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ACS Publications

December 11, 2017

Help ACS Publications Improve Its Blog and You Could Win $500

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS Axial is a blog for the chemistry community. It’s a place where you can find out about essential new chemistry research, catch up on the latest news about ACS editors and journals, get professional development advice, and more. Reading ACS Axial is one of the easiest ways to discover and deepen your bond with chemistry […]

November 17, 2017

Announcing the Winner of the “Show Us Your Lab” Contest

By Jesse Stanchak

Last month, ACS Axial held a contest asking readers to send in photos of their labs, classrooms, offices or wherever they do their best work. Today I am proud to announce the winner: Dr. Greg D. Smith of the Conservation Science Lab at Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields. The 3,000 square foot state-of-the-art analytical and […]

October 11, 2017

Show Off Your Lab and You Could Win an Apple Watch

By Jesse Stanchak

Sometimes the places we work can be almost as inspiring as the work that comes out of them. So we have to ask: Is your lab remarkable? Is your office the envy of your peers? Is your workspace a thing of beauty? If that sounds like your office, get ready to show off. ACS in […]

National Nanotechnology Day

October 9, 2017

ACS Celebrates National Nanotechnology Day

By Jesse Stanchak

Lovers of big innovations in small packages, rejoice! It’s time for the 2nd annual National Nanotechnology Day, and ACS is here to help you celebrate it right. What is National Nanotechnology Day? The day is a joint project of the United States National Nanotechnology Initiative, scientific societies such as ACS, and other organizations. The day […]

April 19, 2017

Celebrate Earth Day By Testing Your Environmental I.Q.

By Jesse Stanchak

Chemistry is important to the past, present, and future of the modern environmental movement. Many of today’s thorniest environmental problems have their roots in the work of earlier generations of chemists. But if chemistry has sometimes been part of creating ecological problems, it is absolutely essential to humanity’s efforts to solve them. That’s why the […]

  • Earth Day

April 14, 2017

Researchers Recognizing Transformative Librarians

By Michael Qiu

In celebration of National Library Week, ACS Publications invited researchers nominate a transformative librarian that has supported them throughout their career. We received nominations from researchers across the globe and are excited to share our winner: Sue Cardinal, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Librarian University of Rochester Sue received two nominations from the University of Rochester, […]

May 12, 2016

Help Crystal Growth & Design Pick a T-Shirt

By Liesa Ross

It’s summer conference season! At Crystal Growth & Design we’re working on printing new T-shirts to share with our community of readers and authors interested in the design and growth of crystals. But we can’t decide which shirt to print… Can you help us? Click on the quiz below to vote for your favorite design. […]

  • Crystal Growth & Design
  • quiz
  • t-shirts

March 25, 2016

Which Fictional Chemist Are You?

By Katherine Stevens

The annals of classic literature and pop culture are full of fascinating fictional scientists, from the heroes like Tony Stark to mad geniuses like Dr. Frankestein. Which one do you resemble most? There’s only one way to find out. Take our quiz and find out! Did we leave your favorite fictional chemist off our list? […]

  • Fictional Chemists
  • quiz

January 7, 2016

What Would You Name the 4 New Elements?

By Jesse Stanchak

Earlier this week, the International Union of Pure & Applied Chemistry announced the 7th row of the periodic table is finally complete, with the addition of elements 113, 115, 117 and 118. There’s one small problem, however. The provisional systematic names for these new elements don’t exactly role off the tongue: ununtrium for element 113, […]

  • elements
  • IUPAC
  • periodic table

November 24, 2015

Announcing the Winners of our Reviewer Contest

By Andrew Clinton

During the month of October, ACS Publications thanked our reviewers for devoting their time to the ACS and their contributions to the advancement of science in a variety of ways. As part of this celebration, any scientist who submitted a review was automatically entered to win one of three prizes: a grand prizewinner received an […]

October 2, 2015

A Contest to Honor Our Reviewers

By Katherine Stevens

To celebrate the inaugural Peer Review Week, ACS Publications wants to thank our reviewers for their contributions to the advancement of science. Peer review is a vital aspect of scientific publication, and there is no better way to maintain high standards of quality that to have papers evaluated by experts.During the month of October, anyone […]

  • Authors
  • Peer Review Week

September 14, 2015

Show Off Your ACS Chemcation!

By Andrew Clinton

Summer is almost over and schools are back in session. Whether it was working in the lab, attending an ACS sponsored event, or keeping any of the ACS journals handy on the beach, ACS Publications wants to know what you have been up to this summer. Relive your summer memories by entering into the #ACSChemcation […]

  • #ACSChemcation

August 14, 2015

CHEMOJI – A new Chemistry Keyboard from the American Chemical Society

By Sondra Hadden

We here at the American Chemical Society like texting our friends from the lab or library as much as you do! Let your crew know you’re working late in the lab, tell everyone your paper was accepted by JACS, and send your PI a research update with your very own chemistry emoji set by downloading […]

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  • C&EN
  • CAS
  • Chemoji
  • JACS
  • Multimedia
  • Researchers