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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

New from ACS Presentations on Demand: Philadelphia National Meeting Recordings!

By John F. Gardiner

Philadelphia National Meeting Recordings are now on ACS Presentations on Demand! ACS members have exclusive viewing privileges to the just-released select technical recordings from the Fall 2016 ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia. More than 200 recordings are available for immediate viewing. The Presentations on Demand website also underwent a redesign earlier this year, making recordings […]

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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, […]

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October 14, 2016

National Chemistry Week 2016: Solving Mysteries Through Chemistry

By Jesse Stanchak

Each year, we set aside a week in October to reach out and share positive messages about the transformative power of chemistry. Welcome to Chemistry Week 2016! This year’s theme is “Solving Mysteries Through Chemistry.” How can you get involved? It’s easy! Chemistry Week is all about sharing your love of chemistry with others, with […]

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October 14, 2016

Nanoparticles that Speed Blood Clotting May Someday Save Lives

By Jesse Stanchak

Whether severe trauma occurs on the battlefield or the highway, saving lives often comes down to stopping the bleeding as quickly as possible. Many methods for controlling external bleeding exist, but at this point, only surgery can halt blood loss inside the body from injury to internal organs. Now, researchers have developed nanoparticles that congregate […]

  • nanoparticles

October 14, 2016

ACS Editor’s Choice: Understanding Antioxidants — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: understanding understanding antioxidants, papermaking waste, Fullerene formation — 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 transformative power […]

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malaria treatment and open source drug discovery

October 13, 2016

Exploring Malaria Treatment and Open Source Drug Discovery on Reddit

By Katherine Stevens

On October 4, ACS Publications hosted a Reddit AMA with researchers Matthew Todd and Alice E. Williamson of the Open Source Malaria Consortium. Mat and Alice recently published a paper in ACS Central Science on open source drug discovery and its impact on a new treatment for malaria. Their research could have a major impact […]

  • Drug Discovery
  • malaria
  • open source
  • Reddit AMA

October 13, 2016

2017 James J. Morgan ES&T Early Career Award Lectureship Awarded

By Freddy Tellez

Environmental Science & Technology, Environmental Science & Technology Letters and the ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry are pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 James J. Morgan ES&T Early Career Award Lectureship is Professor Meagan S. Mauter from Carnegie Mellon University. This award recognizes the contributions of early career researchers who have led our […]

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University of Maryland Library

October 12, 2016

Take a 360° tour In the Library at the University of Maryland

By Michael Qiu

ACS Publications is excited to partner with our academic libraries and librarians to bring the new “In the Library” series to ACS Axial. “In the Library” features stories, videos, and tours of academic libraries across the globe led by the devoted librarians who work there. For our first installment of this series, we visited the […]

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  • University of Maryland

October 11, 2016

A Perspective on Lignin Refining, Functionalization, and Utilization

By Dimitris S. Argyropoulos and Claudia Crestini

This editorial originally appeared in the ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Special Issue from October 3, 2016. Lignin is the second most abundant natural polymer in the world, yet its utilization (other than for fuel) makes up only a tiny fraction of the billions of pounds processed from harvested wood and other lignocellulosic crops. There […]

October 10, 2016

National Historic Chemical Landmarks: Honoring the Discovery of Radiocarbon Dating

By Keith Lindblom

On Oct. 10, the American Chemical Society will dedicate a National Historic Chemical Landmark at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, in honor of Willard Libby’s discovery of radiocarbon dating. Libby’s method for dating organic materials by measuring their content of carbon-14 provides objective age estimates for carbon-based objects that originated from living organisms. […]

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October 7, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease — and more!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: understanding alzheimer’s disease, cellular decision making accelerating nerve Agent hydrolysis — and more! ** Also be sure to read this week’s special collections of research by 2016 Nobel Prize winners in medicine and chemistry. ** Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s […]

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National Nanotechnology Day

October 7, 2016

Celebrate National Nanotechnology Day With These Nanotechnology Resources

By Jesse Stanchak

Mark your tiniest calendar! October 9th is the first-ever National Nanotechnology Day and ACS Publications will be celebrating in a big way. We’ve got events planned, resources to share, and an online conversation anyone can join. What is National Nanotechnology Day? The day is joint project of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office and scientific societies […]

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October 6, 2016

Reddit Goes Green with Crystal Growth & Design

By Katherine Stevens

On September 27, ACS Publications hosted an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session with Crystal Growth & Design Editor-in-Chief Robin D. Rogers. Professor Rogers is an expert in the field of green chemistry, particularly in the use of ionic liquids in sustainable technologies. He currently serves as the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Green Chemistry and […]

