Category: Journal News

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 […]


October 2, 2017

Celebrating the Development of BMS-663068, an HIV Attachment Inhibitor

By Marcus Anderson

Modern medicine is essential to the future survival of the human species. Talented and passionate chemists are essential to the ongoing fight to reduce human suffering by alleviating pain and curing infectious diseases. That fight continues against deadly diseases such as HIV. Yet the stories of these scientists and their work don’t always get the […]

ACS Announces New Materials Journals

September 26, 2017

ACS Announces Two New Materials Journals

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS Publications is proud to announce the launch of two new materials journals, ACS Applied Energy Materials, and ACS Applied Nano Materials, within the editorial purview of ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. The new materials journals are a response to the growing importance of interdisciplinary materials research, with other new materials journals planned to follow […]

September 25, 2017

Call for Papers on Medicinal Chemistry Technology

By Brooke Howell

Medicinal chemistry technology evolves rapidly these days and new developments are continually changing the way we live and work. This is especially true in highly competitive industries such as pharmaceutical research and development and drug discovery. In these industries, the introduction of new enabling technologies that accelerate progress, reduce cycle time, and cut costs is […]

September 15, 2017

ACS Publications Endorses Publishing Trade Group’s Approach Toward ResearchGate

By ACS Publications

The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society supports the constructive and user-friendly solution that the International Association of Scientific Technical and Medical Publishers (STM) has proposed today to ResearchGate, a venture capital-funded commercial sharing website. STM’s offer was sent to ResearchGate on behalf of its member publishers. The proposed approach would enable ResearchGate to […]

August 16, 2017

Showcase Your Research on an ACS Journal Cover

By Andrew Clinton

ACS Publications is pleased to introduce supplementary cover art—an opportunity for you to promote your published research and present your findings in a way that is novel and visually impactful. If your article is accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Chemical Society or ACS Catalysis, you can submit your cover art for […]

August 4, 2017

Congratulations to the JAFC 2017 Article of the Year Award Lectureship Winners

By Freddy Tellez

The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (JAFC) and the ACS Divisions of Agrochemicals (AGRO) and Agricultural and Food Chemistry (AGFD) are pleased to announce the winners of the Research Article of the Year Award Lectureship: Dr. Wan Chan, Dr. Nikola M. Pavlović and Dr. Francisco J. Hidalgo. Read more about each JAFC 2017 Article […]

August 4, 2017

Eavesdropping on Plant–Insect–Microbe Chemical Communications in Agricultural Ecology

By John J. Beck, Baldwyn Torto, and Rachel L. Vannette

The following is an excerpt from an editorial that originally appeared in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. This Virtual Issue highlights recent work published in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (JAFC) on important research into the complex network of volatile chemical communications among plants, insects, and microbes. Articles within the Virtual Issue are […]

August 3, 2017

Read the Best Environmental Science & Technology Letters Papers of 2016

By Freddy Tellez

Learn about Environmental Science & Technology Letters Editor-in-Chief David Sedlak’s GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ official attempt at staging the Largest chemistry lesson at the upcoming ACS National Meeting. The Environmental Science & Technology Letters (ES&T Letters) editorial team had the challenging task of choosing the papers that stood out from all others published in 2016 due […]

August 3, 2017

Read the Best Environmental Science & Technology Papers of 2016

By Freddy Tellez

Learn about Environmental Science & Technology Editor-in-Chief David Sedlak’s GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ official attempt at staging the Largest chemistry lesson at the upcoming ACS National Meeting. In 2016, Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T) received over 6,000 manuscripts and published 1,569 articles. To highlight notable publications, each year ES&T’s editors identify a pool of outstanding papers. […]

July 17, 2017

Time Flies and So Do Advances in Energy Research with ACS Energy Letters

By Brooke Howell

ACS Energy Letters is celebrating the first anniversary of its inaugural issue and its editors are proud to have established it as the fastest communications journal in energy research. In its first 12 issues, the journal has published more than 400 Letters, Reviews, Perspectives, Viewpoints, and Energy Focus articles – and has done so with […]

July 14, 2017

The Queen of Carbon Science: Celebrating the Life and Career of Mildred S. Dresselhaus

By Ellie Key

On Feb. 20, 2017, at the age of 86, Mildred S. Dresselhaus, a solid-state physicist, materials scientist, and longtime advocate for women in science, passed away. Dresselhaus is best known for her scientific work on condensed matter and the atomic properties of carbon, which prompted a journalist to give her the nickname “Queen of Carbon Science” […]

June 19, 2017

2016 Journal Citation Reports®: ACS Journals Have Highest Impact Factor in Chemistry

By Jesse Stanchak

The 2016 Journal Citation Reports® are in – and once again ACS journals have the highest Impact Factor and/or the most citations in 14 scientific categories, including six core chemistry categories. The 2016 Journal Citation Reports® found: ACS journals have a portfolio median of 4.849 in 2016, up from 4.803 the year before. More than […]

