Category: Journal News

November 12, 2018

Welcome the Newest Associate Editors of ACS Publications Journals: Q3 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 […]

November 9, 2018

ACS Central Science Moves Quickly to Publish Rapid Method for Determining Molecular Structures

By Jesse Stanchak

In a fast-moving field like chemistry, quickly getting your work in front of an audience is essential to receiving the recognition it deserves. ACS Central Science understands the importance of getting exposure for the most compelling, important primary reports in chemistry research. That’s why this highly selective journal publishes all its articles open access and […]

November 5, 2018

Call for Papers: Special Issue on GPCRs

By Brooke Howell

ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science is planning to publish a special issue on G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) in early 2019, and its editors would like to invite researchers working in this area to submit a paper. “I am currently promoting awareness of this endeavor in case you may have research that is nearing submission that […]

November 1, 2018

Meet the New Editor-in-Chief of Molecular Pharmaceutics

By Mia Fields-Hall

The American Chemical Society Division of Publications today named Professor Lynne S. Taylor, Ph.D. of the Purdue University College of Pharmacy as the next Editor-in-Chief of Molecular Pharmaceutics. The journal is the Society’s high-impact publication for original research that contributes significantly to the molecular mechanistic understanding of drug delivery and drug-delivery systems. Taylor will succeed […]

October 18, 2018

Nano Letters Introduces Mini Reviews

By Marcus Anderson

Nano Letters recently began publishing Mini Reviews, a new article type for the journal.  Mini Reviews are short overviews of specific topics from both established and emerging areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Submissions may contain up to 50 references, an abstract, and are generally six journal pages in length. Authorship is currently limited to an invitation […]

October 12, 2018

2 New Applied Materials Journals Begin Accepting Submissions

By Charley James

If you’re a chemist focused on applied polymer materials or applied electronic materials, your research has a new home. The newest members of the ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces line of journals, ACS Applied Electronic Materials and ACS Applied Polymer Materials, are now accepting submissions. The journals expect to publish their first articles online before […]

October 2, 2018

Celebrate National Nanotechnology Day with ACS Publications

By Marcus Anderson

October 9, 2018, marks the 3rd Annual National Nanotechnology Day, and each year ACS Publications joins the worldwide scientific community to celebrate the prominent role nanoscience plays in our daily lives. This year, we will be hosting an informative webinar centered around our theme “Nano in Motion,” which seeks to highlight the dynamic, interdisciplinary, and […]

October 1, 2018

Erick M. Carreira Will Be the Next Editor-in-Chief of Organic Letters

By Brooke Howell

ACS Publications announced that the next Editor-in-Chief of Organic Letters will be Professor Erick M. Carreira of the Laboratory of Organic Chemistry at ETH Zürich. He has been an Associate Editor with the journal for 18 years and will succeed its inaugural Editor-in-Chief, Professor Amos B. Smith, III, who is stepping down at the end […]

August 30, 2018

Organic Letters Celebrates 20 Years

By Yousif Memon

This year, Organic Letters is celebrating its 20th year as the highest impact communications journal in the field. The journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Professor Amos B. Smith, III of University of Pennsylvania, has been on board since day one. Under his care, Organic Letters increased submissions by 111% between 2000 and 2017. Smith, the journal’s Associate Editors, and other […]

August 24, 2018

Why European Authors Should Submit to Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology Letters

By Freddy Tellez

Don’t let the name fool you: journals published by the American Chemical Society are led by global teams of Editors, read by a worldwide community of scholars, and publish the best research in their fields from all over the world. Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology are no exception. These two journals […]

ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science

August 21, 2018

ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science Wants Your Research

By Brooke Howell

ACS Publications and Editor-in-Chief, Professor  Patrick M.Sexton, Ph.D., launched ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science earlier this year to provide the community of scientists working across the broad spectrum of pharmacology, biochemistry, and experimental medicine with a place to publish their high-quality, innovative, multidisciplinary research. “The specific launching of ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science recognizes a […]

