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ACS Energy Letters Impact Factor

July 16, 2018

ACS Energy Letters Receives Inaugural Impact Factor

By Brooke Howell

ACS Energy Letters received its inaugural Impact Factor last month with the 2017 Journal Citation Reports® from Clarivate Analytics. The partial Impact Factor of 12.277 is a testament to the hard work and participation of energy researchers around the world who have formed a community around this new journal. “Our initial success is made possible […]

ACS Sensors Impact Factor

July 13, 2018

ACS Sensors’ Impact Factor Measures Up

By Brooke Howell

ACS Sensors received its inaugural Impact Factor last month with the 2017 Journal Citation Reports® from Clarivate Analytics. The partial Impact Factor of 5.711 demonstrates a community of scientists producing high-quality research and engaging with their peers’ work. The ACS Sensors editorial team wants to express its gratitude to the community of authors, readers, and […]

July 12, 2018

Antibiotic Synthesis: A Journal of Organic Chemistry Special Issue

By Stephen Ritter

Antibiotics are a class of drugs familiar to nearly everyone for treating illnesses—both common ones such as childhood ear infections and rare ones such as dangerous methicillin-resistantStaphylococcus aureus acquired in hospitals. While frequently prescribed today, modern antibiotics have only been available for about 100 years, and only began to be widely used with the commercial […]

July 12, 2018

How ACS Project SEED Inspires the Next Generation of Chemists

By Charley James

The ACS Project SEED summer research program, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, opens new doors for economically disadvantaged students to experience what it’s like to be a chemist. Students entering their junior or senior year in high school get a rare opportunity to work alongside scientist-mentors on research projects in industrial, academic, and […]

July 11, 2018

Jonathan Sweedler Wins 2018 Torbern Bergman Medal

By Caitlin Kindberg

Analytical Chemistry Editor-in-Chief Jonathan V. Sweedler received the Torbern Bergman Medal at the inaugural National Meeting of the Swedish Chemical Society, held in Lund, Sweden from June 17-20, 2018. This award is named after famed Swedish chemist Torbern Bergman, who is considered a pioneer in the field of analytical chemistry and known for his 1775 work Dissertation on […]

July 10, 2018

Highlighting Material Research from China

By Marcus Anderson

Chemistry of Materials has been a witness of the remarkable growth in top-quality advances in materials science emerging from China. Here we highlight our 10 most highly downloaded papers from China in 2018. This innovative research includes topics such as organic photovoltaics and other organic electronic devices, metal-halide perovskite nanocrystals, porous and hybrid materials, 2D […]

July 9, 2018

Meet the Recipients of the Fall 2018 ACS Publications Travel Grant!

By Michael Qiu

ACS Publications and the Award Committee have selected the recipients of the ACS Publications Travel Grant for Librarians and Library School Students to attend the 256th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Boston, August 19-23, 2018. Linda Humphreys, University of Bath (U.K.) Linda Humphreys is Science Faculty Librarian at University of Bath, U.K.  She has been […]

July 6, 2018

Developing E- Textiles to Control Home Appliances

By Jesse Stanchak

Electronic textiles could allow a person to control household appliances or computers from a distance simply by touching a wristband or other item of clothing — something that could be particularly helpful for those with limited mobility. E-textiles are not new, but most existing versions have poor air permeability, can’t be laundered or are too […]

July 6, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Conservation of Historical Leather Book Covers — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Conservation of historical leather book covers, acid rain sensing, bacterial cytological profiling — 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 world to […]

July 6, 2018

Small Molecule Could Help Modulate the Microbiome 

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan, for C&EN

Hundreds of microbial species inhabit the human gut and support digestion, immunity, and other functions. Changes in their populations have been linked to diabetes, asthma, cancers and many other diseases. But so far, the complexity of microbial communities has made them impractical targets for controlling disease. Now, researchers report that a small molecule can block […]

July 5, 2018

Tellurium contamination, on the rise, travels to remote areas from industrial sources

By Emma Hiolski

Human activity has contributed to a widespread rise in tellurium contamination over the past century, according to a new study. Tellurium from industrial sources, including metal smelting and coal burning, contaminates not only the local environment but also distant, remote areas, the study shows. This increased deposition and long-range transport could make tellurium an emerging […]

July 3, 2018

3 Quick Tips for Improving Your Resume For Your First Job in Chemistry

By Libby Brennan

It takes the average recruiter 5 seconds to review a resume. Resume expert and science industry insider Dr. Amanda Riojas says highlighting your contact information on your resume is an essential part of making the most of those five seconds, since it allows the interviewer to reach you for an interview. Keep in mind that […]

July 2, 2018

Connect With ACS Publications in Boston This August

By Jesse Stanchak

Each ACS National Meeting & Exposition brings with it a flurry of activity from all corners of ACS Publications. The upcoming 256th ACS National Meeting in Boston, August 19-23, will be no exception. Join ACS Publications for editor meet-and-greets, educational sessions, celebrations, and more! This post will be updated all summer long as the meeting […]

