Scientific Journals

From January 2000, the journal of the Nordic Chemical Societies, Acta Chemica Scandinavica (Acta Chem. Scand.), merged with the RSC's organic and inorganic journals J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Transactions 1 and 2 (both organic) and J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Transactions (inorganic).
From 2003 the two organic journals Perkin Transactions 1 and 2 merged into the new journal Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RCS) both own and publish the journals, but according to the agreement made between RCS and the Nordic Chemical Societies, a certain part of the profit will on the journals will be transferred to each of the Nordic societies. This sum is related to the number of articles published with corresponding authors from the particular Nordic country.

From January 2000, the Nordic Chemical Societies also became associated with the journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP). PCCP has a broad subject base, publishing new, original research in the areas of physical chemistry, chemical physics and biophysical chemistry. PCCP is published by RSC but run by an Ownership Board, on which all the member societies from different European countries have equal representation. At the moment, there are thirteen participating societies, although more are expected to join the venture soon.

The Danish Chemical Society encourages its members to publish original scientific work in the above mentioned journals as the economic profit from the journals in this way is kept inside the Chemical Community. Profits allocated to the Danish Chemical Society is used for grants through "Kemisk Forenings Rejsefond".

Sven E. Harnung has written a detailed account about the journals and their commercial organisation in Dansk Kemi 2001, 82, nr. 1, 44-46.