ACS Axial has always been a great place for telling all kinds of chemistry-related stories. But one important story was missing. Yours.
Chemistry is a broad field, touching every other scientific discipline. That’s why we call it “the central science.” Chemists are every bit as diverse. They come from all over the world, from every conceivable background. They work at universities and companies, in classrooms and in libraries. They are young and old, rich and poor, men and women, members of every race, color, and creed. Describing the “average chemist’s perspective” is about as difficult as describing the “average chemistry experiment.” It takes a chorus of voices to tell chemistry’s story – the challenges, triumphs, concerns, and hopes of an entire field.
ACS Axial has published stories from a variety in the past, but it wasn’t easy for people to submit stories. Everyone should be able to tell their story on ACS Axial because everyone’s story is worth hearing. ACS Publications is restructuring the site and revamping its editorial guidelines to make it easy for anyone amplify their voice here.
Why should you consider writing for ACS Axial?
A new window to your work: ACS Axial provides another way for the chemistry community to discover you and your work. Whether you’re talking about your latest research, the future of your field, or a hard one piece of advice, this is a chance to build an audience, highlight your accomplishments and make connections.
Your perspective matters: You’re more than just your latest set of results. You have a story to share, a cause to speak for, an idea to discuss. You’ve already got a voice. Let ACS Axial be the platform that amplifies it.
A community waiting to discover you: Telling your story is only half the job. The other half is finding an audience, which is increasingly tricky in today’s crowded digital landscape. ACS Axial is already an established, well-read, and well-respect blog within the chemistry community. You don’t have to go looking for an audience for your work. It’s already here.
Professional editing and consultation: Writing ability shouldn’t be a barrier to connecting with your audience. ACS Axial is a professionally managed and edited blog. You’ll get the help you need to tell your story in a way you’ll be proud to show colleagues.