July 31, 2018

Getting to Know the New Members of the Nano Letters Early Career Advisory Board

By Marcus Anderson

Nano Letters started its Early Career Advisory Board with the mission of developing a channel for early career scientists to share their experiences and perspectives on scientific publishing. As the future of the field, members also provide insights into emerging disciplines. In addition, Early Career Advisory Board members organize virtual issues highlighting topics such as nanomaterials and perovskite […]

ACS Applied Bio Materials First Issue

July 27, 2018

ACS Applied Bio Materials Celebrates Its First Issue

By Jesse Stanchak

The first issue of ACS Applied Bio Materials is now available. The new journal, which joins ACS Applied Energy Materials, and ACS Applied Nano Materials in the family of journals that started with ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, focuses on original research covering all aspects of biomaterials and biointerfaces, including traditional biosensing, biomedical, therapeutic applications, […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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. The 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 […]

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 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 18, 2018

Symposium Highlights Female Synthetic Chemists’ Contributions to Environmental Research

By Amy Balija and Ana de Bettencourt-Dias

A symposium celebrating the accomplishments of female synthetic chemists working to solve energy and environmental challenges occurred at the 255th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans. The symposium, “Synthetic Chemistry Addressing Challenges in Energy & the Environment” was held in conjunction with the publishing of a Virtual Issue of the same […]

March 26, 2018

Cynthia J. Burrows Receives 2018 Willard Gibbs Medal and James Flack Norris Award

By Marcus Anderson

ACS Publications and the staff of Accounts of Chemical Research would like to congratulate the journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Professor Cynthia J. Burrows of the University of Utah, on winning two prestigious awards: the Willard Gibbs Medal and the James Flack Norris Award in Physical Organic Chemistry. The Willard Gibbs Medal, one of the most prestigious honors […]

March 15, 2018

Lee Cronin Wins 2018 Inorganic Chemistry Lectureship

By Brooke Howell

Dr. Leroy (Lee) Cronin, the Regius Chair of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow, is the winner of the 2018 Inorganic Chemistry Lectureship. Inorganic Chemistry and the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry launched the award in 2013 to annually recognize an individual who has demonstrated creativity and impact in leading research in inorganic chemistry. This […]

March 13, 2018

ACS Energy Letters Examines What’s Next in Energy Research

By Brooke Howell

2018 marks the third year of publishing for ACS Energy Letters, and it’s off to a fast start with 95 Articles ASAP (As Soon As Publishable) published in January and February. “The enthusiasm of researchers worldwide to tackle major hurdles in energy conversion and storage has made this field one of the outstanding frontiers of […]

February 14, 2018

ACS Publications Announces ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science

By Brooke Howell

ACS Publications launched a new journal that will publish high-quality, innovative research across the broad spectrum of pharmacology, biochemistry, and experimental medicine. ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science broadens the scope of the ACS Publications portfolio of journals to make room to publish more exceptional research in this important, rapidly-expanding area of study. The journal’s Editor-in-Chief is […]

January 30, 2018

Announcing the First Issue of ACS Applied Energy Materials

By Charley James

ACS Applied Energy Materials is celebrating the publication of its inaugural issue. All articles within Volume 1, Issue 1 are freely available to read until December 31st 2018, and can be explored here. In his introductory editorial, Deputy Editor Gerald J. Meyer, Ph.D. explains, “practical advances in ‘energy’ have emerged as one of the greatest […]

Precision Medicine in Brain Cancer

January 24, 2018

Read the Special Issue on Precision Medicine in Brain Cancer

By Molly Ferns

ACS Chemical Neuroscience, a leading journal on chemical neurobiology and bio-neurochemistry, published a special issue entitled “Precision Medicine in Brain Cancer.” The issue showcases novel analytical and imaging strategies that may promote future precision medicine for brain cancer. Malignant tumors of brain cells result in specific molecular abnormalities that are deadly in both adults and children. Adults diagnosed […]

January 18, 2018

ACS Omega Publishes Over 1,000 Open Access Articles in 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS Omega published its 1,000th article of 2017 in late December. The article, “Indolizine-Based Scaffolds as Efficient and Versatile Tools: Application to the Synthesis of Biotin-Tagged Antiangiogenic Drugs,” marks a milestone in the journal’s growing prominence and popularity which ended 2017 with 1,008 published articles. The 1,000th article describes the design and optimization of polyfunctional […]

