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March 27, 2017

Discover the 5th Most-Read Paper of 2016

By Stephanie Monasky

Last year 43,000 authors published chemistry research articles in ACS Publications 50 journals. Each of these papers is important, but some of them attracted larger audiences than others. So who were the most-read authors of chemistry research 2016? The honor of being the authors of the fifth most-read paper in any ACS journal in 2016 […]

March 23, 2017

Celebrate Great Achievements in Environmental Science & Technology

By Freddy Tellez

Join us on April 5th from 8 a.m. until noon at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis salons 10/11 for the Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology Letters Symposium. Come celebrate great achievements in areas of environmental science & technology! We will be having a special award ceremony for the winner of the […]

March 22, 2017

Celebrate and Innovate at the 253rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition

By Lauren Lamoureux

From April 2-6, 2017, San Francisco will become the center of the chemistry and science universe as the American Chemical Society celebrates its 253rd National Meeting & Exposition. This year’s theme “Advanced Materials, Technologies, Systems & Processes” brings together international chemists to discuss materials and the ability to make them economical, sustainable, and with the […]

March 21, 2017

Exploring Metal Phosphides as Efficient OER Precatalysts

By Chi Wang

Over the last 2 years, researchers investigated metal phosphides as efficient electrocatalysts for both hydrogen and oxygen evolution reactions (HER and OER). While a large number of studies looked closely at HER, however, the amount of research into OER is limited. The chemistry in the OER is more complicated and involves irreversible surface oxidations of […]

March 21, 2017

Debut Issue of ACS Earth and Space Chemistry Online Now

By Selenah Njoloma

ACS publications cover a wide range of topics, sharing insights from some of the world’s foremost scientific researchers. However, until now, no forum has been dedicated exclusively to the chemistry of natural materials and processes. Until now. ACS is excited to announce the pilot issue of our new journal ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, is now […]

March 16, 2017

Debut issue of ACS Earth and Space Chemistry online now

By Selenah Njoloma

ACS Publications journals cover a wide range of topics, sharing insights from some of the world’s foremost scientific researchers. However, until now, no forum has been dedicated exclusively to the chemistry of natural materials and processes. Until now. ACS Publications is excited to announce the pilot issue of our new journal, ACS Earth and Space […]

March 15, 2017

ACS Announces Its Support for the March for Science

By Jesse Stanchak

The American Chemical Society (ACS) announces its support of the March for Science to be held on Earth Day, April 22. The March, which coincides with the annual ACS event called Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED), aligns with the Society’s key goal of fostering understanding and appreciation of science by the public, the media, and […]

March 14, 2017

2017 Biomacromolecules/ Macromolecules Young Investigator Award Winners Announced

By Ellie Key

The ACS journals Biomacromolecules, Macromolecules and ACS Macro Letters in partnership with the Division of Polymer Chemistry are proud to announce the selection of Professors Richard Hoogenboom of Ghent University and Rachel O’Reilly of the University of Warwick, as the winners of the 2017 Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award. Professors Hoogenboom and O’Reilly will be honored during an award symposium at the ACS […]

March 13, 2017

Taking a Closer Look at the Role of Scientific Publishers

By Jesse Stanchak

The following is an adapted excerpt from the report “Top 10 Trends Driving Science,” a look at the social, political, and economic forces affecting researchers in 2017. What exactly is a scientific publisher in 2017? Are we information aggregators? Content-related product providers? Content quality checkers? Twenty years ago, the definition was much simpler: Scientific publishers […]

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March 10, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Testing the Anti-Diabetes Effects of Rare Sugar Syrup — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: testing the anti-diabetes effects of rare sugar syrup, a new approach to following chemical transformations at the single-molecule level,  a new strategy for triggering the photochemical release of caged carbon monoxide in aerobic media — and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of […]

March 9, 2017

Celebrating Another Successful, Inspiring Reception at Pittcon 2017

By Chi Wang

This week ACS Publications, together with ACS Membership Division, and CAS, exhibited at Pittcon 2017 (The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy) in Chicago. We were glad to meet top scientists from around the world who work in the field of analytical chemistry. In addition to our exhibit booth, the ACS Measurement Science Journals […]

