ChemPubSoc Europe becomes Chemistry Europe
New name, new brand, same high quality
ChemPubSoc Europe, the group of 16 Continental European chemical societies – all members of EuChemS – which co-own and publish a well-known family of high-quality scholarly chemistry journals, such as Chemistry – A European Journal, European Journal of Organic Chemistry and European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, ChemSusChem and other ChemXChem titles or Chemistry Open, have on 31 March 2020, officially formed a new joint association, named Chemistry Europe – European Chemical Societies Publishing. Building on a history of a quarter of a century (the first journal, Chemistry – A European Journal was founded in 1995), Chemistry Europe opens a new chapter in our successful cooperation of the member societies and the development of our journals, including a redefinition and sharpening of our core values. The mission of Chemistry Europe is to evaluate, publish, disseminate, and amplify the scientific excellence of chemistry researchers from around the globe in high-quality publications. It supports its members at every stage of their careers as they strive to solve the challenges that impact humankind. In all its work, Chemistry Europe values integrity, openness, diversity, cooperation, and freedom of thought. Along with the new name and brand, also a completely new visual identity has been developed, including a new logo and covers for all Chemistry Europe journals. This new visual representation underlines the one family all these society-owned journals belong to, and also their shared commitment to excellence, quality, and integrity. The process of the relaunch started almost two years ago and was driven by a team made up of stakeholders from the member societies, the (then) ChemPubSoc Europe Council and from our publishing partner Wiley-VCH. During the project, several workshops were held in which researchers and society members were asked about what they value and what they need from their scientific community, learned societies and scholarly journals. The result is Chemistry Europe with this unique value proposition: For scientists worldwide who want chemistry research and perspectives to be fairly considered, widely disseminated and easily accessible, Chemistry Europe is the only chemical forum in the world that connects members and non-members to a European scientific community whose commitment to and respect for the sciences are unwavering, unmatched, and everlasting. With Chemistry Europe, scholarly publishing in Europe has gained a new momentum and we all look forward to continuing this successful path.
Member of the Chemistry Europe Council and EuChemS Executive Board Member
Updates due to COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic that so deeply affects our lives and countries is not expected to end soon, and its consequences will be felt for a long time. We are thus forced to either postpone or meet online this year. Here are new dates for this year’s EuChemS meetings and events:
- 3 July 2020, online EuChemS 50th anniversary celebration
- 24 September 2020, online 2020 EuChemS General Assembly
- 28 August – 1 September 2022, 8th EuChemS Chemistry Congress (ECC8) will still be held in, Lisbon, Portugal. More information is available on the ECC8 website and on its official Twitter account.
The date for online annual meeting with Professional Networks will be decided soon.