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July 2, 2018

Catch Up With Timely and Timeless Issues of Chemical Reviews

By Marcus Anderson

Chemical Reviews publishes comprehensive reviews of recent, important research in organic, inorganic, physical, analytical theoretical and biological chemistry. Here we present a series of timely and timeless reviews, arranged by category, as collected by the journal into thematic issues during the past two years. Biological Chemistry Unusual Enzymology in Natural Product Synthesis April 26, 2017 […]

July 2, 2018

3-D-Printed Yeast Cubes Could Speed up Alcohol and Drug Production

By Prachi Patel for C&EN

By infusing a hydrogel with live yeast cells and then using the gel as ink, researchers used three-dimensional printing to make a bioreactor that can ferment sugar into ethanol continuously for days. The printed material, a gel lattice the size of a sugar cube, could make it easier, faster, and cheaper to produce biofuels, brew […]

June 29, 2018

Essential Topics in Physical Chemistry for the First Half of 2018

By Brooke Howell

Discover some of the most important papers published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry and The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters during the first half of 2018. ACS Editors’ Choice Articles from The Journal of Physical Chemistry Each day, ACS Publications makes one peer-reviewed research article open access. These articles are specially chosen by a […]

June 29, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Naica’s Giant Crystals — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Naica’s giant crystals, collagen structure–function relationships, paper-based enzyme competition assay — 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 world to highlight the […]

June 28, 2018

Get to Know ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science at WCP2018

By Brooke Howell

ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science is excited to join the global community of multidisciplinary scientists meeting at the 18th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (WCP2018) in Kyoto, Japan, July 1-6. ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science is a new journal from ACS Publications, the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society, which publishes more […]

Impact Factor 2017

June 28, 2018

Multiple ACS Journals Earn Their Highest-Ever Impact Factor in 2017 Journal Citation Reports®

By Jesse Stanchak

The newly-released 2017 Journal Citation Reports® from Clarivate Analytics show ACS journals continue to be the most-cited and most-impactful publications in their fields, including the six core chemistry categories. ACS journal articles were cited more than 3.1 million times in 2017, an increase of 8% compared with the previous year. The median Impact Factor for […]

June 28, 2018

Helium Ion Microscopy Reveals Mysteries of Spiky Bacterial Filaments

By Deirdre Lockwood, for C&EN

Scientists have long been fascinated by the organic-mineral filaments that extend from the surface of some iron-oxidizing bacteria living in environments from streams to hydrothermal vents. But researchers still don’t know exactly how they are formed. Now, using helium ion microscopy (HIM), a relatively new method with higher resolution than scanning electron microscopy (SEM), James […]

June 27, 2018

Celebrating LGBT Scientists in the ACS Community

By Yousif Memon

ACS is a global scientific society, inclusive of all skilled chemistry professionals. It’s this diversity that enables excellence, innovation, and transformative action in the sciences. To celebrate inclusion during LGBTQ Pride Month, we’ve chosen to highlight select authors in the ACS community that submitted bios to 500 Queer Scientists. 500 Queer Scientists is a visibility […]

June 27, 2018

Serine Octamer Reveals Its Structure

By Melissae Fellet, for C&EN

After more than a decade of effort, researchers have identified the likely structure of the protonated serine octamer, an unusual complex first observed by mass spectrometry almost 20 years ago. Researchers used a combination of computer modeling and advanced infrared spectrometry to confirm this molecular arrangement. The newly reported structure is the first that explains […]

June 26, 2018

Dye, Light, and Sound Reveal Tiny Cracks Deep Inside a Material

By Prachi Patel for C&EN

By teaming tiny capsules of dye with an emerging medical imaging technology, researchers can reveal micrometers-thin cracks lurking inside plastics and composites. The advance could lead to an early-warning system for aerospace parts, medical implants, and oil pipeline coatings, identifying tiny fractures before they grow large enough to trigger failure. The technique allows the researchers […]

June 22, 2018

Making Paper Sustainably From Animal Waste

By Jesse Stanchak

Paper may not be first thing you think of when you think of elephant dung, but it is an excellent source of cellulose for paper manufacturing in countries where trees are scarce. And in regions with plenty of farm animals such as cows, upcycling manure into paper products could be a cheap and environmentally sound […]

June 22, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Analysis of Students’ Annotations of Reaction Coordinate Diagrams — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Analysis of students’ annotations of reaction coordinate diagrams, microstructure and formation mechanism of gold-colored bizen stoneware, switching of radiation force on optically trapped microparticles — 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 […]

June 21, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Materials Science and Engineering Articles of May 2018

By Jesse Stanchak

There are lots of different ways to look at the reach of an article. You can look at citations, Altmetric Attention Scores, awards, and more. One way to consider the influence of an article is just by looking at how many people chose to read it. To that end, we’ve compiled lists of the five […]

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June 21, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Biological Chemistry Articles of May 2018

By Jesse Stanchak

There are lots of different ways to look at the reach of an article. You can look at citations, Altmetric Attention Scores, awards, and more. One way to consider the influence of an article is just by looking at how many people chose to read it. To that end, we’ve compiled lists of the five […]

June 21, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Applied Chemistry Articles of May 2018

