Category: Featured

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 […]

  • Axial Reader Survey

December 12, 2016

10 Big Ideas No Scientist Can Afford to Ignore

By Jesse Stanchak

Some experiments might take place in a vacuum, but science never does. The pursuit of knowledge only happens within the context of the wider world. Research is not driven by pure, idle curiosity. Social, political, and economic trends influence every area of our lives, including the questions we ask and the work we do to […]

Discussing the Future of C-H Activation Reactions

December 8, 2016

Discussing C-H Activation Reactions With MacArthur Fellow Jin-Quan Yu

By Jesse Stanchak

Jin-Quan Yu, a professor at the Scripps Research Institute, is a recipient of a 2016 MacArthur Foundation grant for his work in developing new ways to break carbon-hydrogen bonds. He’s also the author of 99 papers in ACS Publications journals including ACS Catalysis, ACS Central Science, Accounts of Chemical Research, Journal of the American Chemical […]

Productive Scientists

November 29, 2016

Discover the 7 Habits of Productive Scientists

By Chi Wang

Do you often find yourself busy but not very productive? Do you struggle with deadlines or fumble your way through projects? Maybe you have a lot of great ideas but don’t have time to execute them. If that’s the case, maybe you need to adopt some of the productivity secrets of ACS Publications Editors-in-Chief. George […]

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
Stefano Tonzani

August 30, 2016

Get the Inside Scoop on Publishing With Stefano Tonzani

By Katherine Stevens

On August 16, ACS Publications hosted an Ask Me Anything session with ACS Omega Executive Editor Stefano Tonzani to discuss the publishing process, open access, and more. Stefano is well-versed in the scientific publishing world, having worn many hats over the course of his career. With the launch of his “baby”—ACS Omega, ACS Publications’ newest […]

  • open access

August 18, 2016

Free Resources for Creating Chemistry Figures for Journal Publication

By Stephanie Monasky

We recently polled authors on what their preferred program for creating chemistry figures for research publication via our @ACS4Authors account. Unfortunately, Twitter polls only allow for 4 answer choices, so we hoped to capture votes for other popular programs for creating chemistry figures by asking you to tweet at us. And tweet you did. 5,892 […]

  • Chemistry Figures
  • Getting published
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 […]

  • Scott J. Miller

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. Here are five of the best chemistry blogs everyone should bookmark. Scientific publishing is full of spirited debates, and some of the […]

  • blogs

June 2, 2016

Reddit Joins the Quest for New Antibiotics

By Katherine Stevens

On May 24, ACS Publications and Professor Gerry Wright of McMaster University teamed up to host an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit’s r/AskScience covering antibiotics research and more. Professor Wright is the Director of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research and an Associate Editor at ACS Infectious Diseases. His work is […]

  • AMA
  • antibiotic resistance
  • Reddit

May 31, 2016

ACS Sensors’ J. Justin Gooding Named Felllow of Australian Academy of Science

By Chi Wang

ACS Sensors Editor-in-Chief J. Justin Gooding was named a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science this week. Gooding is one of 21 honorees recognized by the organization, each of whom were recognized for making significant and lasting impacts in their scientific disciplines. The academy praised Gooding for his use of “electrochemistry, synthetic chemistry, interfacial physical […]

April 25, 2016

Meet the Q1 2016 Lectureship Winners

By Jesse Stanchak

2016 Inorganic Chemistry Lectureship Award Winner: Prof. Dr. Serena DeBeer Institution: Max-Planck-Institut fuer Chemische Energiekonversion Research Highlights: A professor and research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, Dr. DeBeer’s research group is focused on the development and application of advanced X-ray spectroscopic tools for understanding […]

  • ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
  • ACS Catalysis
  • ACS Chemical Biology
  • ACS Photonics
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioconjugate Chemistry
  • Biomacromolecules
  • Chemical Biology
  • Energy & Fuels
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Langmuir
  • Lectureships
  • Macromolecules
  • Nano Letters
  • Organic Letters
  • Organometallics
  • The Journal of Organic Chemistry
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry A
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry B
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

