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What's new in open access to chemistry journals

December notes

Springer: First issues of the open access Discover journals are online:
Discover Chemical Engineerings,
Discover Energy,
Discover Materials,
Discover Water.

November notes

Wiley: Free access to the whole contents of the journals:
Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, Environmental Progress - (1982-present) | American Institute of Chemical Engineers,
Environmental Toxicology, Environmental Toxicology and Water Quality, Toxicity Assessment - (1986-present),
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry - (1982-present),
European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology; Lipid / Fett; Fette, Seifen, Anstrichmittel; Fette und Seifen; Chemische Umschau auf dem Gebiet der Fette, Oele, Wachse und Harze; Chemische Revue über die Fett- und Harz-Industrie - (1894-present),
Flavour and Fragrance Journal - (1985-present).
The period of free access is not specified.

RSC: Temporary free access to selected publications of Soft Matter.
Themed collection Force transmission by nonlinear biomaterials - free to read until 24 January 2022.

Wiley: Free access to the whole contents of the journals:
Crops & Soils - (2007-present) | Wiley on behalf of the American Society of Agronomy,
Drug Development Research - (1981-present),
Drug Testing and Analysis - (2009-present),
ELECTROPHORESIS - (1980-present),
Energy Technology - (2013-present).
The period of free access is not specified.

Wiley: Free access to the whole contents of the journals:
ChemMedChem - (2006-present),
ChemPhysChem - (2000-present),
ChemSusChem - (2008-present),
Chirality - (1989-present).
The period of free access is not specified.

Elsevier: New OA journal
A new open access multidisciplinary journal Superconductivity is open for submissions.
Superconductivity is the official journal of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
The Article Publishing Charge (APC) fee will be covered by Shanghai Jiao Tong University for articles submitted by 31st December 2022.

Wiley: Free access to the whole contents of the journals:
Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (BKCS) - (2015-present),
ChemBioChem - (2000-present),
Chemical Biology & Drug Design, The Journal of Peptide Research, International Journal of Peptide and Protein Research, International Journal of Protein Research - (1969-present),
The Chemical Record - (2001-present),
Chemie Ingenieur Technik - (1949-present),
Chemistry - A European Journal - (1995-present),
Chemistry - An Asian Journal - (2006-present),
Chemistry & Biodiversity - (2004-present).
The period of free access is not specified.

Wiley: Free access to the journals:
Archiv der Pharmazie - (1822-present),
Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry - (2012-present),
European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry (EurJIC), Chemische Berichte, Berichte der deutschen chemischen Gesellschaft (A and B Series) - (1868-present),
Biomedical Chromatography - (1986-present),
Biopolymers - (1963-present),
British Journal of Pharmacology, British Journal of Pharmacology and Chemotherapy - (1946-present).
The period of free access is not specified.

General Index: A new insrument for powerful text mining.
The General Index is a new huge database of more than 355 billion words and phrases extracted from 107 mln. scientific publications.
Each record contains metadata of the article and DOI of the primery source.
The database is free to use but its structure is rather complex. There is no search interface. Users should downlod files and develop their own search engines. In its compressed format, the database totals almost 5 terabytes, and then expands to 38 terabytes.
Read more in Nature: Giant, free index to world’s research papers released online

Wiley: Free access to the whole contents of the journals:
Angewandte Chemie - (1887-present),
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English - (1962-present),
European Journal of Organic Chemistry (EurJOC), Justus Liebigs Annalen der Chemie, Annalen der Pharmacie - (1832-present),
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Annals of The Lyceum of Natural History of New York - (1824-present).
The period of free access is not specified.

Wiley: Free access to the journals:
Advanced Energy Materials celebrates its 10th year of publishing and grants Free Access to all issues for a limited period. 2020 Impact Factor of the journal is 29.368.
CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water, formerly Acta hydrochimica et hydrobiologica - free access to (1973-present) publications.

RSC: Temporary free access to the themed collections of Catalysis Science & Technology:
Photocatalysis,
Asymmetric catalysis,
Catalysis for sustainable development.

RSC: Temporary free access to selected publications.
Themed collection Battery science and technology – powered by chemistry - free to read until the end of 2021.

