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March 31, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Applied Chemistry Articles of Feb. 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in February of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read applied chemistry articles that appeared in each a chemistry ACS Publications journal in February 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other […]

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March 31, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Analytical Chemistry Articles of Feb. 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in February of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each analytical chemistry ACS Publications journal in February 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

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March 31, 2017

Why Big Data Matters to Researchers Now More Than Ever

By Jesse Stanchak

The following is an adapted excerpt from the report “Top 10 Trends Driving Science,” a look at the social, political, and economic forces affecting researchers in 2017. Research has always meant data, but never quite like this. Modern research produces experimental data not just from in vitro and in vivo studies, but also from simulation-driven […]

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March 31, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Organic Semiconductors — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Organic semiconductors, low-dimensional-networked perovskite derivatives, emantioselective synthesis of (−)-acetylapoaranotin — 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 highlight the […]

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March 30, 2017

Discover the 2nd Most-Read Paper of 2016

By Stephanie Monasky

Last year 43,000 authors published chemistry research articles in ACS Publications 50 journals. Each of these papers is important, but some of them attracted larger audiences than others. So who were the most-read authors of chemistry research 2016? The honor of being the authors of the third most-read paper in any ACS journal in 2016 […]

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March 30, 2017

C&EN Roundup: Fish-Inspired Oil Filters, Improvement to Dental Fillings, and the Secrets of Artwork Revealed by Chemistry

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: *** Peptide-laced Nanofibers Could Help Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Researchers developed a material capable of blocking bacteria’s ability to infect tissue without destroying the bacteria in the process. […]

March 30, 2017

Spotlights From The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters: Volume 8, Issue 6

By ACS Contributing Correspondents

Each issue of The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters includes a special section for Spotlights –accessible, plain-language summaries of selected papers from the journal. *** General Method to Determine the Flux of Charged Molecules through Nanopores Applied to β-Lactamase Inhibitors and OmpF Gram-negative bacteria are responsible for many well-known diseases, including cholera, chlamydia, and pneumonia. […]

March 29, 2017

Discover the 3rd Most-Read Paper of 2016

By Stephanie Monasky

Last year 43,000 authors published chemistry research articles in ACS Publications 50 journals. Each of these papers is important, but some of them attracted larger audiences than others. So who were the most-read authors of chemistry research 2016? The honor of being the authors of the third most-read paper in any ACS journal in 2016 […]

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March 29, 2017

Benjamin F. Cravatt to Be Honored at ACS Chemical Biology Lectureship Award Symposium

By Laura L. Kiessling

The 2017 ACS Chemical Biology Award Symposium will feature keynote speaker Professor Benjamin F. Cravatt, distinguished recipient of the 2017 ACS Chemical Biology Lectureship Award. The ACS Chemical Biology Award is presented annually to honor an individual whose contributions have had a major impact on scientific research in the area of Chemical Biology. Past winners include Alanna Schepartz (2010), […]

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March 28, 2017

What Was ACS Doing at SXSW 2017?

By Jesse Stanchak

Earlier this year, representatives of the American Chemical Society visited Austin, Texas, to attend the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festivals. SXSW is synonymous with new ideas and important discussions, but chemistry isn’t typically part of the programming. Yet ACS was able to engage attendees in a variety of ways, including a series of […]

March 28, 2017

Discover the 4th Most-Read Paper of 2016

By Stephanie Monasky

Last year 43,000 authors published chemistry research articles in ACS Publications 50 journals. Each of these papers is important, but some of them attracted larger audiences than others. So who were the most-read authors of chemistry research 2016? The honor of being the authors of the fourth most-read paper in any ACS journal in 2016 […]

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March 28, 2017

Remembering Prof. Millie Dresselhaus (1930–2017), Carbon Nanomaterials Pioneer

By Yan Li, Jillian M. Buriak, Yury Gogotsi, Mark C. Hersam, Cherie R. Kagan, and Paul S. Weiss

The following is an editorial adapted from the current issue of ACS Nano. We join the world of science and engineering in mourning the loss last month of Prof. Millie Dresselhaus, an international treasure, a scientific leader, and a mentor to many of us. Prof. Dresselhaus had an inspiring life and career; she broadcast her […]

March 28, 2017

John Gerlt Named Biochemistry’s 2017 Gordon Hammes Lectureship Winner

By Ellie Key

The Gordon Hammes Lecture Award is sponsored jointly by Biochemistry and the ACS Division of Biological Chemistry.  The objective is to recognize and honor a single individual whose scientific contributions have had a major impact on research at the interface of chemistry and biology. “I am delighted with the committee’s selection of John Gerlt as […]

