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May 25, 2018

The Benefits of Publishing with ACS

By Angela Carlson

Even though ACS is a relatively small, not-for-profit organization, we’re one of the most influential scientific publishers in the world. As our tagline goes, we’re one of the most trusted, most cited, and most read publishers, and we do this by providing many perks that other publishers don’t and offering authors the opportunity to be […]

May 24, 2018

Ancient Reaction Inspires Method for Making Porous Catalysts

By Katherine Bourzac for C&EN

A recipe for better electrocatalysts takes inspiration from an ancient reaction used in fireworks, known as the pharaoh’s snakes. With heat and the foaming power of baking soda, a simple mix of ingredients can be turned into a high surface area, nanostructured catalyst for oxygen reduction in fuel cells and zinc-air batteries. Fuel cells offer […]

Chemiluminescent

May 23, 2018

Shining a Light on a Chemiluminescent Success Story with ACS Central Science

By Jesse Stanchak

Professor Doron Shabat of Tel-Aviv University knew he had a hit on his hands: his chemiluminescent compound could be used in biological probes for diagnosing diseases. This wasn’t a new idea, but his version was water-resistant and 3,000 times brighter than standard commercially available probes. He just needed to get the word out. That’s why […]

May 22, 2018

Engineered Silkworms Spin Unusual Amino Acids into Silk

By Erika Gebel Berg for C&EN

Silk is smooth, strong, and biocompatible, making it a prized material for many applications. Scientists have tried all kinds of tricks to improve silk or imbue it with new properties: They have fed silkworms graphene or titanium dioxide to make stronger threads, fed them dyes to incorporate colors, and reprocessed silk to increase its elasticity. In the latest thread of the story, researchers […]

May 21, 2018

Fall ACS Publications Travel Grant for Librarians Applications Due June 15, 2018

By Michael Qiu

ACS Publications is excited to announce our call for applications for the ACS Publications Travel Grant for Librarians and Library School Students to attend the 256th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, to be held in Boston, Massachusetts August 19-23, 2018. Librarians who have never attended an ACS National Meeting, or who have not attended in […]

May 18, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Physical Chemistry Articles of April 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 […]

May 18, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Organic/Inorganic Chemistry Articles of April 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 […]

May 18, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary Chemistry Articles of April 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 […]

May 18, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Materials Science & Engineering Articles of April 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 […]

May 18, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Biological Chemistry Articles of April 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 […]

May 18, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Applied Chemistry Articles of April 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 […]

May 18, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Analytical Chemistry Articles of April 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 […]

May 18, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Diminishing Vehicle Tailpipe Emissions — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Fabrication of self-healing hydrogels, detection of lung cancer, diminishing vehicle tailpipe emissions — 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 […]

May 16, 2018

Welcome the Newest Associate Editors of ACS Publications Journals: Q1 2018

By Jesse Stanchak

When a scientific journal adds a new associate editor or senior editor, that change means more for readers than just a tweak to the masthead.  New 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 […]

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Chemistry Research Topics

May 15, 2018

11 Essential Chemistry Research Topics

By Freddy Tellez

ACS Publications regularly produces Virtual Collections of the most important research topics in chemistry research, including Special Issues and ACS Selects from across the portfolio journals. These collections reflect topics of current scientific interest and are designed for experienced investigators and educators alike. *** Machine Learning Machine Learning (ML) is assuming an increasingly important role […]

May 14, 2018

2018 IPMI Carol Tyler Award Goes to Cathleen Crudden

By Mia Fields-Hall

Professor Cathleen Crudden of Queen’s University, Nagoya University-ITbM, Associate Editor of ACS Catalysis, is the recipient of the 2018 IPMI Carol Tyler Award. The International Precious Metal Institute’s Carol Tyler Award recognizes the achievements of women researching precious metals. Crudden is known for her leading work on palladium-catalyzed cross coupling with enantioenriched organoboranes, as well as research on the […]

May 14, 2018

Read 20 of the Most-Read Articles from Chemical Reviews

By Marcus Anderson

Reviews published in Chemical Reviews are both timely and timless. They cover important, ground-breaking, and current topics, yet their comprehensive nature extends their educational potential for years after publication. That’s why it’s one of the most highly regarded and highest-ranked journals covering the general topic of chemistry. Check out some of the most-read Reviews from […]

May 11, 2018

Royal Society Honors ACS Editors and EAB Members

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS Publications Editors are among the newest Fellows and Foreign Members of the Royal Society, an honor recognizing their exceptional contributions to science. The Royal Society is the world’s oldest continuously operating scientific society, and election to the body is considered one of the most prestigious distinctions in science. Currently, the society has about 1,600 […]

