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March 3, 2017

Discover the Most Read Biological Chemistry Articles of Jan. 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

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

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March 1, 2017

Discover the Most Read Analytical Chemistry Articles of Jan. 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in January 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 January 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journal’s editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

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March 1, 2017

Discover the Most Read Multidisciplinary Journal Articles of Jan. 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

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

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February 28, 2017

You Are Invited to ACS Measurement Science Journals Reception at Pittcon 2017 in Chicago

By Chi Wang

If you are attending Pittcon 2017 (The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy) in Chicago this year, you will not want to miss the ACS Measurement Science Journals Reception on March 6, 2017 at Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. It’s your opportunity to meet the editors of ACS Sensors, Analytical Chemistry, and Journal of […]

February 28, 2017

Help Us Improve ACS Axial And You Could Win $250

By Jesse Stanchak

Since September 2015, ACS Axial has published hundreds of stories for the entire chemistry community. We’ve shared news, research highlights, professional advice, interviews, videos, and more. During that time, our community has also grown, attracting a diverse readership of chemistry professionals. We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished, but we’re still looking for ways to improve. Help […]

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February 28, 2017

C&EN Roundup: Improving Antifungal Medication, Sodium-Ion Batteries, and Time-Release Fertilizer

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: *** Reducing the Side Effects of An Important Antifungal Drug A change to the structure of antifungal medication amphotericin B alters the way it interacts with cell […]

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February 27, 2017

Check Out Sukbok Chang’s Lab in 360°

By Joseph Graham

Sukbok Chang is a Professor at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology) and Associate Editor of ACS Catalysis. We visited Professor Chang for a tour of his lab and caputred the experience in an immersive 360° video. IMPORTANT NOTE TO ACS AXIAL READERS! This is a 360º video, which means you can use your […]

February 24, 2017

Communicating the Impact of Climate Change on Reddit

By Katherine Stevens

On February 14, ACS hosted a Reddit AMA with ACS Expert Andy Jorgensen on communicating climate change information with non-scientists. Jorgensen is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences at the University of Toledo, where works with his students to understand how people learn scientific principles. His most recent work includes developing educational materials […]

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February 24, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Engineering Defects to Create Superior Nanomaterials — and more!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Engineering defects to create superior nanomaterials,  interactions of emulsion drops and gas bubbles in complex fluids, targeted photothermal breast cancer therap — 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 […]

February 23, 2017

JACS Image Challenge: Spectacularly Scientifically Fun!

By Lingling Chen

In order to allow readers to interact with research content in an educational manner, the Journal of the American Chemical Society is launching the JACS Image Challenge on our Facebook page! JACS Image Challenge is a recurring multiple-choice question about a recent JACS article or communication. You may take a look at the image from […]

February 22, 2017

4 Keys to Increasing Submission Success for Japanese Researchers

By Jesse Stanchak

Japan’s greatest scientific research strengths may be in physics, but the country also has influence in the disciplines of pharmacology and toxicology, biology, and biochemistry. Researchers in Japan are making great progress in the areas of development of synthetic methodology with catalysis, organic materials including supramolecular chemistry, photo- and electrofunctional materials, soft matter, nanoparticles, and […]

February 22, 2017

Get to Know The Journal of Organic Chemistry Editor-in-Chief Scott J. Miller

By Jesse Stanchak

The Journal of Organic Chemistry’s new Editor-in-Chief, Scott J. Miller, brings considerable experience to the role he assumed on January 1. He is the Irénée du Pont Professor of Chemistry at Yale University, where he served as chair of the Department of Chemistry from 2009 through 2016. Miller has published important papers, including his work […]

February 21, 2017

Q&A: ACS Omega’s Krishna Ganesh on the Future of Indian Research Funding

By Jesse Stanchak

The Indian government’s recently unveiled 2017-2018 budget includes increased levels of public funding for research in a variety of disciplines. Yet, as C&EN reports, some Indian scientists are saying the new budget does not go far enough to support Indian research. One of those researchers is Krishna Ganesh, a chemistry professor, director of the Indian […]

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February 21, 2017

Congratulations to Kortney Rupp and Ian McCullough, Recipients of ACS Publications Travel Grants!