March 27, 2017

Why Researchers Are Still Betting Big on Nanoscience

By Jesse Stanchak

The following is an adapted excerpt from the report “Top 10 Trends Driving Science,” a look at the social, political, and economic forces affecting researchers in 2017. Nanoscience is the study of materials’ properties at sizes smaller than one billionth of a meter. Nanotechnology is the development of the ability to manipulate materials one atom […]

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March 27, 2017

Discover the 5th Most-Read Paper of 2016

By Stephanie Monasky

Last year 43,000 authors published chemistry research articles in ACS Publications 50 journals. Each of these papers is important, but some of them attracted larger audiences than others. So who were the most-read authors of chemistry research 2016? The honor of being the authors of the fifth most-read paper in any ACS journal in 2016 […]

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March 27, 2017

Attend ACS on Campus Events in San Francisco!

By Shannon O'Reilly

Join us on Monday, April 3 at 10:30 am and 1:00 pm and on Tuesday, April 4 at 10:30 am in the ACS theater for three “how to” sessions brought to you by ACS on Campus. On Monday, April 3, we’re serving coffee and donuts and hosting a presentation on ‘How to Use Social Media […]

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March 24, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Engineering Enzymes for Epigenetic Remodeling — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Engineering enzymes for epigenetic remodeling; abating methane emissions; developing ligands for T-cell immunotherapies — 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 […]

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March 24, 2017

Melodie Christensen Wins The Journal of Organic Chemistry Outstanding Publication of the Year Lectureship for 2017

By Brooke Howell

Melodie Christensen, Senior Scientist at Merck, is the 2017 winner of The Journal of Organic Chemistry Outstanding Publication of the Year Lectureship. The Journal of Organic Chemistry and the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry sponsor this annual award, which honors the author of an outstanding article published in the previous calendar year that demonstrates creativity […]

March 24, 2017

Xile Hu Wins Organic Letters Outstanding Publication of the Year Lectureship for 2017

By Brooke Howell

Xile Hu, Professor at the Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, is the winner of the 2017 Organic Letters Outstanding Publication of the Year Lectureship. Organic Letters and the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry sponsor this annual award, which honors the author of an outstanding […]

March 23, 2017

Celebrate Great Achievements in Environmental Science & Technology

By Freddy Tellez

Join us on April 5th from 8 a.m. until noon at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis salons 10/11 for the Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology Letters Symposium. Come celebrate great achievements in areas of environmental science & technology! We will be having a special award ceremony for the winner of the […]

March 23, 2017

Alexander J. M. Miller Wins 2017 Organometallics Distinguished Author Award

By Brooke Howell

Alexander J. M. Miller, Assistant Professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the winner of the 2017 Organometallics Distinguished Author Award. Organometallics, the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry, and the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry sponsor this annual award, which recognizes the author of an exceptional article published in Organometallics in the […]

March 22, 2017

Celebrate and Innovate at the 253rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition

By Lauren Lamoureux

From April 2-6, 2017, San Francisco will become the center of the chemistry and science universe as the American Chemical Society celebrates its 253rd National Meeting & Exposition. This year’s theme “Advanced Materials, Technologies, Systems & Processes” brings together international chemists to discuss materials and the ability to make them economical, sustainable, and with the […]

March 21, 2017

Exploring Metal Phosphides as Efficient OER Precatalysts

By Chi Wang

Over the last 2 years, researchers investigated metal phosphides as efficient electrocatalysts for both hydrogen and oxygen evolution reactions (HER and OER). While a large number of studies looked closely at HER, however, the amount of research into OER is limited. The chemistry in the OER is more complicated and involves irreversible surface oxidations of […]

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 20, 2017

Growing Globally: Recognizing Japanese Authors

By Selenah Njoloma

Over the past five years, ACS journals published nearly 2,000 articles from Japan. ACS Publications would like to extend its sincere gratitude to the ten editors located in Japan, who exemplify research excellence and provide leadership to ACS journals. Though there is no way to showcase all of the important research from our distinguished Japanese […]

March 20, 2017

ACS Omega Editor Receives Numerous Accolades

By Selenah Njoloma

For ACS Omega Co-Editor Luis Liz-Marzán, 2017 is already proving to be a year of distinction. Liz-Marzán was recently honored with an appointment to the European Academy of Sciences (EURASC), an independent organization comprised of the most distinguished European scholars and engineers. Its members are considered at the very forefront of research and development of […]