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May 11, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Engineering Crystal Properties Through Solid Solutions — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Engineering crystal properties through solid solutions, rational electrode-electrolyte design for efficient ammonia electrosynthesis under ambient conditions, exploring GPCR–lipid interactions by molecular dynamics simulations — 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 […]

May 10, 2018

Professors Matthew I. Gibson and Jeremiah A. Johnson Win 2018 Biomacromolecules/ Macromolecules Young Investigator Award

By Molly Ferns

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 Matthew I. Gibson of the University of Warwick and Jeremiah A. Johnson, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as the winners of the 2018 Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award. Professors Gibson and […]

May 9, 2018

4 Ways ACS Publications is Advancing Chemistry

By Angela Carlson

ACS Publications is more than just a publisher. It supports the chemistry community in a variety of ways, including developing educational programs, holding outreach events to help researchers achieve their career and publishing goals, providing research funding, and collaborating with other organizations. What is ACS Reviewer Lab and Why Was It Created? Peer review is […]

Inorganic Chemistry Explores the 5 Stages of Rejection

May 8, 2018

Inorganic Chemistry Explores the 5 Stages of Rejection

By Stephen Ritter

Manuscript rejection is a normal part of the scientific publishing process. It happens to all researchers, from novices to Nobel Laureates, at one time or another.  Intellectually that makes sense—especially when it happens to someone else—but what should you do when a rejection notice shows up in your inbox? “First, take a breath. Take a […]

May 8, 2018

Congratulations to Vern Schramm of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Winner of the 2018 Gordon Hammes Lectureship Award

By Charley James

The Gordon Hammes Lecture Award is sponsored jointly by Biochemistry and the ACS Division of Biological Chemistry. The objective is to recognize and honor a single individual whose scientific contributions have had a significant impact on research at the interface of chemistry and biology.  This year’s award goes to Professor Vern Schramm of the Albert […]

Quantitative Sustainability Metrics

May 7, 2018

Promoting the Development and Use of Quantitative Sustainability Metrics

By Freddy Tellez

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering has a history of calling for the increased use of quantitative sustainability metrics, and increasingly considers the use of sustainability metrics in its editorial decisions. Now the journal is demonstrating that commitment with a Virtual Special Issue containing contributions from well-known authors in the field and addressing diverse topics in the field. […]

2018 Gordon Hammes Scholar Award Winner Timothy Bumpus

May 4, 2018

Congratulations to Timothy Bumpus of Cornell University, Winner of the 2018 Gordon Hammes Scholar Award

By Charley James

The Gordon Hammes Scholar Award honors the young scientists responsible for the very best papers published in Biochemistry. Established in 2017 and awarded alongside the Gordon Hammes Lectureship Award, the Scholar Award seeks to recognize those at the bench – graduate students, postdocs, and undergraduates – for the outstanding work they do. The award is […]

May 4, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Analysis of Failure Modes in Kesterite Solar Cells — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Analysis of failure modes in kesterite solar cells, O–O radical coupling, the importance of the chemist’s molecular view for biological materials — 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 […]

May 3, 2018

Read Nano Letters’ Most Highly Cited Papers

By Marcus Anderson

Nano Letters publishes fundamental research from all branches of the theory and practice of nanoscience and nanotechnology, including preliminary, experimental, and theoretical results on physical, chemical, and biological phenomena, along with processes and applications of nanoscale structures. Check out the journal’s 20 most highly cited articles from 2016. While citation figures don’t define a publication’s […]

May 2, 2018

2018 NANOSMAT Conference Honors Paul Weiss and Ali Khademhosseini

By Charley James

ACS Nano is pleased to congratulate Editor-in-Chief Paul Weiss and Associate Editor Ali Khademhosseini on their recognition by the 2018 NANOSMAT Conference with, respectively, the NANOSMAT Prize and the NANOSMAT Award. The NANOSMAT Prize was set up in 2009 to acknowledge high-caliber senior international scientists under the age of 65. Professor Weiss was selected for […]

May 1, 2018

Announcing the 2018 Energy & Fuels Joint Award for Excellence in Publication

By Freddy Tellez

The article “SOx/NOx Removal from Flue Gas Streams by Solid Adsorbents: A Review of Current Challenges and Future Directions” by Fateme Rezaei, Ali A. Rownaghi, Saman Monjezi, Ryan P. Lively, and Christopher W. Jones is the winner of the 2018 Energy & Fuels Joint Award for Excellence in Publication. Energy & Fuels and the ACS Division of Energy & Fuels sponsor this […]

