Category: Journal

October 10, 2018

Meet ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering’s Early Career Board Members

By Molly Ferns

ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering has announced the members of its inaugural Early Career Board. This initiative will provide young investigators with guidance and insight into the editorial process as they pursue their independent research careers. Over the course of a three-year term, the journal will foster professional mentoring relationships between its established Editorial Advisory […]

October 10, 2018

A New Process for Nutrient Loss in the Ocean?

By Deirdre Lockwood, for C&EN

A newly identified microbial process may be stealing nutrients from phytoplankton, the microorganisms at the base of the ocean food web. The process could change researchers’ understanding of nutrient cycling in the ocean, which influences the growth of these microscopic marine plants and bacteria and their effect on climate. Like plants on land, phytoplankton use […]

October 9, 2018

Meet the Next Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Chemical Education: Thomas Holme

By Freddy Tellez

The American Chemical Society  (ACS) named Professor Thomas Holme of Iowa State University as the next Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Chemical Education (JCE). Established in 1924, this high-impact chemical education publication is co-published by the ACS Division of Chemical Education and ACS Publications. Holme will succeed Professor Norbert J. Pienta of the University of Georgia […]

October 2, 2018

Celebrate National Nanotechnology Day with ACS Publications

By Marcus Anderson

October 9, 2018, marks the 3rd Annual National Nanotechnology Day, and each year ACS Publications joins the worldwide scientific community to celebrate the prominent role nanoscience plays in our daily lives. This year, we will be hosting an informative webinar centered around our theme “Nano in Motion,” which seeks to highlight the dynamic, interdisciplinary, and […]

October 2, 2018

Photocatalyst Shreds Drinking Water Contaminant PFOA

By Deirdre Lockwood, for C&EN

A new photocatalyst could help clean up the industrial pollutant perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), which contaminates drinking water in many parts of the U.S. and recently triggered a state of emergency in Michigan. PFOA and another common perfluorinated contaminant, perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), may threaten human health through chronic exposure at the parts per trillion level by […]

October 1, 2018

Making Sustainable Battery Electrodes from Sawdust

By Katherine Bourzac for C&EN

Biofuel made from woody waste such as sawdust can serve as a carbon-neutral alternative to petroleum-based fuels. But the economics of producing this type of biofuel don’t work without policy measures such as carbon taxes or other subsidies, which can be politically difficult to enact. Now researchers have found a way to greatly increase the […]

October 1, 2018

Erick M. Carreira Will Be the Next Editor-in-Chief of Organic Letters

By Brooke Howell

ACS Publications announced that the next Editor-in-Chief of Organic Letters will be Professor Erick M. Carreira of the Laboratory of Organic Chemistry at ETH Zürich. He has been an Associate Editor with the journal for 18 years and will succeed its inaugural Editor-in-Chief, Professor Amos B. Smith, III, who is stepping down at the end […]

September 28, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Evolution and Future Directions of Metal-Free Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Evolution and future directions of metal-free atom transfer radical polymerization, the virial theorem and covalent bonding, the accuracy, transferability, and efficiency of coarse-grained models of molecular liquids — 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 […]

September 27, 2018

Read High-Impact Highlights from Organic Letters

By Ellie Key

Organic Letters is the highest impact communications journal in the field of organic chemistry, publishing brief reports on cutting-edge research, creative approaches, and innovative ideas to be quickly shared with other scientists. Explore a selection of recently published, high-impact articles published in Organic Letters: Rhodium-Catalyzed C–H Bond Functionalization with Amides by Double C–H/C–N Bond Activation Org. […]

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

Women in Bioconjugate Chemistry: Celebrating Women Scientists

By Erin Lavik

Professor Erin Lavik of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, is an Associate Editor of Bioconjugate Chemistry. A number of years ago, I was helping to organize an event with some exceptional scientists, and I asked that we highlight the fact that we had so many strong women scientists. It was explained to me that scientists […]

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 19, 2018

Read Impactful Research Highlights from Langmuir

By Ellie Key

Langmuir is the leading journal focusing on the fundamental science of systems and materials in which the interface dominates structure and function. Research published in Langmuir attracts more citations than other journals in the field. We invite you to explore this selection of most-cited articles from the journal: Charge Regulation in the Electrical Double Layer: […]

