Category: Journal

March 28, 2017

Remembering Prof. Millie Dresselhaus (1930–2017), Carbon Nanomaterials Pioneer

By Yan Li, Jillian M. Buriak, Yury Gogotsi, Mark C. Hersam, Cherie R. Kagan, and Paul S. Weiss

The following is an editorial adapted from the current issue of ACS Nano. We join the world of science and engineering in mourning the loss last month of Prof. Millie Dresselhaus, an international treasure, a scientific leader, and a mentor to many of us. Prof. Dresselhaus had an inspiring life and career; she broadcast her […]

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March 28, 2017

John Gerlt Named Biochemistry’s 2017 Gordon Hammes Lectureship Winner

By Ellie Key

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 major impact on research at the interface of chemistry and biology. “I am delighted with the committee’s selection of John Gerlt as […]

March 27, 2017

Why Researchers Are Still Betting Big on Nanoscience

By Jesse Stanchak

The following is an adapted excerpt from the report “Top 10 Trends Driving Science,” a look at the social, political, and economic forces affecting researchers in 2017. Nanoscience is the study of materials’ properties at sizes smaller than one billionth of a meter. Nanotechnology is the development of the ability to manipulate materials one atom […]

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March 27, 2017

Discover the 5th Most-Read Paper of 2016

By Stephanie Monasky

Last year 43,000 authors published chemistry research articles in ACS Publications 50 journals. Each of these papers is important, but some of them attracted larger audiences than others. So who were the most-read authors of chemistry research 2016? The honor of being the authors of the fifth most-read paper in any ACS journal in 2016 […]

March 24, 2017

ACS Editor’s Choice: Engineering Enzymes for Epigenetic Remodeling — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Engineering enzymes for epigenetic remodeling; abating methane emissions; developing ligands for T-cell immunotherapies — 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 […]

March 24, 2017

Melodie Christensen Wins The Journal of Organic Chemistry Outstanding Publication of the Year Lectureship for 2017

By Brooke Howell

Melodie Christensen, Senior Scientist at Merck, is the 2017 winner of The Journal of Organic Chemistry Outstanding Publication of the Year 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 year that demonstrates creativity […]

March 24, 2017

Xile Hu Wins Organic Letters Outstanding Publication of the Year Lectureship for 2017

By Brooke Howell

Xile Hu, Professor at the Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, is the winner of the 2017 Organic Letters Outstanding Publication of the Year Lectureship. Organic Letters and the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry sponsor this annual award, which honors the author of an outstanding […]

March 23, 2017

Celebrate Great Achievements in Environmental Science & Technology

By Freddy Tellez

Join us on April 5th from 8 a.m. until noon at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis salons 10/11 for the Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology Letters Symposium. Come celebrate great achievements in areas of environmental science & technology! We will be having a special award ceremony for the winner of the […]

March 23, 2017

Alexander J. M. Miller Wins 2017 Organometallics Distinguished Author Award

By Brooke Howell

Alexander J. M. Miller, Assistant Professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the winner of the 2017 Organometallics Distinguished Author Award. Organometallics, the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry, and the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry sponsor this annual award, which recognizes the author of an exceptional article published in Organometallics in the […]

March 21, 2017

Exploring Metal Phosphides as Efficient OER Precatalysts

By Chi Wang

Over the last 2 years, researchers investigated metal phosphides as efficient electrocatalysts for both hydrogen and oxygen evolution reactions (HER and OER). While a large number of studies looked closely at HER, however, the amount of research into OER is limited. The chemistry in the OER is more complicated and involves irreversible surface oxidations of […]

March 20, 2017

ACS Omega Editor Receives Numerous Accolades

By Selenah Njoloma

For ACS Omega Co-Editor Luis Liz-Marzán, 2017 is already proving to be a year of distinction. Liz-Marzán was recently honored with an appointment to the European Academy of Sciences (EURASC), an independent organization comprised of the most distinguished European scholars and engineers. Its members are considered at the very forefront of research and development of […]

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March 17, 2017

Being Interdisciplinary and Learning to Love the Threshold

By Keith A. Brown

Imagine research as a big house with many rooms. Physicists are in one room, chemists are in a second room, all mechanical engineers are in a third room and so on. Each researcher has a flashlight that they are using to illuminate and study little sections of their room. When a researcher gets the idea […]

