Category: Journal

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. 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 Journal […]

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

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 […]

April 13, 2018

Join ACS Publications at AACR 2018

By Molly Ferns

ACS Publications invites AACR 2018 attendees to join us during the conference’s exhibit hours April 15-18, 2018, to find out more about our leading journals at the interface of chemistry and biology. You can find us at booth #1436 in the Exhibit Hall where we’ll have information on all of these journals including the following […]

April 11, 2018

Commemorate World Parkinson’s Day With ACS Chemical Neuroscience

By Molly Ferns

The European Parkinson’s Disease Association and Parkinson’s UK recognize April 11, 2018, as World Parkinson’s Day. Millions of people worldwide are affected by this condition and this campaign seeks to raise awareness and understanding of Parkinson’s Disease using the hashtag#UniteForParkinsons. The disease is named for James Parkinson, most famous for publishing ‘An Essay on the Shaking Palsy’ in […]

April 10, 2018

2018 ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Young Investigator Award Winner Announced

By Charley James

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, in partnership with the ACS Division of Colloid & Surface Chemistry, is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Y. Shirley Meng, University of California San Diego, as the winner of the 2018 ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Young Investigator Award. I caught up with Dr. Meng to learn more […]

April 6, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Plasma Technology, Molecular Clusters, Self-Assembly of Amphiphiles

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Plasma technology, molecular clusters, self-assembly of 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 the world to highlight the transformative power […]

April 5, 2018

Fluorescent Sensor Provides Early Warning for Blocked Catheters

By Melissae Fellet, for C&EN

Researchers have devised a new early warning system for catheter blockages: a polymer disk, placed in a urine collection bag, that releases a fluorescent dye. Visual confirmation of urinary tract infections involved with blocked catheters may help reduce antibiotic use or unnecessary procedures, the researchers say. The bacterium Proteus mirabilis causes 20 to 45% of catheter-associated urinary […]

April 3, 2018

ACS Sensors Will Be in China This April! 

By Chi Wang

The ACS Sensors Editorial Team will be in China for a series of university visits and to host the International Chemistry Symposium: Frontiers in Sensors Innovation at East China University of Science and Technology. At each university, the editors will meet students and faculty, share tips on how to publish your work in ACS Sensors, and present their latest research! The […]

April 2, 2018

Green Solvents Embrace the Future

By Małgorzata (Gosia) Swadźba-Kwaśny

The 9th Green Solvents Conference — GSC9 Advanced Reaction Media — is taking place September 23-26 in Titisee, Germany. It follows an introductory Green Solvents Workshop, an interactive course aimed at students and postdoctoral researchers. Since its foundation in 2002, the biennial Green Solvents Conference (GSC) has served as a unique platform for the discussion of scientific […]

March 26, 2018

Cynthia J. Burrows Receives 2018 Willard Gibbs Medal and James Flack Norris Award

By Marcus Anderson

ACS Publications and the staff of Accounts of Chemical Research would like to congratulate the journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Professor Cynthia J. Burrows of the University of Utah, on winning two prestigious awards: the Willard Gibbs Medal and the James Flack Norris Award in Physical Organic Chemistry. The Willard Gibbs Medal, one of the most prestigious honors […]

March 15, 2018

ACS Omega Authors Get Noticed

By Brooke Howell

ACS Publications lowered the ACS Omega article publishing price for 2018 to just $750 per article, which makes it easier than ever to publish your research in a high-quality, fully open-access, peer-reviewed journal and get noticed by more of your colleagues around the globe. When you publish open access in ACS Omega, you make your […]

March 15, 2018

Lee Cronin Wins 2018 Inorganic Chemistry Lectureship

By Brooke Howell

Dr. Leroy (Lee) Cronin, the Regius Chair of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow, is the winner of the 2018 Inorganic Chemistry Lectureship. Inorganic Chemistry and the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry launched the award in 2013 to annually recognize an individual who has demonstrated creativity and impact in leading research in inorganic chemistry. This […]

March 13, 2018

ACS Energy Letters Examines What’s Next in Energy Research

By Brooke Howell

2018 marks the third year of publishing for ACS Energy Letters, and it’s off to a fast start with 95 Articles ASAP (As Soon As Publishable) published in January and February. “The enthusiasm of researchers worldwide to tackle major hurdles in energy conversion and storage has made this field one of the outstanding frontiers of […]

March 12, 2018

Paul J. Chirik’s List of Common Misconceptions about Organometallics

By Stephen Ritter

How do researchers choose which journal to submit their latest research? It often comes down to how they perceive the scope of a journal. And that process is one of the many things that weigh on an editor’s mind: How can I convince chemists that my journal is the best fit for their great new […]

