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August 11, 2016

Meet the Newest Associate Editors of ACS Publications Journals – Q2 2016

By Jesse Stanchak

New associate editors bring more than just changes to a publication’s masthead. They bring new experiences, new perspectives and new ideas to their publications. Get to know some of ACS’ latest associate editors and learn what unique gifts they’ll be bringing to their respective journals. *** Lutgarde Raskin, Environmental Science & Technology What do you […]

KAIST International Materials Science and Engineering Workshop 2016

August 10, 2016

KAIST Welcomes ACS Editors

By Jesse Stanchak

Earlier this month, a group of editors from a variety of ACS Publications journals were invited to speak at the KAIST International Materials Science and Engineering Workshop 2016 in Daejeon, South Korea. The editors led sessions on topics such as nanostructures for photoelectric and device applications, novel materials for functional applications, and emerging materials for catalyst and […]

  • KAIST International Materials Science and Engineering Workshop 2016

August 10, 2016

Join ACS Publications in Philadelphia

By Andrew Clinton

The 252nd ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia is coming up in a few weeks! We hope that you can take some time out of your day to join ACS Publications and C&EN for events and activities throughout the meeting. You’ll have an opportunity to learn about our newest journals along with our flexible open access […]

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August 9, 2016

Meet the First Recipients of the ACS Publications First-Time Attendee Travel Grant for Librarians

By Michael Qiu

ACS Publications and the Award Committee are excited to announce our first two recipients of the ACS Publications First-Time Attendee Travel Grant for Librarians: Michelle Bass from the University of Chicago and Ian Gordon from Brock University. Michelle Bass is the Science Research Services Librarian at the University of Chicago’s John Crerar Library.  A primary […]

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August 9, 2016

Looking Back on the Life of Ahmed Zewail

By Sai Konda

Nobel Prize winner Ahmed Zewail died last week. Zewail was a brilliant scientist with long-standing ties to ACS. He was a former associate editor of The Journal of Physical Chemistry, a recipient of the Priestley Medal, ACS’ highest award, and even had an ACS award named in his honor: The Ahmed Zewail Award in Ultrafast […]

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August 5, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Studying Modified Risk Tobacco Products — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: studying the impact of modified risk tobacco products, selenium solar cells, a perspective on photoredox catalysis in organic chemistry– 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 […]

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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 […]

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August 5, 2016

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

By Michael Qiu

Opinions are of the author and not necessarily those of ACS or ACS Publications The ACS National Meeting is right around the corner and we will be in Philadelphia from August 21-25. With so many presentations on offer, it is always a daunting task to go through the schedule and find the best sessions to […]

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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

August 3, 2016

Remembering Ahmed Zewail (1946-2016)

By Jesse Stanchak

Ahmed Zewail, winner of the 1999 Nobel Prize and the 2011 Priestley Medal, is dead at the age of 70. The former associate editor of The Journal of Physical Chemistry and former Linus Pauling Professor of chemistry and professor of physics at the California Institute of Technology leaves behind a legacy of groundbreaking science and […]

  • Ahmed Zewail
  • Nobel Prize
  • Priestley Medal

August 3, 2016

Get a Taste of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 

By Freddy Tellez

Did you know the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (JAFC) publishes high-quality, cutting-edge original research representing complete studies and research advances dealing with the chemistry and biochemistry of agriculture and food? The Journal also encourages papers with chemistry and/or biochemistry as a major component combined

August 1, 2016

First Week as an Assistant Professor: Coffee and Lists

By Keith A. Brown

I recently started as an assistant professor at Boston University. Moving from a high-tempo research group with a constant flurry of activity to an empty office is a pretty jarring transition. Having an abundance of time to think was very welcome, however, as it was the first, and perhaps last, time in my research career […]

microbiome

July 29, 2016

#ACSmicrobiome Webinar Series Examines How Chemists Are Studying the Microbiome

By Brooke Howell

Microorganisms are Earth’s oldest life forms and have come to inhabit virtually every location on the planet. Recent advances in technology have enabled researchers to dissect how microorganisms interact with their surroundings. These investigations reveal that microorganisms exist in complex communities commonly referred to as “the microbiome.” These microbial communities have been found to be […]

  • microbiome

July 29, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Using Block Copolymer Membranes for Drug Capture — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: using block copolymer membranes for drug capture, gold nanocrystal stabilization, fungal biotransformation of tetracycline antibiotics — 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 journals from […]

