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We are delighted to welcome you to our new look Chemistry in New Zealand website. Thank you for making your way here and we hope that you enjoy the fresh content, attractive look and updated feel of our journal.
This exciting change has been made possible through the vision, insight, skills and hard work of many people.
We are pleased that, for the first time, the content in Chemistry in New Zealand is immediately available to all. This will be good for our authors because they can readily share and link to their publications. It’s good for our education partners because students will be able to freely read articles and news items to build their knowledge and enthusiasm for chemistry. It’s good for the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry because it enhances our interface with the public and potentially with other publishers.
Along with the move to online format, we are eager to increase the reader accessibility of the content in Chemistry in New Zealand by publishing material that anyone can enjoy. We will continue to publish articles that require chemical specialist knowledge to fully appreciate, while encouraging authors to include a publicly accessible section, and we will also welcome items that are completely accessible to general readership. Therefore, professional chemists, teachers and students are especially invited to consider submitting content as these groups have been under-represented as authors in the recent past.
This exciting change has been made possible through the vision, insight, skills and hard work of many people. First and foremost, I’d like to acknowledge the excellent leadership of Dr Vyacheslav V. Filichev (Chair of the Chemistry in New Zealand focus group), Dr Catherine Nicholson (Editor of Chemistry in New Zealand) and Natalie Bould (Publishing Editor of Chemistry in New Zealand) in bringing this project to fruition. This initiative was skillfully enabled by Brent Dickens (PolaDesign), who designed the new journal website. The other members of the focus group – Drs James Wright, Joanna Dowle and Joanne Harvey – along with the NZIC support team – Samantha Eason and Hamish McDonald and the rest of Council – brought advice, ideas, expertise and research to this project.
We hope you enjoy this first issue of our new online Chemistry in New Zealand.