Category: Librarian

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 […]

253rd ACS National Meeting and Exposition in San Francisco

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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University of Maryland Library

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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  • University of Maryland

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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September 30, 2016

A Librarian’s Quick Reference Guide to the ACS Open Access Program

By Finbar Galligan

To save time, and to equip our library community with the right tools to deal with open access questions from faculty and researchers, we have compiled a brief post here (also available as a PDF download) that covers the main things you need to know about the open access program here at ACS Publications. Let’s […]

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September 16, 2016

3 Reasons Chemistry Librarians Should Attend ACS National Meetings

By Ian Gordon

Attending the 252nd ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Philadelphia last month on behalf of the ACS Publications and the Award Committee as a recipient of the ACS Publications First-Time Attendee Travel Grant for Librarians was an exciting opportunity. I challenge everyone to find out more about ACS, join a Division, attend a future meeting, […]

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ACS E-Books

September 14, 2016

All About “E”: Behind the Scenes with ACS eBooks

By Andrew Clinton

Over the past 60 years, the ACS Symposium Series and Advances in Chemistry have published books from some of the world’s brightest minds in science, including 34 Nobel Laureates in chemistry. These books have become so important that the ACS Symposium Series has now transitioned under the ACS eBooks banner. “The subtle identity shift better […]

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September 13, 2016

ACS Central Science Introduces a Mobile App

By Andrew Clinton

ACS Central Science is a fully open access, multidisciplinary journal that publishes articles of exceptional quality and interest to the broad chemistry and scientific community. ACS Publications is proud to unveil our newest mobile offering that will help our researchers discover this research while on the go. Introducing: the ACS Central Science App! “This is […]

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updated periodic table

September 8, 2016

Download a Free Updated Periodic Table From ACS Publications

By Jesse Stanchak

Is the periodic table hanging in your lab, classroom, or office woefully out of date? Replace that old relic with a free updated periodic table from ACS Publications! No longer will you need to stare at table with the old provisional names for these most-recently discovered elements, including ununtrium for 113, ununpentium for 115, ununseptium […]

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September 6, 2016

What It’s Like to Attend an ACS Annual Meeting for the First Time

By Michelle Bass

Attending the ACS Annual Meeting for the first time was a very welcoming experience; the chemistry librarians received me with open arms and made me feel right at home in the Division of Chemical Information (CINF) Sessions. I have been to other disciplinary professional organization conferences, including the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and Medical […]

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September 1, 2016

The Evolving Role of Librarians on the 21st Century Campus: Part Four, Lisabeth Chabot

By Katherine Stevens

How has your job changed over the years? What is it like being a 21st-century librarian compared to the more traditional image most people have in their minds? Lisabeth Chabot (College Librarian, Ithaca College): The move from ownership of content to curating access to content has impacted all areas of library work. I like to […]

August 9, 2016

Meet the First Recipients of the ACS Publications First-Time Attendee Travel Grant for Librarians

By Michael Qiu

ACS Publications and the Award Committee are excited to announce our first two recipients of the ACS Publications First-Time Attendee Travel Grant for Librarians: Michelle Bass from the University of Chicago and Ian Gordon from Brock University. Michelle Bass is the Science Research Services Librarian at the University of Chicago’s John Crerar Library.  A primary […]

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10 Keys to an Engaging Scientific Presentation

August 5, 2016

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

By Michael Qiu

Opinions are of the author and not necessarily those of ACS or ACS Publications The ACS National Meeting is right around the corner and we will be in Philadelphia from August 21-25. With so many presentations on offer, it is always a daunting task to go through the schedule and find the best sessions to […]

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Continuing Education

July 28, 2016

Librarian Life: Continuing Education On a Budget

By Michael Qiu

I need some creative ideas for fulfilling my job’s continuing education requirements. In the past, I took care of them at the ACS National Meeting. But my office doesn’t have enough money to send me this year. How can stay up-to-date in my field without busting my budget? Working with a limited budget for continuing […]

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July 19, 2016

Celebrate and Innovate at the 252nd ACS National Meeting and Exposition

By Lauren Lamoureux

The theme of the upcoming ACS National Meeting is “Chemistry of the People, by the People, for the People.” This theme will be on full display at the highly anticipated Kavli Lecture Series, promoting groundbreaking discovery and public understanding of the world’s mounting challenges and how chemistry can provide solutions. Lecture attendees will be able […]

