Category: Career

January 11, 2018

Craig W. Lindsley Elected Chair of AAAS Pharmaceutical Science Section

By Molly Ferns

ACS Chemical Neuroscience Editor-in-Chief Craig W. Lindsley was recently elected  Chair of the Pharmaceutical Science Section at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). “It’s a true honor to be able to represent my fellow drug discovery scientists as Chair-elect of the AAAS Pharmaceutical Sciences section, and advance our mission to improve human […]

January 11, 2018

Spinning Yarn for a Wash-and-Wear Energy Harvester

By Katherine Bourzac for C&EN

To Georgia Tech’s Zhong Lin Wang, even tossing and turning in bed is a possible source of renewable energy. Wang’s group has made energy-harvesting yarns—primarily composed of common garment materials like polyester, cotton, silk, and wool—that can be woven into brightly colored, washable, power-generating textiles. Sewn into socks, sweaters, and other clothes, the fabrics can harvest […]

January 10, 2018

Get the Ins and Outs of the Periodic Table of Elements

By Chi Wang

The discovery of nihonium, moscovium, tennessine, and oganesson completed the 7th row of the Periodic Table of Element. ACS Symposium Series eBooks published, “Elements Old and New: Discoveries, Developments, Challenges, and Environmental Implications,” to celebrate this achievement. This volume is a collaboration between 25 outstanding researchers in the fields of chemistry and physics and was developed […]

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How to Review for an ACS Journal

January 9, 2018

How to Review for an ACS Journal

By Stephanie Monasky

What does an early career researcher have to do to start reviewing for a particular journal? Peer review is a critical part of science and the scholarly publishing landscape. Researchers often ask “how can I review for an ACS journal?” While there’s no one defined path to becoming a reviewer, there are several things you […]

January 8, 2018

Welcome the Newest Associate Editors of ACS Publications Journals: Q4 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

When a scientific journal adds a new associate editor, that change means more for readers than just a tweak to the masthead.  New associate editors bring new experiences, new perspectives, and new ideas to their publications. Get to know some of ACS’ latest editors and learn what unique gifts they’ll be bringing to their respective […]

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January 5, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: E-Cigarette Airflow Rate Can Lead to Concerning Levels of Solvent Consumption — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: e-cigarette airflow rate modulates can lead to concerning levels of solvent consumption,  using sperm-hybrid micromotors for targeted drug delivery, a review of precision medicine in pediatric neurooncology — 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 […]

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Human Proteome Project Special Issue

January 5, 2018

Publish Your Human Proteome Project Research in a 2018 Special Issue From Journal of Proteome Research

By Chi Wang

Journal of Proteome Research published its 5th annual special issue dedicated to highlighting recent developments with the Human Proteome Project. Now the journal is calling for papers for its 2018 special issue, which will consider papers reporting on the Chromosome-Centric Human Proteome Project (C-HPP) and the Biology and Disease Human Proteome Project (B/D-HPP), as well […]

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ACS Author Rewards ACS Omega

January 4, 2018

Use ACS Author Rewards in ACS Omega in 2018

By Stephanie Monasky

ACS Publications is excited to announce ACS Author Rewards have been extended exclusively for ACS Omega through December 31, 2018. This program means you may be able to publish in this fully open-access journal at no cost this year. Want to learn more? Here’s an updated FAQ: What exactly are ACS Author Rewards? ACS Author Rewards […]

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Science Communication Chemistry Journalist

January 3, 2018

Secrets of Science Communication for Research Chemists

By Bryan McBournie

The worlds of science and journalism don’t always have the same priorities. The work of a chemist is slow and careful, and the work of a journalist is immediate and designed to grab attention. Those differences can create difficulties for chemists looking to draw attention to their research. That’s why science communication is so important. […]

January 2, 2018

Two Leading Polymer Journals Get New Editors-in-Chief for 2018

By Molly Ferns

Two leading publications in the field of polymer science, ACS Macro Letters and Macromolecules are starting 2018 off with new leadership. Professor Stuart J. Rowan, Ph.D., is the new Editor-in-Chief of ACS Macro Letters and Professor Marc A. Hillmyer, Ph.D., is the new Editor-in-Chief of Macromolecules, as of January 1, 2018. After 17 years of […]

December 29, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Evaluating the Energetic Driving Force for Cocrystal Formation

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Evaluating the energetic driving force for cocrystal formation, up-regulation of cAMP signaling pathway-related proteins in mild traumatic brain injury, and explaining the transition from diffusion limited to reaction limited surface assembly of molecular species through spatial variations — and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research […]

