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February 23, 2016

Can’t Miss Sessions for Librarians at the ACS National Meeting in San Diego

By Michael Qiu

From March 13-17, thousands of attendees with gather in San Diego, California for the 251st ACS National Meeting & Exposition. With hundreds of sessions and thousands of papers and posters to see, the schedule can be overwhelming. Whether you are a first-time attendee or a veteran of the meeting, navigating the schedule is a feat […]

  • ACS National Meeting
  • Librarians

February 22, 2016

ACS on Campus: Engaging Globally in India

By Katherine Stevens

  In late January 2016, ACS Publications traveled to India to meet with local researchers and lead a series of ACS on Campus events. More than 900 students, faculty, and researchers attended the full-day programs, which were held at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay; the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore; and the International Institute […]

  • ACS on Campus
  • India
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • SciFinder
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry

February 19, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: A Possible Treatment for a Severe Epilepsy Syndrome — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: a closer look at possible cancer inhibitor, an examination of industrially preferred solvents for green chemistry, testing a possible treatment for a severe epilepsy syndrome  – and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These articles are specially chosen […]

  • ACS Chemical Neuroscience
  • ACS Editors' Choice
  • ACS Macro Letters
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
  • Molecular Pharmaceutics
  • Organic Process Research & Development
  • Organometallics

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 17, 2016

6 questions Every Scientist Should Ask Before Talking to a Reporter

By Nancy Blount

What do I do when a reporter calls to talk about my research? Stay calm. Don’t answer any questions right away. Tell the reporter you’re about to head into a meeting and you’ll need to call them back. Ask the reporter their name, the publication they’re writing for and the nature of their story. Once […]

  • ACS National Meeting
  • Chemistry Ambassadors
  • media
  • Office of Public Affairs
  • reporter
Pushpalatha Murthy

February 17, 2016

Engaging Women Scientists and Engineers in India with Pushpalatha Murthy

By Michael Qiu

In September 2014, Prof. Pushpalatha “Pushpa” Murthy from the National Science Foundation delivered a series of professional skills and career advancement workshops for women scientists and engineers in India. The workshops were conducted by Prof. Geraldine Richmond (University of Oregon), Prof. Laura Greene (University of Illinois) and Prof. Pushpa Murthy, with financial support from the […]

  • COACh
  • India
  • Workshop
Jaime Curtis Fisk

February 16, 2016

Life in the Lab: Exploring Formulation Science with Jaime Curtis-Fisk

By Jesse Stanchak

What’s it like to be a formulation scientist at the Dow Chemical Company? In this video, Jaime Curtis-Fisk talks about her work designing cellulose derivative polymers at Dow and shares the real-world impact of her research. She also discusses her professional journey, how she found a role that makes her happy and the special challenges faced […]

  • Biochemistry
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • JACS
  • Jaime Curtis-Fisk
  • Macromolecules

February 12, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Dengue Virus, Drugs Based on Natural Products, and Arsenic in Groundwater

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: The medicinal chemistry of dengue virus, natural products as sources for new drugs, dramatic seasonal shifts in groundwater arsensic– and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These articles are specially chosen by a team of scientific editors of […]

  • ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
  • ACS Catalysis
  • ACS Editors' Choice
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Environmental Science & Technology
  • Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
  • Journal of Natural Products

February 11, 2016

JACS Editor Peter Stang Receives China’s International Science and Technology Cooperation Award

By Jesse Stanchak

Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) Editor Peter Stang recently received China’s International Science and Technology Cooperation Award. Stang, along with six other foreign scientists, received the honor during a ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on Jan. 8. During the ceremony, Stang had the opportunity to meet […]

  • China
  • JACS
  • Peter Stang
David Sedlak

February 11, 2016

David Sedlak: How Cities Can Meet Their Growing Water Needs

By Freddy Tellez

David Sedlak is off to a great start in 2016. The Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science & Technology was recently elected to the National Academy of Engineering and his TED Talk, “4 Ways We Can Avoid a Catastrophic Drought” is a hit on YouTube. Check out David Sedlak’s TED Talk and a revealing follow-up interview on recycled water technology, conservation, […]

