Category: Journal

June 15, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Envisioning Scientific Innovation in Korea’s Demilitarized Zone

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Envisioning Scientific Innovation in Korea’s Demilitarized Zone, chemistry education research, intracellular Deprotection reactions — 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 […]

  • ACS Editors' Choice

June 13, 2018

Get Ready for the 2018 European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting With Research from ACS Publications

By Charley James

ACS Publications is heading to Strasbourg, France, this month for the 2018 European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting and Exhibit. The conference, held June 18-22, will feature a variety of important speakers and illustrious authors from ACS Publications journals, including plenary speakers Xinliang Feng and Thomas W. Ebbesen. The event promises to be eye-opening and thought-provoking for […]

June 12, 2018

Moving Closer to Commercializing Triboelectric Nanogenerators

By Jesse Stanchak

Research in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering explores using specialized triboelectric nanogenerators to convert mechanical energy into power for children’s toys. These new generators could pave the way for lower-cost, eco-friendly toys that trade disposable batteries for biomechanical energy. Such toys could be an early commercial application of triboelectric nanogenerators. Learn more about the commercial […]

June 8, 2018

Bioconjugate Chemistry Honors Best Poster Presenters at Chinese Chemical Society Meeting

By Molly Ferns

On May 8, 2018, Bioconjugate Chemistry presented the Best Poster Awards at the 31th Chinese Chemical Society (CCS) Meeting in Hangzhou, China. Presenting on behalf of the journal was Associate Editor Professor Zhifei Dai from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Peking University, who joined the journal this year. Joining him were Professor Chunying Chen […]

June 7, 2018

Meet the Winners of the 2018 Langmuir Lectureship Award

By Marcus Anderson

Professors Kathleen Stebe of University of Pennsylvania and Orlin Velev North Carolina State University as the winners of the 2018 Langmuir Lectureship Award,  Langmuir and the ACS Division of Colloid & Surface Chemistry announce. The award recognizes individuals working in the interdisciplinary field of colloid and surface chemistry. “This year’s Langmuir lecturers are outstanding scientists who display […]

susan band horwitz

June 5, 2018

Susan Band Horwitz Honored with Journal of Natural Products Special Issue

By Mia Fields-Hall

The  Journal of Natural Products is honoring the significant accomplishments of Professor Susan Band Horwitz with a Special Issue. Several of the contributed manuscripts highlight the profound impact of Horwitz’s discovery of the mechanism of action of taxol (paclitaxel,  Taxol®), on the fields of natural products, cancer pharmacology, and clinical oncology for almost 40 years. Taxol and […]

Femius Koenderink Wins 2018 ACS Photonics Young Investigator Award Lectureship

May 30, 2018

Femius Koenderink Wins 2018 ACS Photonics Young Investigator Award Lectureship

By Marcus Anderson

ACS Photonics is proud to announce Professor Femius Koenderink, Head of the Center for Nanophotonics at AMOLF in The Netherlands, as the winner of the 2018 ACS Photonics Young Investigator Award Lectureship. The lectureship, established in 2016, honors the contributions of a researcher in the first 5-10 years of their independent research career, who has made […]

May 24, 2018

Ancient Reaction Inspires Method for Making Porous Catalysts

By Katherine Bourzac for C&EN

A recipe for better electrocatalysts takes inspiration from an ancient reaction used in fireworks, known as the pharaoh’s snakes. With heat and the foaming power of baking soda, a simple mix of ingredients can be turned into a high surface area, nanostructured catalyst for oxygen reduction in fuel cells and zinc-air batteries. Fuel cells offer […]

May 24, 2018

2018 Nano Letters Young Investigator Lectureship Award Goes to Guihua Yu

By Marcus Anderson

Nano Letters and the ACS Division of Colloid & Surface Chemistry are proud to announce that Professor Guihua Yu of University of Texas at Austin, is the winner of the 2018 Nano Letters Young Investigator Lectureship Award. The award honors the contributions of a young investigator who has made major impacts on the field of nanoscience […]

