurt Gothelf et al. (see back cover and p 636) to spin-crossover molecules by Stuart Batten et al. (see frontispiece and p 616). Among the other excellent contributions are very important papers (by Tomás Torres and co-workers on polyisocyanides, p 700, and by Paul Dyson and co-workers on heterogeneous catalysis, p 721) and hot papers (by Jiří Čejka and co-workers on zeolites, p 675, by Wolfgang Schuhmann and co-workers on corrosion science, p 707, and by Hua Zhang and co-workers on nonlinear optics, p 688). Our three Chairmen Matthias Driess et al.,
have contributed papers on optoelectronic materials (p 663), nucleotides (p 652), and biomineralization (p 694), respectively. To round off the issue we include Full Papers on tellurium compounds by Martin Kaupp et al. (p 643), on photocatalysis by Horst Kisch et al. (p 713), and on pulse radiolysis by Tetsuro Majima et al. (p 682).
Meanwhile five more Board Members of ChemPlusChem have contributed to the special issue of Chemistry–A European Journal, which contains papers by selected speakers at the 4th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress.
There is a Review by Gianfranco Pacchioni, Full Papers by Alois Fürstner, Paolo Samorì, and J. Fraser Stoddart as well as a Communication by Paul Knochel.
You can pick up a free print copy of ChemPlusChem during the conference at the ChemPubSoc Europe booth. In addition, an online browsing tool will allow you the view this issue of ChemPlusChem, the 4th EuCheMS issue from Chemistry–A European Journal (issue 33), Angewandte Chemie International Edition (issue 33), and the inaugural issue of the Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry—a new journal published in association with 13 chemical societies from the Asia Pacific region. In addition, when visiting the Wiley-VCH booth we invite you to pick up a ChemPubSoc Europe pin and sign up for ChemistryViews and receive a free gift. We look forward to seeing you in Prague at the “Meet the Editors” session to be held at the booth on Tuesday the 28th of August during the afternoon coffee break. You can meet both Neville Compton and I, and we will be happy to discuss the journal’s development.
This year we have highlighted selected articles by spotlighting them on the portal ChemistryViews (www.chemistryviews.org) and its magazine ChemViews, which were launched by ChemPubSoc Europe
and Wiley-VCH in 2010, and which have established themselves as a primary source of valuable information. In fact, several ChemistryViews articles featuring our papers have regularly featured among the top stories viewed and the journal has generated a large volume of traffic, thus assuring papers have visibility to a wider readership beyond ChemPlusChem.
ChemPlusChem has been very well received within the scientific community. In the first six months of 2012 submissions have arrived from all around the world, thus giving the journal a truly international flavor (Figure 1). Of the published articles so far the five “most accessed” papers in the first six months represent wide-ranging fields of research. In descending order these most accessed papers are: “Mechanically Interlocked Molecules Assembled by π–π Recognition” by J. Fraser Stoddart, “Tuning the Release of Anticancer Drugs from Magnetic Iron Oxide/Mesoporous Silica Core/Shell Nanoparticles” by Nikola Ž. Knežević, “Single-Stranded DNA-Mediated Immobilization of Graphene on a Gold Electrode for Sensitive and Selective Determination of Dopamine” by Xuping Sun, “Platinum(IV)-Mediated Nitrile–Amidoxime Coupling Reactions: Insights into the Mechanism for the Generation of 1,2,4-Oxadiazoles” by Vadim Kukushkin, and “Significant Synergistic Effect between Supported Ruthenium and Copper Oxides for Propylene Epoxidation by Oxygen” by Ye Wang. We look forward to receiving your next multidisciplinary paper to join this list of outstanding contributions.
Visibility is especially important for our newly launched journal, and all articles are covered by major indexing and abstracting services, including Web of Science. One of the goals of this journal is to set a high standard from the beginning. Although ChemPlusChem is young, it has strict selection criteria. Also, you can enhance the presentation of your article through color graphics, which are free of charge.
We hope that you enjoy this special Board Members issue of ChemPlusChem, which is available in print at the congress and is also free to view online. We sincerely thank our highly motivated Board Members for their continued support, our referees who have been generous with their time, and of course our hard-working authors. All of whom will ensure the success of ChemPlusChem.
P.S. Remember to sign up for our online free trial through our homepage (www.chempluschem.org), and we extend a warm invitation to join us at a joint German Chemical Society (GDCh), American Chemical Society (ACS), and Wiley-VCH reception on Monday the 27th of August at 19:00–20:30 in the Forum Hall Foyer.