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November 12, 2018

Welcome the Newest Associate Editors of ACS Publications Journals: Q3 2018

By Jesse Stanchak

When a scientific journal adds a new associate editor or senior editor, that change means more for readers than just a tweak to the masthead.  New editors bring new experiences, new perspectives, and new ideas to their publications. Get to know some of ACS’ latest editors and learn what unique gifts they’ll be bringing to […]

October 5, 2018

Why Chemists Should Embrace Quantitative Kinetics

By Shana J. Sturla

How can scientists bridge scientific knowledge and next-generation risk evaluations without experimenting on animals? According to Professor Ans Punt of RIKILT Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands, the answer lies in promoting the collective experience with quantitative kinetics. “Quantitative predictions of in vivo chemical levels based on in vitro data will become a cornerstone […]

September 28, 2018

Nanotube “Rebar” Helps Graphene Toughen Up

By Katherine Bourzac for C&EN

Ultrathin and highly conductive, graphene shows promise for flexible electronics and energy-dense battery electrodes. But materials scientists fret that the material’s brittleness could hold it back from practical applications. Carbon nanotubes could come to the rescue, new research shows. Sensitive measurement techniques and simulations reveal that coating graphene with carbon nanotubes helps it resist fracture […]

September 19, 2018

Scorpion Venom Yields Novel Alkaloid

By Emma Hiolski

Scorpion venom packs more than a painful sting. It’s also chock full of novel bioactive compounds—most of them polypeptides—that intrigue scientists. For the first time, researchers have identified an alkaloid from a scorpion’s chemical cocktail. Scorpions deliver venom through menacing stingers at the ends of their tails. Found on every continent except Antarctica, the creatures […]

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 […]

ACS Sensors Impact Factor

July 13, 2018

ACS Sensors’ Impact Factor Measures Up

By Brooke Howell

ACS Sensors received its inaugural Impact Factor last month with the 2017 Journal Citation Reports® from Clarivate Analytics. The partial Impact Factor of 5.711 demonstrates a community of scientists producing high-quality research and engaging with their peers’ work. The ACS Sensors editorial team wants to express its gratitude to the community of authors, readers, and […]

June 27, 2018

Celebrating LGBT Scientists in the ACS Community

By Yousif Memon

ACS is a global scientific society, inclusive of all skilled chemistry professionals. It’s this diversity that enables excellence, innovation, and transformative action in the sciences. To celebrate inclusion during LGBTQ Pride Month, we’ve chosen to highlight select authors in the ACS community that submitted bios to 500 Queer Scientists. 500 Queer Scientists is a visibility […]

June 8, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Spin Uncoupling in Chemisorbed OCCO and CO2 — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Spin uncoupling in chemisorbed OCCO and CO2, in-cell NMR in human cells — 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 […]

May 18, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Applied Chemistry Articles of April 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 […]

February 26, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Materials Science & Engineering 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 materials science 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, […]

ACS Regional Meeting

December 29, 2017

Learn About ACS Regional Meeting Opportunities in 2018

By Jesse Stanchak

Continuing education is important for chemists of all disciplines and all career levels. One of the best ways to connect with the rest of the chemistry community, network with peers, and keep up with the latest research in by attending a conference. However, budget or scheduling constraints that make it difficult for you to attend […]


December 20, 2017

Exploring the History of Cheminformatics

By Bryan McBournie

There are always new platforms, systems, and tools to keep up with in cheminformatics. On November 16, ACS hosted a webinar, featuring Dr. Wendy A. Warr taking a look at technological advances that have changed chemical research, as well as what the future might hold. Warr is a Chartered Chemist, a Fellow of the Royal […]

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December 6, 2017

Virtual Issue: Celebrating Organic and Inorganic Chemistry Published by Authors in India

By Tamara Hanna

Chemists in India are increasingly publishing cutting-edge organic and inorganic chemistry research, as evidenced by the substantial growth in submissions from authors in India over the last decade (up 173%) across five ACS Publications journals within the organic/inorganic portfolio ( ACS Catalysis, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Letters,  Organometallics, The Journal of Organic Chemistry). In 2016, research from […]

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November 16, 2017

Be Part of the Future of Nano Letters’ Early Career Board

By Paul Alivisatos, Co-Editor, And the Entire Nano Letters Editorial Team

In 2015 Nano Letters started the Early Career Board in order to develop a channel for hearing from the early career scientists who are the future of our field. Early career scientists important perspectives to share about their experiences of scientific publication as discoverers, authors, and peer reviewers and their ideas concerning the many changes […]

November 1, 2017

Inorganic Chemistry Appoints Three New Associate Editors

By Brooke Howell

Inorganic Chemistry Editor-in-Chief William B. Tolman is excited to announce the appointment of three new Associate Editors to the journal’s editorial team. Starting November 1, 2017: Suzanne C. Bart, Associate Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, Purdue University Hiroshi Kageyama, Professor, Department of Energy and Hydrocarbon Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University Starting January 1, 2018: […]

October 23, 2017

Celebrate National Chemistry Week 2017 with Geochemistry Resources from the Journal of Chemical Education

By Freddy Tellez

National Chemistry Week is a community-based annual event that unites ACS local sections, businesses, schools, and individuals in communicating the value of chemistry in our everyday life. This year, National Chemistry Week is being celebrated October 22–28, 2017, and the theme, Chemistry Rocks!, explores geochemistry. Make the most of this annual celebration by connecting the […]

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August 4, 2017

Eavesdropping on Plant–Insect–Microbe Chemical Communications in Agricultural Ecology

By John J. Beck, Baldwyn Torto, and Rachel L. Vannette

The following is an excerpt from an editorial that originally appeared in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. This Virtual Issue highlights recent work published in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (JAFC) on important research into the complex network of volatile chemical communications among plants, insects, and microbes. Articles within the Virtual Issue are […]

June 1, 2017

In the Lab 360° with Robin D. Rogers

By Joseph Graham

Robin D. Rogers is the Editor-in-Chief of Crystal Growth & Design and the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Green Chemistry and Green Chemicals at McGil University. He is know for his research into ionic liquid systems. Recently Rogers offered ACS Axial readers a 360º look inside his lab, including a look at some of his […]

March 7, 2017

Exploring the Future of Energy Storage on Reddit

By Emma Weckerling

On February 21, ACS Publications hosted a Reddit AMA session with ACS Energy Letters Editor-in-Chief Prashant Kamat to discuss peer review, light energy conversion and more. Kamat is the inaugural editor of ACS Energy Letters and is also a principal scientist at the Radiation Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame. His research group focuses on multidisciplinary insight […]

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January 13, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Developing Artificial Nacre — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: developing artificial nacre, human sewage source-tracking tools, NADP+ recycling — 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 […]

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May 21, 2016

PatentPak, a CAS Solution, Streamlines Chemical Information Searches in Patents

By Ramona Joseph

PatentPak saves around half the time needed to find the important chemistry in patents CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, now offers PatentPak, a new patent workflow solution. PatentPak is available in both SciFinder® and STN®, and can drastically reduce the time spent searching for chemical information in patents. Third-party research indicates that […]

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