April 6, 2016

The American Chemical Society Celebrates 140 Years of Advancing Chemistry

By Keith Lindbloom

On April 6, 1876, a group of 35 chemists founded the American Chemical Society in New York City. According to Charles F. Chandler, one of the co-founders, the new society would “prove a powerful and healthy stimulus to original research …, would awaken and develop much talent now wasting in isolation …, [bring] members of […]

  • American Chemical Society
  • history

March 18, 2016

Take the Axial Reader Survey and You Could Win $500

By Jesse Stanchak

Since we launched ACS Axial last year, we’ve aimed to engage ACS authors, researchers, and readers. But we want to do better.  We want to make sure we’re publishing stories that resonate with all parts of the ACS community. That’s why we need your help. Answer this simple, 4-question survey about your interests and you’ll […]

  • Axial Reader Survey

March 11, 2016

Meet ACS’ New Associate Editors for Q1 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. *** Maria Laura Bolognesi, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry What do […]

  • ACS Catalysis
  • Associate Editors
  • Journal of Chemical Education
  • Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
  • Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

March 3, 2016

Meet the New EIC of Journal of Proteome Research

By Renee John

“Synergy between the different types of ‘omics’” is how Journal of Proteome Research describes its scope. For the uninitiated, that means genomics, proteomics, metabonomics, and metabolomics. The journal also focuses on advances in methodology, including bioinformatics. The journal has long been a leader in the proteomics field—and now, it is under new, capable leadership. Professor […]

  • John R. Yates
  • Journal of Proteome Research

March 1, 2016

Join ACS Publications in San Diego

By Andrew Clinton

The 251st ACS National Meeting in San Diego is rapidly approaching, and we hope that you can take some time out of your day to join us at the ACS Publications and C&EN booths in the exhibition hall. You’ll have an opportunity to learn about our exciting new journals and our flexible open access offerings. […]

  • ACS National Meeting
  • ACS Publications
  • Chemical & Engineering News

March 1, 2016

Meet ACS Energy Letters Editor-in-Chief Prashant Kamat

By Renee John

ACS is proud to announce the launch of a new journal, ACS Energy Letters, dedicated to showcasing the latest findings in energy conversion and storage from a variety of chemistry disciplines. Leading this exciting new journal is Dr. Prashant Kamat, principal scientist at the University of Notre Dame’s Radiation Laboratory. What are your goals as […]

  • ACS Energy Letters
  • Prashant Kamat
David Sedlak

February 11, 2016

David Sedlak: How Cities Can Meet Their Growing Water Needs

By Freddy Tellez

David Sedlak is off to a great start in 2016. The Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science & Technology was recently elected to the National Academy of Engineering and his TED Talk, “4 Ways We Can Avoid a Catastrophic Drought” is a hit on YouTube. Check out David Sedlak’s TED Talk and a revealing follow-up interview on recycled water technology, conservation, […]

  • David Sedlak
  • Environmental Science & Technology
  • TED Talk
  • video

February 10, 2016

What Drives an Editor? Ask ACS Central Science’s Carolyn Bertozzi

By Selenah Njoloma

 What motivates this year’s National Academy of Sciences awardee — a busy professor at Stanford University with a full plate — to assume the role as Editor-in-Chief of ACS Central Science, a new open access journal ready to compete with top science journals? The answer lies in what drives Carolyn Bertozzi. Her brief bio on Twitter […]

  • ACS Central Science
  • Carolyn Bertozzi
  • open access
Richard Powell

February 9, 2016

From Tree to Treatment: Honoring Richard G. Powell, a Pioneer in Anticancer Research

By Renee John

At a glance, the Japanese plum yew (Cephalotaxus harringtonia) is an unremarkable shrub. It is a bright green, bushy conifer, with spiky leaves that point toward the sky. It is native to the rich soil of Japan’s mountains and seaside cliffs but has made its way to planters’ gardens in Europe and the United States. But […]

  • cancer
  • Cephalotaxus harringtonia
  • Journal of Natural Products
  • medicine
  • Richard G. Powell

February 4, 2016

What is Open Access? Reddit Users Ask Us Their Toughest Questions

By Katherine Stevens

Open access is a big topic in scientific circles, sparking lots of discussion in recent years. The demand for free and open data has never been higher. But how does open access publishing work? In the past 2 years, we’ve expanded our open access outreach, launching several new programs and journals, including: In the past […]

