Category: Journal

May 14, 2018

2018 IPMI Carol Tyler Award Goes to Cathleen Crudden

By Mia Fields-Hall

Professor Cathleen Crudden of Queen’s University, Nagoya University-ITbM, Associate Editor of ACS Catalysis, is the recipient of the 2018 IPMI Carol Tyler Award. The International Precious Metal Institute’s Carol Tyler Award recognizes the achievements of women researching precious metals. Crudden is known for her leading work on palladium-catalyzed cross coupling with enantioenriched organoboranes, as well as research on the […]

May 14, 2018

Read 20 of the Most-Read Articles from Chemical Reviews

By Marcus Anderson

Reviews published in Chemical Reviews are both timely and timeless. They cover important, ground-breaking, and current topics, yet their comprehensive nature extends their educational potential for years after publication. That’s why it’s one of the most highly regarded and highest-ranked journals covering the general topic of chemistry. Check out some of the most-read Reviews from […]

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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May 10, 2018

Professors Matthew I. Gibson and Jeremiah A. Johnson Win 2018 Biomacromolecules/ Macromolecules Young Investigator Award

By Molly Ferns

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 Matthew I. Gibson of the University of Warwick and Jeremiah A. Johnson, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as the winners of the 2018 Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award. Professors Gibson and […]

Inorganic Chemistry Explores the 5 Stages of Rejection

May 8, 2018

Inorganic Chemistry Explores the 5 Stages of Rejection

By Stephen Ritter

Manuscript rejection is a normal part of the scientific publishing process. It happens to all researchers, from novices to Nobel Laureates, at one time or another.  Intellectually that makes sense—especially when it happens to someone else—but what should you do when a rejection notice shows up in your inbox? “First, take a breath. Take a […]

May 8, 2018

Congratulations to Vern Schramm of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Winner of the 2018 Gordon Hammes Lectureship Award

By Charley James

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 significant impact on research at the interface of chemistry and biology.  This year’s award goes to Professor Vern Schramm of the Albert […]

Quantitative Sustainability Metrics

May 7, 2018

Promoting the Development and Use of Quantitative Sustainability Metrics

By Freddy Tellez

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering has a history of calling for the increased use of quantitative sustainability metrics, and increasingly considers the use of sustainability metrics in its editorial decisions. Now the journal is demonstrating that commitment with a Virtual Special Issue containing contributions from well-known authors in the field and addressing diverse topics in the field. […]

2018 Gordon Hammes Scholar Award Winner Timothy Bumpus

May 4, 2018

Congratulations to Timothy Bumpus of Cornell University, Winner of the 2018 Gordon Hammes Scholar Award

By Charley James

The Gordon Hammes Scholar Award honors the young scientists responsible for the very best papers published in Biochemistry. Established in 2017 and awarded alongside the Gordon Hammes Lectureship Award, the Scholar Award seeks to recognize those at the bench – graduate students, postdocs, and undergraduates – for the outstanding work they do. The award is […]

May 3, 2018

Read Nano Letters’ Most Highly Cited Papers

By Marcus Anderson

Nano Letters publishes fundamental research from all branches of the theory and practice of nanoscience and nanotechnology, including preliminary, experimental, and theoretical results on physical, chemical, and biological phenomena, along with processes and applications of nanoscale structures. Check out the journal’s 20 most highly cited articles from 2016. While citation figures don’t define a publication’s […]

May 2, 2018

2018 NANOSMAT Conference Honors Paul Weiss and Ali Khademhosseini

By Charley James

ACS Nano congratulates Editor-in-Chief Paul Weiss and Associate Editor Ali Khademhosseini on their recognition by the 2018 NANOSMAT Conference with, respectively, the NANOSMAT Prize and the NANOSMAT Award. The NANOSMAT Prize was set up in 2009 to acknowledge high-caliber senior international scientists under the age of 65. Professor Weiss was selected for this year’s Prize […]

May 1, 2018

Announcing the 2018 Energy & Fuels Joint Award for Excellence in Publication

By Freddy Tellez

The article “SOx/NOx Removal from Flue Gas Streams by Solid Adsorbents: A Review of Current Challenges and Future Directions” by Fateme Rezaei, Ali A. Rownaghi, Saman Monjezi, Ryan P. Lively, and Christopher W. Jones is the winner of the 2018 Energy & Fuels Joint Award for Excellence in Publication. Energy & Fuels and the ACS Division of Energy & Fuels sponsor this […]

April 30, 2018

Pursuing Clean Air and Water for All: Environmental Science & Technology Symposium in India

By Deeksha Gupta

The author of “Water 4.0” and Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T) Professor David Sedlak, UC Berkeley recently visited India to meet local environmental experts. During his talk at IIT Delhi, organized by the Indian Government’s Department of Science and Technology, he shared his experience, insight, and passion for the work he is doing. […]

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 27, 2018

Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data Special Issue Honors Cor J. Peters