March 8, 2017

The Evolution of Scientific Authorship

By Stephanie Monasky

What does scientific authorship look like in 2017? How has it evolved over the past few years and how has the trend of hyper-authorship affected the researcher, librarian, and publisher communities? Join us on March 30, 2017 at 11:30 EST for a deep dive into scientific authorship. See below for a list of speakers and […]

March 8, 2017

See What ACS Publications Has in Store for the 253rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition

By Selenah Njoloma

The 253rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco kicks off on April 2 and runs through April 6. We hope you’ll take a few minutes during the meeting to join ACS Publications and C&EN for some exciting events and activities. You’ll have opportunities to learn about our newest journals, meet top ACS editors, […]

March 7, 2017

ACS Publications: 2016 By the Numbers

By Andrew Clinton

In 1879, the American Chemical Society began the publication of chemical research with the first issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Today, ACS publishes 50 peer-reviewed journals filled with cutting-edge articles across a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines. ACS Publications delivers more than 1 million research articles through its award-winning web platform. […]

March 6, 2017

The Fight for Research Funding Gets More Complex

By Jesse Stanchak

The following is an adapted excerpt from the report “Top 10 Trends Driving Science,” a look at the social, political, and economic forces affecting researchers in 2017. As long as there have been scientists, there have been scientists in need of research funding. The online archives of ACS journals contain references to the need for […]

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March 3, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Permanent Hair Dye — And More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: permanent hair dye, controlling pool water quality, alerts to identify Pan-Assay INterference compoundS (PAINS) — 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 ACS journals from around the […]

ACS Publications Virtual Collections

March 3, 2017

15 of the Most Important Topics in Chemistry

By Freddy Tellez

Looking for the hottest topics in chemistry research? Virtual Collections include Virtual Issues, Special Issues and Thematic Collections from ACS Publications journals. These collections reflect important chemistry topics of current scientific interest and are designed for experienced investigators and educators alike. Enjoy our collections of engaging research topics in chemistry from recent months: 3D Printing […]

March 3, 2017

Discover the Most Read Physical Chemistry Articles of Jan. 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

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

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March 3, 2017

Discover the Most Read Organic/Inorganic Chemistry Articles of Jan. 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

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

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March 3, 2017

Discover the Most Read Materials Science & Engineering Articles of Jan. 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

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

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March 3, 2017

Discover the Most Read Biological Chemistry Articles of Jan. 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

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

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March 3, 2017

Discover the Most Read Applied Chemistry Articles of Jan. 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

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

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March 1, 2017

Discover the Most Read Analytical Chemistry Articles of Jan. 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in January 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 January 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journal’s editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

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March 1, 2017

Discover the Most Read Multidisciplinary Journal Articles of Jan. 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

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

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February 28, 2017

Help Us Improve ACS Axial And You Could Win $250

By Jesse Stanchak

Since September 2015, ACS Axial has published hundreds of stories for the entire chemistry community. We’ve shared news, research highlights, professional advice, interviews, videos, and more. During that time, our community has also grown, attracting a diverse readership of chemistry professionals. We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished, but we’re still looking for ways to improve. Help […]

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February 24, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Engineering Defects to Create Superior Nanomaterials — and more!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Engineering defects to create superior nanomaterials,  interactions of emulsion drops and gas bubbles in complex fluids, targeted photothermal breast cancer therap — 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 […]

February 23, 2017

JACS Image Challenge: Spectacularly Scientifically Fun!

By Lingling Chen

In order to allow readers to interact with research content in an educational manner, the Journal of the American Chemical Society is launching the JACS Image Challenge on our Facebook page! JACS Image Challenge is a recurring multiple-choice question about a recent JACS article or communication. You may take a look at the image from […]

February 23, 2017

Take the ACS Infectious Diseases #ACSmicrobiome Quiz

By Brooke Howell

The microbiome is a hot topic in the popular media and in labs around the world. Chemists, biochemists, and other scientists are continually making new discoveries about the microbiome and how it affects health and the environment. To highlight the latest chemistry, biochemistry, and chemical biology research on how the microbiome relates to infectious diseases, […]

