RSC acquires The Merck Index

« The famous « bible » of chemistry, The Merck Index, is to join the highly acclaimed publishing portfolio of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

In buying the rights to the iconic reference book, where generations of professionals look for comprehensive information on chemicals, drugs and biologicals, the RSC gains a globally-used reference tool with a 120-year history.

The RSC already plans significant development of The Merck Index online, and will continue to develop and update The Merck Index to provide a valuable, trusted and relevant resource for scientists and researchers.

In the agreement with Merck, the Royal Society of Chemistry will take over publication by launching the 15th edition, due out in April. The new edition has been extensively revised and updated (…) »