March 7, 2018

How to Succeed at Scientific Collaboration: Part II: Co-Cultures Get Results

By Stephanie Monasky

Scientific collaboration can help identify important compounds, such as new antibiotics. Co-culture experiments helped researchers to find keyicin, a novel compound that selects against Gram-positive bacteria. The paper ranks in the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric and was the #2 Altmetric paper in ACS Chemical Biology in all of 2017! Our new collaborative […]

March 6, 2018

5 Keys to Writing Good Theory & Modeling Papers

By Marcus Anderson

ACS Publications has a long history of publishing and highlighting the best papers, manuscripts, and articles across the chemistry landscape. One of the recurring questions authors ask is “what makes a good theory and/or modeling paper?” Enter Langmuir editors Han Zuilhof, Shu-Hong Yu and David S. Sholl. To help ensure authors are writing and submitting focused […]

March 2, 2018

From Compost to Composites: An Eco-Friendly Way to Improve Rubber

By Jesse Stanchak

Composting turns trash to treasure in gardens, converting food waste into fertilizer. But what if compost could go beyond being plant food? Scientists have now harnessed the gases produced during composting to boost the properties of natural rubber, as reported in the journal ACS Omega. Watch This Video To See the Material in Action: Natural […]

February 26, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Physical Chemistry Articles of January 2018

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in January of 2018? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each physical chemistry ACS Publications journal in January 2018, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

February 26, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Organic and Inorganic Chemistry Articles of January 2018

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in January of 2018? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each organic and inorganic chemistry ACS Publications journal in January 2018, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take […]

February 26, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary Chemistry Articles of January 2018

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in January of 2018? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each multidisciplinary chemistry ACS Publications journal in January 2018, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

February 26, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Materials Science & Engineering Articles of January 2018

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in January of 2018? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each materials science ACS Publications journal in January 2018, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

February 26, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Biological Chemistry Articles of January 2018

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in January of 2018? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each biological chemistry ACS Publications journal in January 2018, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

February 26, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Applied Chemistry Articles of January 2018

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in January of 2018? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each applied chemistry ACS Publications journal in January 2018, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

February 26, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Analytical Chemistry Articles of January 2018

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in January of 2018? 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 2018, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

February 26, 2018

Anne M. Andrews’ Personal Story of Discovery

By Bryan McBournie

Professor Anne M. Andrews is a Professor of Psychiatry and Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is also an Associate Editor at ACS Chemical Neuroscience. Andrews discovered her love of science while in high school. She credits two teachers for inspiring her interests in chemistry through exciting and challenging experiments. […]

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February 26, 2018

Mireille Kamariza’s Personal Story of Discovery

By Bryan McBournie

Mireille Kamariza is a Ph.D. student at Stanford University. Born in Burundi, Kamariza emigrated to the United States at the age of 17. Her experiences growing up in East-Africa in many ways inspired the work she does today. She cites her father as a significant influence in seeking out science as a career. When Kamariza […]

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February 23, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Glycopeptide Antibiotics — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Glycopeptide antibiotics, next-generation taxoid anticancer agents, self-healing hydrogel — 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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February 22, 2018

Influence the Direction of ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering

By Molly Ferns

 ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering is the society’s publication focusing on biomaterials used in a variety of studies, including areas of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. The journal also publishes research on technology advancements, such as 3D printing and microfluidic-related biomaterials work. Led by Editor-in-Chief, David L. Kaplan, ACS Biomaterial Science & Engineering is currently […]

February 16, 2018

2018 JPC-PHYS Award Winners Announced

By Chi Wang

The Journal of Physical Chemistry (JPC) and the Physical Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society (PHYS) are pleased to announce that Professor Etienne Garand, Professor Jahan Dawlaty, and Professor Renee Frontiera are the recipients of the 2018 JPC-PHYS Awards. Co-sponsored by JPC and the Physical Chemistry Division of ACS, the Lectureship Awards honor the […]

February 16, 2018

CRISPR Pioneer Jennifer A. Doudna Shares Her Scientific Journey

By Molly Ferns

The following is a brief excerpt from an extended audio interview conducted between Laura L. Kiessling, Editor-in-Chief of ACS Chemical Biology, and CRISPR investigator and former Associate Editor Jennifer A. Doudna. You can listen to the full interview here, or read it in the latest issue of ACS Chemical Biology. Laura L. Kiessling: How did […]