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February 22, 2017

Get to Know The Journal of Organic Chemistry Editor-in-Chief Scott J. Miller

By Jesse Stanchak

The Journal of Organic Chemistry’s new Editor-in-Chief, Scott J. Miller, brings considerable experience to the role he assumed on January 1. He is the Irénée du Pont Professor of Chemistry at Yale University, where he served as chair of the Department of Chemistry from 2009 through 2016. Miller has published important papers, including his work […]

February 21, 2017

Q&A: ACS Omega’s Krishna Ganesh on the Future of Indian Research Funding

By Jesse Stanchak

The Indian government’s recently unveiled 2017-2018 budget includes increased levels of public funding for research in a variety of disciplines. Yet, as C&EN reports, some Indian scientists are saying the new budget does not go far enough to support Indian research. One of those researchers is Krishna Ganesh, a chemistry professor, director of the Indian […]

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February 20, 2017

Imagining the Future of Open Access

By Jesse Stanchak

The following is an excerpt from the report “Top 10 Trends Driving Science,” a look at the social, political, and economic forces affecting researchers in 2017. Allowing scientific research to be freely available is increasingly important for many researchers and funding organizations. The thought is that if research is freely available, it can be built […]

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February 17, 2017

Introducing Langmuir Senior Editor Shu-Hong Yu

By Ellie Key

Langmuir is pleased to introduce Shu-Hong Yu, who recently joined the team as a Senior Editor for the journal. Professor Yu and his research group work from the Biomimetic and Nanochemistry Lab at the University of Science and Technology of China. We asked Professor Yu about his career, his group’s research, and his advice for […]

February 17, 2017

Former NIST Director Willie E. May Looks Back on a Life in Public Service

By Katherine Stevens

Earlier this year, Willie E. May, Ph.D., stepped down as the director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In recognition of his outstanding career, he was chosen as the recipient of the American Chemical Society’s 2017 Award for Public Service. ASC Axial asked May to reflect on his 40 years of work […]

February 17, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Triggering Ferromagnetism in Graphene — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Triggering ferromagnetism in graphene, exceptional cancer cell growth inhibitors, stabilizing of sickle cell hemoglobin — 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 ACS journals from around […]

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February 16, 2017

ACS Earth and Space Chemistry Makes Waves With New Associate Editors

By Jesse Stanchak

The excitement around ACS Earth and Space Chemistry has only grown since the journal was announced last year under the leadership of Editor-in-Chief Joel D. Blum. Now we’re proud to announce a trio of Associate Editors have joined the journal, each bringing their own unique expertise. Meet the Associate Editors joining the ACS Earth and […]

February 15, 2017

ACS on Campus: Making Connections Across India

By Emma Weckerling

In mid-January 2017, ACS Publications set off to India to meet with local researchers and students while hosting a series of conferences and events. The trip spanned across India, from Mumbai to Guwahati as we learned about the innovative and impressive chemistry research coming out of India. We are thankful for the new friendships and […]

February 13, 2017

What Does Globalization Mean for the Future of Research?

By Jesse Stanchak

The following is an excerpt from the report “Top 10 Trends Driving Science,” a look at the social, political, and economic forces affecting researchers in 2017. There was a day when science was dominated by researchers from Europe and North America. That day is not today. Just as science has become more open and collaborative, […]

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February 10, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Using Chlorophyll in Visible Light Catalysis — And More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: using chlorophyll as a photosensitizer in visible-light photoredox catalysis, developing a new generation of metal chelating polymer (MCP) reagents, studying long-term human exposure to organophosphate flame retardants — 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 […]

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February 9, 2017

Mastering the Art of the Cover Letter

By John R. Yates III

This editorial originally appeared in The Journal of Proteome Research. Publishing is the principal means by which scientific findings are communicated and confirmed to the broader community. As I half-jokingly remind my lab, “If it isn’t published, it doesn’t exist.” Among the many steps in the path to publication, if you are like most authors, […]

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February 9, 2017

ACS Publications Editors Ring in the Year of the Rooster

By Chi Wang

Belated Happy Lunar New Year greetings from ACS Publications Editors, Ann-Christine Albertsson of Biomacromolecules, Jillian M. Buriak of Chemistry of Materials, Gunda I. Georg of Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Kirk S. Schanze of ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, George C. Schatz of The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, B, C, and Letters, and William B. […]