Publishing: Journals, books and databases

RSC Publishing Platform Migration

After successfully launching the RSC Publishing Platform, we have continued to develop with updates and improvements to functionality from user feedback.

Thank you to those that have fed back, your input is very valuable to us and we will continue to keep our librarian testers involved in future developments.

Launch of the new RSC Publishing Platform


  • July 27th 2010* - RSC Publishing Platform launched
  • All dynamic links to content set to resolve to the new Platform from launch
  • The RSC Publishing Platform and the old website will run in parallel alongside each other to give our customers time to highlight any broken links and amend as necessary (a link to the URL list can be found below)
  • Where possible, website redirects will be put in place to reduce errors for customers
  • We will remove access to content via the old website once there are minimal redirects measured. We anticipate this to be early 2011
  • Our COUNTER statistics customers will access statistics through the Librarians' Portal once we shut off access to the old site
  • All our customers need to set up an individual or institutional/organisational Librarians' Portal account on the new Platform before the old website access is shut off (see link below)

    *Please note that timescales are approximate and may be subject to change

Customer Support

  • Communications - we will continue to keep our customers up-to-date with migration, training and planned maintenance through the Librarians' Portal news, listservs, registered email addresses on the Librarians' Portal, MPS usage statistics accounts and on the RSC Publishing Innovation blog (see link under related links)
  • Training - to request Platform training please email Technical Support below and we will arrange this for you either by your account manager visit or through webcast
  • Screen shots - please find at the bottom of the page screen shots that can be used for presentations and internal end user training, or if you require jpegs please email Technical Support below

Technical Support

  • Migration guidelines are available as a PDF downloadable document (see below)
  • We will be using Xlink to redirect all our links - please ensure you check your current set up against the URL listing document (see link under related links)

Become an RSC Library tester

Email:Become an RSC Library tester

Technical Support

Email:Technical Support

Customer Services and Sales
Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0WF. UK
Tel: +44 (0)1223 432360
Fax: +44 (0)1223 426017

Email:Customer Services and Sales

URL Listing

URLs for RSC's online subscription products

Related Links

RSC Publishing Innovation blog
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Librarians' Portal
Dedicated area for librarians and information specialists

RSC Publishing Platform
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