Category: Librarian

April 18, 2018

Exploring the Benefits of Peer Review

By Angela Carlson

If you’re new to the world of publishing your discoveries, trying to figure out the process can be a daunting task. Just selecting a journal to which you should submit your work can be a lot of work.To help researchers sort through their options, a new service from American Journal Experts was recently announced [1]. […]

April 17, 2018

How Editing Helps Your Work Shine

By Angela Carlson

Before anyone can appreciate the importance of your research, they have to read your paper about it. The quality of that paper determines if your work gets noticed by funders, colleagues, and even the media. If you want your work to have the impact it deserves, your papers need to be clearly written and error-free. […]

April 12, 2018

Putting an Emphasis on Society

By April Colosimo

Winning an ACS Publications Travel Grant this year gave me the chance to attend an ACS National Meeting & Exposition for the first time. I have been to a fair number of library-related conferences over the years, including those of local, national, and international associations. What first struck me about the ACS meeting was that […]

April 12, 2018

Digging Deeper at the ACS Conference: A Librarian’s Perspective

By Chapel Cowden

At the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) where I am the Health & Science Librarian, I have the challenging yet exciting opportunity to work with all of the STEM and health science disciplines. Despite having little time to specialize, I have been very fortunate to develop a close relationship with our Chemistry department—both the […]

February 28, 2018

Exploring Nanotechnology’s Daily Applications

By Finbar Galligan

Nanoparticles are, by definition, tiny: Collections of molecules or even just atoms, less than 100 nm wide – smaller than 1/100th the size of a grain of sand. These nanoparticles offer a surprising range of properties that can be different from larger quantities of the same substance – typically enhanced strength, chemical reactivity, or electrical […]

February 27, 2018

The Science Behind Cephalopods

By Alice Graves

The cephalopod family includes squid, cuttlefish, and the octopus – a group of exclusively marine animals with a prominent head and a set of arms. These intelligent and complex creatures have fascinated biologists for years, but now they are coming to the attention of the tech industry, thanks to some of their remarkable abilities – […]

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February 23, 2018

Top Sessions for Librarians and Information Professionals at the ACS National Meeting in New Orleans

By Michael Qiu

Opinions are of the author and not necessarily those of ACS or ACS Publications. It almost Spring (goodbye Winter) and I’m excited that ACS National Meeting is right around the corner. We will be in New Orleans from March 18-22, 2018. With thousands of presentations and attendees, it is always a daunting task of going […]

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February 14, 2018

ACS Publications Announces ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science

By Brooke Howell

ACS Publications launched a new journal that will publish high-quality, innovative research across the broad spectrum of pharmacology, biochemistry, and experimental medicine. ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science broadens the scope of the ACS Publications portfolio of journals to make room to publish more exceptional research in this important, rapidly-expanding area of study. The journal’s Editor-in-Chief is […]

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February 8, 2018

Congratulations to April Colosimo and Chapel Cowden, Recipients of the ACS Publications Travel Grant!

By Michael Qiu

ACS Publications and the Award Committee are excited to announce the recipients of the ACS Publications Travel Grant for Librarians and Library School Students to attend the 255th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans: April Colosimo of McGill University and Chapel Cowden of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. April Colosimo, McGill University April […]

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December 19, 2017

Updated: Apply for the ACS Publications Travel Grant for Librarians By January 26, 2018

By Michael Qiu

ACS Publications is excited to announce our call for applications for our Travel Grant for Librarians and Library School Students to attend the 255th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, to be held in New Orleans March 18-22, 2018. ACS Publications is encouraging librarians who have never attended ACS National Meeting, or who have not attended […]

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October 13, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Wearable Ring-Based Sensing Platform for Detecting Chemical Threats — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: wearable ring-based sensing platform for detecting chemical threats, nanoscale coloristic pigments, the hydrophobic effect and the role of cosolvents — and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These articles are specially chosen by a team of scientific editors of […]

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Peer Reviewers

September 22, 2017

Help for Aspiring Scientific Peer Reviewers

By Stephanie Monasky

Peer reviewers are critical to the advancement of science, but few researchers receive formalized education to sharpen their reviewing skills. In fact, a recent survey reported that up to 77% of researchers desire further training. This is astonishing when combined with another study which estimated that over 30 million hours were spent reviewing manuscripts within scientific journals in 2013 […]

