SGML: Chemistry

SGML: Chemistry

Extracted from Figit Periodicals Digitisation Study. Marc Fresko - 15th June 1995 ( Please see this document for full links.


This relates to proposal 3/7 (Journal of the Chemical Society) 3/18 (out of copyright chemical journals) and proposal 3/30 (Elsevier Science chemistry journals).

The full text of Journal of the Chemical Society is already available commercially via the host STN. This collection stretches back to c1986. Pictures and other images are not included, though a study is under way at the Society to add them. The contact at the Society is not aware of proposal 3/7, and would be interested to be involved.

Several chemical journals, all published by the American Chemical Society, have been digitised by the CORE (Chemical Online Retrieval) project. Issues from 1991 to 1994 of all titles were scanned into page image form; and 1987 to 1994 issues of all titles were converted to text marked up with SGML. Some titles are in SGML text form for years 1982 to 1987. The digital files are now available for academic use at University College, London until the end of 1995; further or more widespread use would have to be negotiated.

The American Chemical Society itself holds digital archives of all its journals, dating back to 1975. They consist of text, including tables and formulae, but not pictures. The text is encoded in a proprietary fashion which is similar to, and can easily be converted to, SGML (as in CORE above). From 1992 onwards, they are also held in page-image format.

The journals involved are listed in Appendix 4.

Some 650 journals on life sciences are published commercially by Adonis bv on CD-ROM. The CD-ROMs contain full text plus scanned images. Titles are included which can be considered as covering Chemistry or Physics. As Adonis has been publishing for some years, it in effect consists of an archive of selected digitised journals over that period. Journals which may be relevant are indicated in Appendix 4.

Appendix 4: Chemistry

The following journals have been digitised for the CORE experiment:

Accounts of Chemical Research
Analytical Chemistry
Chemistry of Materials
Chem. Research Toxicology
Chemical Reviews
Energy and Fuels
Environmental Science & Technology
Inorganic Chemistry
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Journal of American Chemical Society
Journal of Chemical Engineering Data
Journal of Chemical Information & Computer Science
Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Journal of Organic Chemistry
Journal of Physical Chemistry

The following journals are digitised by Adonis:

"A lot" of Elsevier Science titles
"Some" J. Wiley titles
Institute of Physics titles up to 1994
Journal of the Chemical Society Communications (c1986 to c1990 and early 1994 onwards)
Journal of the Chemical Society Perkin Transactions 1 (c1986 to c1990 and early 1994 onwards)