New Journals from the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Soft Matter. The print issues are currently attached to Journal of Materials Chemistry and will be shelved soon.
Molecular Biosystems. The print issues are currently attached to Chem Comm and will be shelved soon.
Soft Matter – A new journal providing a forum for the communication of generic science underpinning the properties and applications of soft matter.
Main research areas will include:
- (Bulk) soft matter assemblies including polymers, colloids, gels, vesicles, emulsions, films, surfactants, micelles, and liquid crystals
- Soft nanotechnology and self-assembly including nanostructured polymeric materials, nanocomposites, molecular self-organisation, supramolecular systems, molecular imprinting, molecular recognition, and self-assembled films and monolayers
- Biological aspects of soft matter including biomacromolecules and biopolymers, membranes, biocomposites, biomimetic materials, and drug release and delivery methods (formulation)
- Surfaces, interfaces, and interactions including thin films, Langmuir-Blodgett monolayers, wetting/dewetting, soft interfaces and their interfacial properties, dynamics, rheology and hydrodynamics
- Building blocks/synthetic methodology including new molecular architectures and new synthetic methodologies, and synthesis of soft materials
- Theory, modelling, and simulation including computational and thermodynamic studies of soft materials
Molecular BioSystems – A new high quality chemical biology journal with a particular focus on the interface between chemistry and the -omic sciences and systems biology.
Main research areas include:
- Chemical biology approaches including small molecule probes of biological structure and activity, chemical genetics, enzymology, directed evolution, protein engineering, display technologies, combinatorial chemistry and diversity-oriented synthesis.
- Systems biology approaches including simulation and modelling, data manipulation, integration and analysis techniques, high-throughput technologies.
- Proteomics and genomics approaches including structural and functional proteomics and genomics, spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques, chip-based technologies, array technologies.
- Cellular processes including signalling pathways and mechanisms of signal transduction, molecular recognition and interactions, transport and secretion, cell-cycling and division, cell death.
- Metabolism including bioenergetics and energy transfer, endogenous and exogenous metabolic processes, micro- and macrometabolism, metabolic control, metabonomics.