Category: ACS Central Science

April 3, 2017

ACS Publications Editors’ Pick for the Most Important Trend in Science for 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

The following is an adapted excerpt from the 2016 report “Top 10 Trends Driving Science,” a look at the social, political, and economic forces affecting researchers. In late 2015, representatives from 185 countries met in Paris to commit to a framework for addressing climate change.The accord was hailed as a historic victory, but even the […]

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March 31, 2017

Why Big Data Matters to Researchers Now More Than Ever

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. Research has always meant data, but never quite like this. Modern research produces experimental data not just from in vitro and in vivo studies, but also from simulation-driven […]

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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 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 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 […]

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 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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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 […]

November 23, 2016

ACS Editors Shine on 2016 Highly Cited Researchers List

By Jesse Stanchak

A total of 54 editors of ACS Publications journals appeared on the 2016 Highly Cited Researchers list from Thomson Reuters. The Highly Cited Researchers list is determined by looking at highly-cited papers published between 2004-2014 in science and social sciences journals indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection. Thomson Reuters defines “highly-cited paper” as […]

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November 21, 2016

2017 APS Polymer Physics Prize Goes to ACS Central Science’s Monica Olvera de la Cruz

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS Central Science Senior Editor Monica Olvera de la Cruz is the recipient of the 2017 Polymer Physics Prize from the American Physical Society. The award recognizes Olvera de la Cruz’s “outstanding contributions to the theoretical understanding of polymers and the effects of electrostatic interactions on their structure and properties.” She is the Lawyer Taylor […]

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November 16, 2016

Welcome the Newest Associate Editors of ACS Publications Journals – Q3 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. *** Thomas Riedl, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces What do […]

October 27, 2016

What Does Open Access Mean to You?

By Katherine Stevens

October 24-28 is Open Access Week, a time to share open access research, learn about open access publishing options, and to ponder the implications of making more research more freely available. Authors now have more options that ever for making their research open, such as ACS Omega, ACS Central Science, ACS AuthorChoice, ACS Editors’ Choice, […]

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malaria treatment and open source drug discovery

October 13, 2016

Exploring Malaria Treatment and Open Source Drug Discovery on Reddit

By Katherine Stevens

On October 4, ACS Publications hosted a Reddit AMA with researchers Matthew Todd and Alice E. Williamson of the Open Source Malaria Consortium. Mat and Alice recently published a paper in ACS Central Science on open source drug discovery and its impact on a new treatment for malaria. Their research could have a major impact […]

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October 4, 2016

C&EN Roundup: Self-Healing Fabric, Filtering Endocrine Disruptors, and Treating Traumatic Brain Injuries

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: *** Squid Proteins Give Rise to Self-Healing Fabric Coating You may someday mend a torn garment by smoothing the edges of the tear together with a little […]

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September 30, 2016

A Librarian’s Quick Reference Guide to the ACS Open Access program

By Finbar Galligan

To save time, and to equip our library community with the right tools to deal with open access questions from faculty and researchers, we have compiled a brief post here (also available as a PDF download) that covers the main things you need to know about the open access program here at ACS Publications. Let’s […]

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September 13, 2016

ACS Central Science Introduces a Mobile App

By Andrew Clinton

ACS Central Science is a fully open access, multidisciplinary journal that publishes articles of exceptional quality and interest to the broad chemistry and scientific community. ACS Publications is proud to unveil our newest mobile offering that will help our researchers discover this research while on the go. Introducing: the ACS Central Science App! “This is […]

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August 25, 2016

Our Editors Win Big at the 2017 ACS National Awards

By Jesse Stanchak

The winners of the 2017 ACS National Awards were announced at the 252nd ACS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia this month. A number of ACS editors came away from the meeting with major awards. The majority of the 2017 ACS National Awards will be presented at an awards ceremony held during the 253rd ACS National Meeting in San […]

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June 14, 2016

#AskCarolyn: Carolyn Bertozzi Answers Reader Questions on Twitter

By Chi Wang

ACS Central Science Editor-in-Chief Carolyn Bertozzi maintains an active profile on Twitter. She recently hosted a question-and-answer session on the network, taking followers’ questions about writing papers, working with teams, and her own research experience. If you missed the chat, check out some of the highlights below—or search #AskCarolyn on Twitter to see more questions and […]

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March 30, 2016

C&EN Roundup: Detecting Antibodies, Improving Batteries and Testing Beer

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: *** New Test May Be Able to Detect Antibodies in Saliva Detecting antibodies for a given illness can be a useful way of diagnosing a patient, but even the […]

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March 24, 2016

ACS Central Science Celebrates Its First Anniversary

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS Central Science – our first fully open access journal – celebrates its first birthday this week. It was one year ago, at the ACS spring meeting in Denver, that the journal debuted. Today ACS Central Science is living up to its promise to highlight and communicate research articles that epitomize the “centrality of chemistry.” Every issue […]

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March 10, 2016

5 Publishing Tips for Researchers in China

By Selenah Njoloma

It’s a good time to be a scientist in China. The Chinese government has strengthened its national programs for science and technology R&D, including investments in fundamental science and sustainable energy. These advancements have helped make China the world’s second-largest publisher of scientific articles. ACS journals published more than 32,000 articles from China in the […]

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February 17, 2016

Upcoming Webinar: Publishing Tips for Researchers in China

By Selenah Njoloma

As any China-based researcher knows, publishing your work on an international stage comes with unique challenges. But despite the barriers, China is a fast-growing source of scientific research. In the past 5 years alone, ACS journals published 32,000 articles from authors based in China. Thirty ACS editors and 130 editorial advisory board members call China […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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December 11, 2015

Pacifichem 2015: Connecting Chemistry with Society

By Miranda Paley

Pacifichem celebrates the coming together of the chemical societies of far-flung nations, and in so doing, their cultures as well.  It is only fitting, then, that in the Pacifichem venue they will discuss the role that chemistry plays in society as a whole. Whether it is supplying the new clean energy sources we need to […]

December 10, 2015

Pacifichem 2015: Biological Chemistry

By Ranjini Prithviraj

Biological chemistry is an amalgamation of the chemical and life sciences. It is the study of the chemistry of living organisms at the cellular and molecular level, and is vital to the understanding of these living organisms. Applications are diverse and range from pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and cancer research, to agriculture. The Biological Chemistry technical symposia […]

December 10, 2015

Pacifichem 2015: Materials & Nanoscience

By Heather Tierney

Pacifichem 2015 will host a variety of “Materials & Nanoscience” sessions, covering topics such as self-assembly, materials synthesis, energy, membranes, magnetic materials, graphene, nanoparticles, spintronics, optoelectronics, bioinspired materials, electrochemistry, and much more. In the selection below, we have featured a few top articles from across the ACS Publications portfolio that relate to these exciting sessions. […]

September 9, 2015

The Art Behind the Science: Publishing Tips from ACS Journal Editors

By Joseph Graham

For the novice author, the process of writing and publishing a scientific paper can go something like this: inspiration, research, excitement, gathering data, preparing figures and tables, drafting methods, discussion, panic, fear, questioning everything, rewrites, more rewrites, abstract, conclusion, still more rewrites, submission, and hiding under the desk waiting for a rejection message. Yet experienced […]

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