Wiley-VCH expands its partnership with Asian chemical societies

Wiley-VCH today announced the cooperation with the Singapore National Institute of Chemistry and the Chemical Society Located in Taipei, China as partner societies for the new publication, Chemistry – An Asian Journal.

Chemistry – An Asian Journal will now be published on behalf of six Asian chemical societies: the Chinese Chemical Society, the Chemical Research Society of India, the Chemical Society of Japan, the Korean Chemical Society, the Singapore National Institute of Chemistry, and the Chemical Society Located in Taipei, China. In addition, the new publishing venture is supported by the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (German Chemical Society; GDCh).

Wolfram Koch, Executive Director of the GDCh, stressed that the GDCh is a proud supporter of Chemistry – An Asian Journal. "We are convinced that Chemistry – An Asian Journal will become one of the leading journals in chemistry, similar to its European counterpart, Chemistry – A European Journal. We are in particularly happy that our colleagues from the Singapore National Institute of Chemistry and the Chemical Society Located in Taipei, China, have now also joined this new and promising journal project."

Chunli Bai, President of the Chinese Chemical Society, added that "the inauguration of Chemistry – An Asian Journal and the participation of the Singapore National Institute of Chemistry and the Chemical Society Located in Taipei, China are milestones marking a new beginning in the alliance of Asian chemists."

Chemistry – An Asian Journal is a sister journal of Chemistry – A European Journal (published on behalf of the Editorial Union of European Chemical Societies) and Angewandte Chemie (published on behalf of the GDCh). The new journal will appear monthly in print and electronically through Wiley InterScience (http://www.interscience.wiley.com) from July 2006 onwards and publish full papers and reviews from all areas of chemistry.

To submit manuscripts to Chemistry – An Asian Journal and to read more about the journal, please visit http://www.ChemAsianJ.org.

For more information about the societies, please visit their respective Web sites:

Chinese Chemical Society (http://www.ccs.ac.cn)
Chemical Research Society of India (http://www.crsi.org.in)
Chemical Society of Japan (http://www.chemistry.or.jp)
Korean Chemical Society (http://www.kcsnet.or.kr)
Singapore National Institute of Chemistry (http://www.snic.org.sg)
Chemical Society Located in Taipei, China (http://www.ccs.sinica.edu.tw)
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (http://www.gdch.de)

Contact:
Dr. Carina S. Kniep
Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
E-mail: ChemAsianJ@wiley-vch.de

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