Category: Librarian

April 26, 2016

Librarian Life: What’s So Mega About ACS Omega?

By Michael Qiu

I heard ACS Publications is launching an open access journal called ACS Omega. Is that the same thing as ACS Central Science? Will it be a part of my library’s current subscription? Does my library have to pay for ACS Omega? Good news: ACS Omega will not cost your library a penny. ACS Omega is […]

  • ACS Omega
  • Librarians
Where does an article's DOI come from?

April 21, 2016

Where does an article’s DOI come from?

By Bryan McBournie

There is more to an article’s Digital Object Identifier (DOI) than you may think. Every published article has an alphanumeric string assigned to it, which not only makes citation easier but also ensures the article has a persistent link online. The International DOI Foundation maintains the platform. Recently, ACS created its own format based on that […]

  • DOI
  • Journals
  • publishing
  • research

April 8, 2016

The vision behind C&EN’s new design

By Jesse Stanchak

Whether you’re a longtime reader or a new fan, you can’t help but notice that C&EN has a new look these days. But what prompted the redesign? And what’s next for the venerable publication? We sat down with C&EN Managing Editor Amanda Yarnell to find out. How did C&EN realize it was time for a change?  […]

  • Amanda Yarnell
  • C&EN
  • magazine

March 18, 2016

Take the Axial Reader Survey and You Could Win $500

By Jesse Stanchak

Since we launched ACS Axial last year, we’ve aimed to engage ACS authors, researchers, and readers. But we want to do better.  We want to make sure we’re publishing stories that resonate with all parts of the ACS community. That’s why we need your help. Answer this simple, 4-question survey about your interests and you’ll […]

  • Axial Reader Survey

March 9, 2016

Celebrate and Innovate at the 251st ACS National Meeting and Exposition

By Jesse Stanchak

The theme of this year’s National Meeting is “Computers in Chemistry.” Thousands of chemical professionals, educators, and students from around the world will gather in San Diego for five days of learning and networking opportunities. The theme will be on full display at the highly anticipated Kavli Lectures, where attendees will be able to hear […]

  • ACS Career Navigator
  • ACS Member Insurance Program
  • ACS Membership
  • ACS National Meeting
  • CAS
  • Chemical & Engineering News

March 1, 2016

Join ACS Publications in San Diego

By Andrew Clinton

The 251st ACS National Meeting in San Diego is rapidly approaching, and we hope that you can take some time out of your day to join us at the ACS Publications and C&EN booths in the exhibition hall. You’ll have an opportunity to learn about our exciting new journals and our flexible open access offerings. […]

  • ACS National Meeting
  • ACS Publications
  • Chemical & Engineering News

March 1, 2016

Meet ACS Energy Letters Editor-in-Chief Prashant Kamat

By Renee John

ACS is proud to announce the launch of a new journal, ACS Energy Letters, dedicated to showcasing the latest findings in energy conversion and storage from a variety of chemistry disciplines. Leading this exciting new journal is Dr. Prashant Kamat, principal scientist at the University of Notre Dame’s Radiation Laboratory. What are your goals as […]

  • ACS Energy Letters
  • Prashant Kamat

February 24, 2016

How Do I Network at Professional Events?

By Michael Qiu

The ACS National Meeting is coming up and I’m excited to go for the first time… but I’m nervous about networking at professional events. I’d like to be able to use this meeting to make some new connections and have a little fun, but I’m bad at talking to strangers. I know I’ll spend the […]

  • ACS National Meeting
  • Librarians
  • networking

February 23, 2016

Can’t Miss Sessions for Librarians at the ACS National Meeting in San Diego

By Michael Qiu

From March 13-17, thousands of attendees with gather in San Diego, California for the 251st ACS National Meeting & Exposition. With hundreds of sessions and thousands of papers and posters to see, the schedule can be overwhelming. Whether you are a first-time attendee or a veteran of the meeting, navigating the schedule is a feat […]

  • ACS National Meeting
  • Librarians

February 4, 2016

What is Open Access? Reddit Users Ask Us Their Toughest Questions

By Katherine Stevens

Open access is a big topic in scientific circles, sparking lots of discussion in recent years. The demand for free and open data has never been higher. But how does open access publishing work? In the past 2 years, we’ve expanded our open access outreach, launching several new programs and journals, including: In the past […]

  • ACS Author Rewards
  • ACS AuthorChoice
  • ACS Central Science
  • ACS Editors' Choice
  • ACS Omega
  • Ask Me Anything
  • open acccess
  • Reddit
Ye Li

January 27, 2016

The Evolving Role of Librarians Part Two: Ye Li

By Katherine Stevens

The following interview is with Ye Li, Chemistry Librarian, University of Michigan Shapiro Science Library.  How has your job changed over the years? What is it like being a 21st-century librarian, compared with the more traditional image most people have in their minds? Ye Li: I have been in the profession for about six years […]

  • ACS Chemical Information Division
  • American Library Association
  • Association of College and Research Libraries
  • Librarians
  • Special Libraries Association
  • University of Michigan Shapiro Science Library
  • Ye Li

January 16, 2016

ACS Drives Chemistry Patents

By Finbar Galligan

Quality academic journals are the cornerstone supporting commercial innovation and scientific advance. Find out how ACS is driving corporate success and creating lucrative patents for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries… “Sometimes, one small piece of chemical research published in a journal can power a research and development breakthrough that allows a company to make billions […]

January 16, 2016

The Chemistry of Wine

By Michael Woodruff

You don’t need to be a connoisseur to know that the flavors and smells associated with wine exist across a vast spectrum. But what exactly is going on to create these distinctive aromas? Read our article on the chemistry of wine to find out. Wines offer us a variety of aroma and flavors, some flying […]