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December 28, 2017

What Chemists Do: Manus Biosynthesis’ Hsien-Chung Tseng

By Jesse Stanchak

What are chemists doing to recreate natural substances? Hsien-Chung Tseng, Head of Strain Development at Manus Biosynthesis, is synthesizing materials to supplement the natural supply of ingredients for consumer products as the global population continues to grow. Learn More About Hsien-Chung Tseng’s Work for Manus Biosynthesis in This Video: The What Chemists Do video series highlights just […]

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attending an international conference for chemists

December 27, 2017

7 Tips for Attending an International Conference for Chemists

By Chi Wang

If you’re a chemist looking to network with peers, expand your knowledge of your field, and be an active member of the chemistry community, there’s no better place to be than an international conference. Attending a variety of educational sessions and exploring the array of offerings from vendors in the exhibit hall can provide a […]

December 26, 2017

Getting Cozy with ACS Energy Letters and The Journal of Physical Chemistry

By Katherine Stevens

While a lot of folks turn to big box retailers like Amazon for gift-giving around the holidays, some like to go all-out on handmade items for their loved ones. What could be more special? Just ask Connie Biegel, who works at the University of Notre Dame and serves as the Coordinating Editor for ACS Energy […]

100 millionth article download

December 22, 2017

ACS is Celebrating Its 100 Millionth Article Download And You Could Win A Prize

By Andrew Clinton

Together the ACS Publications community achieved a notable milestone in 2017: Over 100 million full-text article downloads during the 2017 calendar year! This marks a new record for our portfolio of 51 peer-reviewed journals. Along with citations and other metrics, full-text usage provides insights on a journal’s presence in the research landscape, as well as the science […]

water-resistant materials direct the flow of water

December 21, 2017

Water-Resistant Materials Control the Flow of Repelled Water

By Jesse Stanchak

Chemists are developing new water-resistant materials for use in coatings that can repel water. These coatings have applications in everything from clothes to car windows and even industrial uses. New research published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces describes a way to direct where the water goes when it beads off a surface. Watch a video describing […]

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cheminformatics

December 20, 2017

Exploring the History of Cheminformatics

By Bryan McBournie

There are always new platforms, systems, and tools to keep up with in cheminformatics. On November 16, ACS hosted a webinar, featuring Dr. Wendy A. Warr taking a look at technological advances that have changed chemical research, as well as what the future might hold. Warr is a Chartered Chemist, a Fellow of the Royal […]

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December 19, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Physical Chemistry Articles of November 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in November of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each physical chemistry ACS Publications journal in November 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

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December 19, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Organic/Inorganic Chemistry Articles of November 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in November of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each organic and inorganic chemistry ACS Publications journal in November 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take […]

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December 19, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Materials Science and Engineering Articles of November 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in November of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each materials science & engineering ACS Publications journal in November 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take […]

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December 19, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Applied Chemistry Articles of November 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in November of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each analytical chemistry ACS Publications journal in November 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

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December 19, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary Chemistry Articles of November 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in November of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each multidisciplinary chemistry ACS Publications journal in November 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

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December 19, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Analytical Chemistry Articles of November 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in November of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each analytical chemistry ACS Publications journal in November 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

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December 19, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Biological Chemistry Articles of November 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in November of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each analytical chemistry ACS Publications journal in November 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

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ACS Librarian Travel Grant

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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December 19, 2017

How is CRISPR/Cas9 Advancing the Field of Gene Editing?

By Molly Ferns

Gene editing, or genome engineering, is a group of technologies that allow researchers to modify an organism’s genetic material through removal, addition, or alteration of DNA at a specific location of interest. The CRISPR/Cas9 system, also known as Clustered Regularly-Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats and CRISPR-associated protein 9, is a technology that has advanced the field […]

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December 18, 2017

Searching for a New Editor-in-Chief at the Journal of Chemical Education

By Freddy Tellez

The search is on for a new Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Chemical Education. Current EIC Norbert Pienta will be completing his term in 2019, after leading the journal since 2009. The Board of Publication of the Division of Chemical Education (DivCHED) is accepting applications to be the journal’s ninth EIC through January 31, 2018. […]

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Polymer Concepts Across the Curriculum

December 13, 2017

Journal of Chemical Education Special Issue: Polymer Concepts Across the Curriculum

By Freddy Tellez

The Journal of Chemical Education is proud to announce a new special issue titled “Polymer Concepts across the Curriculum.” Polymers are one of chemistry’s biggest contributions to everyday human experiences in the 21st century. Most chemistry graduates work with polymers at some time during their careers. The aim of all contributions to this special issue is to […]

Future Leaders diversity in the field of chemistry

December 12, 2017

The SciFinder® Future Leaders Experience: A Diverse Family

By Andy Tay

This August, I was one of 22 scientists to attend the SciFinder® Future Leaders program. We spent a week visiting the Columbus, Ohio, offices of Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), a division of the American Chemical Society (ACS), before heading to the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Washington D.C. for another week of scholarly […]

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December 8, 2017

Which Nobel Laureates in Chemistry Wrote Chapters in ACS Books?