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Continuing Education

July 28, 2016

Librarian Life: Continuing Education On a Budget

By Michael Qiu

I need some creative ideas for fulfilling my job’s continuing education requirements. In the past, I took care of them at the ACS National Meeting. But my office doesn’t have enough money to send me this year. How can stay up-to-date in my field without busting my budget? Working with a limited budget for continuing […]

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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 […]

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July 25, 2016

Get Ready for C&EN’s Talented 12 of 2016

By Sondra Hadden

Last year, C&EN debuted a new take on the state of the chemistry enterprise: by highlighting 12 path-paving young researchers and entrepreneurs that are set to change the face of the industry and solve global problems. The inaugural group was seeking ways to synthesize molecules in a more environmentally friendly way, developing methods to curb global […]

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July 22, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Understanding Breast Cancer Cell Pathogenicity — And More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week:understanding breast cancer cell pathogenicity, modeling and prediction of polar organic chemical integrative sampler (POCIS) sampling rates, mechanochemistry inspired by nature — 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 […]

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July 22, 2016

Inaugural ACS Infectious Diseases Young Investigator Awards Winners Announced

By Brooke Howell

ACS Infectious Diseases is pleased to announce the winners of its inaugural Young Investigator Awards: Dr. Audrey Odom and Dr. Timothy Wencewicz of Washington University in St. Louis and Dr. Marcos Pires of Lehigh University, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. These outstanding early career researchers were chosen based on the significant contributions they’ve made in the field […]

  • 252nd ACS National Meeting and Exposition
  • ACS Division of Biological Chemistry
  • ACS Infectious Diseases Young Investigator Award

July 21, 2016

Awards Recognize the Best Journal of Natural Products Papers

By Jesse Stanchak

The best papers published in the Journal of Natural Products during 2015 were recently recognized with a pair of awards. The 2016 Arthur E. Schwarting Award goes to Johanna Michl, Geoffrey C. Kite, Stefan Wanke, Oliver Zierau, Gunter Vollmer, Christoph Neinhuis, Monique S.J. Simmons, and Michael Heinrich. The award recognizes their paper, “LC-MS and 1H NMR-Based […]

  • Arthur E. Schwarting Award
  • Jack L. Beal Award

July 19, 2016

Teaching Environmental Chemistry in a Service Context

By Patricia M. Flatt

The e-book “Service Learning and Environmental Chemistry: Relevant Connection,” edited by Elizabeth S. Roberts-Kirchhoff, Matthew J. Mio, and Mark A. Benvenuto, offers a progressive look at how chemistry can be woven into an interdisciplinary teaching platform. The emphasis is on engaging students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in a new and refreshing way. […]

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • teaching

July 19, 2016

Celebrate and Innovate at the 252nd ACS National Meeting and Exposition

By Lauren Lamoureux

The theme of the upcoming ACS National Meeting is “Chemistry of the People, by the People, for the People.” This theme will be on full display at the highly anticipated Kavli Lecture Series, promoting groundbreaking discovery and public understanding of the world’s mounting challenges and how chemistry can provide solutions. Lecture attendees will be able […]

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best chemistry blog

July 18, 2016

Best Chemistry Blogs: 5 Science Blogs Worth Bookmarking

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS Axial offers new blog posts for chemists every day. But it isn’t the only great blog for chemists out there. As a service to readers, we occasionally highlight the best chemistry blogs. Check out our list of the best chemistry blogs. Each blog on this list is worth a bookmark: Scientific publishing is full […]

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July 15, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Treating Persistent Bacterial Infections — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: an alternative to nanostructured electrodes, treating persistent bacterial infections, an enduring debate about crystal packing arrangement — 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 journals […]

  • crystal packing arrangements
  • electrodes
  • infections
  • radiolabeling
  • T-cells

July 14, 2016

C&EN Roundup: Sulfur Batteries, 3D Printed Placentas and Nuclear Waste Recycling

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: *** 3D Printed Placenta Model Could Improve Preeclampsia Studies Researchers have created a three-dimensional bioprinted placenta model to aid in the study of preeclampsia. Placentas play a […]

  • antibacterial
  • batteries
  • climate change
  • landfill mining
  • nanoparticles
  • nuclear waste
  • pregnancy
The Journal of Organic Chemistry and Organic Letters

July 13, 2016

Why Chemists Trust The Journal of Organic Chemistry and Organic Letters

By Jesse Stanchak

The Journal of Organic Chemistry and Organic Letters are the most trusted journals in the organic chemistry space. But don’t take our word for it. Attendees of the National Organic Symposium share their reflections on the journals in this video. These two journals are must-reads for everyone in the organic chemistry space, chemists explain. Attendees also […]

