International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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The Royal Society of Chemistry includes the IYC logo in Chemistry World and Education in Chemistry during 2011

Activity by Michael Brown   |   added on Dec 03, 2010   |   United Kingdom Official_iyc_logo

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The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) publishes Chemistry World and Education in Chemistry in its magazine portfolio. Through IYC 2011 branded items, the publications will promote IYC 2011 and its mission statement to celebrate the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of humankind.

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) publishes Chemistry World and Education in Chemistry in its magazine portfolio. The RSC originated in 1841 and is the largest European organisation for advancing the chemical sciences. As a not-for-profit society, the RSC is committed to investing in science; in 2009 we were able to devote £36.9 million.

Chemistry World is a members’ magazine, reporting up-to-date research, science policy, regulations and business news as well as anything affecting the chemical sciences and those working within it. 

Education in Chemistry is a magazine for teachers of chemistry at school and university level. The aim of the magazine is as a tool for teachers’ continuing professional development and interest.

Chemistry World  

Chemistry World is read by more than 49,000 international scientists every month. With news analysis, features, opinion columns and the latest job advertisements, it's the best way to keep up-to-date with the chemical world. In the twelve issues per year, we cover cutting edge research, international business news and government policy as it affects the chemical science community, plus the best product applications. 

Every month in 2011 Chemistry World will include a ‘Heroes and Heroines’ section in its print issue. It will feature chemistry Nobel prize winners (or other chemistry luminaries) talking about their chemistry heroes/heroines. This section will be accompanied by blog posts from each member of the Chemistry World editorial team on their hero(in)es and encouraging readers to submit their own posts on this thread. 

Every other month there will be a double page spread posing a question related to one of the RSC’s grand challenges. These will be almost comment pieces, gathering view/opinion from a handful of people.

Approximately every other month there will be an IYC 2011 ‘branded’ feature article. When there isn’t an IYC 2011 feature article, we will try to have a news/business feature (double page spread).

Education in Chemistry  

Education in Chemistry is bimonthly and is sent to all school and university chemistry departments in the UK, as well as to private subscribers some of whom are international. In total, the magazine is distributed to just over six thousand people in print, and each issue is also published online. Each issue publishes news (including anything that might be of interest or use to chemistry teachers), comment and feature articles. The features range from historical articles to an overview of a developing or exciting area of chemistry. 

For the International Year of Chemistry the magazine intends to report on what schools and universities are doing for IYC 2011, and to let teachers know what they and their pupils can get involved in. The editorial team also intend to include a feature article in every issue that touches on one of IYC 2011’s themes. For example in January the feature article will be on the global water experiment and in March we will include a feature article on Marie Curie and one on radium and its uses.


Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, educational materials, publications, analytical chemistry, website Audience: professional chemists, students, industrial chemists, professors, educators, general public, universities, post graduate students, research scientists, teachers, decision makers, women chemists, tertiary education, educational institutions, secondary schools, secondary school students
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