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July 15-30, 2005 Edition Market Tip ChemMedChem

New Journal

to Debut in 2006

Hoboken, NJ/06/30/2005—Global publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. today announced the 2006 launch of ChemMedChem, a new journal covering all aspects of drug discovery.

ChemMedChem is the result of a new publishing agreement between the Società Chimica Italiana (SCI), the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh), and Wiley-VCH, the company’s subsidiary based in Weinheim, Germany. It’s also the latest publishing venture between Wiley-VCH and European chemical societies, who have cooperated successfully before on the publication of Chemistry – A European Journal, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, European Journal of Organic Chemistry, ChemBioChem, and ChemPhysChem.

ChemMedChem represents a further, important step towards the establishment of a complete set of European Journals in the area of chemistry. The SCI, together with its two partners, is deeply involved in the success of the project, as it is for the maintenance of the high standard of our other European Journals.” declared Francesco De Angelis, President of the SCI. The SCI’s journal, Il Farmaco – An International Journal of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, will cease publication at the end of 2005 to make room for ChemMedChem.

ChemMedChem will publish peer-reviewed primary and critical secondary information from international top authors. The journal’s aim is to cover a wide range of topics: drug design and discovery; drug development and delivery; molecular modeling; combinatorial chemistry; target validation; and lead generation to name just a few.

“With ChemMedChem, the European medicinal chemistry community finally establishes its own premier journal, building on the highly successful top-quality tradition of our other European journals.” said Wolfram Koch, Executive Director of the GDCh. Manfred Antoni, Managing Director of Wiley-VCH, agreed and said, “We believe ChemMedChem fits well within the framework of our partnerships with renowned European chemical societies. The new journal will help to further enhance our service for the scientific community. It is to be expected that ChemMedChem will become a high-impact journal.”

The SCI and the GDCh have nominated Rainer Metternich (Schering AG, Germany) and Giorgio Tarzia (Università degli Studi di Urbino, Italy) as the first Co-Chairmen of the Editorial Board. Peter Gölitz, Editor-in-Chief of Angewandte Chemie, will serve as ChemMedChem‘s founding Editor.

In its first year, ChemMedChem will be available with Angewandte Chemie and Angewandte Chemie International Edition, the GDCh’s flagship journals published through Wiley-VCH.

For more information about ChemMedChem, please visit http://www.ChemMedChem.org. About the German Chemical Society (GDCh)

The Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh, German Chemical Society) is the largest chemical society in continental Europe with close to 27,000 members from academia, industry and other areas. The GDCh supports chemistry in education, research, and application and promotes the understanding of chemistry to the general public. The society was founded in 1949, but builds on a long tradition that began in 1867 when its first predecessor organization, the Deutsche Chemische Gesellschaft was founded in Berlin. http://www.gdch.de

About the Società Chimica Italiana (SCI)

The Società Chimica Italiana (SCI, Italian Chemical Society) was founded in 1909, following on from other associations that had sprung up in the last decades of the 19th century, within the framework of academic culture. It now has 4500 members and it is the largest scientific association in Italy. Members come from universities, schools, industry, research, and control institutions. The SCI operates through its 17 local sections, 11 institutional divisions and a variety of interdivisional groups, reflecting the broad spectrum of chemical areas and interests. http://www.sci.uniba.it

About Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA

Wiley-VCH, founded in 1921, is one of the leading technical publishers in Germany with an emphasis on science. For several years, technical and specialist information in print and electronic form, for professionals and experts, has been a major focus. Wiley-VCH is part of the international publishing house, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. http://www.wiley-vch.de.

About John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Founded in 1807, Wiley provides must-have content and services to customers worldwide. Its core businesses include scientific, technical and medical journals, encyclopedias, books and other online products and services, professional and consumer books and subscription services, and education materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley has publishing, marketing and distribution centers in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb. Wiley’s Internet site can be accessed at http://www.wiley.com

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