ACS on Campus, the American Chemical Society’s premier outreach program, arrived virtually on the sunny shores of Malaysia, hosting a virtual event on September 23 at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). Attendees of this 2-hour virtual event got to hear from ACS Editors and CAS specialists on their tips for publishing, peer review, and how SciFindern can assist your research process!
The first speaker was Prof. Tao Deng, Associate Editor of Chemical Reviews, who presented on the “Top 10 Tips for Scholarly Publishing,” starting with the anatomy of a manuscript.
He also injected some of his experience throughout the years writing papers, revising his student’s works, and looking through manuscripts as an editor of the ACS journal.
“It’s really exciting to be part of the ACS on Campus event again! Thanks for the great effort from the organizing team. It’s always a joy to work with the team and to have the opportunity to interact with the students through this event!”
– Prof. Tao Deng, Associate Editor, Chemical Reviews
Next was Prof. Teck Peng Loh, Associate Editor of The Journal of Organic Chemistry, who shared his perspective on peer review. He also talked about how the publication journey is essential for the career development of a young researcher and shared insights into the peer review system. As a Malaysian who has spent over 20 years in Singapore as a Distinguished Professor at Nanyang Technological University, he said he felt close to home speaking to a Malaysian audience.
Finally, Dr. Nadirah Nesfu, a research and development engineer at medical device company AMBU, discussed how CAS SciFindern contributes to the research and publication. She walked the audience through SciFindern and its unique features, including her perspective as an end-user. Dr. Nesfu was selected as a CAS Young Scientist for 2019.
“I firmly believe if people have more insight into CAS SciFindern, they will see that it serves beyond just organic-synthesis, but broader chemistry-based scientific fields too. Thus, this event is a great outreach program to expose the significant role of CAS SciFindern in supporting research and publication by sharing my experience as a proficient end user.”
– Dr. Nadirah Nesfu, R&D Engineer, AMBU Sdn. Bhd.
ACS on Campus’ first collaboration event with Universiti Teknologi Mara (Uitm) concluded with a special video compiled by the Tun Abdul Razak Library.
“ACS On Campus is a great program to expose researchers to publications. Participants were also given tips in producing quality manuscripts. Hopefully, all the participants get benefit from this program and continue to produce quality publications.”
– Aznur Umiza, Electronic Resources Division, Uitm Library
“This was the first virtual ACS on Campus collaboration with Universiti Teknologi Mara (Uitm). We are honored to have the close collaboration with the Tun Abdul Razak Library which for their users. And we would like to express our appreciation to the librarians, Mr. Zuber, Mrs. Aznur, and Mrs. Mimi for their ongoing supports in discovering the resources and publishing efforts.”
– Mandy Sum, Market & Business Development Manager, ACS Publications.