Category: Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS)

July 26, 2018

Stiff-Yet-Supple Plastic Can be Reshaped and Recycled

By Prachi Patel for C&EN

Heat-cured plastics called thermosets can’t be beat for their long lives. But these resilient polymers, used to make coatings, car parts, and dishes, have a flaw: they can’t be reshaped or recycled. Now, a new plastic features the toughness of thermosets in a more sustainable package. Unlike its predecessors, it can be melted and reformed […]

July 23, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary Chemistry Articles of June 2018

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 […]

July 2, 2018

Connect With ACS Publications in Boston This August

By Jesse Stanchak

Each ACS National Meeting & Exposition brings with it a flurry of activity from all corners of ACS Publications. The upcoming 256th ACS National Meeting in Boston, August 19-23, will be no exception. Join ACS Publications for Editor meet-and-greets, educational sessions, celebrations, and more! This post will be updated all summer long as the meeting […]

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Impact Factor 2017

June 28, 2018

Multiple ACS Journals Earn Their Highest-Ever Impact Factor in 2017 Journal Citation Reports®

By Jesse Stanchak

The newly-released 2017 Journal Citation Reports® from Clarivate Analytics show ACS journals continue to be the most-cited and most-impactful publications in their fields, including the six core chemistry categories. ACS journal articles were cited more than 3.1 million times in 2017, an increase of 8% compared with the previous year. The median Impact Factor for […]

June 21, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary Chemistry Journal Articles of May 2018

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 15, 2018

How Lanthanides Keep Volcanic Bacteria Alive

By Mark Peplow, special to C&EN

Ten years ago, in a steaming volcanic mudpot in Italy, microbiologists discovered a bizarre bacterium—the first known organism that couldn’t live without lanthanides. To help it feed on methane, Methylacidiphilum fumariolicum relies on a methanol dehydrogenase (MDH) enzyme that has a rare-earth element such as cerium or lanthanum at its heart. Now, Eric J. Schelter of the University of […]

February 9, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: How Microbes Influence the Brain — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: How microbes influence the brain — 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 of chemistry. […]

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Chemistry Research Topics

January 31, 2018

16 Innovative Research Topics in Chemistry

By Freddy Tellez

ACS Publications brings you regular collections of the hottest research topics in chemistry research. Our Virtual Collections include Virtual Issues, Special Issues, and Thematic Collections of chemistry research from ACS Publications journals. These collections reflect important chemistry research topics of current scientific interest and are designed for experienced investigators and educators alike. Read Innovative Chemistry […]

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January 23, 2018

Most-Read Articles of 2017: 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 […]

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January 16, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary Chemistry Articles of December 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in December of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each multidisciplinary chemistry ACS Publications journal in December 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

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100 millionth article download

December 22, 2017

ACS is Celebrating Its 100 Millionth Article Download And You Could Win A Prize

By Andrew Clinton

Together the ACS Publications community achieved a notable milestone in 2017: Over 100 million full-text article downloads during the 2017 calendar year! This marks a new record for our portfolio of 51 peer-reviewed journals. Along with citations and other metrics, full-text usage provides insights on a journal’s presence in the research landscape, as well as the science […]

December 19, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary Chemistry Articles of November 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in November of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each multidisciplinary chemistry ACS Publications journal in November 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

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November 20, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary Chemistry Articles of October 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in October of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each multidisciplinary chemistry ACS Publications journal in October 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

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October 31, 2017

Remembering Gilbert Stork (1921-2017)

By Jesse Stanchak

Synthetic organic chemistry pioneer Gilbert Stork is dead at the age of 95. Stork was the former Eugene Higgins Professor of Chemistry Emeritus at Columbia University. He is known for his work in the total synthesis of natural products and his contributions to enamine chemistry. Stork was the author of more than 160 papers in […]

October 30, 2017

Discover ACS Research with the Highest Altmetric Attention Scores

By Andrew Clinton

In December 2016, we announced our partnership with Altmetric, the alternative metrics platform that provides authors with a single view of the online activity surrounding their scholarly content. Through the partnership with Altmetric, we began to display  Altmetric Attention Scores on all research articles published across our entire portfolio of peer-reviewed research journals. As a […]

October 26, 2017

ACS Editors Elected to National Academy of Medicine

By Jesse Stanchak

Nano Letters Co-Editor Charles M. Lieber and Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) Associate Editor Benjamin F. Cravatt are among the newest members of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). The health and medical community considers membership in NAM to be one of the field’s top honors. NAM membership recognizes individuals who have demonstrated […]

October 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary Chemistry Articles of September 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in September of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each multidisciplinary chemistry ACS Publications journal in September 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

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October 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Applied Chemistry Articles of September 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in September of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each applied chemistry ACS Publications journal in September 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