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October 5, 2016

3 Molecular Machine Pioneers Win Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016

By Jesse Stanchak

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 is awarded to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, J. Fraser Stoddart, and Ben L. Feringa for their work in developing “molecular machines.” The trio, who will split the prize equally, designed and built molecules that can be controlled to accomplish a task once they’re supplied with energy. Sauvage is being recognized for his […]

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October 4, 2016

C&EN Roundup: Self-Healing Fabric, Filtering Endocrine Disruptors, and Treating Traumatic Brain Injuries

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: *** Squid Proteins Give Rise to Self-Healing Fabric Coating You may someday mend a torn garment by smoothing the edges of the tear together with a little […]

  • Chemical & Engineering News

October 4, 2016

Nobel Prize in Physics Goes to Trio Who Studied Exotic States of Matter

By Jesse Stanchak

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2016 is awarded to a trio of scientists whose work with advanced mathematics probed the unusual behavior of matter in exotic states. Half of the prize will go to University of Washington’s David J. Thouless, while the remainder will be split between J. Michael Kosterlitz of Brown University and F. […]

October 3, 2016

Quotable Lessons in Science Leadership

By Marc Reid

Career building requires questioning. Where will my career go? What job type will I choose? What sort of scientist will it make me? Is there a correct decision? Will I love the choice? Will I regret it forever? For every decision, we create a fork in the road. We reflect on the paths already taken […]

  • Leadership

October 3, 2016

Autophagy Researcher Yoshinori Ohsumi Wins the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

By Jesse Stanchak

In recognition of his research into autophagy, the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine goes to Yoshinori Ohsumi. The Tokyo Institute of Technology biologist won the prize for his research into the mechanisms cells use to break down and reuse their own components. The autophagy process is an essential part of maintaining cell health, as […]

  • autophagy
  • Nobel Prize

September 30, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Energy Storage, Improving Biosensors, Reticular Chemistry — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: stable energy etorage, a breakthrough that could lead to improved biosensors, advancements in reticular 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 journals from […]

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September 30, 2016

Chemistry of Tea and Coffee

By Finbar Galligan

On the whole, you can divide people into two groups: coffee drinkers, and tea drinkers. (A shadowy third group – those who don’t like hot drinks – are to be regarded with deep suspicion.) Imbibing these plant-infused hot beverages has become deeply entrenched in the culture and lifestyle of people the world over. Around 2.5 […]

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  • tea

September 30, 2016

A Librarian’s Quick Reference Guide to the ACS Open Access program

By Finbar Galligan

To save time, and to equip our library community with the right tools to deal with open access questions from faculty and researchers, we have compiled a brief post here (also available as a PDF download) that covers the main things you need to know about the open access program here at ACS Publications. Let’s […]

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September 29, 2016

Virtual Issue in Memory of Ahmed Zewail

By George C. Schatz

This editorial originally appeared in the Journal of Physical Chemistry A, B, and C. We were sad to hear that our good friend Ahmed Zewail passed away August 2, 2016. Zewail was a giant in the field of physical chemistry, having led the world starting in the 1980s in the application of femtosecond lasers to […]

prepare your manuscript for publication

September 26, 2016

10 Tips For Preparing Your Manuscript for Publication

By Shannon O'Reilly

Now that you’ve completed your research, all that remains is to prepare your manuscript. You need to choose the right journal, get your findings published, and attract a large, and influential readership. Preparing your manuscript and submitting your research for publication is the easy part of the process, right? Unfortunately, preparing a paper for publication […]

  • Getting published
  • manuscript submissions
  • research publication

September 23, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Contaminants in Paper Recycling — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: contaminants in paper recycling, high-resolution ratiometric temperature mapping in small animals, modeling of lasing action in core–shell metallic nanoparticles — 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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  • recycling

September 23, 2016

ACS on Campus: Advancing Careers in North Carolina

By Emma Weckerling

In mid-September, ACS on Campus traveled to North Carolina for a special event in partnership with Duke University, North Carolina State University, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. More than 150 students, researchers, and faculty attended the full-day program held at the Research Triangle Park headquarters in Durham, NC. The event was a […]

  • students
science policy

September 22, 2016

How Scientists Can Influence and Get Involved In Science Policy

By Ben Isaacoff

Science doesn’t happen in a vacuum (well, some experiments may require a vacuum). All scientists are living and working within society, and that social context matters. What is legal to study? How much funding is available to study it? How will resulting new science and technology be used? These are all essential questions. Ultimately, social […]

