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December 2021 News and Updates from ChemRxiv

As 2021 draws to a close, we wanted to provide some updates about ChemRxiv and wish you all a fabulous finish to the year! Please note that staff holidays over the last two weeks of the year may slightly increase processing times for new submissions, so we ask for your patience if you are submitting a preprint in late December.

Find out more about linking to your peer-reviewed version of record

Did you know that ChemRxiv automatically adds a link to the related journal article within a few weeks of journal publication? The timing depends on when the journal posts its files to Crossref, allowing ChemRxiv to check and make matches between preprints and published articles.

You can also request a link to the published version of your paper if you notice that your preprint hasn’t been properly matched to the published version. To do this, visit the latest version of the content in your author dashboard, and select “Submit version of record”. You will then be prompted to provide the DOI of your published work. Before you submit the DOI, please select “Check your DOI” and make sure that the metadata pulled from Crossref is correct. If so, click “Submit”. Once you have submitted the DOI, it will be reviewed by an administrator before being posted on your content page. You will receive an email notifying you of the administrator’s decision.

To view the related video guide, as well as other videos on submission and revision of your preprint, creating an ORCID, and direct journal transfer, please visit the “How To Submit“ section of ChemRxiv.  

ChemRxiv surpassed the milestone of 10,000 preprints posted!

The entire ChemRxiv team would like to thank our authors for their contributions over the last four years. Your preprints have been viewed and downloaded more than 28 million times, an indication of their benefit to the chemistry community and beyond. We are deeply grateful for your support and appreciate your willingness to share your research with the world via ChemRxiv!

The 10,000th preprint posted to ChemRxiv was “Single-Macromolecular Level Imaging of a Hydrogel Structure,” authored by researchers from Hokkaido University and Tohoku University: Ryuji Kiyama, Takayuki Nonoyama, Sedlacik Tomas, Hiroshi Jinnai, and Jian Ping Gong.

Read a brief interview with Dr. Jian Ping Gong of Hokkaido University, the PI of the group that posted this research, to find out more about their recent preprint.

ChemRxiv preprints from Nobel Laureates 

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2021 was awarded jointly to Drs. Benjamin List and David W. C. MacMillan for their work in the development of asymmetric organocatalysis, a method that uses small organic molecules as catalysts instead of enzymes or metals. This innovation in molecular construction has led to catalysts that are less expensive and more environmentally friendly, while also opening up new pathways in pharmaceutical research.

Please check out some examples of the research from this year’s Nobel Laureates that has been posted on ChemRxiv:

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