Electronic Lab Notebook

July 11, 2016

A Newbie’s Guide to Using an Electronic Lab Notebook Part 1: The Basic Lab Notebook

By Stephanie Monasky

For generations, the lab notebook has been the backbone of the lab scientist, regardless of discipline, regardless of level — from a lab student to postdoc. Everyone in the lab is required to have her own notebook. It is the most basic instrument in the scientist’s arsenal and perhaps among the last holdouts of formal […]

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July 11, 2016

Reddit Discovers the Latest Developments in Nanoscience

By Katherine Stevens

On July 5, ACS Publications hosted an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit’s r/Science with Professor Chad A. Mirkin to discuss what’s new in nanoscience and more. Professor Mirkin teaches chemistry, biomedical engineering, materials science, and medicine at Northwestern University, and is the Director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology. He is best known for […]

  • Chad A. Mirkin
  • nanoscience
  • Reddit AMA

July 8, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Detecting Zika Virus Without Instruments at the Point of Care — And More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Zika Virus detection,  charge-free proteins, discovering cyanobacteriochromes that respond to far-red light — 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 journals from around the world to […]

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  • Zika Virus
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 […]

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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 […]

July 6, 2016

Using Concentration Ratios to Control the Size of Nanoparticles

By Jesse Stanchak

In this video, author Tobias Krause describes the process by which he and his colleagues created stable hybrid clusters of proteins and nanoparticles. They found citrate-stabilized gold nanoparticles agglomerate in the presence of hemoglobin at acidic pH. But the extent of agglomeration strongly depends on the concentration ratio. Krause explains that he expected either full agglomeration […]

July 5, 2016

Phil Baran Wins 2016 Blavatnik National Award

By Jesse Stanchak

Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) Associate Editor Phil Baran is a recipient of one of the 2016 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists. The award is given by the Blavatnik Family Foundation and administered by the New York Academy of Sciences. The prize celebrates exceptional young scientists and engineers and comes with $250,000, […]

  • Blavatnik National Award
  • natural product synthesis
  • Phil Baran

July 1, 2016

Announcing the Inaugural ACS Publications Symposium on Innovation in Molecular Science in Beijing China

By Shannon O'Reilly

ACS Publications is hosting its first symposium on “Innovation in Molecular Science,” in partnership with the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science (ICCAS), on October 23-25 in Beijing, China. Join more than twenty of the world’s leading researchers for three days of cutting edge science and celebrate the 60th anniversary of ICCAS. You’ll attend […]

  • China
  • Innovation in Molecular Science
  • Institute of Chemistry Chinese Academy of Science

July 1, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: The Return of Phenotypic Assessment in Drug Discovery

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: phenotypic assessment in drug discovery, a review of hydrophobic interactions, the nature of anisotropic polymer interfaces — 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 journals from […]

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June 30, 2016

Life in the Lab: Helping Chemists Make Use of Data

By Jesse Stanchak

Paimun “PJ” Amini is a chemistry IT lead at Monsanto. Amini develops software that enables chemists to gather data more efficiently, so they can get an accurate analysis for their crop protection research. In this video, Amini talks about global food challenges, the role of IT in enabling chemists, as well as the importance of designing […]

  • IT
  • Life in the Lab
  • Monsanto

June 29, 2016

To Stop Cancer, Understand How It Spreads

By Jesse Stanchak

Scientists are gaining new insights into what might happen when cancer cells spread in the body, squeezing through — and even dividing in — narrow blood vessels as they go. Researchers say that a better understanding of how cancer spreads in the body could help them learn to treat the disease, as cancer’s ability to […]

  • cancer
John R. Yates III

June 28, 2016

John R. Yates III on the Future of Proteome Research

By Jesse Stanchak

No one understands the importance of studying proteomes quite like John R. Yates III, the recently named editor-in-chief of the Journal of Proteome Research. Get to know more about Yates and the field of proteomics in this wide-ranging video interview. Yates discusses his vision for the journal, including areas it could expand to cover in the […]

  • John R. Yates III
  • Proteomes

June 27, 2016

In the Lab with Courtney Aldrich

By Renee John

Courtney Aldrich is a chemist, an associate professor in the Medicinal Chemistry Department at the University of Minnesota’s College of Pharmacy, and the Editor-in-Chief of a newly launched journal, ACS Infectious Diseases. As a result, he has little time for outside hobbies. But the one hobby he allows himself still involves his professional interests. In his […]

  • Courtnet Aldrich
  • In the Lab
  • University of Minnesota