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 contained within.
The 100 millionth article download took place on December 14, 2017, with the access of a 2015 article published in ACS Nano: Trans-Blood Brain Barrier Delivery of Dopamine-Loaded Nanoparticles Reverses Functional Deficits in Parkinsonian Rats. This article has been cited over 30 times and viewed nearly 7,000 times since publication. It is also open access, meaning it’s free for anyone to read.
Our flagship journal, the Journal of the American Chemical Society, has been the most accessed journal in 2017. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, which features research from one of the fastest growing fields in chemistry, became our second most accessed journal this year. Many other ACS journals also had a record number of downloads and nearly half of our usage now originates from Asia. This demonstrates the interest and broad availability of ACS journals around the world.
Achievement of this milestone reflects both the quality and scale of articles submitted by our global community of authors, the expert evaluation by our reviewers, and the leadership of our journal editors. ACS Publications offers sincere thanks to you all—your work is greatly appreciated!
To express our gratitude to the community, ACS Publications is celebrating this momentous achievement by giving away 100 prizes. Anyone who signs up for ACS journal e‑Alerts before the end of 2017 will be automatically entered to win 1 of 100 Amazon Fire TV Sticks.* Don’t miss out on your chance for a prize, sign up for ACS Journal e-Alerts today!
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