May 25, 2017

ACS Omega Listed on Web of Science™

By Jesse Stanchak

Almost a year ago, ACS Publications launched ACS Omega as a uniquely global open access journal. In 2017, the journal continues to grow rapidly in submissions and prestige. Recently ACS Omega achieved a milestone in its development, being listed on the Web of Science™ Core Collection as part of the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). […]

March 21, 2017

Debut Issue of ACS Earth and Space Chemistry Online Now

By Selenah Njoloma

ACS publications cover a wide range of topics, sharing insights from some of the world’s foremost scientific researchers. However, until now, no forum has been dedicated exclusively to the chemistry of natural materials and processes. Until now. ACS is excited to announce the pilot issue of our new journal ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, is now […]

March 15, 2017

Medicinal Chemistry in India

By Brooke Howell

Journal of Medicinal Chemistry and ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters were excited to join ACS Publications in supporting Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery India 2017 (MCADDI 2017), a residential course in medicinal chemistry and drug discovery that was held Feb. 14 to 18 at Biocon Academy in Bangalore, India. The course was co-sponsored by the ACS […]

January 12, 2017

ACS Open Access Offers Choices That Will Fit Every Need

By Stephanie Monasky

ACS Publications offers gold open access solutions on all titles, from Accounts of Chemical Research to Organometallics. If researchers want to publish open access, they can easily do so under our ACS AuthorChoice license. CC-BY licenses, the most flexible licenses available, are also available to authors for an added fee. For a full list of […]

December 13, 2016

Inorganic Chemistry in India

By Brooke Howell

ACS Publications supports and enhances communication of the very best chemistry research. A key example is Inorganic Chemistry, the leading journal in the field. More than 75% of the articles published in Inorganic Chemistry are written by authors from outside the U.S. As science in India continues to progress, Inorganic Chemistry’s editorial team is excited […]

  • Growing Globally
  • India

October 26, 2016

Going Back to the Future With Organometallics Distinguished Author Valentine P. Ananikov

By Jesse Stanchak

More than five years ago, Irina P. Beletskaya and Valentine P. Ananikov published an article in Organometallics entitled, “Can We Predict the Future of Organometallic Chemistry?” The article took a critical eye to the past and present state of the discipline as it stood in 2011. Additionally, the authors made predictions about the future of […]

ACS Earth and Space Chemistry

October 20, 2016

Introducing ACS Earth and Space Chemistry

By Jesse Stanchak

Get ready to expand the boundaries of chemistry with ACS Publications’ newest journal: ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, which is currently accepting submissions. Starting in 2017, this peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal will publish high-impact basic and applied research from a variety of disciplines, including atmospheric and marine chemistry, astrochemistry, and analytical geochemistry. ACS Earth and Space […]

  • space

October 19, 2016

Celebrate National Chemistry Week with Forensic Chemistry Resources from the Journal of Chemical Education

By Mary Saecker

National Chemistry Week is a community-based annual event that unites ACS local sections, businesses, schools, and individuals in communicating the value of chemistry in our everyday life. This year, National Chemistry Week is being celebrated October 16–22, 2016, and the theme, Solving Mysteries through Chemistry, explores forensic chemistry. Solving a mystery can develop analytical skills, […]

  • National Chemistry Week

September 13, 2016

ACS Central Science Introduces a Mobile App

By Andrew Clinton

ACS Central Science is a fully open access, multidisciplinary journal that publishes articles of exceptional quality and interest to the broad chemistry and scientific community. ACS Publications is proud to unveil our newest mobile offering that will help our researchers discover this research while on the go. Introducing: the ACS Central Science App! “This is […]

  • app
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 19, 2016

The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters Wants to Spotlight on Your Work

By Gregory D. Scholes

This editorial originally appeared in The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. Communicating how and why our work is interesting—or matters—is difficult. An editor of a high-profile journal once said to me: “I’d really like to report more news about breakthroughs in physical chemistry research. But the problem is that I read the abstracts of the […]

Scott J. Miller

August 5, 2016

The Journal of Organic Chemistry Welcomes New Editor-in-Chief Scott J. Miller

By Brooke Howell

Yale University Professor Scott J. Miller will join The Journal of Organic Chemistry next year as its new Editor-in-Chief. Miller is the Irénée du Pont Professor of Chemistry at Yale and has won numerous awards, including the ACS Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award and the ACS Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry. He […]

  • Scott J. Miller
Alanna Schepartz

August 4, 2016

Meet Biochemistry’s new EIC: Alanna Schepartz 

By Jesse Stanchak

Biochemistry has a new Editor-in-Chief in Yale University Professor Alanna Schepartz. If Schepartz’s name sounds familiar to readers of ACS journals, it may be because she’s served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Chemical Society since 2005. In 2010, Schepartz was named a fellow of the ACS and in 2008 she […]

  • Alanna Schepartz

July 27, 2016

Are You Eligible for an ACS Omega Discount?