By Michael Qiu

ACS Publications and the Award Committee are excited to announce the recipients of the ACS Publications Travel Grant for Librarians and Library School Students to attend the 253rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco: Kortney Rupp, of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Ian McCullough, of the University of Akron. Kortney Rupp, […]

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February 20, 2017

Imagining the Future of Open Access

By Jesse Stanchak

The following is an excerpt from the report “Top 10 Trends Driving Science,” a look at the social, political, and economic forces affecting researchers in 2017. Allowing scientific research to be freely available is increasingly important for many researchers and funding organizations. The thought is that if research is freely available, it can be built […]

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February 17, 2017

Introducing Langmuir Senior Editor Shu-Hong Yu

By Ellie Key

Langmuir is pleased to introduce Shu-Hong Yu, who recently joined the team as a Senior Editor for the journal. Professor Yu and his research group work from the Biomimetic and Nanochemistry Lab at the University of Science and Technology of China. We asked Professor Yu about his career, his group’s research, and his advice for […]

February 17, 2017

Former NIST Director Willie E. May Looks Back on a Life in Public Service

By Katherine Stevens

Earlier this year, Willie E. May, Ph.D., stepped down as the director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In recognition of his outstanding career, he was chosen as the recipient of the American Chemical Society’s 2017 Award for Public Service. ASC Axial asked May to reflect on his 40 years of work […]

February 17, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Triggering Ferromagnetism in Graphene — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Triggering ferromagnetism in graphene, exceptional cancer cell growth inhibitors, stabilizing of sickle cell hemoglobin — 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 […]

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February 16, 2017

ACS Earth and Space Chemistry Makes Waves With New Associate Editors

By Jesse Stanchak

The excitement around ACS Earth and Space Chemistry has only grown since the journal was announced last year under the leadership of Editor-in-Chief Joel D. Blum. Now we’re proud to announce a trio of Associate Editors have joined the journal, each bringing their own unique expertise. Meet the Associate Editors joining the ACS Earth and […]

February 16, 2017

Jonas C. Peters Wins 2017 Inorganic Chemistry Lectureship

By Brooke Howell

Jonas C. Peters, Bren Professor of Chemistry at Caltech, is the winner of the 2017 Inorganic Chemistry Lectureship. Inorganic Chemistry and the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry launched the award in 2013 to anually recognize a researcher who has demonstrated creativity and impact in leading research in inorganic chemistry. “Jonas’s research program is both exceptionally […]

February 15, 2017

ACS on Campus: Making Connections Across India

By Emma Weckerling

In mid-January 2017, ACS Publications set off to India to meet with local researchers and students while hosting a series of conferences and events. The trip spanned across India, from Mumbai to Guwahati as we learned about the innovative and impressive chemistry research coming out of India. We are thankful for the new friendships and […]

February 14, 2017

Welcome the Newest Associate Editors of ACS Publications Journals: Q1 2017

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. *** Frank Quina, ACS Omega What do you hope to […]

February 13, 2017

What Does Globalization Mean for the Future of Research?

By Jesse Stanchak

The following is an excerpt from the report “Top 10 Trends Driving Science,” a look at the social, political, and economic forces affecting researchers in 2017. There was a day when science was dominated by researchers from Europe and North America. That day is not today. Just as science has become more open and collaborative, […]

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February 10, 2017

Talking Improved TB Testing with Mireille Kamariza

By Jesse Stanchak

Stanford doctoral candidate Mireille Kamariza helped make headlines last year, joining her adviser (and ACS Central Science Editor-in-Chief) Carolyn Bertozzi to present on a new test for diagnosing tuberculosis (TB) at the 252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition in Philadelphia. Improved TB testing could make a huge difference in the lives of millions […]

February 10, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Using Chlorophyll in Visible Light Catalysis — And More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: using chlorophyll as a photosensitizer in visible-light photoredox catalysis, developing a new generation of metal chelating polymer (MCP) reagents, studying long-term human exposure to organophosphate flame retardants — 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 […]

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February 9, 2017

Mastering the Art of the Cover Letter

By John R. Yates III

This editorial originally appeared in The Journal of Proteome Research. Publishing is the principal means by which scientific findings are communicated and confirmed to the broader community. As I half-jokingly remind my lab, “If it isn’t published, it doesn’t exist.” Among the many steps in the path to publication, if you are like most authors, […]

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February 9, 2017

ACS Publications Editors Ring in the Year of the Rooster

By Chi Wang

Belated Happy Lunar New Year greetings from ACS Publications Editors, Ann-Christine Albertsson of Biomacromolecules, Jillian M. Buriak of Chemistry of Materials, Gunda I. Georg of Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Kirk S. Schanze of ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, George C. Schatz of The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, B, C, and Letters, and William B. […]