September 14, 2017

Exploring the ACS National Meeting as a First-Time Librarian Attendee

By Heather Lewin

When I got the email letting me know that I had been selected for the ACS Publications Travel Grant for the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Washing D.C., I did a happy dance in my office. I have been the chemistry librarian at Iowa State University for over ten years, but I am […]

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September 14, 2017

Librarians Make Connections at the ACS National Meeting in Washington DC

By Theresa M Nawalaniec

I’m grateful to ACS Publications for providing me with this wonderful opportunity to attend the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, whose theme was “Chemistry’s Impact on the Global Economy.” When I was awarded one of the ACS Travel Grants for Librarians to attend my first ACS Meeting, I was very happy. I’ve been an ACS […]

August 16, 2017

Top Sessions for Librarians and Information Professionals at the 254th ACS National Meeting in Washington, DC

By Michael Qiu

Opinions are of the author and not necessarily those of ACS or ACS Publications It only seemed like we just left San Francisco and now we are gearing up for the next ACS National Meeting in Washington, DC. From August 20-24, presentations will be given covering every aspect of chemistry from analytical, to polymers, chemical […]

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August 14, 2017

Enjoy the Solar Eclipse on August 21st, But Avoid This Chemical Reaction!

By Angela Carlson

On August 21, 2017, and for the first time in almost a century, the magnificent sight of the moon passing over and completely covering the sun will be visible across parts of North America. In Washington D.C., during the ACS National Meeting, the sky will briefly darken with an estimated 81% obscuration of the sun.[i] […]

August 8, 2017

How Librarians Advance Chemistry: With ACS Fellow Grace Baysinger

By Katherine Stevens

This year the ACS named Stanford Librarian Grace Baysinger as one of the ACS Fellows. The program was created to recognize members of ACS for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession and the Society. Baysinger is currently the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Librarian at the Robin Li and Melissa Ma Science Library. […]

May 26, 2017

Submit ACS Publications Travel Grant for Librarians Applications By June 23rd

By Michael Qiu

ACS Publications is excited to announce our call for applications for our Travel Grant for Librarians and Library School Students to attend the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Washington, DC (August 20-24, 2017). ACS Publications is encouraging librarians who have never attended ACS National Meeting, or who have not attended in the last […]

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May 3, 2017

ACS Grant Provides a National Meeting Experience for a New Librarian

By Kortney K. Rupp

When I was selected as a recipient of the ACS Publications travel award to attend the 253rd ACS National Meeting and Exposition in San Francisco, I felt like I found the golden ticket in my chocolate bar. I am a brand-new chemistry librarian (graduating from library school in May 2017!) and only recently discovered that […]

May 3, 2017

Reflecting on My Experience as an ACS Librarian Travel Grant Winner

By Ian McCullough

I wanted to attend the 253rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco to reconnect with being a chemist who is a librarian, instead of a librarian who helps chemists. Like many science librarians, I end up spreading my energies across many fields and I missed my chemistry focus. The meeting energized me by […]

May 3, 2017

ACS Reagent Chemicals: A New Online Reference for Chemists

By Michael Woodruff

What is ACS Reagent Chemicals? The ACS Committee on Analytical Reagents sets purity specifications for almost 500 reagent chemicals and over 500 standard-grade reference materials. These specifications have become the de facto standards for chemicals used in many high-purity applications, with agencies like the US EPA and ASTM referencing these specifications and methods. In addition […]

May 3, 2017

Compound Interest: Making Chemistry Fun

By Angela Carlson

Wonder what adds color to flames or why eggs smell so bad? Meet Andy Brunning, a UK-based chemistry teacher that is using his artistic side to investigate interesting topics in our day-to-day lives.

May 3, 2017

If It Made Chemistry News, You’ll Find It In C&EN Archives

By Angela Carlson

Curious about the historic impact of scientific advancement on society? Whether you want to learn about historical salary trends for chemists or are trying to determine when a product first hit the market, the award-winning journalism in C&EN Archives can help you find answers.

May 3, 2017

The Evolution of a Beverage

By Angela Carlson

Beer and whiskey start with the same basic ingredients. What makes them different and what effect does the barrel aging process have on the chemistry of whiskey? ACS Publications has some answers that may surprise you.

April 14, 2017

Researchers Recognizing Transformative Librarians

By Michael Qiu

In celebration of National Library Week, ACS Publications invited researchers nominate a transformative librarian that has supported them throughout their career. We received nominations from researchers across the globe and are excited to share our winner: Sue Cardinal, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Librarian University of Rochester Sue received two nominations from the University of Rochester, […]

April 12, 2017

The Transformative Power of Librarians

By Katherine Stevens

As we celebrate National Library Week, an American Library Association initiative highlighting the transformative power of libraries, we would like to take a look at how librarianship has transformed in recent years. Librarians have always played an essential role in research and information services, providing scientists with key information and helping students find what they […]

April 10, 2017

Thank You Librarians!