  • Early Career Advisory Board
  • science policy
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

September 21, 2016

I&EC Research Presents Excellence in Review Awards for 2016

By Phillip E. Savage

This editorial originally appeared in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. In conjunction with Peer Review Week 2016 (yes, there is such a thing), which is September 19−25, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research is delighted to announce its first set of Excellence in Review Awards. The peer review system has long been part of the formal […]

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September 20, 2016

Looking Back at the 2016 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education

By Freddy Tellez

The 2016 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE) took place between July 31 and August 4, 2016 at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo. The conference brought together thousands of chemistry teachers from high schools and colleges around the country for presentations, workshops and exhibits. The Journal of Chemical Education (JCE), an exhibitor […]

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September 16, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Rapid Sepsis diagnostics, A Compound With Multistage Antimalarial Activity — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: rapid sepsis diagnostics, a compound with multistage antimalarial activity, distinctive in-plane cleavage behaviors of two-dimensional layered materials– 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 […]

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September 16, 2016

3 Reasons Chemistry Librarians Should Attend ACS National Meetings

By Ian Gordon

Attending the 252nd ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Philadelphia last month on behalf of the ACS Publications and the Award Committee as a recipient of the ACS Publications First-Time Attendee Travel Grant for Librarians was an exciting opportunity. I challenge everyone to find out more about ACS, join a Division, attend a future meeting, […]

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virtual networking

September 15, 2016

Join ACS Members for Virtual Networking

By Jesse Stanchak

No matter where you are in your career, professional networking is essential. Chance connections at events can help you find advice, insights, and opportunities you may never have discovered otherwise. Still, it can be difficult to fit a networking event into your already-packed schedule. That’s why ACS is making it easier to form those crucial […]

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ACS E-Books

September 14, 2016

All About “E”: Behind the Scenes with ACS eBooks

By Andrew Clinton

Over the past 60 years, the ACS Symposium Series and Advances in Chemistry have published books from some of the world’s brightest minds in science, including 34 Nobel Laureates in chemistry. These books have become so important that the ACS Symposium Series has now transitioned under the ACS eBooks banner. “The subtle identity shift better […]

  • ebooks

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

September 12, 2016

Why Science Needs Civility

By Sarah Brittman

In an ideal world, science is a wholly objective pursuit. The facts are indisputable. But such a model is too simple to represent reality. Every day new research challenges long-held tenets, probing our understanding to make sure that we do indeed have our facts straight. When all the known data fits one theory, we declare […]

September 9, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Cancer Diagnostics, Vehicle Lightweighting, Nanotechnology Diagnostic Devices — and more!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: cancer diagnostics, vehicle lightweighting, nanotechnology diagnostic 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 by a team of scientific editors of ACS journals from around the world to highlight the transformative power […]

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fake medications

September 9, 2016

Watch A Paper-Based Test for Fake Medications In Action

By Jesse Stanchak

Each year, fake or substandard medications kill more than 300,000 people worldwide. Many of these falsified drugs are dispensed in developing countries, where they can either directly harm users or deprive them of needed treatment. Testing medication to ensure it is genuine can be costly and difficult. And with internet sales of medications on the […]

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  • medications
updated periodic table

September 8, 2016

Download a Free Updated Periodic Table From ACS Publications

By Jesse Stanchak

Is the periodic table hanging in your lab, classroom, or office woefully out of date? Replace that old relic with a free updated periodic table from ACS Publications! No longer will you need to stare at table with the old provisional names for these most-recently discovered elements, including ununtrium for 113, ununpentium for 115, ununseptium […]

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September 7, 2016

Submit Your Paper for the 253rd ACS National Meeting

By Jesse Stanchak

The 252nd ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia wrapped up just a few weeks ago. But it’s already time to start working on your submissions for the spring! The 253rd ACS National Meeting will be held in San Francisco between April 2-6, 2017. The theme of the spring meeting will be, “Advanced Materials, Technologies, Systems and […]

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September 6, 2016

What It’s Like to Attend an ACS Annual Meeting for the First Time

By Michelle Bass

Attending the ACS Annual Meeting for the first time was a very welcoming experience; the chemistry librarians received me with open arms and made me feel right at home in the Division of Chemical Information (CINF) Sessions. I have been to other disciplinary professional organization conferences, including the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and Medical […]

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