September 19, 2018

Read High-Impact Research Highlights from Biochemistry

By Ellie Key

Biochemistry provides an international forum for publishing exceptional, rigorous, high-impact research across all of biological chemistry. Since Professor Alanna Schepartz of Yale University took the helm as Editor-in-Chief in 2016, the journal has undergone a major revitalization to reflect the true breadth of modern biological chemistry, and in 2018 Biochemistry is in many ways a […]

September 19, 2018

Read High-Impact Research from The Journal of Organic Chemistry

By Ellie Key

The Journal of Organic Chemistry (JOC) welcomes original contributions of fundamental research in all branches of the theory and practice of organic chemistry. Explore a selection of the journal’s most-cited articles, including reviews, original research, and special issues covering topical subjects. From the Special Issue on Photocatalysis Photoredox Catalysis in Organic Chemistry J. Org. Chem., 2016, […]

September 19, 2018

Read High-Impact Research from Inorganic Chemistry

By Ellie Key

Inorganic Chemistry publishes fundamental studies in all phases of inorganic chemistry and has earned respect throughout the world for attracting and publishing outstanding research. We invite you to explore this selection of the journal’s most-cited articles. From the New Trends and Applications for Lanthanides special issue: Strategies toward High-Temperature Lanthanide-Based Single-Molecule Magnets Inorg. Chem., 2016, 55 […]

ACS Chemical Neuroscience

September 19, 2018

Read Impactful Research Highlights from ACS Chemical Neuroscience

By Ellie Key

ACS Chemical Neuroscience publishes high-quality research articles and reviews that showcase chemical, quantitative biological, biophysical and bioengineering approaches to the understanding of the nervous system and to the development of new treatments for neurological disorders. Explore a selection of the journal’s top-cited articles, including reviews, original research, and special and virtual issues covering topical subjects: […]

ACS Central Science Open Access Research

September 19, 2018

Free to Read, Free to Publish: High-Impact Highlights from ACS Central Science

By Ellie Key

ACS Central Science, the Society’s award-winning fully open access journal, is fast rising to be the gold standard for publishing trail-blazing innovative research. Led by Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Stanford University Professor Carolyn Bertozzi, and a team of award-winning researchers around the globe, ACS Central Science also publishes scientist commentary, forward-looking reviews, engaging interviews, […]

Read Impactful Research from ACS Earth and Space Chemistry

September 19, 2018

Read Impactful Research from ACS Earth and Space Chemistry

By Ellie Key

In March of 2018, ACS Earth and Space Chemistry celebrated one year since its launch. From its inception, the journal has been home to the latest innovative developments in research relevant to the Earth and space, with a focus on the application of analytical, experimental and theoretical chemistry to investigate areas such as high- and low-temperature […]

High Impact Research from Analytical Chemistry

September 19, 2018

Read High-Impact Highlights from Analytical Chemistry

By Ellie Key

Analytical Chemistry is a peer-reviewed research journal devoted to the dissemination of new and original knowledge in all branches of analytical chemistry. Explore a selection of articles published in Analytical Chemistry that make it the most cited journal in analytical chemistry: Reviews Our annual Review Issues present essential fundamental and applied reviews in Analytical Chemistry Fundamental […]

Biosensors in libraries

September 18, 2018

Biosensors: Can We Use Them in the Library?

By Alice Graves and Kate Qualmann

Sensors convert chemical information into an electrical signal that we can capture and analyze. But how can this technology be put to use in a traditional library? Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is a sensor type that has found its way into many libraries for tagging assets, checking material in and out, general shelf management, and security. […]

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September 18, 2018

Cleaned Pollen Shells Ready for Drug Delivery

By Alla Katsnelson, for C&EN

Pollen, best known as an immune system irritant that elicits allergic reactions in the form of sneezes and snot, may one day bring medical treatment instead of misery. The strong shells of pollen grains don’t break down on contact with enzymes in the body, and their complex shapes make them stick especially well to cells—which […]

September 17, 2018

Nitrous Oxide from Tibetan Permafrost Packs Global Warming Punch

By Janet Pelley, for C&EN

Permafrost, the perennially frozen layer of soil found in cold regions, releases the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and methane as it thaws—a problem becoming more prevalent with global climate change. But permafrost researchers have often overlooked emissions of nitrous oxide, a gas with 300 times the warming power of CO2. Now, a new study estimates that […]

