ACS Heads to Brazil for IUPAC 2017

ACS spent a successful week at the IUPAC-2017 conference in São Paulo, Brazil, from July 7-13. As platinum sponsors of the event, ACS Publications, CAS, and ACS Membership shared a large booth in the main exhibition hall. The booth generated a lot of traffic with its giveaways – including a USB key linking to the ACS Publications virtual issue. ACS Publications also hosted three events during the conference.

“The IUPAC conference was a wonderful opportunity to interact with our authors, readers, and reviewers in Brazil,” said Tamara Hanna, Assistant Director with ACS Publications. “It was amazing to experience the enthusiasm for chemistry, which was evident in the questions we received during the ACS on Campus event and during the Open Access panel. I am grateful for the occasion to have met so many members of the Brazilian chapter of the ACS, whose warmth and collegiality are second to none.”

Standing-Room-Only to Learn More About Publishing with ACS

On Monday, July 10, ACS on Campus hosted an outreach panel discussion, featuring 10 tips on how to get published with five ACS Editors. Panelists included:

The student turnout for this event was incredible, and they were all excited about the ACS On Campus notebook and pen set giveaways. They asked the panelists good questions, keeping the conversation engaging.

The event on Tuesday, July 11 featured a panel about publishing open access materials with ACS Publications. Panelists discussed how ACS supports open access, our open access journals, and using ACS AuthorChoice to publish in any ACS journal. Panelists included:

During the discussion, panelists and attendees had great dialogue, and attendees asked compelling questions. They talked about where open access is now and how it will evolve in the future.

Those in attendance were given ACS Publications flip-flops and other fun giveaways. Both events had awesome turnouts, each attracting more than 125 people, making them standing room only.

The last event, held Wednesday, July 12, featured ACS Omega Editor Krishna Ganesh, Associate Editor Dean Tantillo, and Associate Editor Frank Quina. They were stationed at the ACS booth in the exhibition hall for a reception with pastries and coffee where they answered questions about publishing in the journal.

ACS Omega is our newest open access journal, and it offers global researchers the opportunity to publish new multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed research.

Attendees received ACS Omega giveaways to commemorate the event.

Excitement About Connecting with ACS

“ACS was excited to be part of this important chemistry event in Brazil,” said ACS Publications Marketing Manager Brooke Howell. “We are looking forward to expanding our presence in and interacting with the Brazilian community.”

ACS would like to thank the three undergraduate students – Carolina Sotério, Maria Clara de Paula Souza, and João Emanuel Granato – from The University of São Paulo, São Carlos Campus. As the founding members of their university’s ACS student chapter, they were selected to attend and help out at the conference. They served as translators between ACS staff and conference attendees when needed, encouraged students at the conference to join their chapter, and shared their positive experiences working with ACS.

The ACS Brazil International Chapter, together with the ACS Membership Division, held an ACS Members dinner at a local restaurant in Sao Paulo with nearly 60 ACS members in attendance, according to Francisco Gomez, Director of Global Strategy & Marketing Development in the Membership Division. During the dinner, they had a chance to meet and network with each other, and discuss future opportunities to engage with ACS.

More ACS Events Coming Up in Brazil

If you couldn’t make it to this conference, don’t panic! ACS has two more upcoming events in Brazil.

ACS will make an appearance at the 18th International Conference on Biological Inorganic Chemistry, in Florianopólis, Brazil, from July 31-Aug. 4. Inorganic Chemistry will be the conference’s bag sponsor, and Editor-in-Chief William B. Tolman will be in attendance.

ACS will be at Brazilian Materials Research Society (Brazil MRS) from Sept. 10-14. While there, ACS will promote the following journals: ACS Applied Materials & InterfacesACS Central Science, ACS Energy Letters, ACS Omega, ACS Nano, Chemistry of Materials, Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS), Langmuir, and Nano Letters.

Be on the lookout for ACS’s Growing Globally Brazil page, as well as a portfolio-wide Virtual Issue, “Highlighting Outstanding Work from Authors in Brazil,” which features more than 100 articles from Brazilian researchers.

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