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October 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Analytical Chemistry Articles of September 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in September 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 September 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

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October 17, 2017

How to Be an Amazing Podcast Guest

By Maya Pottiger

So you were asked to be a podcast guest. What now? You want to make sure you’re adequately prepared for the interview so that it goes smoothly and you get your point across as effectively as possible. However, chances are this won’t be a long interview, and you’re going to have to be very concise […]

October 13, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Wearable Ring-Based Sensing Platform for Detecting Chemical Threats — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: wearable ring-based sensing platform for detecting chemical threats, nanoscale coloristic pigments, the hydrophobic effect and the role of cosolvents — 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 […]

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September 27, 2017

Metallopeptide Catalyst Eases Synthesis of Antibody-Drug Conjugates

By Wudan Yan, for C&EN

Antibody-drug conjugates are promising next-generation cancer therapies that can target and selectively kill malignant cells while sparing healthy ones. These conjugates—in which a drug is bound to an antibody through a small chemical linker—harness the antibody’s ability to recognize markers specific to cancer cells and bring the potent drugs to their intended site of action. […]

September 18, 2017

Saying Goodbye to a QSAR Pioneer

By Jesse Stanchak

The chemistry community recently said goodbye to Dr. Toshio Fujita, who helped develop the Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship (QSAR) method along with Corwin Hansch. This method has helped generations of chemists interpret molecular interactions and predict the properties of new molecules. Over the last 50 years, the QSAR method proved vital to chemists looking to discover […]

September 14, 2017

#ThankAScientist – Chad A. Mirkin

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS is participating in Thank A Scientist Week by encouraging the ACS community to get to know some of the ACS Editors who are active on Twitter. Tweet your appreciation and get to know more ACS Editors. Chad A. Mirkin is the Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society. You can follow […]

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August 18, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Single Molecule Nanopore Spectrometry for Peptide Detection — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Single molecule nanopore spectrometry for peptide detection, calcium-mediated control of S100 proteins, ionic liquids for the extraction of alcohols from fermentation broth — 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 […]

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July 21, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Building a Chemistry “Recommendation Engine” — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Building a chemistry “recommendation engine,” vacancy engineering in nanosheets, 3D printed smart devices– 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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July 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary Chemistry Articles of June 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in June of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each multidisciplinary chemistry ACS Publications journal in June 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

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July 13, 2017

Melanie S. Sanford Wins 2017 Blavatnik National Award

By Maya Pottiger

Professor Melanie S. Sanford, Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society is a winner of one of the  2017 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists. Sanford was recognized for her work designing molecules with a variety of uses, such as in batteries, new medical imaging agents, recycling carbon dioxide, and drug design. […]

June 23, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Graphene Aerogel and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Graphene aerogel, suppressed ion migration in low-dimensional perovskites, long noncoding RNAs — 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 […]

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June 19, 2017

2016 Journal Citation Reports®: ACS Journals Have Highest Impact Factor in Chemistry

By Jesse Stanchak

The 2016 Journal Citation Reports® are in – and once again ACS journals have the highest Impact Factor and/or the most citations in 14 scientific categories, including six core chemistry categories. The 2016 Journal Citation Reports® found: ACS journals have a portfolio median of 4.849 in 2016, up from 4.803 the year before. More than […]

June 9, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Making Rigid Polyurethane Foam From Old Vehicles and Coconut Oil

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Making rigid polyurethane foam from end-of-life vehicles and coconut oil, novel liposome-based surface-enhanced raman spectroscopy, kinetic Modeling of the nickel-catalyzed esterification of amides  — 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 […]

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Chemistry Research Topics

May 23, 2017

19 of the Hottest Research Topics in Chemistry

By Freddy Tellez

ACS Publications brings you regular collections of the hottest research topics in chemistry research. Our Virtual Collections include Virtual Issues, Special Issues and Thematic Collections of chemistry research from ACS Publications journals. These collections reflect important chemistry research topics of current scientific interest and are designed for experienced investigators and educators alike. Read Important Chemistry […]

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May 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary Chemistry Articles of April 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in April of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each multidisciplinary chemistry ACS Publications journal in April 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

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May 12, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: C–C Bond Oxidation Driven by Visible Light

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: C–C bond oxidation driven by visible light, nanomaterials for cancer therapeutics, and surface analysis of nanocomplexes by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy — 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 […]

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May 3, 2017

ACS Editors Elected to National Academy of Sciences

By Jesse Stanchak

Eleven of the new members and foreign associates elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for 2017 have strong ties to ACS Publications journals. The NAS announced the election of a total of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates, bringing the academy’s total to 2,290 active members and 475 nonvoting foreign associates. The new members […]

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May 2, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary Chemistry Articles of March 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in March of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each multidisciplinary chemistry ACS Publications journal in March 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

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