By Freddy Tellez

The Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data is pleased to honor Professor Cor J. Peters upon his retirement. In its latest Special Issue, the journal highlights his achievements in the field of applied thermodynamics and phase equilibria. Many collaborators, colleagues, and former students have published contributions that reflect his research interests: high-pressure phase behavior, mainly […]

April 26, 2018

2018 Bioconjugate Chemistry Lectureship Award Goes to Professor Wolfgang J. Parak

By Molly Ferns

Bioconjugate Chemistry and the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering are pleased to announce that Professor Wolfgang J. Parak of University of Hamburg is the recipient of the 2018 Bioconjugate Chemistry Lectureship Award. The award will be presented at the 256th 2018 ACS National Meeting & Exposition, held August 19-23, 2018, in Boston. Parak will be presenting as part of the Bioconjugate Chemistry Lecturer […]

April 25, 2018

Journal of Proteome Research: Special Issue Call for Papers: Software Tools and Resources

By Chi Wang

Software tools and data resources are essential in all omics domains, including proteomics and metabolomics. The Journal of Proteome Research is creating an annual Special Issue that will highlight novel and significantly updated user-oriented software tools, web applications, code libraries and databases for proteomics and metabolomics and will cover all sub-disciplines within the scope of […]

April 24, 2018

Meet the Winners of the 2018 Chemistry of Materials Lectureship and Best Paper Award

By Marcus Anderson

Chemistry of Materials and the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) are proud to announce Professor Darren Lipomi, Mohammad (Mo) A. Alkhadra, and Samuel (Sam) E. Root as the winners of the 2018 Chemistry of Materials Lectureship and Best Paper Award. The award honors the authors of an article, published in 2017, […]

April 20, 2018

ACS Infectious Diseases Celebrates “Drug Discovery for Global Health” Special Issue

By Lorraine F. Clark and Mia Fields-Hall

Several diseases disproportionately affect people in the developing world. These include the 19 so-called “neglected tropical diseases” identified by the WHO, as well as tuberculosis and malaria. 1-3 ACS Infectious Diseases hopes to draw attention to these diseases and the ongoing drug discovery efforts to combat them with a Special Issue focused on the supra-discipline […]

April 19, 2018

Publish Open Access in ACS Omega for $750

By Brooke Howell

ACS Publications lowered the ACS Omega article publishing charge (APC) for 2018 to $750. This revised price makes it more affordable for authors to publish their research in a high-quality, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal from the publishers of Journal of the American Chemical Society and more than 50 other respected academic journals. What ACS Omega Authors […]

April 19, 2018

Tianning Diao Named Organometallics Distinguished Author Award Recipient

By Mia Fields-Hall

Tianning Diao, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at New York University, is the 2018 recipient of the Organometallics Distinguished Author Award. Professor Diao, a 2017 NSF CAREER Awardee, focuses her research on developing new transition metal catalysts and studying mechanisms of catalytic reactions. For example, Diao’s group recently published the first structural characterization of palladium agostic […]

April 18, 2018

Taking a Closer Look at Microplastic Pollution

By Freddy Tellez

Microplastics are our newest emerging contaminant. Although scientists have expressed concerns about the impacts of plastic pollution for over four decades, microplastics did not become emerging contaminants until 2007. The issue gained momentum about five years later when researchers reported the presence of microbeads from consumer products in wastewater effluent-receiving waters. Facing negative publicity for a […]

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 […]

April 17, 2018

Come See ACS Publications at Experimental Biology 2018

By Molly Ferns

This year marks an exciting year for ACS Publications at Experimental Biology 2018. We invite attendees to join us at Booth #805 during the conference’s Exhibit Hours, April 22-24, 2018, to learn more about our leading journals at the interface of chemistry and biology and get some fun giveaways. Treats and T-Shirts with ACS Pharmacology […]

April 17, 2018

Masayuki Inoue Wins The Journal of Organic Chemistry Outstanding Publication of the Year Lectureship for 2018

By Brooke Howell

Masayuki Inoue, Chemistry Professor at the University of Tokyo, is the 2018 recipient of The Journal of Organic Chemistry Outstanding Publication of the Year Award 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 […]

April 17, 2018

Celebrate Earth Week 2018 with Resources from the Journal of Chemical Education

By Freddy Tellez

ACS’ annual Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW) event focuses on the link between chemistry and efforts to protect our environment. Chemistry is critical to understanding and preserving the Earth, in areas such as energy research, and protecting resources such as clean air and water. In honor of Earth Day 2018, the Journal of Chemical Education is […]

April 13, 2018

ACS Catalysis is Coming to CCS

By Mia Fields-Hall

On May 7, 2018, ACS Catalysis Editors, Editorial Advisory Board members, and distinguished guests will present at a one-day symposium on their own research, spanning the full spectrum of catalysis science, at the 31st Academic Annual Conference of the Chinese Chemical Society in Hangzhou, China. The event will be held at Hangzhou Expo Center in Room […]