January 16, 2016

C&EN: A Vital News Service for Chemists

By Mark Fraser

Since 1923, Chemical and Engineering News has served as the most trusted primary news source for information on the latest developments and technology for chemists worldwide. Now, Watch Glass is showcasing some of those ground-breaking discoveries. What’s more, you can access it for free… For over 90 years, the weekly periodical Chemical and Engineering News […]

January 16, 2016

Altmetrics and the Art of Being Found

By Erin Wiringi

Altmetrics are changing the way we measure value in academic work. Read our article to find out more about the impact these modern metrics can have on your library. Altmetrics (or alternative metrics) are new quality measurements for scholarly and academic interactions online. They allow us to see how far research travels through social media […]

Michael Qiu

January 5, 2016

A Lifeline for Librarians: Meet ACS’ Michael Qiu

By Katherine Stevens

As all good librarians know, you don’t have to know the answer to every question. But you can always find an answer if you know where to look. When it comes to questions about ACS Publications, librarians can get the answers they seek with Michael Qiu, ACS’ new Library Relations Manager. Michael responds to librarians’ queries […]

  • Librarians
  • Michael Qiu
  • research

December 14, 2015

Announcing ACS Omega: The Last Word in Rapid, Objective Publication

By Erin Wiringi

Hold on to your lab glasses — ACS is unveiling something big. This week, ACS announces the creation of ACS Omega, a new open-access, multidisciplinary journal publishing high-quality, peer-reviewed research from around the world. We made the big announcement in Hawaii at Pacifichem, an international chemistry conference. ACS Omega will be a home for original […]

  • ACS Journals
  • ACS Omega
  • chemistry
  • megajournal
  • open access
  • research

October 19, 2015

Celebrate National Chemistry Week with the Journal of Chemical Education

By Freddy Tellez

From the moment you open your eyes, you are surrounded by color. From the food we eat, to the clothes we wear, to the paintings that decorate our walls, chemistry colors our world. National Chemistry Week is October 18–24, 2015. This year’s theme, “Chemistry Colors Our World,” explores the chemistry of dyes, pigments, and light. […]

  • C&EN
  • Journal of Chemical Education
  • National Chemistry Week

October 9, 2015

The Evolving Role of Librarians on the 21st Century Campus – Part One

By Katherine Stevens

Librarians have always played an essential role in research and information services, providing scientists with essential information and helping students find what they need. However, the modern librarian’s role has evolved into one of the most multifaceted jobs on a university campus. Scientific librarians, in particular, are tasked with engaging their patrons with the latest […]

  • Librarians

October 6, 2015

Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters’ Viewpoints: Going Beyond the Research

By Selenah Njoloma

Peer-reviewed research articles are a major way that scientists share knowledge with their research communities. But how can researchers learn and share information beyond the findings of a particular study? Where can readers go to discover broad insights their colleagues have learned in their laboratories? How can researchers learn skills to help them publish their […]

  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry

September 23, 2015

Why Do Old Books Smell So Good?

By Michael Woodruff

The smell of old books is as ubiquitous and memory-jogging as that of cut grass or freshly baked bread. It instantly transports us to musty college libraries, second-hand bookshops sliced by shafts of light thick with dust mites, and the well-turned, softly yellowing pages of our favorite novels – re-read and re-thumbed down the years. […]

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Librarians

September 22, 2015

Learning from Librarians in Brazil

By Erin Wiringi

ACS on Campus is an outreach program dedicated to helping students, post-docs and faculty advance their careers by bringing together leaders in chemistry, publishing, research and science communications. The recent ACS on Campus events held in Brazil in May 2015 marked the first execution of a separate track dedicated to engaging and better understanding the […]

  • ACS Journals
  • ACS on Campus
  • Librarians
  • SciFinder

September 22, 2015

What is the Deal with Research Data?

By Finbar Galligan

Research Data Management (RDM) is a hot topic in many institutions, with many conflicting opinions and suggestions. Current thinking puts libraries at the heart of the solution, with many arguing that librarians may hold the key to unlocking its true potential. Research data management has been hotly debated in recent years, yet it is a […]

  • ACS Journals
  • Librarians

September 4, 2015

15 of the Hottest Research Topics in Chemistry

By Renee John

Virtual Collections include Virtual Issues, Special Issues and Thematic Collections from ACS journals. These collections reflect topics of current scientific interest and are designed for experienced investigators and educators alike. Below are our most recent collections from April 2015 to June 2015.   The community at large recognizes the need to push new advances in […]

  • Accounts of Chemical Research
  • ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
  • ACS Catalysis
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Bioconjugate Chemistry
  • Chemical Reviews
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • Crystal Growth and Design
  • Energy and Fuels
  • I&EC Research
  • Organic Letters
  • The Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry
  • The Journal of Organic Chemistry
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

August 14, 2015

CHEMOJI – A new Chemistry Keyboard from the American Chemical Society

By Sondra Hadden

We here at the American Chemical Society like texting our friends from the lab or library as much as you do! Let your crew know you’re working late in the lab, tell everyone your paper was accepted by JACS, and send your PI a research update with your very own chemistry emoji set by downloading […]

  • Authors
  • C&EN
  • CAS
  • Chemoji
  • JACS
  • Multimedia
  • Researchers

August 14, 2015

ACS Launches New Interdisciplinary Journal Focused on Modern Sensor Science

By Selenah Njoloma

Although interest in and demand for sensors research and commercialization is flourishing, the field has lacked a dedicated, peer-reviewed journal to showcase high-quality research and to champion sensor-related education. Until now.

  • ACS Sensors
  • Authors
  • C&EN
  • Journal
  • Researchers