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Professor Thomas Wirth is co-Chair of the First Open-Access Chemical Society Journal

21 July 2011

Professor Thomas Wirth has been appointed to the position of co-chair of the editorial advisory board of 'ChemistryOpen', the first open-access chemical society journal. This new journal is a joint endeavour between ChemPubSoc Europe, an association of 16 chemical societies, and the publisher Wiley-VCH.

ChemistryOpen is an online-only journal which will be free to all. Articles will be peer-reviewed to meet high standards of quality. In a public statement, Professor Wirth said “Publications in open access journals are increasingly encouraged for the dissemination of government-funded research results. ChemPubSoc Europe's insistence on high quality contributions, together with a high standard of refereeing, will make ChemistryOpen a success.”

Professsor Wirth's co-chair on the board is Professor Ramón Martínez-Máñez from the Polytechnic University of Valencia.