By Chi Wang

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry is the most prestigious award given to chemists. This year Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, and Richard Henderson won the prize for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution. Did you know that many winners of this award have authored ACS book chapters? In honor of […]

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December 8, 2017

Luminescent Nanoparticles Leave a Glowing Fingerprint

By Melissae Fellet, for C&EN

A new fingerprinting technique that uses long-lived luminescent nanoparticles provides sharp images of otherwise invisible prints. The method offers better resolution than standard fingerprinting for forensic investigation, the researchers say. When collecting fingerprints at crime scenes, investigators choose from a handful of reagents to reveal the patterns deposited on surfaces by skin oils and proteins. […]

December 7, 2017

What Chemists Do: Novartis’ Yves P. Auberson

By Jesse Stanchak

Yves Auberson is the executive director of Global Discovery Chemistry at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research. Auberson’s team is responsible for designing and synthesizing drugs that are safe for patients suffering from diseases such as epilepsy and Alzheimer’s. In this video interview, Auberson explains what satisfies him the most about working in chemistry and the […]

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December 6, 2017

Virtual Issue: Celebrating Organic and Inorganic Chemistry Published by Authors in India

By Tamara Hanna

Chemists in India are increasingly publishing cutting-edge organic and inorganic chemistry research, as evidenced by the substantial growth in submissions from authors in India over the last decade (up 173%) across five ACS Publications journals within the organic/inorganic portfolio ( ACS Catalysis, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Letters,  Organometallics, The Journal of Organic Chemistry). In 2016, research from […]

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Solid-State Li-Ion

December 5, 2017

Take a Closer Look at Advancements in All-Solid-State Li-Ion Batteries

By Jesse Stanchak

Batteries based on conventional organic electrolytes are useful, but they can present safety concerns. Inorganic solid lithium ion conductors show promise as a replacement. Achieving a level of conductivity in solid lithium ion conductors comparable with that in liquid electrolytes remains a challenge, however. One of the approaches for achieving a desirable conductivity is doping […]

December 1, 2017

Fighting HIV with Chemistry: A Virtual Issue

By Mia Fields-Hall

In 2016, an estimated 36.7 million people around the world were living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Even though scientists only identified the virus in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of the disease, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history. Nearly 35 years after the discovery of […]

November 30, 2017

Tailoring MoS2 Exciton–Plasmon Interaction by Optical Spin–Orbit Coupling

By Jesse Stanchak

A single-atom-thick monolayer of Molybdenum disulfide is a two-dimensional material with remarkable electronic and optical properties, notes a paper in ACS Nano. These properties make it an ideal candidate for a wide range of optoelectronic applications. However, the atomic monolayer thickness poses a significant challenge in MoS2 photoluminescence emission due to weak light–matter interaction. In […]

ACS Mobile App

November 29, 2017

ACS Publications Enhances ACS Mobile App

By Andrew Clinton

As a service to our global audience of chemistry researchers, students, and educators, ACS Publications introduced the ACS Mobile App in 2010. The app gave the global chemistry community access to new research from ACS Publications on leading mobile platforms. We recently enhanced the ACS Mobile App to ensure it is compatible with the latest […]

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November 28, 2017

Video: Taking a Closer Look at Crystal Engineering of Self-Assembled Porous Protein Materials in Living Cells

By Jesse Stanchak

Crystalline porous materials have been investigated for development of important applications in molecular storage, separations, and catalysis. The potential of protein crystals is increasing as they become better understood. Protein crystals have been regarded as porous materials because they present highly ordered 3D arrangements of protein molecules with high porosity and wide range of pore […]

November 27, 2017

What Chemists Do: Outco’s Markus Roggen

By Jesse Stanchak

What are chemists doing to legitimize new industries? Markus Roggen, Vice President of Extraction at Outco, works to make doses of medical marijuana more consistently effective, delivering a more reliable product to the public. The What Chemists Do video series highlights just how many different careers are possible with a background in chemistry. Watch more […]

November 24, 2017

Supercharged Bleach Powers Greener Oxidations

By Louisa Dalton, for C&EN

Run-of-the-mill liquid bleach, aqueous NaOCl, is an attractive green option for industrial oxidations. It’s cheap, doesn’t tend toward explosive reactions like hydrogen peroxide, doesn’t require metal catalysts, and its waste product is table salt. But it is tough to work with and inefficient on a large scale. Now researchers have determined that an extra-pure, crystallized […]