By Angela Carlson

Today kicks off National Library Week for 2017, sponsored by the American Library Association. This year’s theme, “Libraries Transform”, celebrates all the contributions that libraries have made to accommodate new technologies. We would like to take a moment to thank the people that have made it all happen: librarians. The role of librarians has evolved […]

February 21, 2017

Congratulations to Kortney Rupp and Ian McCullough, Recipients of ACS Publications Travel Grants!

By Michael Qiu

ACS Publications and the Award Committee are excited to announce the recipients of the ACS Publications Travel Grant for Librarians and Library School Students to attend the 253rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco: Kortney Rupp, of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Ian McCullough, of the University of Akron. Kortney Rupp, […]

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January 12, 2017

C&EN Global Enterprise Offers Exciting New Features for Library Subscribers

By Angela Carlson

C&EN is one of the most trusted sources for objective science news, written by the experts: In order to reflect C&EN’s transition to a digital-first publication, ACS is launching C&EN Global Enterprise, designed specifically for institutional subscribers. It features all of the content found in the magazine—from cover to cover—in a highly discoverable web and […]

January 12, 2017

ACS Open Access Offers Choices That Will Fit Every Need

By Stephanie Monasky

ACS Publications offers gold open access solutions on all titles, from Accounts of Chemical Research to Organometallics. If researchers want to publish open access, they can easily do so under our ACS AuthorChoice license. CC-BY licenses, the most flexible licenses available, are also available to authors for an added fee. For a full list of […]

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January 4, 2017

Apply for the ACS Publications Travel Grant for Librarians and Library School Students

By Michael Qiu

After a successful start to this program last year for Philadelphia, ACS Publications is happy to announce our call for applications for our 2nd Travel Grant for Librarians and Library School Students to attend the 253rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco, CA (April 2-6, 2017). ACS Publications is encouraging librarians who have […]

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November 16, 2016

Discover the Redesigned InfoCentral

By Michael Qiu

Everyone at ACS Publications is very excited to announce the launch of our redesigned InfoCentral website, which provides resources and assistance to our institutional subscribers. The new site features redesigned pages, quicker access to the most commonly used features, and additional self-serve resources for our librarians. New to InfoCentral is a dedicated Resources page, where […]

October 27, 2016

ACS Publications Improves Website Features and Customer Security

By Andrew Clinton

In an effort to continuously improve the ACS Publications website for our global community, we recently introduced a number of upgrades. These improvements will enhance the discoverability and accessibility of articles, while concurrently increasing security and preventing unauthorized access of customer data. One key improvement is the addition of “Remember Me” functionality for ACS ID […]

ACS Earth and Space Chemistry

October 20, 2016

Introducing ACS Earth and Space Chemistry

By Jesse Stanchak

Get ready to expand the boundaries of chemistry with ACS Publications’ newest journal: ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, which is currently accepting submissions. Starting in 2017, this peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal will publish high-impact basic and applied research from a variety of disciplines, including atmospheric and marine chemistry, astrochemistry, and analytical geochemistry. ACS Earth and Space […]

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October 12, 2016

Take a 360° tour In the Library at the University of Maryland

By Michael Qiu

ACS Publications is excited to partner with our academic libraries and librarians to bring the new “In the Library” series to ACS Axial. “In the Library” features stories, videos, and tours of academic libraries across the globe led by the devoted librarians who work there. For our first installment of this series, we visited the […]

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September 30, 2016

Renewal Season is Here: What You Can Expect and How to Make it Go Smoothly

By Michael Woodruff

Approximately 6,000 organizations worldwide subscribe to ACS Publications and we employ a number of different mechanisms for delivering your quotation and helping you through the renewal process. If you handle the journal subscriptions and renewals for your organization, you should have already received your 2017 renewal quote. So now what? This short article should help […]

September 30, 2016

Chemistry of Tea and Coffee

By Finbar Galligan

On the whole, you can divide people into two groups: coffee drinkers, and tea drinkers. (A shadowy third group – those who don’t like hot drinks – are to be regarded with deep suspicion.) Imbibing these plant-infused hot beverages has become deeply entrenched in the culture and lifestyle of people the world over. Around 2.5 […]

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