International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization IUPAC - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Dr Emma Shiells Ideas Activities
  • Development Editor, Royal Society of Chemistry
    Cambridge, UK
  • Email
    Tel +44 (0) 1223 432365
  • Sector:

  • Organizations:

    Royal Society of Chemistry
    Chemical Communications, Chem Soc Rev & Chemical Science
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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I am the Development Editor for ChemComm, Chem Soc Rev and Chemical Science. I am actively involved in commissioning the highest quality primary and review content for our general chemistry journals.

Throughout 2011 we have a number of activities to help celebrate the International Year of Chemistry (IYC):-

* A special 'Emerging Investigators' issue, published in ChemComm (issue 1, 2011), which has some outstanding Feature Articles and over 130+ Communications from emerging scientists from across the globe, all of whom are in the early stages of their independent careers.

* We will also have 'Highlights in Chemistry' published in ChemComm, where we have approached some of the most prominent researchers in the chemical sciences to look back over the most significant chemical advances in their areas of research since the millennium and present their outlook for the future.

One Highlight in Chemistry article will appear in each issue of ChemComm throughout 2011. They will also all be gathered together on the ChemComm website ( and widely promoted to help inspire young chemists and generate enthusiasm for the future of chemistry