  • David Sedlak
  • Environmental Science & Technology
  • TED Talk
  • video

February 10, 2016

What Drives an Editor? Ask ACS Central Science’s Carolyn Bertozzi

By Selenah Njoloma

 What motivates this year’s National Academy of Sciences awardee — a busy professor at Stanford University with a full plate — to assume the role as Editor-in-Chief of ACS Central Science, a new open access journal ready to compete with top science journals? The answer lies in what drives Carolyn Bertozzi. Her brief bio on Twitter […]

  • ACS Central Science
  • Carolyn Bertozzi
  • open access
Richard Powell

February 9, 2016

From Tree to Treatment: Honoring Richard G. Powell, a Pioneer in Anticancer Research

By Renee John

At a glance, the Japanese plum yew (Cephalotaxus harringtonia) is an unremarkable shrub. It is a bright green, bushy conifer, with spiky leaves that point toward the sky. It is native to the rich soil of Japan’s mountains and seaside cliffs but has made its way to planters’ gardens in Europe and the United States. But […]

  • cancer
  • Cephalotaxus harringtonia
  • Journal of Natural Products
  • medicine
  • Richard G. Powell

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
Hepatitis C

February 5, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Developing New Treatments for Hepatitis C, Improving Biorefineries — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: fighting Hepatitis C with derivatives from an over-the-counter antihistamine, a process that could improve the economic viability of modern biorefineries, a look at fetal exposure to antidepressants in mice – and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These […]

  • ACS Catalysis
  • ACS Chemical Biology
  • ACS Chemical Neuroscience
  • ACS Editors' Choice
  • ACS Sustainable Chemical Engineering
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • JACS
  • Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

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
litium-ion batteries

February 3, 2016

Perspectives on the Electrode–Electrolyte Interface in Lithium-Ion Batteries

By Jesse Stanchak

Longer-lasting batteries would be a boon to humanity, helping both the environment and our equipment budgets. One roadblock, however, is that common lithium-ion batteries aren’t as well understood as you might think. Researchers have been studying their electrode/electrolyte interface (EEI) for 40 years and questions still linger about how certain compounds form in the EEI, […]

  • Electrochemical Energy Laboratory
  • electrode/electrolyte interface
  • lithium-ion batteries
  • Magali Gauthier
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

February 1, 2016

Putting Research in Context: ACS’ Approach to Editorials

By Liesa Ross

Editors-in-chief of ACS journals do more than review manuscripts. They also articulate the vision for their journals and comment on changes and emerging best practices in their respective fields. A major way they do this is through editorials: short, opinion-based pieces written by a journal’s editor-in-chief or editorial staff. Each journal approaches editorials in a […]

  • ACS Nano
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • editorials
  • Journal of Chemical Education
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
5 black chemists who changed the world

February 1, 2016

Celebrate Black History Month with 5 Remarkable Black Chemists

By Jesse Stanchak

The history of chemistry is full of contributions from black scientists. They have made important discoveries in areas such as agriculture, medicine and more. They have helped firefighters, aided criminal investigations and even gone to space! Celebrate Black History Month with this video looking back at the lives of five important black chemists, produced in […]

  • Betty Harris
  • black chemists
  • black history month
  • ChemDiversity.org
  • George Washington Carver
  • Mae Jemison
  • National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers
  • Patricia Bath
  • Percy Julian

January 29, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Invisibility, Rare Earth Elements in San Francisco Bay and more!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week:  Researchers build a biomimetic mechanical chameleon to test a new method for achieving invisibility via real-time active camouflage, while a study shows concentrations of rare earth  elements used in new high-tech applications are rapidly building up in San Francisco Bay – and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a […]

  • ACS Nano
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioconjugate Chemistry
  • Crystal Growth and Design
  • Environmental Science and Technology
  • invisibility
  • JACS
  • real-time camouflage
  • The Journal of Organic Chemistry