Chemiluminescent

May 23, 2018

Shining a Light on a Chemiluminescent Success Story with ACS Central Science

By Jesse Stanchak

Professor Doron Shabat of Tel-Aviv University knew he had a hit on his hands: his chemiluminescent compound could be used in biological probes for diagnosing diseases. This wasn’t a new idea, but his version was water-resistant and 3,000 times brighter than standard commercially available probes. He just needed to get the word out. That’s why […]

ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science

May 22, 2018

ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science Publishes Its First Peer-Reviewed Articles Free-to-Read

By Brooke Howell

ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science launched February 14, 2018, and on May 9, 2018, published its first two peer-reviewed articles as Articles ASAP (As Soon As Publishable): Stabilization of Cyclin-Dependent Kinase 4 by Methionyl-tRNA Synthetase in p16INK4a-Negative Cancer ACS Pharmacol. Transl. Sci., Article ASAP DOI: 10.1021/acsptsci.8b00001 Molecular Signature for Receptor Engagement in the Metabolic Peptide […]

May 18, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Diminishing Vehicle Tailpipe Emissions — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Fabrication of self-healing hydrogels, detection of lung cancer, diminishing vehicle tailpipe emissions — 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 […]

May 14, 2018

2018 IPMI Carol Tyler Award Goes to Cathleen Crudden

By Mia Fields-Hall

Professor Cathleen Crudden of Queen’s University, Nagoya University-ITbM, Associate Editor of ACS Catalysis, is the recipient of the 2018 IPMI Carol Tyler Award. The International Precious Metal Institute’s Carol Tyler Award recognizes the achievements of women researching precious metals. Crudden is known for her leading work on palladium-catalyzed cross coupling with enantioenriched organoboranes, as well as research on the […]

May 14, 2018

Read 20 of the Most-Read Articles from Chemical Reviews

By Marcus Anderson

Reviews published in Chemical Reviews are both timely and timeless. They cover important, ground-breaking, and current topics, yet their comprehensive nature extends their educational potential for years after publication. That’s why it’s one of the most highly regarded and highest-ranked journals covering the general topic of chemistry. Check out some of the most-read Reviews from […]

May 11, 2018

Royal Society Honors ACS Editors and EAB Members

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS Publications Editors are among the newest Fellows and Foreign Members of the Royal Society, an honor recognizing their exceptional contributions to science. The Royal Society is the world’s oldest continuously operating scientific society, and election to the body is considered one of the most prestigious distinctions in science. Currently, the society has about 1,600 […]

  • royal society

May 10, 2018

Professors Matthew I. Gibson and Jeremiah A. Johnson Win 2018 Biomacromolecules/ Macromolecules Young Investigator Award

By Molly Ferns

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 Matthew I. Gibson of the University of Warwick and Jeremiah A. Johnson, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as the winners of the 2018 Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award. Professors Gibson and […]

Inorganic Chemistry Explores the 5 Stages of Rejection

May 8, 2018

Inorganic Chemistry Explores the 5 Stages of Rejection

By Stephen Ritter

Manuscript rejection is a normal part of the scientific publishing process. It happens to all researchers, from novices to Nobel Laureates, at one time or another.  Intellectually that makes sense—especially when it happens to someone else—but what should you do when a rejection notice shows up in your inbox? “First, take a breath. Take a […]

May 8, 2018

Congratulations to Vern Schramm of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Winner of the 2018 Gordon Hammes Lectureship Award

By Charley James

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 significant impact on research at the interface of chemistry and biology.  This year’s award goes to Professor Vern Schramm of the Albert […]

Quantitative Sustainability Metrics

May 7, 2018

Promoting the Development and Use of Quantitative Sustainability Metrics

By Freddy Tellez

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering has a history of calling for the increased use of quantitative sustainability metrics, and increasingly considers the use of sustainability metrics in its editorial decisions. Now the journal is demonstrating that commitment with a Virtual Special Issue containing contributions from well-known authors in the field and addressing diverse topics in the field. […]

2018 Gordon Hammes Scholar Award Winner Timothy Bumpus

May 4, 2018

Congratulations to Timothy Bumpus of Cornell University, Winner of the 2018 Gordon Hammes Scholar Award

