Category: Author Services

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 […]

  • Growing Globally
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 […]

  • ACS member benefits

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 […]

  • discoverability
  • Getting published
  • ORCID

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, […]

  • Open Access Week

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 […]

  • open access
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 […]

  • Getting published
  • manuscript submissions
  • research publication

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. […]

  • ACS Publications
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 […]

  • open access
  • 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 […]

  • Chemistry Figures
  • 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 […]

  • ACS Manuscript Transfer Service
  • 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 […]

  • research submission
  • 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 […]

  • research
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 […]

  • author services
  • Getting published
  • research submission
Growing Globally

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 […]

  • Authors
  • China
  • Growing Globally
  • white paper

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 […]

  • ACS AuthorChoice
  • 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 […]

  • author services
  • poster presentation

March 7, 2016

Upcoming Webinar: Publishing Tips for Researchers in India

By Selenah Njoloma

As any India-based researcher knows, publishing your work on an international stage comes with unique challenges. But despite the barriers, India is a fast-growing source of scientific research. In the past 5 years alone, ACS journals published 7,000 articles from authors based in India. Six ACS editors and 35 editorial advisory board members call India […]

  • ACS Energy Letters
  • Growing Globally
  • Prashant Kamat
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry
  • webinar

February 17, 2016

Upcoming Webinar: Publishing Tips for Researchers in China

By Selenah Njoloma

As any China-based researcher knows, publishing your work on an international stage comes with unique challenges. But despite the barriers, China is a fast-growing source of scientific research. In the past 5 years alone, ACS journals published 32,000 articles from authors based in China. Thirty ACS editors and 130 editorial advisory board members call China […]

  • Authors
  • China
  • Growing Globally
  • paper submissions
  • webinars

February 8, 2016

Expanded Partnership with Figshare Promotes Open Data Discovery

By Andrew Clinton

In November 2015, we announced our partnership with Figshare, an open repository that promotes broad discoverability of scientific research data. The ACS partnership with Figshare provides our authors and researchers with improved archiving and access to open data sets and other supporting information that often accompany articles published in ACS Publications’ peer-reviewed research journals. As an […]

  • .cif files
  • ACS LiveSlides
  • Crystal Growth & Design
  • Figshare
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • video files

February 4, 2016

What is Open Access? Reddit Users Ask Us Their Toughest Questions

By Katherine Stevens

Open access is a big topic in scientific circles, sparking lots of discussion in recent years. The demand for free and open data has never been higher. But how does open access publishing work? In the past 2 years, we’ve expanded our open access outreach, launching several new programs and journals, including: In the past […]

  • ACS Author Rewards
  • ACS AuthorChoice
  • ACS Central Science
  • ACS Editors' Choice
  • ACS Omega
  • Ask Me Anything
  • open access
  • Reddit AMA

January 20, 2016

The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters’ ACS LiveSlides: Off the page, into the world

By Chi Wang

In 2013, the editors of the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters realized that to increase authors’ reach, they’d need to attract a wider audience, including readers from outside the chemical physics and atomic molecular physics disciplines. To do that, published articles would need to be made more accessible, possibly shorter, and friendlier to mobile devices. How could […]

  • ACS LiveSlides
  • Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
  • Prashant Kamat

January 16, 2016

New and Improved ACS Platform Launched

By Katherine Stevens

ACS has enhanced its access to Supporting Information for its readers and joined forces with Figshare to deliver content further afield. Find out how this will change the way you read journal articles…  Supporting Information is data or additional content developed by an author to supplement their published journal article. The intention is to further […]

January 16, 2016

Altmetrics and the Art of Being Found

By Erin Wiringi

Altmetrics are changing the way we measure value in academic work. Read our article to find out more about the impact these modern metrics can have on your library. Altmetrics (or alternative metrics) are new quality measurements for scholarly and academic interactions online. They allow us to see how far research travels through social media […]

January 11, 2016

Is ACS Manuscript Transfer Service right for you?

By Katherine Stevens

With so many quality scientific journals it can be hard to know which journal is the right one for your work. Here at ACS Publications, we strive to streamline the submission process as much as possible, which is why we are pleased to introduce Manuscript Transfer service. Editors may suggest that a manuscript may be […]

  • ACS Manuscript Transfer Service
  • Journals
  • Researchers
  • submissions

September 28, 2015

How to Respond to Reviewer Comments

By Sarah Sarber

In an earlier blog post, we talked about what reviewers can do to provide useful, high-quality reviews. We turn now to some recommendations on how you, as an author, should respond to reviewer comments. Anatomy of a thorough and high-quality response A high-quality response shows the editor that you have thoughtfully considered reviewer comments. It […]

  • Authors
  • Peer Review Week

September 18, 2015

Testing Old Tapes For Playability

By Katherine Gammon

Audio recordings are a huge part of the world’s cultural history—and some are in danger of degrading so much that they’ll be lost forever. Now researchers report that infrared spectroscopy offers a quick, noninvasive way to separate magnetic tapes that can still be played from those that can’t. This could help archivists know which tapes […]

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • C&EN

September 9, 2015

The Art Behind the Science: Publishing Tips from ACS Journal Editors

By Joseph Graham

For the novice author, the process of writing and publishing a scientific paper can go something like this: inspiration, research, excitement, gathering data, preparing figures and tables, drafting methods, discussion, panic, fear, questioning everything, rewrites, more rewrites, abstract, conclusion, still more rewrites, submission, and hiding under the desk waiting for a rejection message. Yet experienced […]

  • Authors
  • Interactive
  • Publishing Tips
  • Researchers

September 1, 2015

Take 5 Minutes to Raise Your Article’s Impact

By Renee John

The Drug Annotations series was launched in 2014 to highlight newly approved drugs or clinical candidates that are likely to provide significant patient benefits over existing therapies. Watch Dr. Jeff Zablocki, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry Drug Annotations Editor from Gilead Sciences Inc. introduce the Drug Annotations series, describes its impact on the field and provides advice to authors interested in […]

  • Authors
  • Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

September 1, 2015

3 Ways Researchers Can Boost Their Social Media Savvy

By Andrew Clinton

Social networks have become far more than just a way to stay close to family and friends. These digital communities are now a commonplace tool for scientists and publishers alike to collaborate, evaluate, and gain exposure to goings-on in their scientific communities. How has social media transitioned from a fun distraction to a professional asset? […]

  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Researchers
  • Twitter