January 28, 2016

Review: “What You Need for the First Job, Besides the Ph.D. in Chemistry”

By Diane Bunce

If you are expecting a tired look at how to apply for your first job, What You Need for the First Job, Besides the Ph.D. in Chemistry is not the book for you. I approached the book with mild interest, figuring it would be a review of what I already knew. Within the first few pages, […]

  • ACS Symposium Series
  • Diane M. Bunce
  • ebooks
  • first job in chemistry
Ye Li

January 27, 2016

The Evolving Role of Librarians Part Two: Ye Li

By Katherine Stevens

The following interview is with Ye Li, Chemistry Librarian, University of Michigan Shapiro Science Library.  How has your job changed over the years? What is it like being a 21st-century librarian, compared with the more traditional image most people have in their minds? Ye Li: I have been in the profession for about six years […]

  • ACS Chemical Information Division
  • American Library Association
  • Association of College and Research Libraries
  • Librarians
  • Special Libraries Association
  • University of Michigan Shapiro Science Library
  • Ye Li
spermbots

January 26, 2016

Watch how spermbots could someday help couples conceive

By Jesse Stanchak

Infertility is a complex issue, filled with both practical and emotional challenges. It can be particularly frustrating when the difficulty lies in just one small part of the fertilization process, such as low sperm motility. In these cases, the sperms are healthy and viable, but they have difficulty reaching the egg on their own because […]

  • ACS Nano Letters
  • artificial insemination
  • assisted reproduction
  • infertility
  • micromotors
  • nano devices
  • spermbots

January 25, 2016

C&EN Roundup: Volkswagen Emissions, Cyanobacteria Toxins and Calcium-Ion Batteries

By Jesse Stanchak

Chemical & Engineering News covers the world of chemistry, from research and education to business and policy. Here’s a sampling of their coverage of research from ACS journals: *** Volkswagen emissions deception may have cost $430 million and 46 lives Volkswagen provoked plenty of outrage from consumers when it was revealed last year that nearly 600,000 […]

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Bioconjugate Chemistry
  • Calcium-ion batteries
  • Chemical and Engineering News
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • Environmental Science and Technology
  • Volkswagen

January 22, 2016

ACS Editor’s Choice: On-Demand Drug Delivery with Lanthanide-Doped Upconverting Nanoparticles

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Discover a method for on-demand drug delivery with lanthanide-doped upconverting nanoparticles, insights into the preparation of graphene oxide, a low-cost alternative to infrared thermal imaging devices — and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These articles are specially chosen […]

  • ACS Macro Letters
  • ACS Sensors
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • JACS
  • Molecular Pharmaceutics
  • Nano Letters
  • on demand drug delivery
  • Organometallics

January 21, 2016

Video: Meet ACS Sensors EIC J. Justin Gooding

By Chi Wang

ACS Sensors is one of the newest journals from the American Chemical Society, publishing its very first issue on Jan. 22. But just what is the journal’s mission? What kinds of submissions is it looking for? And what drives ACS Sensors Editor-in-Chief J. Justin Gooding to lead this new journal? In this quick video, Gooding […]

  • ACS Sensors
  • J. Justin Gooding
  • video

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 19, 2016

Spend a Day with Bioconjugate Chemistry EIC Vincent Rotello

By Angela Walker

Have you ever asked yourself “What does an ACS Publications Editor-in-Chief do each day?” Well, you’re not alone. We traveled to the town of Amherst, located in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts to check out the day in the life of Vincent Rotello, Editor-in-Chief of Bioconjugate Chemistry. See what a not-so-typical day is like […]

  • Bioconjugate Chemistry
  • video
  • Vincent Rotello

January 16, 2016

ACS Drives Chemistry Patents

By Finbar Galligan

Quality academic journals are the cornerstone supporting commercial innovation and scientific advance. Find out how ACS is driving corporate success and creating lucrative patents for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries… “Sometimes, one small piece of chemical research published in a journal can power a research and development breakthrough that allows a company to make billions […]

