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September 28, 2015

How to Become a Reviewer

By Jamie Liu

One question that ACS editors and staff are asked regularly is, “How do I become a reviewer?” We love being asked this question, because great reviewers are just as important to the publication of reproducible, relevant research as great authors are. In order to be selected as a reviewer, you should: Have broad knowledge and […]

  • Authors
  • Peer Review Week

September 24, 2015

Advancing ACS Chemical Biology: Interview with Editor-in-Chief Laura Kiessling, PhD

By Owen Kibenge

ACS Chemical Biology Editor-in-Chief Laura Kiessling uses one word to assert the journal’s philosophy: Interdisciplinary. “Having researchers that are knowledgeable about both chemistry and biology has led to remarkable advances,” she says. Advocating this type of interdisciplinary approach has established ACS Chemical Biology as an important anchor in the chemical biology field, serving a somewhat […]

  • ACS Chemical Biology
  • Researchers

September 23, 2015

Why Do Old Books Smell So Good?

By Michael Woodruff

The smell of old books is as ubiquitous and memory-jogging as that of cut grass or freshly baked bread. It instantly transports us to musty college libraries, second-hand bookshops sliced by shafts of light thick with dust mites, and the well-turned, softly yellowing pages of our favorite novels – re-read and re-thumbed down the years. […]

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Librarians

September 22, 2015

What Does Chemistry Really Contribute to the World?

By Michael Woodruff

ACS journals offer readers an extraordinary breadth of research and cutting-edge science from around the world. Every day, articles published in the journals influence and inspire scientists, policymakers, industry and the general public. We have compiled some of the latest fascinating research that shows how relevant chemistry is to our everyday lives. The world of […]

  • ACS Journals
  • Librarians
  • Researchers

September 22, 2015

Learning from Librarians in Brazil

By Erin Wiringi

ACS on Campus is an outreach program dedicated to helping students, post-docs and faculty advance their careers by bringing together leaders in chemistry, publishing, research and science communications. The recent ACS on Campus events held in Brazil in May 2015 marked the first execution of a separate track dedicated to engaging and better understanding the […]

  • ACS Journals
  • ACS on Campus
  • Librarians
  • SciFinder

September 22, 2015

What is the Deal with Research Data?

By Finbar Galligan

Research Data Management (RDM) is a hot topic in many institutions, with many conflicting opinions and suggestions. Current thinking puts libraries at the heart of the solution, with many arguing that librarians may hold the key to unlocking its true potential. Research data management has been hotly debated in recent years, yet it is a […]

  • ACS Journals
  • Librarians

September 21, 2015

Highlighting ACS eBooks: “Sequence-Controlled Polymers: Synthesis, Self-Assembly, and Properties”

By Freddy Tellez

Peer-reviewed eBooks of the ACS contain essential research by the world’s leading scientists spanning all disciplines and applications. In Highlighting ACS eBooks, a new series from ACS Axial, reviewers expand upon original reviews that recommended eBooks for publication. This review covers “Sequence-Controlled Polymers: Synthesis, Self-Assembly and Properties”, an ACS eBook edited by Jean-Francois Lutz, Tara […]

  • ACS eBooks

September 18, 2015

Testing Old Tapes For Playability

By Katherine Gammon, for C&EN

Audio recordings are a huge part of the world’s cultural history—and some are in danger of degrading so much that they’ll be lost forever. Now researchers report that infrared spectroscopy offers a quick, noninvasive way to separate magnetic tapes that can still be played from those that can’t. This could help archivists know which tapes […]

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • C&EN

September 14, 2015

Show Off Your ACS Chemcation!

By Andrew Clinton

Summer is almost over and schools are back in session. Whether it was working in the lab, attending an ACS sponsored event, or keeping any of the ACS journals handy on the beach, ACS Publications wants to know what you have been up to this summer. Relive your summer memories by entering into the #ACSChemcation […]

  • #ACSChemcation

September 9, 2015

Why Molecular Formula Strings are Important for Medicinal Chemists

By Renee John

Creating Molecular Formula Strings is simple, yet these computer-readable formulas can be a powerful addition to your medicinal chemistry toolkit. Watch Dr. Michael K. Gilson from the University of California, San Diego explains how to prepare Molecular Formula Strings for manuscript submission. Learn more about Molecular Formula Strings.  

  • Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
  • Researchers

September 9, 2015

Chemistry of Materials’ 1K Club: Spotlighting Foundational Research

By Selenah Njoloma

Over the past 25 years, Chemistry of Materials has published seminal research in the materials sciences. Materials chemistry is a vibrant and interdisciplinary field, and Chemistry of Materials has helped put innovative research in the spotlight. Since its founding in 1989, papers published in the journal have been cited more than 86,000 times. When Prof. […]

  • 1K Club
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • Journals
  • Researchers

September 9, 2015

The Art Behind the Science: Publishing Tips from ACS Journal Editors

By Joseph Graham

For the novice author, the process of writing and publishing a scientific paper can go something like this: inspiration, research, excitement, gathering data, preparing figures and tables, drafting methods, discussion, panic, fear, questioning everything, rewrites, more rewrites, abstract, conclusion, still more rewrites, submission, and hiding under the desk waiting for a rejection message. Yet experienced […]

  • Authors
  • Interactive
  • Publishing Tips
  • Researchers

September 9, 2015

C&EN Virtual Symposium Keynote Q&A with Christopher P. Austin, M.D.

By Sondra Hadden

On September 16, 2015, scientists from biotech, pharma and academia will present the latest research findings and new technologies that are driving the design, discovery and development of new drugs – from traditional small molecules and biologics to cutting-edge gene-editing and immunological technologies. Speakers will present the latest advances in identifying promising drug targets, verifying […]

  • C&EN
  • Drug Development
  • Drug Discovery
  • Researcher

September 9, 2015

Ten Fictional Chemists to Inspire You to Greatness

By Katherine Stevens

Science in media is rarely portrayed as it is in real life—that’s why we call it science fiction. No matter how sound or unsound the science is in your favorite show or movie, chances are you’ve come across a character whose work in science has influenced you in some way. Here are some of our […]

  • ACS Members
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  • Researchers
Interesting chemistry topics

September 4, 2015

15 of the Hottest Research Topics in Chemistry

By Renee John

Virtual Collections include Virtual Issues, Special Issues and Thematic Collections of chemistry research from ACS journals. These collections reflect topics of current scientific interest and are designed for experienced investigators and chemistry educators alike. Below are our most recent collections from April 2015 to June 2015.   The community at large recognizes the need to […]

  • Accounts of Chemical Research
  • ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
  • ACS Catalysis
  • ACS Select
  • ACS Select Virtual Issue
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Bioconjugate Chemistry
  • Chemical Reviews
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • Crystal Growth and Design
  • Energy and Fuels
  • Hottest Chemistry Research Topics
  • I&EC Research
  • Organic Letters
  • The Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry
  • The Journal of Organic Chemistry
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
  • Virtual Issue
  • Virtual Special Issue

September 1, 2015

Take 5 Minutes to Raise Your Article’s Impact

By Renee John

The Drug Annotations series was launched in 2014 to highlight newly approved drugs or clinical candidates that are likely to provide significant patient benefits over existing therapies. Watch Dr. Jeff Zablocki, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry Drug Annotations Editor from Gilead Sciences Inc. introduce the Drug Annotations series, describes its impact on the field and provides advice to authors interested in […]

  • Authors
  • Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

September 1, 2015

3 Ways Researchers Can Boost Their Social Media Savvy

By Andrew Clinton

Social networks have become far more than just a way to stay close to family and friends. These digital communities are now a commonplace tool for scientists and publishers alike to collaborate, evaluate, and gain exposure to goings-on in their scientific communities. How has social media transitioned from a fun distraction to a professional asset? […]

  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Researchers
  • Twitter

August 14, 2015

CHEMOJI – A new Chemistry Keyboard from the American Chemical Society

By Sondra Hadden

We here at the American Chemical Society like texting our friends from the lab or library as much as you do! Let your crew know you’re working late in the lab, tell everyone your paper was accepted by JACS, and send your PI a research update with your very own chemistry emoji set by downloading […]

  • Authors
  • C&EN
  • CAS
  • Chemoji
  • JACS
  • Multimedia
  • Researchers

August 14, 2015

Donor-Acceptor Polymers Special Issue and Podcast

By Wendy Wise

Hear from Dr. Klaus Muellen on the importance of donor acceptor polymers and how research in this field can help solve for challenges in materials science and existing real word problems.

  • Accounts of Chemical Research
  • Authors
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • JACS
  • Macromolecules
  • Multimedia
  • Researchers

August 14, 2015

Are Invisibility Cloaks Possible?

By Angela Walker

Have you ever wished you could hide under an invisibility cloak like Harry Potter or conceal your car with a Klingon cloaking device like in Star Trek?

  • ACS Photonics
  • Authors
  • Meta Materials
  • Multimedia
  • Researchers

August 14, 2015

ACS Launches New Interdisciplinary Journal Focused on Modern Sensor Science

By Selenah Njoloma

Although interest in and demand for sensors research and commercialization is flourishing, the field has lacked a dedicated, peer-reviewed journal to showcase high-quality research and to champion sensor-related education. Until now.

  • ACS Sensors
  • Authors
  • C&EN
  • Journal
  • Researchers