European Society Magazines

European Society Magazines

Author: Catharina Goedecke, Vera Koester

ChemPubSoc Europe, an organization of 16 continental European chemical societies, was founded in the late 1990s. Since then, ChemPubSoc Europe has published extremely successful peer-reviewed scientific journals, such as Chemistry – A European Journal.

Publishing in ChemPubSoc Europe journals provides societies with royalty payments based on article downloads and the countries of the submitting authors. ChemPubSoc Europe allows its member societies to work together to support and advance the chemical sciences. This experience can also support the membership magazines of the societies.

 

 European Society Magazines
Figure 1. Talking about their magazines (from left to right):
top: David Spichiger, Chimia and Executive Director Swiss Chemical Society, Dr. Symeon Kyriakidis, Χημικά Χρονικά, Greece, Professor Bohumil Kratochvíl, Chemické listy, Czech Republic,
middle: Professor Ferruccio Trifirò, La Chimica e l’Industria, Italy, Professor Tamás Kiss, Magyar Kémikusok Lapja, Hungary, Professor Gilberte Chambaud, L’Actualité Chimique and President of the Société Chimique de France,
bottom:
Professor Miguel A. Sierra, Anales de Química, Spain, Dr. Augusto Tomé, Química, Portugal, Dr. Christian Remenyi, Nachrichten aus der Chemie, Germany.
Photos by Dr. Mario Müller, Associate Director Online Products, Wiley-VCH.

 

 

To ensure greater collaboration between each other, on March 23 and 24, Editors of national magazines from nine of the sixteen societies met under the motto ChemPubSoc Europe working together, experimenting together, sharing success. Dr. Eva E. Wille, VP & Executive Director, and Dr. Vera Koester, Editor-in-Chief ChemViews Magazine/ChemistryViews.org, both Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany, opened the meeting hosted at the publishing house. The editors/society representatives and colleagues from the publishing house listened to presentations on ChemPubSoc Europe, publishing highlights and future trends, talked about their magazines and newsletters, opportunities and challenges, and exchanged ideas and best practices in lively discussions.

 

European Society Magazines, Gölitz, Compton

Figure 2. Dr. Peter Gölitz, Editor-in-Chief Angewandte Chemie, VP & Publishing Director, Wiley-VCH, presented ChemPubSoc Europe publishing highlights from 2016 and Dr. Neville Compton, Editor-in-Chief Chemistry – A European Journal, Wiley-VCH, talked about trends in scientific publishing including Open Access (OA), Open Science, and Citizen Science.

The Open Access (OA) market generated over 300 million USD in 2015. OA is growing within Wiley publications and represented 2.8 % of all articles published by ChemPubSoc Europe in 2016. It is offered in ChemistryOpen, the completely Open Access journal of ChemPubSoc Europe, and as an option (Online Open) in all other ChemPubSoc Europe journals.

 

Figure 3. The social media experiment #chemquackers has inspired many posts and photos on social media.

 

 

Other topics included a presentation of the upcoming multi-title app for all ChemPubSoc Europe journals on Android and iOS, and the successful social media experiment #chemquackers. The popular rubber-duck chemist promoting ChemistryViews.org and ChemPubSocEurope started out as a prize at the EuCheMS Meeting in Seville in 2016, has since inspired many posts and photos on social media.

 

European Society Magazines

Figure 4. Group photo. Left to right; front: Dr. Vera Koester, ChemViews Magazine/ChemistryViews.org, Catharina Goedecke, ChemViews Magazine/ChemistryViews.org, Dr. Symeon Kyriakidis, Χημικά Χρονικά, Greece, Dr. Eva E. Wille, VP & Executive Director, Wiley-VCH
middle: Professor Bohumil Kratochvíl, Chemické listy, Czech Republic, Professor Tamás Kiss, Magyar Kémikusok Lapja, Hungary, Dr. Gillian Harvey, Chimia, Switzerland, Professor Ferruccio Trifirò, La Chimica e l’Industria, Italy, Professor Miguel A. Sierra, Anales de Química, Spain, Monika Silz, Senior Marketing Manager, Wiley-VCH, Professor Gilberte Chambaud, L’Actualité Chimique and President of the Société Chimique de France, David Spichiger, Chimia and Executive Director Swiss Chemical Society, Dr. Augusto Tomé, Química, Portugal
back: Karina Partisch, Associate Marketing Manager, Wiley-VCH, Dr. Christian Remenyi, Nachrichten aus der Chemie, Germany, Dr. Jonathan Faiz, Senior Associate Editor Angewandte Chemie, Wiley-VCH, Dr. Haymo Ross, Editor-in-Chief European Journal of Organic Chemistry, Wiley-VCH, Jonas Mattheier, Apprentice Wiley-VCH, Dr. Neville Compton, Editor-in-Chief Chemistry – A European Journal, Wiley-VCH, Dr. Peter Gölitz, Editor of Angewandte Chemie, VP & Publishing Director, Wiley-VCH.
Photo by Dr. Mario Müller, Associate Director Online Products, Wiley-VCH.

 


Reports of the event in other magazines of ChemPubSoc Europe:

 

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