The International Chemical Identifier has been a tremendous success in such a small amount of time. It really should be celebrated for the contribution it is making to cheminformatics and, specifically, for the way it has enabled chemistry connectivity on the internet. Earlier this year we hosted a big audience at an ACS-CINF meeting in San Diego dedicated to celebrating the impact of the InChI and defining some of the path forward for the future. My talk on InChI is below.
Certainly the structure standard has significant momentum and is not slowing down either in development or impact.
Following on from the meeting I would like to announce a Thematic Issue in the Journal of Cheminformatics for which I will be guest editor. The Journal of Cheminformatics, under the editorial guidance of David Wild and Christoph Steinbeck, is one of our domains top cheminformatics journal and certainly the top Open Access journal of its type. I already have 10 authors/groups who have committed to contributing a paper and hopefully all will come in. However, this is an Open Call for authors interested in publishing a paper in this thematic issue to contact me to discuss. There will be appropriate subsidies as necessary to support authors and the InChI Trust has already committed sponsorship funding to support some articles. Please do contribute if you have been using InChI in your projects and feel that you can contribute an article. Thanks