Awards and citations for the MOTM page


The Molecule of the Month page is one of the longest running scientific websites on the web. It has been running since October 1996, and in that time has picked up a number of web awards and citations. For a detailed discussion of the history of this website, please see: P.W. May, S.A. Cotton, K. Harrison, H.S. Rzepa, The ‘Molecule of the Month’ website – an extraordinary chemistry educational resource online for over 20 years”, Molecules 22 (2017) 549-559. [doi: 10.3390/molecules22040549]

It won an award (June 2006) for one of the best educational resources on the Web by StudySphere.

StudySphere - educational resources

It has been selected by Thompson Scientific for inclusion in their Current Web Contents, a selection of scholarly web sites complementing the journal coverage in Current Contents Connect, the Web of Science, and other ISI Web of Knowledge applications.

Thompson Scientific

It has featured as "Web Pick of the Day" in HMS Beagle (BiomedNet)

HMS Beagle
and in the Scout Report for Science & Engineeringscout
and as Snap (now called NBCi) Editors' Choice October 1998Snap
and is listed in the BBC Education Web Guide.
and it has been rated 3-stars by Schoolzone's panel of expert teachers (2009)Rated by Schoolzone
and in David Bradley's Reactive Reports Star Pick #9 Star Pick (previously known as StudyWeb) Academic Excellence Award (February 2001) StudyWeb Academic Excellence Award
It has also featured in The Alchemist on 20th June 1997 Alchemist
It has been a winner in the Scientific American magazine Sci/Tech Web Awards 2001 and 2002 Scientific American Sci/Tech Web Awards 2001
Scientific American Sci-Tech awards 2002
Molecule of the Month contributed toward the CyberSafari web competition for schools. Cybersafari
Top 5% Chemistry Site Award 1997 given by: The Homepage for Chemists and Rolf Claessen's Chemistry Indexhomepage for chemists logo


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