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March 16, 2017

Debut issue of ACS Earth and Space Chemistry online now

By Selenah Njoloma

ACS Publications journals cover a wide range of topics, sharing insights from some of the world’s foremost scientific researchers. However, until now, no forum has been dedicated exclusively to the chemistry of natural materials and processes. Until now. ACS Publications is excited to announce the pilot issue of our new journal, ACS Earth and Space […]

March 15, 2017

Medicinal Chemistry in India

By Brooke Howell

Journal of Medicinal Chemistry and ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters were excited to join ACS Publications in supporting Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery India 2017 (MCADDI 2017), a residential course in medicinal chemistry and drug discovery that was held Feb. 14 to 18 at Biocon Academy in Bangalore, India. The course was co-sponsored by the ACS […]

March 14, 2017

2017 Biomacromolecules/ Macromolecules Young Investigator Award Winners Announced

By Ellie Key

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 Richard Hoogenboom of Ghent University and Rachel O’Reilly of the University of Warwick, as the winners of the 2017 Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award. Professors Hoogenboom and O’Reilly will be honored during an award symposium at the ACS […]

March 14, 2017

Two Journals Sharing One Name

By David L. Sedlak and Bruce E. Logan

The following editorial originally appeared in Environmental Science & Technology Letters. A little over three years ago, ACS Publications launched Environmental Science & Technology Letters (ES&T Letters) as a new environmental journal to enable rapid publication of research communications on environmental topics. While many journals publish both short communications and full papers together, Environmental Science […]

March 10, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Testing the Anti-Diabetes Effects of Rare Sugar Syrup — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: testing the anti-diabetes effects of rare sugar syrup, a new approach to following chemical transformations at the single-molecule level,  a new strategy for triggering the photochemical release of caged carbon monoxide in aerobic media — and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of […]

March 9, 2017

Nominate Your Peers for the 2017 Young Innovator Award

By Jesse Stanchak

Analytical Chemistry and the Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society are seeking nominations for the 2017 Young Innovator Award. This award honors the contributions of an individual who has demonstrated exceptional technical advancement and innovation in the field of micro- or nanofluidics in his or her early career. The award will be presented at μTAS (MicroTAS) 2017 […]

March 9, 2017

#ACSmicrobiome Webinar Part 2: Microbiome Technologies

By Bryan McBournie

The scientific community is learning more about microorganisms and how they interact with each other in microbiomes. Technology is making their discoveries possible and more is needed to advance their research even further. On August 11, 2016, ACS Nano and Analytical Chemistry presented Microbiome Technologies, the second in the three-part #ACSmicrobiome Webinar Series. The webinar […]

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March 8, 2017

Exploring the Bright Side of Perovskites With The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

By Chi Wang

Will the future of halide perovskites shine bright? In this perspective the potential impact of these fascinating materials is evaluated foreseeing light-emitting application. The easy tuning of the material’s optoelectronic and properties, particularly towards exciton confinement and intrinsic resonating structures, ensure a great potential for the development of high-power applications, such as lighting and lasing. […]

March 7, 2017

Exploring the Future of Energy Storage on Reddit

By Emma Weckerling

On February 21, ACS Publications hosted a Reddit AMA session with ACS Energy Letters Editor-in-Chief Prashant Kamat to discuss peer review, light energy conversion and more. Kamat is the inaugural editor of ACS Energy Letters and is also a principal scientist at the Radiation Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame. His research group focuses on multidisciplinary insight […]

March 6, 2017

ACS Publications Symposium Series Set to Return to China in 2017

By Shannon O'Reilly

ACS Publications hosted its inaugural Symposium in Beijing, China on October 23-25, 2016 in partnership with the Institute of Chemistry, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS). We welcomed approximately 500 people to the three-day event, which featured lectures on the latest innovations in the molecular sciences by 20 of the world’s leading researchers. Attendees from over 15 […]

March 3, 2017

#ACSmicrobiome Webinar Part 1: The Microbiome and the Environment

By Bryan McBournie

Advances in technology and research methods have in recent years allowed scientists to more effectively study Earth’s oldest life forms – microorganisms. They’ve discovered almost all microorganisms exist not alone, but in communities commonly known as “the microbiome,” and that these communities interact with their environments in a variety of ways. On July 26, Environmental […]

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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

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

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

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 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

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 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. […]

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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