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Human Proteome Project Special Issue

January 5, 2018

Publish Your Human Proteome Project Research in a 2018 Special Issue From Journal of Proteome Research

By Chi Wang

Journal of Proteome Research published its 5th annual special issue dedicated to highlighting recent developments with the Human Proteome Project. Now the journal is calling for papers for its 2018 special issue, which will consider papers reporting on the Chromosome-Centric Human Proteome Project (C-HPP) and the Biology and Disease Human Proteome Project (B/D-HPP), as well […]

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January 2, 2018

Two Leading Polymer Journals Get New Editors-in-Chief for 2018

By Molly Ferns

Two leading publications in the field of polymer science, ACS Macro Letters and Macromolecules are starting 2018 off with new leadership. Professor Stuart J. Rowan, Ph.D., is the new Editor-in-Chief of ACS Macro Letters and Professor Marc A. Hillmyer, Ph.D., is the new Editor-in-Chief of Macromolecules, as of January 1, 2018. After 17 years of […]

December 26, 2017

Getting Cozy with ACS Energy Letters and The Journal of Physical Chemistry

By Katherine Stevens

While a lot of folks turn to big box retailers like Amazon for gift-giving around the holidays, some like to go all-out on handmade items for their loved ones. What could be more special? Just ask Connie Biegel, who works at the University of Notre Dame and serves as the Coordinating Editor for ACS Energy […]

100 millionth article download

December 22, 2017

ACS is Celebrating Its 100 Millionth Article Download And You Could Win A Prize

By Andrew Clinton

Together the ACS Publications community achieved a notable milestone in 2017: Over 100 million full-text article downloads during the 2017 calendar year! This marks a new record for our portfolio of 51 peer-reviewed journals. Along with citations and other metrics, full-text usage provides insights on a journal’s presence in the research landscape, as well as the science […]

December 18, 2017

Searching for a New Editor-in-Chief at the Journal of Chemical Education

By Freddy Tellez

The search is on for a new Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Chemical Education. Current EIC Norbert Pienta will be completing his term in 2019, after leading the journal since 2009. The Board of Publication of the Division of Chemical Education (DivCHED) is accepting applications to be the journal’s ninth EIC through January 31, 2018. […]

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November 16, 2017

Be Part of the Future of Nano Letters’ Early Career Board

By Paul Alivisatos, Co-Editor, And the Entire Nano Letters Editorial Team

In 2015 Nano Letters started the Early Career Board in order to develop a channel for hearing from the early career scientists who are the future of our field. Early career scientists important perspectives to share about their experiences of scientific publication as discoverers, authors, and peer reviewers and their ideas concerning the many changes […]

Shana J. Sturla

November 10, 2017

Meet Chemical Research in Toxicology’s New EIC: Shana J. Sturla

By Mia Fields-Hall

ACS is proud to announce ETH Zürich Professor Shana J. Sturla as the new Editor-in-Chief of Chemical Research in Toxicology. The distinguished peer-reviewed journal celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017, and Sturla will become its head in January 2018. Sturla will succeed Professor Stephen S. Hecht, Ph.D., who has served as the journal’s editor since […]

ACS Energy Letters Open Access

October 19, 2017

Why ACS Energy Letters Encourages Open Access Publishing

By Brooke Howell

With International Open Access Week coming up next week, I reached out to one of the most enthusiastic cheerleaders for open access I know: ACS Energy Letters Editor-in-Chief Prashant V. Kamat. I wanted to get his take on this year’s International Open Access Week theme: “Open in order to….” “I encourage ACS Energy Letters authors […]

Kenneth N. Marsh

October 10, 2017

Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data Publishes Memorial Issue in Honor of Kenneth N. Marsh

By Freddy Tellez

Dr. Kenneth (Ken) Neil Marsh is renowned for his contributions to the fields of chemical thermodynamics and thermophysical property measurement and prediction, and noted for his service to the community as Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data from 1991 to 2010. After Marsh died last year following a stroke, the journal marked his […]