Organic Chemistry

New Chemistry Features - FAQs

 New Chemistry Features

The Smart Article

FAQs for end users


What are the features I can see?

The new features on your article page are:

 Chemistry Features

Chemistry Term Highlighter

What is it? This is a new article tool that highlights key chemistry terms. The terms available for selection are Chemical Names, Reagents and Catalysts, Drug Synonyms, Reaction Types and Chemical Technology. It highlights chemistry terms across the abstract and the article.

How do I use it? It is very simple to use. It is switched off as a default. To activate the Term Highlighter, click the ‘Term Highlighter On’ button the Article Tools Menu. This brings up the Chemistry Term Highlighter control box on the screen. Users can now select which terms to highlight.

It can be expanded or collapsed by clicking the arrow button the right and can be turned off completely by clicking the ‘Term Highlighter Off’ button or by clicking the close icon on Chemistry Terms.

You can select one or more types of chemistry terms; the article or the abstract will have all the relevant references highlighted in their respective colour. If terms belong to more than one chemistry term, then it appears highlighted under the most relevant term. Hovering over a compound related term in the text displays the chemical structure associated with this term.

 Chemistry Features Compound Index

What is it? Featured compounds from an article now appear in a separate tab on the article homepage. They are presented according to their molecular structure and ordered according to the order they appear in the article.

You'll see additional chemical information such as InChI, InChiKey, SMILES, molecular weight, molecular formulae and drug synonyms where available as a helpful instant look-up.

How do I use it?

- To access the Compound Index, just click on the tab. This is available just like an abstract, it gives a quick chemical resume of the article. Like an abstract, it’s available without need for a user name and password for Wiley Online Library.

- It also includes the additional information above plus a direct link to the location in the article where the compound is described, either in the article text or in figures and schemes.

 CHemistry FeaturesCompound Browser

What is it? Inside the HTML view of an article you’ll find a new ribbon at the bottom of the page. Like the Compound Index, the Compound Browser ribbon contains the list of featured compounds. These are ordered with ascending featured compound numbers (labels). Compounds without labels are listed at the end of the ribbon. The Compound Browser also allows you to tick a box to see all the structures and explore any non-featured compounds, or secondary chemistry, relevant for that article. The compound appears as its 2-D chemical structure representation.

How do I use it?

- You can turn this feature on or off, either 1) from the tool bar at the top right hand of the page (under article tools) or 2) from the Compound Browser itself.

- The ribbon moves left to right allowing you to view and navigate through all of the featured compounds in the article in order, at a glance and independent of where you are in the article.

- Deep Links between the Compound Browser and instance of the compound in the article

- Compound Browser has deep links to where each of the compounds appears in the journal article. The compound and the reaction schemes it appears within are highlighted by a box in the text. Please note that the Compound Browser does not show reaction intermediates or act as a synthesis planner, it is a visual chemical summary of the chemistry in the article, and an in-article navigation feature.

 Chemistry Features Enhanced Abstract Page

What is it? The abstract tab has been enhanced with the addition of featured compounds. This is added below the abstract information. Like the compound index, they are listed in the same order as the article, with key additional chemical information such as molecular weight, molecular number and InChI Key are included to help guide your search and reference to other chemical properties.

How do I use it? The Enhanced Abstract enables you to get straight to the essence of the research with a quick overview of the featured compounds. You can view it in the same way as any abstract. It also a discovery point with links directly to the instance of each compound in the html version of the article from a quick link underneath each compound.

What are featured compounds?

Featured compounds are the significant chemical compounds that are featured in the article. These are made up of compounds selected by the author and other important compounds that are commonly held to be significant by chemists.

Are there any limits to the type of compounds captured?

The new features are designed to work best in representing small and medium sized molecules. Larger molecules such as DNA and proteins, polypeptides and organometallics are more difficult to capture but are featured as far as possible where relevant to the research.

How do I get these features on my journal?

The new enhanced ‘Functional Chemistry’ features are free with journals subscriptions to each of the launch journals. We will also open up selected articles to end users and issues and promote the articles to users to drive awareness, discoverability and usage. The Enhanced Abstract and the Compound Index are free to all users.

What journals will it appear on?

The new functionality and features launches on two Wiley journals in chemistry:

The new features will initially appear on the Early View articles and on content going back to 2009-2010.

How does this compare with reaxys or SciFinder?

SciFinder and reaxys provide a wide range of sources across published information in the chemistry literature. Wiley’s new chemistry features provide a chemical structure abstract of the article, deep linking, and rapid chemical browser to deliver added functionality and navigation at the article. The chemical structures in these new features are available in standard exchange formats. Therefore they can easily be transferred to other databases (export/import and copy/paste) for subsequent structure/substructure searches in either Wiley or third party database toos.

Will there be an opportunity for feedback?

Yes, we want to capture your views as a chemist and as a journal user, please let us know what you think by emailing

If you have further questions, please go to customer service, details can be found on the Contact us page:

For more information on the project go to the The Smart Article homepage.

"InfoChem's Annotation, N2S tool ICANNOTATOR and InfoChem’s ICSchemeProcessor"" Copyrighted © by InfoChem GmbH 2012" are licensed from InfoChem GmbH.

JChemBase and MarvinSketch Copyrighted by ChemAxon are licensed from ChemAxon.