Category: Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS)

November 26, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary Chemistry Articles of October 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 […]

November 19, 2018

New Modification Strategy Gives MOFs Bigger Pores

By Neil Savage, special to C&EN

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)—hybrid materials that stitch organic linkers and metal bits into a meshlike structure—are popular for catalysis and chemical sensing, and even as carriers for drug delivery. Those applications could work better if chemists could make the pores bigger. Now researchers have shown a way to clip off organic ligands in MOFs to turn […]

October 31, 2018

Get 9 of the Latest Essential Collections of Chemistry Research

By Freddy Tellez

ACS Publications regularly produces Virtual Collections of the most important research topics in chemistry research, including Special Issues and ACS Selects from across the portfolio journals. These collections reflect topics of current scientific interest and are designed for experienced investigators and educators alike. *** Browse All Virtual Collections from Q3 of 2018. *** JACS Young […]

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October 15, 2018

Using Words Effectively: Helping Your Audience Understand Chemistry Research

By Yousif Memon

Communicating chemistry research to the public is often daunting. But researchers will not get their point across unless they can explain their work in a way that everyone understands. In this video, ACS Editors give you tips on how to make sure your research is understandable, without watering down the science. Professor Susannah Scott of […]

October 12, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Immunomodulating Nanomedicine for Cancer Therapy — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Immunomodulating nanomedicine for cancer therapy — 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. […]

September 21, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Design of Lanthanide-Doped Colloidal Nanocrystals — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Design of lanthanide-doped colloidal nanocrystals — 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. Access […]

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September 20, 2018

Supramolecular Transformer Morphs Into Different Shapes

By Melissae Fellet, for C&EN

In metal-containing supramolecular complexes, organic ligands self-assemble around metal atoms to form molecular cages of various sizes and shapes. Researchers can change a complex’s shape by changing either the metal or the ligand, but they are still learning how to produce a desired shape by design. Now, researchers have created a supramolecular complex that converts […]

September 14, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Magic Angle Spinning Dynamic Nuclear Polarization — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Magic angle spinning dynamic nuclear polarization — 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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August 31, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Impacts of Carbon Dots on Rice Plants

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Impacts of carbon dots on rice plants, ultrarapid cationization of gold nanoparticles, approaches to sustainable and continually recyclable cross-linked polymers — 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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August 28, 2018

16 of the Most Engaging Topics in Chemistry

By Freddy Tellez

ACS Publications regularly produces Virtual Collections of the most important research topics in chemistry research, including Special Issues and ACS Selects from across the portfolio journals. These collections reflect topics of current scientific interest and are designed for experienced investigators and educators alike. *** New Physical Insights In this virtual issue, The Journal of Physical […]

August 22, 2018

ACS Publications Honors ALD Pioneer Professor Markku Leskelä

By Marcus Anderson

ACS Publications is celebrating Professor Markku Leskelä of the University of Helsinki for his decades-long career and pioneering contributions in Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD). He has served as the Director of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Atomic Layer Deposition, received the American Vacuum Society ALD innovation award (2012), and is widely known as one of […]

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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