April 30, 2018

Pursuing Clean Air and Water for All: Environmental Science & Technology Symposium in India

By Deeksha Gupta

The author of “Water 4.0” and Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T) Professor David Sedlak, UC Berkeley recently visited India to meet local environmental experts. During his talk at IIT Delhi, organized by the Indian Government’s Department of Science and Technology, he shared his experience, insight, and passion for the work he is doing. […]

April 27, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Efficient Syntheses of Cocaine Vaccines — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Efficient syntheses of cocaine vaccines, zero-dimensional cesium lead halides, the structure of the protonated serine octamer — 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 […]

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April 26, 2018

2018 Bioconjugate Chemistry Lectureship Award Goes to Professor Wolfgang J. Parak

By Molly Ferns

Bioconjugate Chemistry and the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering are pleased to announce that Professor Wolfgang J. Parak of University of Hamburg is the recipient of the 2018 Bioconjugate Chemistry Lectureship Award. The award will be presented at the 256th 2018 ACS National Meeting & Exposition, held August 19-23, 2018, in Boston. Parak will be presenting as part of the Bioconjugate Chemistry Lecturer […]

April 25, 2018

Journal of Proteome Research: Special Issue Call for Papers: Software Tools and Resources

By Chi Wang

Software tools and data resources are essential in all omics domains, including proteomics and metabolomics. Journal of Proteome Research is creating an annual Special Issue that will highlight novel and significantly updated user-oriented software tools, web applications, code libraries and databases for proteomics and metabolomics and will cover all sub-disciplines within the scope of Journal […]

April 24, 2018

Meet the Winners of the 2018 Chemistry of Materials Lectureship and Best Paper Award

By Marcus Anderson

Chemistry of Materials and the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) are proud to announce Professor Darren Lipomi, Mohammad (Mo) A. Alkhadra, and Samuel (Sam) E. Root as the winners of the 2018 Chemistry of Materials Lectureship and Best Paper Award. The award honors the authors of an article, published in 2017, […]

April 23, 2018

Dive Into Marine Chemistry with Chemists Celebrate Earth Week

By Jesse Stanchak

The American Chemical Society has a proud tradition of celebrating Earth Week — and helping chemists everywhere get in on the fun and share the power of chemistry with others. The annual Chemists Celebrate Earth Week celebration encourages ACS members and science enthusiasts to build awareness of chemistry at the local level. ACS local sections, […]

April 23, 2018

The American Chemical Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the German Chemical Society Partner to Support ChemRxiv

By Andrew Clinton

The American Chemical Society (ACS) entered into an agreement with the Royal Society of Chemistry and the German Chemical Society (GDCh) to jointly support the financial and strategic development of ChemRxiv. Through the establishment of this strong international alliance, ChemRxiv is a truly global preprint server driven by researchers. Collaboration between the ACS, the Royal […]

April 20, 2018

ACS Infectious Diseases Celebrates “Drug Discovery for Global Health” Special Issue

By Lorraine F. Clark and Mia Fields-Hall

Several diseases disproportionately affect people in the developing world. These include the 19 so-called “neglected tropical diseases” identified by the WHO, as well as tuberculosis and malaria. 1-3 ACS Infectious Diseases hopes to draw attention to these diseases and the ongoing drug discovery efforts to combat them with a Special Issue focused on the supra-discipline […]

April 20, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Heterogeneous Catalysts for the Hydrogenation of CO2 to Formate — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week:  Heterogeneous catalysts for the hydrogenation of CO2 to formate, insights into the optothermal properties of core/shell microbeads, melting of the Au20 gold cluster — 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 […]

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April 19, 2018

Publish Open Access in ACS Omega for $750

By Brooke Howell

ACS Publications lowered the ACS Omega article publishing charge (APC) for 2018 to $750. This revised price makes it more affordable for authors to publish their research in a high-quality, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal from the publishers of Journal of the American Chemical Society and more than 50 other respected academic journals. What ACS Omega Authors […]

April 19, 2018

Tianning Diao Named Organometallics Distinguished Author Award Recipient

By Mia Fields-Hall

Tianning Diao, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at New York University, is the 2018 recipient of the Organometallics Distinguished Author Award. Professor Diao, a 2017 NSF CAREER Awardee, focuses her research on developing new transition metal catalysts and studying mechanisms of catalytic reactions. For example, Diao’s group recently published the first structural characterization of palladium agostic […]