By Jesse Stanchak

There are lots of different ways to look at the reach of an article. You can look at citations, Altmetric Attention Scores, awards, and more. One way to consider the influence of an article is just by looking at how many people chose to read it. To that end, we’ve compiled lists of the five […]

June 21, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Analytical Chemistry Articles of May 2018

By Jesse Stanchak

There are lots of different ways to look at the reach of an article. You can look at citations, Altmetric Attention Scores, awards, and more. One way to consider the influence of an article is just by looking at how many people chose to read it. To that end, we’ve compiled lists of the five […]

  • Most Read Articles

June 20, 2018

Undergraduate Research: Contributions To Organometallic Chemistry

By Stephen Ritter

A recent ACS Virtual Issue features a collection of organometallic chemistry papers from research groups at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs). Four ACS core-chemistry journals, Organometallics, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Letters, and The Journal of Organic Chemistry, published the papers between 2014 and 2018. The authors represent a broad variety of U.S. and Canadian institutions, faculty career […]

June 18, 2018

Beating the Ph.D. Blues

By Nicola Bell

Earning a Ph.D. isn’t easy, nor should it be. The challenges of running a project, making discoveries, and convincing the world how important our work is can force us to develop new, valuable skills. Everyone faces a few bruises and false starts when heading out on their own, but failure during a Ph.D. can be […]

June 15, 2018

The Swiss Army Knife of Smoke Screens

By Jesse Stanchak

The military uses smoke grenades in dangerous situations to provide cover for people and tanks on the move. But the smoke arms race is on. Increasingly, assailants are using sophisticated infrared or thermal detection devices that can see through standard smoke. Now, researchers report developing a new kind of smoke that obscures both visible and […]

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June 15, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Envisioning Scientific Innovation in Korea’s Demilitarized Zone

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Envisioning Scientific Innovation in Korea’s Demilitarized Zone, chemistry education research, intracellular Deprotection reactions — 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 […]

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June 14, 2018

Getting a Ph.D. with a Chance of Heavy Winds and Rain

By Juan C. Aponte-Santini

Graduate studies involve a hurricane of emotions.  Currently, I am a graduate student of the University of Puerto Rico at the Río Piedras Campus (UPRRP) and pursuing a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry and Chemistry Education in Dr. Ingrid Montes’ Research Lab.  My Ph.D. process has involved challenges that go far beyond synthesizing compounds in the […]

June 13, 2018

Get Ready for the 2018 European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting With Research from ACS Publications

By Charley James

ACS Publications is heading to Strasbourg, France, this month for the 2018 European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting and Exhibit. The conference, held June 18-22, will feature a variety of important speakers and illustrious authors from ACS Publications journals, including plenary speakers Xinliang Feng and Thomas W. Ebbesen. The event promises to be eye-opening and thought-provoking for […]

Personal Health Data on the Go

June 11, 2018

Getting Real-time Personal Health Data on the Go With Implantable Sensor Relays

By Jesse Stanchak

Personalized medicine is one step closer for consumers, thanks to tiny, implantable sensors that could give an early warning of a person’s developing health problems, indicate the most effective type of exercise for an individual athlete, or even help triage wounded soldiers. That’s the vision for a family of personal health data sensor devices that […]

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June 8, 2018

Microfluidic Device Draws Kidney Dialysis Buffer from Blood

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan, for C&EN

Artificial dialysis mimics the kidneys’ function of filtering wastes from blood, which is crucial to keep patients who are suffering from advanced renal disease alive. Dialysis machines typically work by causing the body’s excess water, urea, creatinine, and other wastes to diffuse into a buffer solution, a process that requires approximately 6 L of dialysis […]

June 8, 2018

Bioconjugate Chemistry Honors Best Poster Presenters at Chinese Chemical Society Meeting

By Molly Ferns

On May 8, 2018, Bioconjugate Chemistry presented the Best Poster Awards at the 31th Chinese Chemical Society (CCS) Meeting in Hangzhou, China. Presenting on behalf of the journal was Associate Editor Professor Zhifei Dai from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Peking University, who joined the journal this year. Joining him were Professor Chunying Chen […]

June 7, 2018

Meet the Winners of the 2018 Langmuir Lectureship Award

By Marcus Anderson

Professors Kathleen Stebe of University of Pennsylvania and Orlin Velev North Carolina State University are the winners of the 2018 Langmuir Lectureship Award,  Langmuir and the ACS Division of Colloid & Surface Chemistry announce. The award recognizes individuals working in the interdisciplinary field of colloid and surface chemistry. “This year’s Langmuir lecturers are outstanding scientists who display […]

susan band horwitz

June 5, 2018

Susan Band Horwitz Honored with Journal of Natural Products Special Issue

By Mia Fields-Hall

The Journal of Natural Products is honoring the significant accomplishments of Professor Susan Band Horwitz with a Special Issue. Several of the contributed manuscripts highlight the profound impact of Horwitz’s discovery of the mechanism of action of taxol (paclitaxel,  Taxol®), on the fields of natural products, cancer pharmacology, and clinical oncology for almost 40 years. Taxol and […]