In 1946 the chemical societies of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden established the scientific chemistry journal of Acta Chemica Scandinavica. The journal was co-owned in equal shares by the four chemical societies through Förlagsföreningen Acta Chemica Scandinavica. The Swedish Chemical Society (www.chemsoc.se) houses the administration of Förlagsföreningen Acta Chemica Scandinavica at their Stockholm secretariat. Permissions to reproduce material from Acta Chem. Scand. are issued by Förlagsföreningen Acta Chemica Scandinavica.
At the end of 1999 it was decided to merge Acta Chemica Scandinavica with the Royal Society of Chemistry's inorganic and organic journals, which at the time were Dalton Transactions, Perkin Transactions 1 and Perkin Transactions 2. As of January 2000 Acta Chemica Scandinavica thus ceased to exist as an independent journal. In 2003 the two Perkin journals merged into a single RSC journal named Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry. According to the agreement made between RSC and The Nordic Chemical Societies, each article published in Dalton Transactions and Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry that has as its principal author a chemist from one of the four Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden) will release payment of a certain amount to Förlagsföreningen. This income is transferred to the owner societies.
In relation to all Nordic authors and in relation the RSC, the representative for Förlagsföreningen Acta Chemica Scandinavica is (2003-2005):
Sven E. Harnung
Department of Chemisrty
H.C. Ørsted Institute
University of Copenhagen
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø.
Phone (direct): (+45) 3532 0105. Phone (institute): (+45) 3532 0111. Fax: (+45) 3532 0133
Sven E. Harnung has written a detailed account about the journals and their commercial organisation in Dansk Kemi 2001, 82, nr. 1, 44-46.