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June 27, 2016

In the Lab with Courtney Aldrich

By Renee John

Courtney Aldrich is a chemist, an associate professor in the Medicinal Chemistry Department at the University of Minnesota’s College of Pharmacy, and the Editor-in-Chief of a newly launched journal, ACS Infectious Diseases. As a result, he has little time for outside hobbies. But the one hobby he allows himself still involves his professional interests. In his […]

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  • In the Lab
  • University of Minnesota

June 23, 2016

First Impact Factor for ACS Photonics

By Angela Walker

With the most recent release of the Journal Citation Reports® by Thomson Reuters, we are excited to share with you the remarkable inaugural Impact Factor for ACS Photonics – 5.404! Since its launch in 2014, ACS Photonics has strived to publish innovative, pioneering research in all aspects of the fast-paced field of photonics. The journal […]

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June 20, 2016

ACS Publications Announces First-Time Attendee Travel Grant for Librarians and Library School Students

By Michael Qiu

ACS Publications is happy to announce our First-Time Attendee Travel Grant for Librarians and Library School Students to attend the ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia, PA (August 21-25, 2016). ACS Publications is encouraging librarians who have never attended an ACS National Meeting to apply for this travel grant. We want the opportunity to help new, […]

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  • Librarians
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2015 Journal Citation Reports

June 15, 2016

5 Things You Need to Know About the 2015 Journal Citation Reports®

By Jesse Stanchak

It’s that time again. Thomson Reuters released its 2015 Journal Citation Reports®, revealing the most cited, most influential, most impactful journals. But don’t worry if you don’t have time to read the whole thing. Here’s what you need to know: ACS leads in citations. ACS journals were cited more than 2.76 million times in 2015, […]

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  • Journal Citation Report

May 21, 2016

How Librarians Can Help Authors Publish Open Access at ACS

By Katherine Stevens

As a librarian, you are often the “go to” on campus or in the office for scientists wanting to better understand the research and publishing landscape. Of the questions fired at you, open access is a common concern. Questions you may hear include, “How do I make my article open access?” “How much will I […]

May 21, 2016

How Do Libraries and Librarians Benefit from the Figshare Partnership?

By Michael Qiu

In November 2015, ACS Publications announced a new partnership with Figshare to encourage the broad discovery and use of research data and supplemental information (SI). The ACS Publications-Figshare partnership provides several tangible and immediate benefits to all users of ACS Publications, but what should libraries and librarians be aware of? Figshare now provides greater visibility, […]

May 21, 2016

ACS Launches Energy Letters

By Mark Fraser

Every year, ACS Publications launches new journals that address specialist topics and emerging or niche science. There is a growing demand for specialist publishing outlets to support the work being done in the scientific community. It is the ACS belief that specialist journals allow the dissemination of more volume and detail than may be appropriate […]

May 18, 2016

ACS Presentations on Demand: Newly Released San Diego National Meeting Recordings!

By John F. Gardiner

ACS members have exclusive viewing privileges to the just-released select technical recordings from the San Diego National Meeting held earlier this year. “Computers in Chemistry” was the meeting theme and over 200 recordings are available. The Presentations on Demand website has also been redesigned to make recordings easier to find. Users can search by title, meeting, topic, or speaker. […]

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May 13, 2016

The Evolving Role of Librarians on the 21st Century Campus: Part Three: Donna Wrublewski

By Katherine Stevens

How has your job changed over the years? What is it like being a 21st-century librarian compared to the more traditional image most people have in their minds? Donna Wrublewski (Librarian for Chemistry, Biology, and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology): Well, I’ve only been a librarian for about five years, so the only things […]

  • ACS Chemical Information Division
  • Librarians
  • Special Libraries Association

May 5, 2016

ACS Approved Chemistry Degrees: Do I Have to Subscribe to ACS Publications?

By Michael Qiu

While chemistry remains central to advances in many areas of science, the lines between chemistry disciplines are blurring. As approaches to science education continue to evolve, it can be difficult to compare a degree from one chemistry program to another. That’s why the American Chemical Society created an approval and certification program for bachelor’s degree […]

  • education
  • Librarians
  • universities
Fictional Librarians

May 3, 2016

7 Fictional Librarians to Guide You on Your Quest for Knowledge

By Katherine Stevens

The depictional of fictional librarians in media is often laden with tropes and inaccuracies — not unlike the portrayal of chemists. Despite these pitfalls, however, there are quite a few fictional information specialists who make the job look cool and fun. Here are seven of our favorite fictional librarians: Barbara Gordon (DC Comics) Widely regarded as one […]

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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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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?  […]

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