Category: Author Services

Review-Ready Submission

February 1, 2018

Introducing Review-Ready Submission for ACS Journals

By Katherine Stevens

As part of ACS Publications’ continued commitment to improving the publishing experience for both authors and reviewers, we have introduced “Review-Ready Submission.” This initiative is intended to save authors time and effort when preparing manuscripts for submission, as well as help reviewers focus on the science contained within the submitted manuscript. Starting February 1, we […]

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January 25, 2018

How to Succeed at Scientific Collaboration | Part 1: A Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration

By Stephanie Monasky

Late last year @ACS4Authors surveyed over 1,500 researchers on Twitter and found that 30% of researchers surveyed report participating in a research collaboration in 2017. Researchers worldwide are expanding their networks and frequently collaborating with other scientists from other countries as communication technology continues to improve. These collaborations grant them access to new perspectives and […]

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 […]

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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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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ACS Direct Correct

November 15, 2017

A New Author Experience with ACS Direct Correct

By Andrew Clinton

As a service to our global community of authors, we are pleased to introduce ACS Direct Correct, an innovative proof review tool devised to enhance the publishing process. ACS Direct Correct enables you to enter proof corrections and comments directly into your copy-edited manuscript. This provides another way to communicate edits before publication of your […]

October 30, 2017

Discover ACS Research with the Highest Altmetric Attention Scores

By Andrew Clinton

In December 2016, we announced our partnership with Altmetric, the alternative metrics platform that provides authors with a single view of the online activity surrounding their scholarly content. Through the partnership with Altmetric, we began to display  Altmetric Attention Scores on all research articles published across our entire portfolio of peer-reviewed research journals. As a […]

October 27, 2017

Why Should You Publish Open Access? ACS Editors Explain

By Jesse Stanchak

Carolyn Bertozzi and Luis Liz-Marzan are both editors of fully open access journals. Bertozzi ACS Editor-in-Chief of ACS Central Science, while Liz-Marzan is a Co-Editor of ACS Omega. Watch as they each talk about why researchers should consider publishing their next paper open access. Learn more about publishing open access with ACS journals.

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preprints open access

October 25, 2017

ACS Publications’ Darla Henderson Talks About Preprints and the Future of Open Access

By Bryan McBournie

The peer review process is an important part of publishing scientific work, but it is not perfect. Work can be rejected by peer-reviewed journals simply because the research isn’t deemed important enough, while important scientific discoveries can be delayed from being announced to the world because of bottlenecks in the peer review process. Preprint servers […]

Sharing Your Work Published with ACS

September 29, 2017

Sharing Your Work Published with ACS

By Stephanie Monasky

At ACS Publications, we know it is important for you to be sharing your work, which has been peer-reviewed and published, with colleagues in the global community of scientists. As sharing on sites known as scholarly collaboration networks (SCNs) is becoming increasingly prevalent in today’s scholarly research ecosystem, we would like to remind you of […]

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August 31, 2017

ACS on Campus Visits Australia  

By Shannon O'Reilly

ACS on Campus recently visited Australia for the first time and had a successful two weeks of events, engaging with almost 400 students, authors, reviewers, and ACS members. The number of published articles from Australian authors in ACS journals is steadily increasing year over year. The country has an impressive number of ACS Editors and […]

ACS Reviewer Lab

August 29, 2017

Take the ACS Reviewer Lab Challenge

By Stephanie Monasky

If you’ve ever reviewed a paper for ACS, you know the review process is as demanding as it is essential. That’s why we’re proud to offer ACS Reviewer Lab, a free, 4-hour online course developed to educate researchers on the principles of quality peer-review. The course features interactive modules covering the basics of peer review […]

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August 24, 2017

ACS’ Most Prolific Author Zhong Lin Wang Shares His Productivity Tips

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS journals feature the work of many amazing chemistry researchers, but none quite as productive as Dr. Zhong Lin Wang. At the 254th ACS National Meeting and Exposition, Wang was honored as ACS Publications’ most prolific author. The honor was announced via a photo mosaic, which used images submitted by event attendees to assemble a […]

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August 17, 2017

ChemRxiv is Open for Business: What You Need to Know

By Andrew Clinton

On behalf of the chemical science community, we are pleased to introduce ChemRxiv, the open preprint server for the global chemistry community. You can put your research immediately out on the web and share it with other scientists and colleagues, prior to formal peer review. ChemRxiv is openly accessible, with no subscription fees for readers […]

