This year, ACS Publications spearheaded advances in sustainable scientific research through a series of workshops across India. Read on to explore the insights discussed in these gatherings, uniting top researchers and editors to address the pressing environmental challenges of our time and marking a significant stride towards a sustainable future.

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ACS Publications has always been at the forefront of discovering new solutions to address environmental challenges and promote sustainable resource usage in an economically viable chemical enterprise. To reinforce our ongoing dedication to a more sustainable and equitable future, ACS Publications recently joined the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Publishers Compact.

Today, the whole world—including India—experiences clear trends in rising heat waves, floods, landslides, droughts and cyclones. This marks a high time to spread awareness in the community and stay committed to our role in saving the earth and its inhabitants.

As a part of our continued endeavors to sensitize the community, a series of ACS Workshops were hosted in 2023 across four institutes in India:

Through workshops like these, our mission is to cultivate communities of researchers who can work together to develop scientific solutions for the benefit of both humanity and the environment. All four of this year's events witnessed strong participation from active researchers, including established professors, young scientists, and students ready to take challenges in today’s climate-variable world.

The events featured insightful panels and workshops hosted by both ACS journal Editors and Staff. Key session highlights included scientific lectures; journal awareness around the Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T) journal portfolio; tips on scholarly publishing success; and "Ask the Editors" Q&A sessions covering peer review, editorial processes, geographical diversity of editors, and the emergence of AI in publishing.

We want to recognize the following ACS journal Editors, Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) Members, and Staff—as well as high-profile researchers in India—whose time, efforts, and commitment to advancing the field were instrumental in making these events a resounding success:

Such initiatives will have a long-lasting impact on how we prioritize environmental research and contribute extensively to devise newer technologies and efficient ways to sustain life on the planet. We encourage you to browse the photo gallery below for highlights from this year's events.

To learn more about the Environmental Science & Technology journal portfolio and how to submit your own research in this area of chemistry, we encourage you to visit our Earth, Space and Environmental Chemistry subject area page to experience the wealth of high-quality scientific content available for our community.

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Photo Gallery: 2023 ACS Publications Workshops in India

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Lecture: Anatomy of a Manuscript
Attendees of ACS Workshops in India in 2023
Lecture from ACS Workshop in India 2023
Lecture from ACS Workshop in India 2023
Attendees from ACS Publications Workshop in India in 2023
ACS Editors and Staff at ACS Publications Workshop in India
Lecture attendees at ACS Publications workshop in India in 2023
Attendees of ACS Publications Workshop in India 2023
ACS Editors, Staff, and Researchers at Workshop in India 2023
ACS Editors, Staff, and Attendees at Workshop in India 2023
Dr. Maggie Mills Explains How ACS Publications Supports Authors at Workshop in India 2023
ACS Editors, Staff, and Researchers at Workshop in India 2023
ACS ES&T Editor Giving a Lecture at Workshop in India 2023

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