April 13, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Inhibiting Colon Cancer Proliferation — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Inhibiting colon cancer proliferation, capture and purification of polyphenols, tailor-made self-assemblies from functionalized amphiphiles — 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 […]

April 13, 2018

Join ACS Publications at AACR 2018

By Molly Ferns

ACS Publications invites AACR 2018 attendees to join us during the conference’s exhibit hours April 15-18, 2018, to find out more about our leading journals at the interface of chemistry and biology. You can find us at booth #1436 in the Exhibit Hall where we’ll have information on all of these journals including the following […]

April 11, 2018

Commemorate World Parkinson’s Day With ACS Chemical Neuroscience

By Molly Ferns

The European Parkinson’s Disease Association and Parkinson’s UK recognize April 11, 2018, as World Parkinson’s Day. Millions of people worldwide are affected by this condition and this campaign seeks to raise awareness and understanding of Parkinson’s Disease using the hashtag#UniteForParkinsons. The disease is named for James Parkinson, most famous for publishing ‘An Essay on the Shaking Palsy’ in […]

April 10, 2018

2018 ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Young Investigator Award Winner Announced

By Charley James

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, in partnership with the ACS Division of Colloid & Surface Chemistry, is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Y. Shirley Meng, University of California San Diego, as the winner of the 2018 ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Young Investigator Award. I caught up with Dr. Meng to learn more […]

April 6, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Plasma Technology, Molecular Clusters, Self-Assembly of Amphiphiles

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Plasma technology, molecular clusters, self-assembly of amphiphiles — 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 […]

April 5, 2018

Fluorescent Sensor Provides Early Warning for Blocked Catheters

By Melissae Fellet, for C&EN

Researchers have devised a new early warning system for catheter blockages: a polymer disk, placed in a urine collection bag, that releases a fluorescent dye. Visual confirmation of urinary tract infections involved with blocked catheters may help reduce antibiotic use or unnecessary procedures, the researchers say. The bacterium Proteus mirabilis causes 20 to 45% of catheter-associated urinary […]

April 3, 2018

ACS Sensors Will Be in China This April! 

By Chi Wang

The ACS Sensors Editorial Team will be in China for a series of university visits and to host the International Chemistry Symposium: Frontiers in Sensors Innovation at East China University of Science and Technology. At each university, the editors will meet students and faculty, share tips on how to publish your work in ACS Sensors, and present their latest research! The […]

April 2, 2018

Green Solvents Embrace the Future

By Małgorzata (Gosia) Swadźba-Kwaśny

The 9th Green Solvents Conference — GSC9 Advanced Reaction Media — is taking place September 23-26 in Titisee, Germany. It follows an introductory Green Solvents Workshop, an interactive course aimed at students and postdoctoral researchers. Since its foundation in 2002, the biennial Green Solvents Conference (GSC) has served as a unique platform for the discussion of scientific […]

March 26, 2018

Cynthia J. Burrows Receives 2018 Willard Gibbs Medal and James Flack Norris Award

By Marcus Anderson

ACS Publications and the staff of Accounts of Chemical Research would like to congratulate the journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Professor Cynthia J. Burrows of the University of Utah, on winning two prestigious awards: the Willard Gibbs Medal and the James Flack Norris Award in Physical Organic Chemistry. The Willard Gibbs Medal, one of the most prestigious honors […]

March 15, 2018

ACS Omega Authors Get Noticed

By Brooke Howell

ACS Publications lowered the ACS Omega article publishing price for 2018 to just $750 per article, which makes it easier than ever to publish your research in a high-quality, fully open-access, peer-reviewed journal and get noticed by more of your colleagues around the globe. When you publish open access in ACS Omega, you make your […]

March 15, 2018

Lee Cronin Wins 2018 Inorganic Chemistry Lectureship

By Brooke Howell

Dr. Leroy (Lee) Cronin, the Regius Chair of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow, is the winner of the 2018 Inorganic Chemistry Lectureship. Inorganic Chemistry and the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry launched the award in 2013 to annually recognize an individual who has demonstrated creativity and impact in leading research in inorganic chemistry. This […]

March 13, 2018

ACS Energy Letters Examines What’s Next in Energy Research

By Brooke Howell

2018 marks the third year of publishing for ACS Energy Letters, and it’s off to a fast start with 95 Articles ASAP (As Soon As Publishable) published in January and February. “The enthusiasm of researchers worldwide to tackle major hurdles in energy conversion and storage has made this field one of the outstanding frontiers of […]

March 12, 2018

Paul J. Chirik’s List of Common Misconceptions about Organometallics

By Stephen Ritter

How do researchers choose which journal to submit their latest research? It often comes down to how they perceive the scope of a journal. And that process is one of the many things that weigh on an editor’s mind: How can I convince chemists that my journal is the best fit for their great new […]