  • ACS Author Rewards
  • ACS AuthorChoice
  • ACS Central Science
  • ACS Editors' Choice
  • ACS Omega
  • Ask Me Anything
  • open acccess
  • Reddit
5 black chemists who changed the world

February 1, 2016

Celebrate Black History Month with 5 Remarkable Black Chemists

By Jesse Stanchak

The history of chemistry is full of contributions from black scientists. They have made important discoveries in areas such as agriculture, medicine and more. They have helped firefighters, aided criminal investigations and even gone to space! Celebrate Black History Month with this video looking back at the lives of five important black chemists, produced in […]

  • Betty Harris
  • black chemists
  • black history month
  • ChemDiversity.org
  • George Washington Carver
  • Mae Jemison
  • National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers
  • Patricia Bath
  • Percy Julian
spermbots

January 26, 2016

Watch how spermbots could someday help couples conceive

By Jesse Stanchak

Infertility is a complex issue, filled with both practical and emotional challenges. It can be particularly frustrating when the difficulty lies in just one small part of the fertilization process, such as low sperm motility. In these cases, the sperms are healthy and viable, but they have difficulty reaching the egg on their own because […]

  • ACS Nano Letters
  • artificial insemination
  • assisted reproduction
  • infertility
  • micromotors
  • nano devices
  • spermbots

January 21, 2016

Video: Meet ACS Sensors EIC J. Justin Gooding

By Chi Wang

ACS Sensors is one of the newest journals from the American Chemical Society, publishing its very first issue on Jan. 22. But just what is the journal’s mission? What kinds of submissions is it looking for? And what drives ACS Sensors Editor-in-Chief J. Justin Gooding to lead this new journal? In this quick video, Gooding […]

  • ACS Sensors
  • J. Justin Gooding
  • video

January 13, 2016

Explore New Multidisciplinary Topics with ACS Virtual Collections

By Renee John

Some chemistry topics are so important, so complex, so ripe for discussion that a single article just can’t do the subject justice. That’s why ACS publishes Virtual Collections — special issues and ACS Selects from ACS journals that offer deep dives into a variety of important subjects. These collections reflect topics of current scientific interest and […]

  • ACS Chemical Biology
  • ACS Chemical Neuroscience
  • ACS Combinatorial Science
  • ACS Infectious Diseases
  • ACS Select Virtual Issue
  • Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • Gram-Negative Resistance
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • JACS
  • Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
  • Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
  • Ligand Design
  • materials genomics
  • Organocatalysis
  • The Journal of Organic Chemistry
A. Paul Alivisatos

January 12, 2016

Nano Letters Founding Editor A. Paul Alivisatos Awarded National Medal of Science

By Liesa Ross

Founding Nano Letters editor A. Paul Alivisatos will receive the National Medal of Science at a White House ceremony in early 2016. Alivisatos is the director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a professor of chemistry and the scientific founder of two nanotechnology companies. He also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of ACS Nano. Alivisatos […]

  • A. Paul Alivisatos
  • ACS Nano
  • Nano Letters
  • National Medal of Science
  • National Science Foundation

December 14, 2015

Announcing ACS Omega: The Last Word in Rapid, Objective Publication

By Erin Wiringi

Hold on to your lab glasses — ACS is unveiling something big. This week, ACS announces the creation of ACS Omega, a new open-access, multidisciplinary journal publishing high-quality, peer-reviewed research from around the world. We made the big announcement in Hawaii at Pacifichem, an international chemistry conference. ACS Omega will be a home for original […]

  • ACS Journals
  • ACS Omega
  • chemistry
  • megajournal
  • open access
  • research

November 18, 2015

ACS Editors Shine on the Power List 2015

By Selenah Njoloma

“Don’t take it too seriously,” says The Analytical Scientist of its 2015 Power List. But when a list claims to name the world’s 100 most influential analytical chemists, how can you not? Now in its second iteration, the Power List is “a celebration of the analytical sciences, promoting the importance of the whole field to […]