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March 17, 2017

Being Interdisciplinary and Learning to Love the Threshold

By Keith A. Brown

Imagine research as a big house with many rooms. Physicists are in one room, chemists are in a second room, all mechanical engineers are in a third room and so on. Each researcher has a flashlight that they are using to illuminate and study little sections of their room. When a researcher gets the idea […]

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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 […]

March 15, 2017

ACS Announces Its Support for the March for Science

By Jesse Stanchak

The American Chemical Society (ACS) announces its support of the March for Science to be held on Earth Day, April 22. The March, which coincides with the annual ACS event called Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED), aligns with the Society’s key goal of fostering understanding and appreciation of science by the public, the media, and […]

March 14, 2017

2017 Biomacromolecules/ Macromolecules Young Investigator Award Winners Announced

By Ellie Key

The ACS journals Biomacromolecules, Macromolecules and ACS Macro Letters in partnership with the Division of Polymer Chemistry are proud to announce the selection of Professors Richard Hoogenboom of Ghent University and Rachel O’Reilly of the University of Warwick, as the winners of the 2017 Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award. Professors Hoogenboom and O’Reilly will be honored during an award symposium at the ACS […]

March 14, 2017

Two Journals Sharing One Name

By David L. Sedlak and Bruce E. Logan

The following editorial originally appeared in Environmental Science & Technology Letters. A little over three years ago, ACS Publications launched Environmental Science & Technology Letters (ES&T Letters) as a new environmental journal to enable rapid publication of research communications on environmental topics. While many journals publish both short communications and full papers together, Environmental Science […]

March 13, 2017

Taking a Closer Look at the Role of Scientific Publishers

By Jesse Stanchak

The following is an adapted excerpt from the report “Top 10 Trends Driving Science,” a look at the social, political, and economic forces affecting researchers in 2017. What exactly is a scientific publisher in 2017? Are we information aggregators? Content-related product providers? Content quality checkers? Twenty years ago, the definition was much simpler: Scientific publishers […]

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March 10, 2017

Saying Goodbye to Nobel Prize-Winner George A. Olah (1927-2017)

By Jesse Stanchak

The chemistry community said goodbye to one of its leading lights this week, as George A. Olah died at the age of 89. Throughout his long career he earned many of chemistry’s highest honors, including the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1994 for his work on preparing long-lived carbocations using superacids. In 2005, he was […]

March 10, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Testing the Anti-Diabetes Effects of Rare Sugar Syrup — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: testing the anti-diabetes effects of rare sugar syrup, a new approach to following chemical transformations at the single-molecule level,  a new strategy for triggering the photochemical release of caged carbon monoxide in aerobic media — and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of […]

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March 9, 2017

Celebrating Another Successful, Inspiring Reception at Pittcon 2017

By Chi Wang

This week ACS Publications, together with ACS Membership Division, and CAS, exhibited at Pittcon 2017 (The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy) in Chicago. We were glad to meet top scientists from around the world who work in the field of analytical chemistry. In addition to our exhibit booth, the ACS Measurement Science Journals […]

March 9, 2017

Nominate Your Peers for the 2017 Young Innovator Award

By Jesse Stanchak

Analytical Chemistry and the Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society are seeking nominations for the 2017 Young Innovator Award. This award honors the contributions of an individual who has demonstrated exceptional technical advancement and innovation in the field of micro- or nanofluidics in his or her early career. The award will be presented at μTAS (MicroTAS) 2017 […]

March 9, 2017

#ACSmicrobiome Webinar Part 2: Microbiome Technologies

By Bryan McBournie

The scientific community is learning more about microorganisms and how they interact with each other in microbiomes. Technology is making their discoveries possible and more is needed to advance their research even further. On August 11, 2016, ACS Nano and Analytical Chemistry presented Microbiome Technologies, the second in the three-part #ACSmicrobiome Webinar Series. The webinar […]

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March 8, 2017

Exploring the Bright Side of Perovskites With The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

By Chi Wang

Will the future of halide perovskites shine bright? In this perspective the potential impact of these fascinating materials is evaluated foreseeing light-emitting application. The easy tuning of the material’s optoelectronic and properties, particularly towards exciton confinement and intrinsic resonating structures, ensure a great potential for the development of high-power applications, such as lighting and lasing. […]

March 8, 2017

The Evolution of Scientific Authorship

By Stephanie Monasky

What does scientific authorship look like in 2017? How has it evolved over the past few years and how has the trend of hyper-authorship affected the researcher, librarian, and publisher communities? Join us on March 30, 2017 at 11:30 EST for a deep dive into scientific authorship. See below for a list of speakers and […]