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February 8, 2017

Embracing Diversity to Drive Chemical Innovation

By Melanie Lui

Lights, colour, action! It was these three things that first drew me to chemistry. My fascination with glow-in-the-dark toys and firework displays as a child paved the way to an education in this field. I quickly learned that an understanding of molecules and bonding could impact many other streams of science. More recently, I learned […]

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February 6, 2017

Why Science Communication is an Essential Skill in 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

The following is an excerpt from the report “Top 10 Trends Driving Science,” a look at the social, political, and economic forces affecting researchers in 2017. The landscape in which science communication takes place is changing. Information spreads faster. It’s easier for a finding to become distorted. If a finding proves controversial, opposition can spring […]

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February 3, 2017

Why Your Organization Should Recruit at the ACS Career Fair

By Ebony Shamberger

It’s getting harder for employers to find the top talent in their field. This is especially true in the chemical sciences, as more and more chemists are being trained worldwide and new specializations emerge. At the same time, recruiting has become a more complex process and even the most talented individuals may struggle to get […]

February 3, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Quantifying Biodiversity Losses — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: quantifying biodiversity losses, perspectives on electrochemical CO2 capture, medicinal chemistry of curcumin — 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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February 2, 2017

Using Enzymes to Control the Movement of Artificial Cells

By Jesse Stanchak

An advanced understanding of enzymes could lead to a new generation of artificial “cells” that could move around the body independently and deliver medicine to specific locations. Such cells could someday even provide in-tissue diagnostics and act as provide viable replacements for whole cells and organs. Research in ACS Central Science, explains how chemists used […]

February 1, 2017

C&EN Roundup: Controlling Pain With Light, Printing With Nanoparticle Ink, and Studying Human-Plant Hybrid Cells

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: *** Nanoparticle Ink Opens Up New Printing Possibilities Researchers have found a way to add iridescent colors to nanopatterned polymer sheets using ink containing silver nanoparticles. An […]

January 31, 2017

Watch How Researchers Unraveled the Secret of Water Striders’ Skills

By Jesse Stanchak

Water striders’ ability to walk on water mystified researchers for generations, but now new research published in Langmuir sheds light on this curious phenomenon. Scientists developed a new understanding of this seemingly gravity-defying talent using a trick of their own — studying the bugs’ leg shadows. The researchers placed a white sheet of paper at […]

January 30, 2017

Defending Science in a Skeptical Society

By Jesse Stanchak

The following is an excerpt from the report “Top 10 Trends Driving Science,” a look at the social, political, and economic forces affecting researchers in 2017. Scientists have always challenged the public with new ideas, but sometimes it takes a while for a scientific finding to find broad public support. Research shows even trained scientists […]

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January 27, 2017

Most Read Articles of 2016: Multidisciplinary Chemistry Journals

By Jesse Stanchak

There are lots of different ways to look at the reach of an article. You can look at citations, Altmetric Attention Scores, awards, and more. One way to consider the influence of an article is just by looking at how many people chose to read it. To that end, we’ve compiled lists of the five […]

January 27, 2017

Developing Better Pigments With Viavi Solutions’ Kelly Janssen

By Jesse Stanchak

Kelly Janssen is a research chemist at Viavi Solutions. She uses her knowledge in chemistry to develop sol-gel silica encapsulation process that is used in paints for automobile. Her pigment passivation process improves on older, aluminum-based methods that would corrode in water. That means her pigments can be used in environmentally-friendly water-based paints. In this […]

January 27, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Slow-Release Crop Fertilization — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: slow-release crop fertilization, evaluating multiyear pesticide residue trials, photochemical reactions in a common insecticide — 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 […]

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January 26, 2017

Most Read Articles of 2016: Physical Chemistry

By Jesse Stanchak

There are lots of different ways to look at the reach of an article. You can look at citations, Altmetric Attention Scores, awards, and more. One way to consider the influence of an article is just by looking at how many people chose to read it. To that end, we’ve compiled lists of the five […]

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January 26, 2017

Most Read Articles of 2016: Organic/Inorganic Chemistry

By Jesse Stanchak

There are lots of different ways to look at the reach of an article. You can look at citations, Altmetric Attention Scores, awards, and more. One way to consider the influence of an article is just by looking at how many people chose to read it. To that end, we’ve compiled lists of the five […]

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