Royal Society of Chemistry
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC ) is a professional association in the UK, aimed at promoting the chemical sciences to the goal. The RSC is a research-based organization that publishes journals, books and databases. The Company's headquarters is located in London, of which the Company operates an office in Cambridge, where the publisher RSC Publishing is located.
The RSC was established in 1980 through the port of the Royal Institute of Chemistry, the Faraday Society and the Society for Analytical Chemistry of the Chemical Society of London, founded in 1841. The latter walked out of the Royal Society of London in 1660 resulting forth to promote high-level sciences.
Types of Membership and additions to names
The RSC recognizes the following types of membership (each with the corresponding suffix ):
- Member (german affiliate ): The level of membership for students and others interested in the chemistry of persons who meet any of the following criteria
- AMRSC: Associate Member, Royal Society of Chemistry: Awarded to graduates in chemistry or persons with comparable qualifications
- Will have awarded to graduates in chemistry or persons with comparable qualifications, which have at least three years of professional experience, and thereby acquired important skills: MRSC: Member, Royal Society of Chemistry
- FRSC: Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry: Awarded to MRSC members with at least five years of professional experience who have made outstanding contributions in the field of chemistry
- CChem: Chartered Chemist: Candidates must have been at least nominated for MRSC or FRSC, have acquired specific skills and work in a profession that requires chemical knowledge and skills
- CSci: Chartered Scientist: The RSC has a license of the Science Council for the registration of Chartered Scientists.
- EurChem: European Chemist: As a member of the European Communities Chemistry Council ( ECCC ), the RSC this title ' Chartered Chemists' awarded
- MChemA: Mastership in Chemical Analysis: This postgraduate qualification to pursue an activity as a Public Analyst in the UK is required by law. Candidates must have an appropriate qualification in writing and pass a written and practical examination
Local sections, divisions and forums
In the United Kingdom and in the Republic of Ireland, the RSC has 35 chapters. Technically, the RSC is divided into five regions and four forums:
- Analytical Division: Analytical Chemistry, furthering the objectives of the Society for Analytical Chemistry. 12 specialist groups.
- Dalton Division, named after John Dalton, Inorganic Chemistry. 6 subject groups.
- Education Division: chemistry education, four specialist groups.
- Faraday Division, named after Michael Faraday, Physical Chemistry and furthering the objectives of the Faraday Society. 14 specialist groups.
- Organic Division of Organic Chemistry. Six sections.
- Chemical Biology Forum. Two expert groups.
- Environment, Sustainability and Energy Forum. Triple groups.
- Materials Chemistry forum. Quadruple groups.
- Industry and technology forum. 13 specialist groups.
12 specialist groups are not assigned to either a region or a forum.
The Royal Society was founded in 1660 to promote science in the UK. Because of the increasing importance of science new insight into their own journal Proceedings of the Royal Society were published from 1800 onwards.
The advances in pharmaceuticals and chemicals required in 1841 the establishment of an independent Chemical Society of London. Your new findings were published in a separate journal series:
- Memoirs of the Chemical Society of London ( 1841) and Proceedings of the Chemical Society of London ( 1842-1843, Vol 1)
- Memoirs and Proceedings of the Chemical Society (1843-1848, Vol 2-3)
- Proceedings of the Chemical Society, London (1885-1914, Vol 1-30)
- Proceedings of the Chemical Society, London (1914-1956, as a supplement in the Journal of the Chemical Society )
In 1849 it became necessary to subdivide the existing Progress magazine of the Chemical Society, better than new, " Journal of the Chemical Society " (J. Chem Soc. ). A 1863 introduced a new numbering system ("new series" ) was abandoned after a short time.
- The Quarterly Journal of the Chemical Society of London (1849-1862, Vol 1-15)
- Journal of the Chemical Society (1863-1877, Vol 16-32, new series I - XVI)
- Journal of the Chemical Society, Transactions (1878-1925, Vol 33-127 ) - Journal of the Chemical Society, Abstracts ( 1878-1925, Vol 34-128 )
- Journal of the Chemical Society (1926-1965)
1965 incurred for the disciplines of chemistry, three independent magazine series and one for unaudited text messages, the old magazine series "Proceedings of the Chemical Society " was thus obsolete and has been set in late 1964 with the naming of three rows -. Formerly A, B and C - honored to the famous British scientist John Dalton ( physical chemist ), Michael Faraday ( experimental physicist ) and William Henry Perkin ( organ. chemist).
In 1980, small independent research companies ( Royal Institute of Chemistry, the Faraday Society and the Society for Analytical Chemistry ) combined with the Chemical Society to the new Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC ).
2000 Scandinavian Acta Chemica Scandinavica journal ( Acta Chem Scand. ) Was incorporated in Dalton Transactions, Perkin Transactions 1 and Perkin Transactions 2
Inorganic, physical and theoretical chemistry (today: Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry)
- Journal of the Chemical Society A: Inorganic, Physical, Theoretical (1966-1971)
- Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions (1972-2002)
- Dalton Transactions (2003 - ....)
Physical Organic Chemistry (now Physical Chemistry )
- Journal of the Chemical Society B: Physical Organic (1966-1971)
- Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions 1: Physical Chemistry in Condensed Phases ( 1972-1989 )
- Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions 2: Molecular and Chemical Physics ( 1972-1989 )
- Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions (1990-1998)
- Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (1999 - ....)
Organic Chemistry (now Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry)
- Journal of the Chemical Society C: Organic (1966-1971)
- Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1 (1972-2002)
- Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 2 (1972-2002)
- Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry (2003 - ...)
- Chemical Communications (London ) ( 1965-1968, as an appendix to the above, Series A, B and C).
- Journal of the Chemical Society D: Chemical Communications (1969-1971)
- Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications (1972-1995)
- Chemical Communications (1996 - ...)
As the American scientific publisher Wiley & Sons has the British Royal Society of Chemistry has its own literature distribution system, RSC publishing. The RSC is a nonprofit publisher who used the profits from the publishing business for the objectives of the society.
Currently are the RSC the following periodicals:
- A Journal of General Chemistry, Chemistry World, which will be sent to all members on a monthly basis (news, historical and technical developments, book reviews, letters to the editor, ISSN: 1473-7604 ).
- Three monthly publishing supplements, Chemical Science, Chemical Biology and Chemical Technology, collect the contributions from all RSC publications and give a picture of current developments in the field of chemistry should. The documents are also available free online.
- Study books, such as the Tutorial Chemistry Texts series and the eight books of the Molecular World series
- Books on the history of chemistry, such as the history of the Faraday Society.
Awards and Honors
The RSC awards each year a number of prizes and awards for outstanding achievement in the field of chemistry, such as the Faradayvorlesung with medal, the Meldola Medal, the Corday - Morgan Medal and the Marlow Medal, the Faraday Division of the RSC.