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August 15, 2017

Announcing ACS Reviewer Lab: Free Training for Peer Reviewers

By Stephanie Monasky

Peer review is the backbone of scientific publishing. That’s why ACS Publications is pround to announce the debut of ACS Reviewer Lab, an online course created to help educate researchers on the fundamentals of scholarly peer review. The course offers scientists practical instruction and challenging exercises designed to hone their peer reviewing skills. It was […]

chemist author productivity

August 14, 2017

5 Productivity Tips from Some of ACS Publications’ Most Prolific Authors

By Maya Pottiger

Every chemist has the same number of hours in the day, so what makes some authors so much more prolific than others? To find out, ACS Publications has been chatting with some of our most published authors. We will reveal our most prolific author at the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition via an electronic […]

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August 7, 2017

What’s New With Our Manuscript Submission and Peer Review Environment, ACS Paragon Plus

By Stephanie Monasky

You may have noticed (or received emails about) some changes to ACS’ manuscript submission and peer review environment, ACS Paragon Plus. We’re pleased to bring our authors and reviewers substantial improvements that will improve the efficiency and speed of the submission and review process. Keep reading for an overview of these important changes and how […]

authorship ethics

July 31, 2017

10 Tips for Ethical Authorship

By Stephanie Monasky and Katherine Stevens

Navigating the seas of scientific publication isn’t always easy. Publishing your research in a peer-reviewed journal is a challenge in and of itself, but it is also vital that researchers publish their science in an ethical manner. Observance of high ethical standards is vital to the scientific community at large and can help maximize benefits […]

June 27, 2017

ACS Publications Enhances Article Email Alerts

By Andrew Clinton

In an effort to improve the research experience for our global community, we made some welcomed enhancements to our TOC and Articles ASAP email alerts (e-Alerts) for all ACS Publications journals. In order to better serve the needs of our users, we have streamlined the design of these emails to more fully focus on showcasing […]

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May 31, 2017

Overcoming Barriers to Publication Success

By Joseph Graham

Getting published in a prestigious journal is a challenge for any researcher. But even when the science is strong, language problems can sometimes undermine a submission. After submitting his manuscript to the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T), lead author Joey Zhouyuan Li of Tsinghua University was pleased to receive positive comments from the […]

April 10, 2017

CIF Workflow Will Change April 19 for Inorganic Chemistry and Organometallics Authors

By Tamara Hanna

ACS Publications is pleased to announce our continued partnership with the Cambridge Crystallographic Date Centre (CCDC), which will enable improved processing of CIF files for Inorganic Chemistry and Organometallics. Starting Wednesday, April 19, all authors submitting new manuscripts or manuscript revisions will encounter the new CIF workflow. Adding the new CIF workflow to these journals […]

January 10, 2017

Growing Globally: Japan’s Research Initiatives Over Time

By Selenah Njoloma

The Japanese government first introduced its Science and Technology Basic Act in 1995, with ¥17 trillion in funding for research and development (R&D) over the first 5 years. Every 5 years, Japan makes changes to its policies on science and technology, based on input from the Council for Science and Technology Policy (CSTP). The Japanese […]

Altmetric Attention Score

December 16, 2016

ACS Publications Articles Now Display Altmetric Attention Scores

By Andrew Clinton

As a service to our global community of authors, ACS Publications is now providing a more comprehensive picture of the impact of the scientific research published in our suite of journals. Through our partnership with Altmetric—the web-based, alternative metrics platform that provides authors with a single view of the online activity surrounding their scholarly content—we […]

December 7, 2016

Editors Answer: Researchers’ Questions About Publishing in India

By Selenah Njoloma

On March 24, 2016, ACS Publications held a webinar on publishing tips for researchers in India, hosted by Associate Editor of The Journal of Physical Chemistry Kankan Bhattacharyya and inaugural Editor-in-Chief of ACS Energy Letters Prashant Kamat. After the session, Bhattacharyya and Kamat answered hundreds of questions from webinar listeners. Here are a few of […]

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ACS Publications ACS member benefits

December 1, 2016

Members Get More with ACS Publications

By Katherine Stevens

Members are the cornerstone—the heart and soul—of the American Chemical Society. Our mission is to “advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people”, which ACS Publications supports by providing essential resources to advance science and its practitioners. As such we are proud to offer a variety of […]

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November 28, 2016

Increase the Discoverability of Your Research with ORCID

By Stephanie Monasky

Of the more than 6 million authors registered in major journal citations, it is estimated that roughly two-thirds of authors have the same first initial and last name as another, according to the Australian National Data Service. Think about Jack Smith and Jill Smith. Sometimes Jack’s name appears as “Jack Smith”; sometimes Jill’s name appears […]

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  • Getting published

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 […]

October 27, 2016

What Does Open Access Mean to You?

