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JACS Announces Search for Next Editor-in-Chief

Over the last 140 years, the editorial team of the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) has played a pivotal role in shaping the field.

Under the editorial leadership of 12 esteemed scientists, JACS has grown from a monthly publication with a limited print circulation, into a weekly digital publication that is accessed globally.

JACS publishes the very best research across the chemical sciences, attracting the most citations of any chemistry-related journal in the world. As the journal looks to its future, the time has come for a new leader to take the helm: following his 18-year tenure, Professor Peter Stang will step down as Editor-in-Chief of the journal in December 2020.

Seeking a New Leader

The appointment of the new Editor-in-Chief for the American Chemical Society’s flagship journal is a task that is undertaken thoughtfully and with the respect that is warranted of such an esteemed position.

The selection of Editors of each of ACS Publications’ 60+ journals is a considered process. It begins with the formation of a diverse, experienced, and knowledgeable search committee that is tasked with identifying leading candidates from around the globe.

Candidates are thoroughly discussed and vetted before a finalist emerges. As with each ACS journal, the ACS Board of Directors approves the nomination to complete the search.

Share Your Views

The search committee has now been convened and is conducting the search in accordance with ACS Bylaws. In its desire to ensure a broad and diverse pool of candidates, the committee warmly welcomes candidate nominations from across the community.

The nomination deadline has now passed. Nominations are closed, but comments can still be added below.

All candidates will be reviewed by the committee, including nominations received through this process from across the broad chemistry community – thank you for your recommendations.

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