September 14, 2018

3 Reasons to Share Your SOP

By Jesse Stanchak

Everyone knows lab safety is essential. Yet accidents continue to happen. Why are lab accidents still a problem in 2018? In part, the problem may lie with chemists being reluctant to share safe Standard Operating Procedures, according to a new editorial in Organometallics. Alexander J. M. Miller and Ian A. Tonks argue that while organizations […]

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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September 14, 2018

Graphene-Based Device Enables Active Thermal Camouflage

By Katherine Bourzac for C&EN

Researchers have made a thermal camouflage device from graphene that can adjust how much heat it emits in response to the background temperature. The material could be used to hide people and planes from night-vision cameras, but also help satellites survive extreme temperatures in space or lead to more responsive home heating systems. Above absolute […]

September 11, 2018

Congratulations to the 2019 Recipients of the ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Awards!

By Freddy Tellez

The Editors of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering are delighted to announce the three winners of the 2019 ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Awards. These awards recognize the research contributions of scientists in three geographical regions, working in green chemistry, green engineering and sustainability in the chemical enterprise, who have completed their academic training within the […]

September 11, 2018

Finding Pillars of Strength for MOFs

By Neil Savage, special to C&EN

The highly porous, large-surface-area structures known as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are popular for chemical sensing, gas separation, and catalysis. But they have a weakness: They can be flimsy. Some of the metal and ligand constructions form less robust lattices, and their pore walls can be stretched or broken, rendering them useless. Using a computer model, […]

September 10, 2018

How You Can Help Solve Chemistry’s Protein Problem

By Jesse Stanchak

Biochemistry has adopted manuscript submission guidelines to address the recent increases in entries to protein databases such as UniProt and GenBank/RefSeq. This surge of new entries affects chemists’ ability to unambiguously identify proteins that are described or characterized in a manuscript. This trend has also led to an increase in database misannotations, which hurts research […]

September 4, 2018

Read Highlights from the Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation

By Marcus Anderson

The Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation publishes papers reporting new theories, methodology, and/or important applications in quantum electronic structure, molecular dynamics, and statistical mechanics. Enjoy a collection of recent articles handpicked by the editors of ACS journals as ACS Editors’ Choice. As a service to our global community of researchers, these highly impactful articles […]

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 30, 2018

Organic Letters Celebrates 20 Years

By Yousif Memon

This year, Organic Letters is celebrating its 20th year as the highest impact communications journal in the field. The journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Professor Amos B. Smith, III of University of Pennsylvania, has been on board since day one. Under his care, Organic Letters increased submissions by 111% between 2000 and 2017. Smith, the journal’s Associate Editors, and other […]

Nanoelectrode Probe

August 29, 2018

Now You Can Watch Cellular Respiration with a Novel Nanoelectrode Probe

By Li-Qun Gu

Professor Li-Qun Gu is a Professor of Bioengineering at the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center at the University of Missouri. He and ACS Sensors Associate Editor Professor Yi-Tao Long of East China University of Science have known each other for more than 15 years. Professor Gu is a pioneer in biological nanopore DNA sequencing while Professor […]

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 27, 2018

ACS Omega: Publishing Diverse Science from a Global Community

By Brooke Howell

ACS Omega authors are working in labs around the world doing research in both pure and applied sciences across a broad range of chemistry and related areas. Since the fully open-access journal’s launch in 2016, its editors have been excited to publish high-quality research and build connections throughout the global community of scientists. These 12 […]

August 24, 2018

Why European Authors Should Submit to Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology Letters

By Freddy Tellez

Don’t let the name fool you: journals published by the American Chemical Society are led by global teams of Editors, read by a worldwide community of scholars, and publish the best research in their fields from all over the world. Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology are no exception. These two journals […]

August 24, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Stability in Perovskite Photovoltaic — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Stability in perovskite photovoltaics, chemical safety expertise, honoring a father of catalysis  — 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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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 […]

ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science

August 21, 2018

ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science Wants Your Research

By Brooke Howell

ACS Publications and Editor-in-Chief, Professor  Patrick M.Sexton, Ph.D., launched ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science earlier this year to provide the community of scientists working across the broad spectrum of pharmacology, biochemistry, and experimental medicine with a place to publish their high-quality, innovative, multidisciplinary research. “The specific launching of ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science recognizes a […]