RSC: Temporary free access to selected publications of Journal of Materials Chemistry C.
Editor’s Choice: Spiro compounds for electronics,
Themed issue: Materials for molecular electronics and magnetism.

RSC: Temporary free access to selected publications of Materials Horizons.
2020 Horizons Outstanding Paper Award Winners.

RSC: Temporary free access to selected publications of Materials Horizons and Nanoscale Horizons.
Themed collection: Horizons Community Board Collection: Solar Energy Conversion.

Springer Nature: Temporary free access to selected articles:
Papers by the winners of the 2021 Nobel Prizes in Chemistry are free to access until December 12, 2021.


Still actual earlier notes

ACS Editors’ Choice of the American Chemical Society - a reminder
Every day ACS selects one of the best articles and adds it to the ACS Editors’ Choice list. The selection is based on recommendations by the scientific editors of all ACS journals.
The best of the best ACS papers are freely available for a limited period (the duration is not specified).

Journal of Materials Research - selected papers
JMR Early Career Scholars in Materials Science - the collection of a hundred of papers published in 2016-2021.
The duration of free access is not specified.

Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences: two years of free access to the journal
Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences is the official journal of the European Society for Photobiology (ESP) and the European Photochemistry Association (EPA) and is now publishing with Springer.
Springer announces that all articles will be free to read for the first two years for the users who sign up for journal alerts (the subscription button is on the journal's HomePage).

Authors may publish an open access paper in a prestigious journal for free - continued
Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China has become a subsidized open access journal with no subscription charges. Authors do not have to pay any open access publication fee. Central South University pays the OA fee.
SmartMat: no article publication charges for the first three publication years (2020-2022).

Complimentary access to Taylor & Francis journals
Taylor & Francis has about 170 subscription-based journals in their Physical Sciences section: Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry, Critical Reviews in Solid State and Materials Sciences, Crystallography Reviews, Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Silicon and the Related Elements, and many more.
The publisher grants a temporary 14-days access to the latest two volumes of the journals for registered users. Free registration is here.
One may try. Unfortunately, I didn't succeed in the procedure of getting access to full texts :(

Authors may publish an open access paper in a prestigious journal for free - continued
Royal Society of Chemistry waives Article Publishing Charges for submissions to the following OA journals until ... [see the date below]:
Environmental Science: Atmospheres - until mid-2023,
Materials Advances - until mid-2022,
RSC Chemical Biology - until mid-2022.

Authors may publish an open access paper in a prestigious journal for free this year - continued
New Elsevier's OA journals waive the Article Publishing Charges for any submissions received before ... [see the date below], which are accepted for publication after peer review.
Cleaner Materials - until 30 April 2022
Current Research in Green and Sustainable Chemistry - until 31 December 2021
Journal of Magnetic Resonance Open - until 31st December 2021
Talanta Open - until 31 December 2021

RSC: Temporary free access to selected publications of Soft Matter.
2021 Emerging Investigators - (48 papers; articles will be added to the collection). This collection gathers the very best work from soft matter scientists in the early stages of their independent careers.

Authors have a good chance to publish an open access paper in a prestigious journal for free this year.
New Elsevier's OA journals waive the Article Publishing Charges for any submissions received before ... [see the date below], which are accepted for publication after peer review.
Chemical Thermodynamics and Thermal Analysis - before 31 December 2021,
Current Research in Chemical Biology - before 31 December 2021,
European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry Reports - before 31st March 2022,
JCIS Open - before 30 June 2022,
Journal of Chromatography Open - before 31st March 2022,
Journal of Hazardous Materials Letters - before 31 December 2021,
Journal of Ionic Liquids - before 31 May 2022.

Chemistry - coronavirus - COVID-19
It is worth reminding that all leading publishers grant free access to their publications on coronavirus research.
Here are some great examples:
Elsevier's Novel Coronavirus Information Center - articles and guidelines for clinicians and patients.
Springer/Nature's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Research Highlights.
Wiley's Covid-19: Novel Coronavirus Outbreak - articles, book chapters and Special Collections.
ACS - Chemistry in Coronavirus Research: A Free to Read Collection from the American Chemical Society.
Royal Society of Chemistry's Coronavirus articles - free to access collection (freely available until 31st December 2021).

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