Organic Chemistry

THE SMART ARTICLE: Discover New Enhanced Chemistry Content

THE SMART ARTICLE: Discover New Enhanced Chemistry Content


The Smart Article

The Smart Article: Introducing new and enhanced article tools for chemistry content

We’ve been working to improve your experience using and reading our content. As a result of research with academic and industrial chemists, Wiley has launched a number of new features across selected chemistry journals, reference works and databases.

Watch 'The Smart Article in Action' and find out how these new features can aid your research. Simply click on the image or click here.

 The Smart Article in Action

So what are the new features?

Five new features are being introduced: a Compound Browser, a Chemistry Term Highlighter, Compound Index, Enhanced Abstract Page, Compound Record and Chemistry Structure Search.

So how are they different from the general article tools on Online Library?

Features are designed specifically with the chemist in mind. We have looked at chemists’ workflows and information needs, and put in place tools to get you quickly to related chemical information when reading an article.

This first release of features focuses on providing quick information on the chemical compounds featured in an article, chemical terms in the text, and other key parts of the chemistry within the article.

These additions to the article will make your time reading and researching a more productive process for you, helping you to interact with the chemical content of the article in more seamless way, improving your reading experience, discovery of relevant information in other resources, and your interpretation of chemical research.

More information about the new features

Compound Browser

Compound Browser

At the bottom of the page, you’ll find a new ribbon. This is a feature you can turn on or off, either from the tool bar at the top right hand of the page or from the ribbon itself. The Compound Browser ribbon provides in-article navigation through the featured compounds, as well as any other compounds that have been identified with the article. These are ordered in alphanumerical order. The compound appears as its 2-D chemical structure representation.

The additional functionality of the Compound Browser lie in its links to the site of the featured compound in the journal article. The compound and the reaction it appears within are highlighted by a box in the text. There is also the facility to highlight all instances of this compound in the text and in the schemes.

Example of the Compound Browser

Term Highlighter

Chemistry Term Highlighter

The Chemistry Term Highlighter, like the Compound Browser, can be toggled on and off, so you can tailor your reading experience. The default setting is off, to activate the Chemistry Term Highlighter click 'on' in the Article Tools.

The Chemistry Term Highlighter shows a number of chemical concepts or terms that would be commonly cited in lectures or used by students to locate key concepts. Terms include are reagents and catalysts, drug synomyms, chemical names and reaction types. Helpful when looking for a specific piece of information such as a named reaction, or to see if a certain type of catalyst was used in the synthesis.

Combined together, these new chemical information tools provide a chemical abstract and overview to articles in addition to a text summary. The additional linking will allow you to navigate directly to the site of the information in the article, speeding reading and information retrieval.

  Term Highlighter


Compound Index

Compound Index

The featured compounds from an article now appear in a new tab alongside the abstract tab. They are presented as molecular structures and ordered as they appear in the article. With additional chemical information such as InChI, InChiKey, SMILES, molecular weight, molecular formulae and drug synonyms where available, these links enable instant look-up of common information about any compound.

An advantage for authors and for anyone searching by chemical compound will be that the chemical compound will be more discoverable by Google, allowing more ways to search for article and chemical information outside authors or key terms.

What is a featured compound? Find out here.

  Example of the Compound Index


Enhanced Abstract Page – Now with Featured Compounds 

The abstract page has been enhanced with the addition of featured compounds. This is added below the abstract information. This enables you to get straight to the essence of the research with a quick overview of all the featured compounds. Like the compound index, they are listed by their order in the article with key additional chemical information such as molecular weight, molecular number and the InChiKey.

Both the compound listing on the compound index and in the abstract tab have links directly from the compound to the places it appears in the article. This deep link means no more tabbing down, Control F, or scanning the pages for a compound’s location.

 Compound Record

 The Compound Record  

Rapid oversight into the chemistry of the compound with immediate access to multiple articles

How do I find The Compound Record?

Launched from Compound Index or Compound Browser, the Compound Record opens up deep chemistry content through links to additional journal articles that feature the selected compound.

Where is the Compound Record?

The Compound Record can be found on the article. The Compound Record is found via compounds in the article, be that in the Enhanced Abstract, Compound Index, Compound Browser or the Compound in the body of the article. Clicking on the relevant link or launching from a menu option will take you to the Compound Record.

So what does it deliver?

In this first journals release, The Compound Record is an online record of key properties of the Compound. The primary set of data delivers the essential chemical properties and identifiers of a compound such as InChIs, InChI Keys, SMILES as well as the formula and molecular weight of the compound. The right-hand navigation delivers links to articles which feature the same compound (This only covers journals in The Smart Article program.)

This enables the user to navigate across a whole subset of organic chemistry journals through their compound of interest.

Links are live, taking users through to the related journal articles at one click


 Editing and Presentation Tools

Additional tools now available to help with presentations and paper preparation

Compounds can be now downloaded as part of The Smart Article functionality.  Outputs such as MOL files, other chemical structure files and image files such as JPegs are now available.


The chemical schemes in the article can be downloaded as a Powerpoint file and exported complete with the citation and other publication information to be easily combined into reports and for use presentations.  


Chemistry Structure Search

As part of The Smart Article, Chemistry Structure Search is now available across the five journals in the program.

Where do I find it?

The Chemistry Structure Search is located under the main Wiley Online Library search box on all the pages in the article. You won’t find Chemistry Structure Search on the journal homepages or feature pages.


How does it work?

If you click on the link, this launches a search page that allows you to search


  • by name/identifier
  • by uploading or drawing a structure or substructure
  • by structure properties

The Chemistry Structure Search page has a link to a guide with search tips for structure searching, advanced structure searching and comes with advice on search results and how to refine them.

For further and more detailed information about how to use each of these tools, please go to our FAQs page.

If you have a query, please contact us - click here to find out how.

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