January 16, 2016

The Chemistry of Wine

By Michael Woodruff

You don’t need to be a connoisseur to know that the flavors and smells associated with wine exist across a vast spectrum. But what exactly is going on to create these distinctive aromas? Read our article on the chemistry of wine to find out. Wines offer us a variety of aroma and flavors, some flying […]

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

C&EN: A Vital News Service for Chemists

By Mark Fraser

Since 1923, Chemical and Engineering News has served as the most trusted primary news source for information on the latest developments and technology for chemists worldwide. Now, Watch Glass is showcasing some of those ground-breaking discoveries. What’s more, you can access it for free… For over 90 years, the weekly periodical Chemical and Engineering News […]

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 15, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Can Plasmonic Nanoparticles Improve Solar Cells?

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: A perspective on whether plasmonic nanoparticles can enhance solar cells, a look at the effects of ingesting microplastics on seabirds, a move toward more complex molecular topologies in pharmaceutical research – and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. […]

  • ACS Editors' Choice
  • ACS Photonics
  • Environmental Science and Technology
  • Molecular Pharmaceutics
  • Organometallics
  • plasmonic nanoparticles
  • solar cells
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry C
A growing presence in China

January 14, 2016

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces: A Growing Presence in China

By Angela Walker

It’s easy to miss out on promising, high-quality research when you stick to major capitals to the exclusion of smaller cities and outlying regions. That’s as true in the United States as it is in Japan, India, or China. Journals without a presence in those smaller communities often risk being overlooked when its scientists are […]

  • ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
  • China
  • Harbin
  • Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

January 13, 2016

Explore New Multidisciplinary Topics with ACS Virtual Collections

By Renee John

Some chemistry topics are so important, so complex, so ripe for discussion that a single article just can’t do the subject justice. That’s why ACS publishes Virtual Collections — special issues and ACS Selects from ACS journals that offer deep dives into a variety of important subjects. These collections reflect topics of current scientific interest and […]

  • ACS Chemical Biology
  • ACS Chemical Neuroscience
  • ACS Combinatorial Science
  • ACS Infectious Diseases
  • ACS Select
  • ACS Select Virtual Issue
  • Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • Gram-Negative Resistance
  • Hottest Chemistry Research Topics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • JACS
  • Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
  • Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
  • Ligand Design
  • materials genomics
  • Organocatalysis
  • The Journal of Organic Chemistry
  • Virtual Issue
  • Virtual Special Issue
A. Paul Alivisatos

January 12, 2016

Nano Letters Founding Editor A. Paul Alivisatos Awarded National Medal of Science

By Liesa Ross

Founding Nano Letters editor A. Paul Alivisatos will receive the National Medal of Science at a White House ceremony in early 2016. Alivisatos is the director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a professor of chemistry and the scientific founder of two nanotechnology companies. He also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of ACS Nano. Alivisatos […]

  • A. Paul Alivisatos
  • ACS Nano
  • Nano Letters
  • National Medal of Science
  • National Science Foundation

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

January 8, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: A New Use for Lithium-Ion Batteries — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week in ACS Editors’ Choice: a surprising use for lithium-ion batteries; a new class of hydrogen evolution catalyst; a screening process for spotting compounds with analgesic properties – and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These articles are specially […]

  • ACS Editors' Choice
  • open access
  • research

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
Gum and carbon nanotubes sensor

January 4, 2016

Watch Carbon Nanotubes Give Used Chewing Gum a Second Life

By Jesse Stanchak

You might think gum is useless once it’s been chewed, but researchers at the University of Manitoba and the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba have a surprising new application for this sticky substance. By combining chewing gum with carbon nanotubes, they built a durable yet flexible motion sensor that could have a variety of […]

  • ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
  • carbon nanotubes
  • chewing gum
  • Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba
  • health sensors
  • University of Manitoba