By Charley James

The Gordon Hammes Scholar Award honors the young scientists responsible for the very best papers published in Biochemistry. Established in 2017 and awarded alongside the Gordon Hammes Lectureship Award, the Scholar Award seeks to recognize those at the bench – graduate students, postdocs, and undergraduates – for the outstanding work they do. The award is […]

May 3, 2018

Read Nano Letters’ Most Highly Cited Papers

By Marcus Anderson

Nano Letters publishes fundamental research from all branches of the theory and practice of nanoscience and nanotechnology, including preliminary, experimental, and theoretical results on physical, chemical, and biological phenomena, along with processes and applications of nanoscale structures. Check out the journal’s 20 most highly cited articles from 2016. While citation figures don’t define a publication’s […]

May 2, 2018

2018 NANOSMAT Conference Honors Paul Weiss and Ali Khademhosseini

By Charley James

ACS Nano is pleased to congratulate Editor-in-Chief Paul Weiss and Associate Editor Ali Khademhosseini on their recognition by the 2018 NANOSMAT Conference with, respectively, the NANOSMAT Prize and the NANOSMAT Award. The NANOSMAT Prize was set up in 2009 to acknowledge high-caliber senior international scientists under the age of 65. Professor Weiss was selected for […]

May 1, 2018

Announcing the 2018 Energy & Fuels Joint Award for Excellence in Publication

By Freddy Tellez

The article “SOx/NOx Removal from Flue Gas Streams by Solid Adsorbents: A Review of Current Challenges and Future Directions” by Fateme Rezaei, Ali A. Rownaghi, Saman Monjezi, Ryan P. Lively, and Christopher W. Jones is the winner of the 2018 Energy & Fuels Joint Award for Excellence in Publication. Energy & Fuels and the ACS Division of Energy & Fuels sponsor this […]

April 30, 2018

Pursuing Clean Air and Water for All: Environmental Science & Technology Symposium in India

By Deeksha Gupta

The author of “Water 4.0” and Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T) Professor David Sedlak, UC Berkeley recently visited India to meet local environmental experts. During his talk at IIT Delhi, organized by the Indian Government’s Department of Science and Technology, he shared his experience, insight, and passion for the work he is doing. […]

April 27, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Efficient Syntheses of Cocaine Vaccines — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Efficient syntheses of cocaine vaccines, zero-dimensional cesium lead halides, the structure of the protonated serine octamer — 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 […]

  • ACS Editors' Choice

April 27, 2018

Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data Special Issue Honors Cor J. Peters

By Freddy Tellez

The Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data is pleased to honor Professor Cor J. Peters upon his retirement. In its latest Special Issue, the journal highlights his achievements in the field of applied thermodynamics and phase equilibria. Many collaborators, colleagues, and former students have published contributions that reflect his research interests: high-pressure phase behavior, mainly […]

April 26, 2018

2018 Bioconjugate Chemistry Lectureship Award Goes to Professor Wolfgang J. Parak

By Molly Ferns

Bioconjugate Chemistry and the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering are pleased to announce that Professor Wolfgang J. Parak of University of Hamburg is the recipient of the 2018 Bioconjugate Chemistry Lectureship Award. The award will be presented at the 256th 2018 ACS National Meeting & Exposition, held August 19-23, 2018, in Boston. Parak will be presenting as part of the Bioconjugate Chemistry Lecturer […]

April 25, 2018

Journal of Proteome Research: Special Issue Call for Papers: Software Tools and Resources

By Chi Wang

Software tools and data resources are essential in all omics domains, including proteomics and metabolomics. The Journal of Proteome Research is creating an annual Special Issue that will highlight novel and significantly updated user-oriented software tools, web applications, code libraries and databases for proteomics and metabolomics and will cover all sub-disciplines within the scope of […]

April 24, 2018

Meet the Winners of the 2018 Chemistry of Materials Lectureship and Best Paper Award

