In this 20th anniversary meeting the societies recognized the progress made since the start of ChemPubSoc Europe. In particular, the representatives welcomed the latest improvements, such as the new record in the number of citations, the significantly shortened publication times, and the largest ever royalty payment.
Several changes will be implemented from 2016.
Meghan Campbell was appointed Editor-in-Chief of ChemBioChem from January 1st, 2016. Chairmen of the Board continue to be Barbara Imperiali, Thomas Carell, Donald Hilvert.
Free color: At present EurJIC, ChemSusChem, ChemCatChem, ChemPlusChem, and ChemElectroChem offer free color. From the first issues of 2016, this will be extended to EurJOC and all other ChemXChem journals.
Author Services have also improved: Publication has been made easier for authors. For example, the manuscript transfer process can be agreed by clicking a check-box, saving the time of re-submitting a paper to a sister journal. A logical step for the automatic transfer is the use of the same templates for all ChemPubSoc Europe journals and its associated publications. A unified format is now available.
Services for authors and funders such as CHORUS, Altmetrics, and ORCID have been tested and implemented, first results were discussed.
Society Volumes: A new electronic option to follow publications of national colleagues in ChemPubSoc Europe countries went live. Look for the Society Volumes.
With the accepted article feature, authors can choose to have the unedited version of their paper go online immediately after acceptance. The first journals that offer this service are ChemBioChem, ChemPhysChem, ChemElectroChem, and ChemPlusChem, but more ChemPubSoc Europe journals will follow soon.