'Record reference numbers reflect research growth'

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Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), a division of the American Chemical Society, has logged the largest number of records added to its cited reference database - CAplusSM - in a single week.

A total of 24,623 records were added during the week of July 30, 2007, referencing chemical and related scientific research in the world's journals and patents.

This year to date, CAS's weekly input has reached an average of 20,924 records, compared to 19,551 per week in the record analysis year 2006, an increase of 7%.

'CAS reflects the growth and scope of chemistry-related literature,' said Matthew J. Toussant, CAS senior vice president of editorial operations. 'The sheer volume of new records entering the CAplus database each day indicates the magnitude and diversity of research now occurring worldwide.'