By Marcus Anderson

Chemistry of Materials and the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) are proud to announce Professor Darren Lipomi, Mohammad (Mo) A. Alkhadra, and Samuel (Sam) E. Root as the winners of the 2018 Chemistry of Materials Lectureship and Best Paper Award. The award honors the authors of an article, published in 2017, […]

April 20, 2018

ACS Infectious Diseases Celebrates “Drug Discovery for Global Health” Special Issue

By Lorraine F. Clark and Mia Fields-Hall

Several diseases disproportionately affect people in the developing world. These include the 19 so-called “neglected tropical diseases” identified by the WHO, as well as tuberculosis and malaria. 1-3 ACS Infectious Diseases hopes to draw attention to these diseases and the ongoing drug discovery efforts to combat them with a Special Issue focused on the supra-discipline […]

April 19, 2018

Publish Open Access in ACS Omega for $750

By Brooke Howell

ACS Publications lowered the ACS Omega article publishing charge (APC) for 2018 to $750. This revised price makes it more affordable for authors to publish their research in a high-quality, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal from the publishers of Journal of the American Chemical Society and more than 50 other respected academic journals. What ACS Omega Authors […]

April 19, 2018

Tianning Diao Named Organometallics Distinguished Author Award Recipient

By Mia Fields-Hall

Tianning Diao, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at New York University, is the 2018 recipient of the Organometallics Distinguished Author Award. Professor Diao, a 2017 NSF CAREER Awardee, focuses her research on developing new transition metal catalysts and studying mechanisms of catalytic reactions. For example, Diao’s group recently published the first structural characterization of palladium agostic […]

April 18, 2018

Taking a Closer Look at Microplastic Pollution

By Freddy Tellez

Microplastics are our newest emerging contaminant. Although scientists have expressed concerns about the impacts of plastic pollution for over four decades, microplastics did not become emerging contaminants until 2007. The issue gained momentum about five years later when researchers reported the presence of microbeads from consumer products in wastewater effluent-receiving waters. Facing negative publicity for a […]

April 18, 2018

Symposium Highlights Female Synthetic Chemists’ Contributions to Environmental Research

By Amy Balija and Ana de Bettencourt-Dias

A symposium celebrating the accomplishments of female synthetic chemists working to solve energy and environmental challenges occurred at the 255th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans. The symposium, “Synthetic Chemistry Addressing Challenges in Energy & the Environment” was held in conjunction with the publishing of a Virtual Issue of the same […]

April 17, 2018

Come See ACS Publications at Experimental Biology 2018

By Molly Ferns

This year marks an exciting year for ACS Publications at Experimental Biology 2018. We invite attendees to join us at Booth #805 during the conference’s Exhibit Hours, April 22-24, 2018, to learn more about our leading journals at the interface of chemistry and biology and get some fun giveaways. Treats and T-Shirts with ACS Pharmacology […]

April 17, 2018

Masayuki Inoue Wins The Journal of Organic Chemistry Outstanding Publication of the Year Lectureship for 2018

By Brooke Howell

Masayuki Inoue, Chemistry Professor at the University of Tokyo, is the 2018 recipient of The Journal of Organic Chemistry Outstanding Publication of the Year Award 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 […]

April 17, 2018

Celebrate Earth Week 2018 with Resources from the Journal of Chemical Education

By Freddy Tellez

ACS’ annual Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW) event focuses on the link between chemistry and efforts to protect our environment. Chemistry is critical to understanding and preserving the Earth, in areas such as energy research, and protecting resources such as clean air and water. In honor of Earth Day 2018, the Journal of Chemical Education is […]

April 13, 2018

ACS Catalysis is Coming to CCS

By Mia Fields-Hall

On May 7, 2018, ACS Catalysis Editors, Editorial Advisory Board members, and distinguished guests will present at a one-day symposium on their own research, spanning the full spectrum of catalysis science, at the 31st Academic Annual Conference of the Chinese Chemical Society in Hangzhou, China. The event will be held at Hangzhou Expo Center in Room […]

April 13, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Inhibiting Colon Cancer Proliferation — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Inhibiting colon cancer proliferation, capture and purification of polyphenols, tailor-made self-assemblies from functionalized amphiphiles — 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 […]