Archive for the ‘RSC Publishing’ Category

Last day at the Royal Society of Chemistry – So long and thanks for all the spuds   1 comment

Today is my last day of employment for the Royal Society of Chemistry. It will be almost six years since I joined RSC when ChemSpider was acquired. While ChemSpider was initially a “hobby project” and attempt to create a disruption in terms of access to chemistry data, crowdsourced contribution and data validation, it has gone […]

Our dire need to mandate data standards and expectations for scientific publishing   Leave a comment

This is a presentation that I delivered at the ACS Division of Chemical Information meeting regarding “Reproducibility, Reporting, Sharing & Plagiarism” at ACS Denver on 23rd March 2015. I took the opportunity to remove my hat that has me be the VP of Strategic Development at RSC, and a member of the cheminformatics group that […]

Medicinal Chemistry App from RSC goes live on iTunes   2 comments

Today I received notification that an app to accompany a forthcoming RSC book ” The Handbook of Medicinal Chemistry: Principles and Practice” went live on iTunes. “The Medicinal Chemistry Toolkit app is a suite of resources to support the day to day work of a medicinal chemist. Based on the experiences of medicinal chemistry experts, […]

Posted August 29, 2014 by tony in Mobile Chemistry, RSC Publishing

Data Mining Dissertations and Adventures and Experiences in the World of Chemistry   2 comments

Data Mining Dissertations and Adventures and Experiences in the World of Chemistry This presentation was given at the CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellowship Summer Seminar at Bryn Mawr college in Pennsylvania on July 29th 2014. The intention was to communicate what we are doing in the fields of text and data mining in the domain of chemistry […]

Presentation at the 2014 Allen Press Emerging Trends in Scholarly Publishin Seminar   Leave a comment

Today I gave a presentation at the 2014 Allen Press Emerging Trends in Scholarly Publishing™ Seminar here in Washington DC. Over coffee I had very positive feedback about what we are doing at RSC and various comments about “real science exposed by a publisher”. The abstract and Slideshare presentation are below. The Application of Text […]

Data enhancing the Royal Society of Chemistry publication archive   Leave a comment

This is a presentation I gave at the ACS Dallas meeting on March 19th 2014 Data enhancing the Royal Society of Chemistry publication archive The Royal Society of Chemistry has an archive of hundreds of thousands of published articles containing various types of chemistry related data – compounds, reactions, property data, spectral data etc. RSC […]

New Natural Products Updates App from RSC   2 comments

We at RSC are fully committed to a mobile vision in terms of access to articles, data, our databases, services and…well…let’s see what the future brings! I’ve been fascinated with mobile chemistry for a couple of years now and co-authored a number of relevant articles in this area… A.J. Williams and H. Pence, Smart Phones, […]

Introducing the ChemSpider Validation and Standardization Platform   1 comment

Chemistry is complex. Anybody who has been involved with the creation of electronic datafiles containing thousands of chemical compounds and associated data (chemical names, properties etc) will tell you that errors creep in. ChemSpider has >28 million unique chemical entities and these have been sourced from many different places/groups/individuals. Some of these have been deprecated […]

Posted August 16, 2012 by tony in ChemSpider Chemistry, RSC Publishing

Who sets the price for our book and why does it vary so much?   3 comments

I have written a lot of book chapters over the years, probably about 20, and have another 4 in press . I also have 3 more waiting on me to write by end of year (agh…). I have co-authored three books over the past few years (1,2,3) but other than the first book, self-published with ACD/Labs, […]

Open Drug Discovery Presentation Session with JC Bradley   1 comment

I had the pleasure of co-presenting with my friend Jean-Claude Bradley today at the “3rd Annual Drug Discovery Partnership: Filling the Pipeline“. Jean-Claude gave a great talk, available on Slideshare here, and discussed the issue of data quality, how improve data gives improved models, the cross-validation of data and proliferation of errors. My talk is […]

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