I’m writing an article which I plan on submitting to Chemical Communications, a publication of the Royal Chemical Society. I’m writing it in Microsoft Word, but while looking through the author tools I found that they have templates for a bunch of different office software including OpenOffice. Link here. This is exciting for a couple reasons. The first most obvious one is that most publishers of chemistry journals don’t offer OpenOffice templates (although a fair number do offer LaTeX templates). The second great thing is that I’ve played around with the RCS templates for both Word and OO and they both work well. That is a completely new experience for me. Being able to spend my time on the quality of the writing rather than the formatting really encourages me to publish in RCS journals more in the future.