By Stephanie Monasky

Ever wondered how much it costs to publish in ACS Omega? Wonder no more. We’ve got a cost calculator for that. Calculate your article publishing charge. Here’s the breakdown: The base price for publication in ACS Omega is $2,000, but membership and regional discounts apply. If you’re an ACS member, the base price for publication drops […]

  • Article publishing charge
Prashant Kamat

July 8, 2016

ACS Energy Letters Publishes its Inaugural Issue

By Brooke Howell

Today, ACS Energy Letters published its inaugural issue. I have been working with Editor-in-Chief Dr. Prashant Kamat, principal scientist at the University of Notre Dame’s Radiation Laboratory, to spread the word about this exciting new journal. Recently I connected with him to discuss the journal and its first issue. Read on to find out what […]

  • Prashant Kamat
ACS Omega

July 7, 2016

See What Makes ACS Omega Different

By Jesse Stanchak

The first ACS Omega articles are finally here! ACS Omega is our brand new open access journal. It publishes high-quality original articles from across all aspects of chemistry. The journal is led by 4 prestigious coeditors from across the globe: Cornelia Bohne, Luis M. Liz-Marzán, Krishna N. Ganesh, and Deqing Zhang. Together, they give the […]

June 23, 2016

First Impact Factor for ACS Photonics

By Angela Walker

With the most recent release of the Journal Citation Reports® by Thomson Reuters, we are excited to share with you the remarkable inaugural Impact Factor for ACS Photonics – 5.404! Since its launch in 2014, ACS Photonics has strived to publish innovative, pioneering research in all aspects of the fast-paced field of photonics. The journal […]

  • Impact Factor
2015 Journal Citation Reports

June 15, 2016

5 Things You Need to Know About the 2015 Journal Citation Reports®

By Jesse Stanchak

It’s that time again. Thomson Reuters released its 2015 Journal Citation Reports®, revealing the most cited, most influential, most impactful journals. But don’t worry if you don’t have time to read the whole thing. Here’s what you need to know: ACS leads in citations. ACS journals were cited more than 2.76 million times in 2015, […]

  • Impact Factor
  • Journal Citation Report

May 11, 2016

Bioorganic Chemistry Award 2016 Goes to Vincent Rotello

By Jesse Stanchak

Bioconjugate Chemistry Editor-in-Chief Vincent Rotello is the winner of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Bioorganic Chemistry Award 2016. In a statement, the RSC said it was presenting the award to Rotello “for his pioneering research in using chemistry of nanomaterials to understand and modulate biological processes.” “I have used organic chemistry to interface the man-made and […]

  • Bioconjugate Chemistry
  • Chemical Research in Toxicology
  • Langmuir
  • Vincent Rotello

May 5, 2016

ACS Approved Chemistry Degrees: Do I Have to Subscribe to ACS Publications?

By Michael Qiu

While chemistry remains central to advances in many areas of science, the lines between chemistry disciplines are blurring. As approaches to science education continue to evolve, it can be difficult to compare a degree from one chemistry program to another. That’s why the American Chemical Society created an approval and certification program for bachelor’s degree […]

  • education
  • Librarians
  • universities
Joan Brennecke and JCED

April 7, 2016

Joan Brennecke’s fresh take on the Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data

By Bryan McBournie

More than five years ago, Dr. Joan Brennecke signed on as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data (JCED). She had no prior editorial experience, so when she accepted the position she brought with her a fresh perspective. Since settling into their new roles, Brennecke and her team of Associate Editors have been […]

  • Joan Brennecke
  • Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology
Submit to ACS Omega

April 5, 2016

Ready, Set, Submit: ACS Omega Now Accepting Papers

By Selenah Njoloma

The moment you’ve been waiting for is finally here. ACS Omega begins accepting submissions at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5. ACS Publications’ new open access chemistry journal will be a publishing forum for scientifically valid, hypothesis-driven research in all aspects of chemistry and related fields. Authors will benefit from rapid editorial decisions, swift publication, and […]

  • ACS Omega
  • open access
  • submissions

April 4, 2016

Langmuir Looks Ahead

By Angela Walker

A Redefined Scope Fundamental interface science is the hallmark of Langmuir. The journal has a rich history of publishing seminal work in that area, including the groundbreaking articles highlighted in our recent 30th Anniversary Virtual Issue. Editor-in-Chief Françoise Winnik would like to emphasize the journal’s focus on work reporting significant fundamental advances in interface and colloids […]

  • Journals
  • Langmuir

March 31, 2016

Kai Rossen Talks about the Evolution of Organic Process Research & Development

By Bryan McBournie

Now in its 20th year of publication, Organic Process Research & Development (OPR&D) is experiencing an evolution. Dr. Kai Rossen, who became Editor-in-Chief of the journal at the beginning of 2015, is working together with Associate Editor Dr. Qilong Shen to position OPR&D to better reflect recent changes within the broad field of industrial process […]

  • Kai Rossen
  • Organic Process Research & Development