(Charlottesville, VA and London, UK) January 25, 2023 – Silverchair and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) announce the launch of RSC’s extensive book program on the Silverchair Platform. The move delivers an immediate discoverability boost, flexible product models, and a modern design to RSC’s more than 2800 books.

RSC is the largest organization in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences, with more than 54,000 members and an international publishing business. In seeking to rejuvenate their books program, RSC sought a partner whose technology gave them the flexibility to offer new digital products and sales models while adhering to the highest industry standards.

“The Royal Society of Chemistry hosts an incredible publishing program with an esteemed heritage,” said Thane Kerner, Silverchair CEO. “With Silverchair, RSC can continue to evolve their book business with the ability to experiment more quickly, allowing them to create innovative digital offerings for their customers. We are delighted to welcome them to the Silverchair community and to support them in achieving their ambitious goals.”

“The new books platform is the result of months of collaboration and testing,” said Emma Wilson, RSC Director of Publishing. “The improvements delivered by the migration will change the way researchers interact with our ebooks, offering an upgraded digital reading experience, better functionality and more ways to use the content."

See RSC's announcement here, which includes FAQs for librarians and science library users.




About The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

The Royal Society of Chemistry are a not-for-profit, society publisher, who ensure the quality and wide dissemination of chemical knowledge – through robust review, global reach and the publication of both fundamental and applied research. The RSC is made of active scientists – Royal Society of Chemistry members, authors, reviewers, editorial board members, and expert partners around the world. Working together, they amplify the global impact of everyone who publishes with them. They are in a unique place to support the chemical sciences community, because they are part of it.


About Silverchair

Silverchair is the leading independent platform partner for scholarly and professional publishers, serving our growing community through flexible technology and unparalleled services. We build and host websites, online products, and digital libraries for our clients’ content, enabling researchers and professionals to maximize their contributions to our world. Our vision is to help publishers thrive, evolve, and fulfill their missions.


For More Information Contact:

Nathan Price
Marketing Executive
Royal Society of Chemistry

Stephanie Lovegrove Hansen
VP, Marketing

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