By Katherine Stevens

October 24-28 is Open Access Week, a time to share open access research, learn about open access publishing options, and to ponder the implications of making more research more freely available. Authors now have more options that ever for making their research open, such as ACS Omega, ACS Central Science, ACS AuthorChoice, ACS Editors’ Choice, […]

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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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prepare your manuscript for publication

September 26, 2016

10 Tips For Preparing Your Manuscript for Publication

By Shannon O'Reilly

Now that you’ve completed your research, all that remains is to prepare your manuscript. You need to choose the right journal, get your findings published, and attract a large, and influential readership. Preparing your manuscript and submitting your research for publication is the easy part of the process, right? Unfortunately, preparing a paper for publication […]

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  • manuscript submissions
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August 31, 2016

Learn more about the ACS Publications Website

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. […]

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Stefano Tonzani

August 30, 2016

Get the Inside Scoop on Publishing With Stefano Tonzani

By Katherine Stevens

On August 16, ACS Publications hosted an Ask Me Anything session with ACS Omega Executive Editor Stefano Tonzani to discuss the publishing process, open access, and more. Stefano is well-versed in the scientific publishing world, having worn many hats over the course of his career. With the launch of his “baby”—ACS Omega, ACS Publications’ newest […]

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  • Reddit AMA

August 18, 2016

Free Resources for Creating Chemistry Figures for Journal Publication

By Stephanie Monasky

We recently polled authors on what their preferred program for creating chemistry figures for research publication via our @ACS4Authors account. Unfortunately, Twitter polls only allow for 4 answer choices, so we hoped to capture votes for other popular programs for creating chemistry figures by asking you to tweet at us. And tweet you did. 5,892 […]

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  • Getting published

June 7, 2016

Say YES to ACS Omega with Manuscript Transfer Service

By Katherine Stevens

Last year we introduced you to ACS Publications’ Manuscript Transfer Service, a service by which you can transfer your article submission to a new journal based on suggestions made by our editors. This service helps you find the best home for your research and streamlines the submission process. Over the last few months, we have […]

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  • ACS Paragon Plus

May 19, 2016

6 Tips for Shooting a Video Abstract On Your Phone

By Stephanie Monasky

Video abstracts can be a great way to expand the visibility of both a study and its authors. Both fellow scientists and laymen alike can learn about your findings. One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to record a video is by using a smartphone. Here are six key tips to helping you record […]

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  • smartphone
  • video abstract

May 11, 2016

Discover How Sharing Can Be Simple and Seamless With How Can I Share It

By Erin Wiringi

Sharing scholarly articles enables collaboration, professional relationships and advances in science and discovery. But how best to share published research articles can be unclear. While open access content is growing and can be shared freely, most articles are still currently published in subscription journals. How Can I Share It is designed to provide practical information to help you […]

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research submission

April 29, 2016

The Recipe for a Successful Research Submission

By Stephanie Monasky

A successful research submission is like a well-made dish: There’s a handful of key ingredients that take it from mundane to noteworthy. While almost every researcher has scratched their head and wondered why they were rejected, very few stop to consider why an article was accepted. While every researcher’s recipe for success differs slightly, there […]

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attending an international conference for chemists

April 14, 2016

ACS Publications is Growing Globally

By Stephanie Monasky

We might call ourselves the American Chemical Society—but ACS publications are hardly limited to research from the United States. ACS journals have long been growing globally in scope. In the past 5 years, ACS journals published 48,000 papers from Brazil, India, China, and South Korea. There are 44 editors-in-chief/associate editors and 207 editorial advisory board […]

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  • China
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March 10, 2016

5 Publishing Tips for Researchers in China

By Selenah Njoloma

It’s a good time to be a scientist in China. The Chinese government has strengthened its national programs for science and technology R&D, including investments in fundamental science and sustainable energy. These advancements have helped make China the world’s second-largest publisher of scientific articles. ACS journals published more than 32,000 articles from China in the […]

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  • ACS Central Science
  • ACS ChemWorx
  • ACS Editors' Choice
  • ACS Omega
  • China
  • publishing
  • SciFinder
chemistry poster presentation

March 8, 2016

Top 10 Poster Presentation Tips

By Stephanie Monasky

So you’ve completed the research paper that will form the basis for your chemistry poster presentation. Your figures are all correctly formatted, and your citations are everywhere they need to be. Now you just need to prepare your chemistry poster presentation. Easy, right? Well, not always. 10 Keys to Giving an Effective Chemistry Poster Presentation […]

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