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Analytical Chemistry’s  Diversity & Inclusion Cover Art Series

Jeanita Pritchett standing next to the painting she created as a cover for an issue of Analytical Chemistry which features her editorial.

A new cover art program, spearheaded by Analytical Chemistry Editors, will showcase both the art and issues faced by historically excluded or underrecognized chemists of color across the globe. This initiative is one step toward building a more welcoming environment for all, where those who are historically underrepresented in the chemistry community can be recognized, and historically excluded individuals can have a voice through their artwork and written word. As such, we are welcoming cover art created by or in honor of BIPOC individuals for multiple Analytical Chemistry issues in 2021. Each journal issue in this program will feature the artist’s artwork as the front cover and include an editorial written by the artist describing their artwork and story.

Read the Editorial

An Analytical Chemistry selection committee made up of chemist-artists and editors will make a series of selections throughout the year.

Artists whose artwork is featured in this program will be compensated for their contribution. The completed artwork may be auctioned off at a later date, with the proceeds used to support fellowships, scholarships, or awards for BIPOC chemists.

If you are interested in contributing to this initiative, please send:

  • An initial draft illustration of your cover artwork; the sketch should visualize the diversity and inclusion theme
  • A few sentences describing the cover art, its meaning to you, and its relationship to chemists or chemistry

If your initial sketch is included in this program, we will ask you to provide:

  • Completed artwork graphitized to 8.19 x 10.0 inches with a resolution of 300 dpi or higher, preferably in the .jpg or .tif format.
  • A detailed description of your artwork and its meaning, which will be published as an Editorial in the journal  (400­~800 words)

*Cover art under this program does not need to be tied to a research article.  This post will be updated periodically to include the featured cover art and artist.

Check out the current selection of cover art:

Contact us with any questions you may have, or to send an initial draft of your cover artwork or ideas.

Purchase Your Own Cover Art Poster

Member or not, you can purchase a Diversity & Inclusion Cover art cover at the ACS Store from August 20-September 17. Items that are out of stock will be available once sales open again in Mid-November. 

Once you’ve purchased your own, help us create a virtual poster wall by sharing a picture of your poster on Twitter and mentioning @An_Chem using #ACDiversityCoverArt. Please note that artists were compensated to license this work.

Submit Your Work to the 2022 Diversity & Cover Art Program

Due to its success this year, we have also decided to extend the program to the next calendar year (2022). Learn more about the program and how to submit your artwork.

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