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Get Ahead at Any Age: How ACS Publications Can Advance Your Career

We know you’re going to do great things, and we’re honored to be part of your professional journey. ACS Publications is dedicated to advancing chemistry and its practitioners by helping you read, write, and publish amazing research papers that advance your career. No matter where you are in your journey, there are resources available to help you meet your goals and reach the next level in your career.

Undergrad: This phase of your career is all about getting your feet wet. By reading C&EN, you’re learning about what’s happening in different parts of the chemistry community, and with ACS Axial, you’re getting access to key papers and career advice that help you build a foundation for the rest of your journey.

Grad school: Now you’re making connections that will serve you throughout your career. You’re attending ACS on Campus events and meeting the staff of ACS journals. You master the peer-review process with the ACS Reviewer Lab™, a free peer-review online training course, and you become a regular reviewer for ACS journals. You’re writing guest posts for sites like ACS Axial to help make a name for yourself and connect with the broader chemistry community.

Early career: Degree in hand, you’re now ready to begin your chemistry career in earnest. You use C&ENjobs to find the job that’s right for you. You use the courses on ACS AuthorUniversity to learn how to communicate your science better. You begin publishing work in ACS journals and eventually get nominated for an early career researcher award through your favorite journal. Your early work earns so much attention that you’re honored as one of C&EN’s annual “Talented 12” promising young researchers. Eventually, you look at joining a journal’s Early Career Advisory Board and speaking at ACS events.

And beyond: Your relationship with ACS Publications spans the decades. Publishing in ACS journals helps your research find the audience it deserves. Your work gains international attention after you speak at an ACS Publications symposium. As the citations pile up, the awards begin to roll in. ACS journals routinely recognize the brightest minds in chemistry. Soon you’re the one speaking at ACS on Campus events and offering mentoring support and advice to the next generation of chemists.

What’s your favorite chemistry career resource?

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