The global crisis surrounding the novel coronavirus 2019–nCoV, commonly known as the COVID-19 coronavirus, is at the forefront of everyone’s mind. It has affected the lives and the work of people around the world, including chemists.
The global crisis surrounding the novel coronavirus 2019–nCoV, commonly known as the COVID-19 coronavirus, is at the forefront of everyone’s mind. It has affected the lives and the work of people around the world, including chemists. Yet chemists are also at the forefront of the fight to understand, contain, treat, and eventually defeat the disease. The American Chemical Society takes this threat seriously and remains committed to supporting chemists during this difficult time as part of its mission to advance the broader chemistry enterprise around the world. Below is a collection of news, research, and resources for chemists related to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, courtesy of ACS Publications.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Click below to read answers to common questions about ACS Publications’ operations during the COVID-19 crisis.
Take a Two-Hour On-Demand Course from ACS Publications
Chemistry in Practice: Reduce the Spread of Viruses aims to connect chemical principles of infectious disease to personal actions to help control the spread. This on-demand educational course is intended for all professionals, academics or students returning to work settings who wish to evaluate their risk. Developed and reviewed by leading experts such as Dr. Poonum Korpe, M.D. of Johns Hopkins University, this course consists of lessons on how a virus spreads, mask use, effective hand hygiene, recommendations on gloves and face shields, navigating group situations complete with a risk-assessment calculator, cleaning and disinfecting, vaccines and antivirals, and a self-assessment module. Register for access to two freely available modules or purchase the course using your ACS ID for $20 USD.
Get Access to COVID-19 Coronavirus Research from ACS Publications
- Chemistry in Coronavirus Research: A Free-to-Read Collection from the American Chemical Society
- Research and Development on Therapeutic Agents and Vaccines for COVID-19 and Related Human Coronavirus Diseases
- Overview of Research on the Fate and Behavior of Enveloped Viruses in the Environment
- A Collection of COVID-19 Research on ChemRxiv
- Resources for Teaching Your Chemistry Class Online
Remote Access for Researchers
While you are working and studying remotely, ACS has made it easier for you to access our content. Student and faculty researchers around the world can now sign in without a VPN for a secure connection to ACS Publications content through our partnership with SeamlessAccess, a federated authentication system. For those who still have access to their university networks, you can pair your laptop, tablet, and smartphone to maintain access to ACS research from home. We are adding new remote access options regularly and will continue to ensure that you can access the research you need.
ACS Publications Call for Papers for COVID-19 & Related Research Topics
ACS Publications is committed to rapidly communicating urgent developments in characterizing, preventing, and treating the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) or the disease it causes, COVID-19. As part of that commitment, we’re working to assist anyone whose research relates to COVID-19 to publish and share their results as quickly as possible.
We invite you to submit your COVID-19 or coronavirus-related manuscript to one of our journals.
A Message for Authors and Reviewers
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Learn about SciMeetings, a new digital offering from ACS that makes it easy to share scientific posters and presentations online.
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