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Call For Papers: National Laboratories’ Safety Successes, Challenges, Research, and Approaches

Rhea Williams
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This Virtual Special Issue will expand the reach of US national laboratories and provide an opportunity to share their efforts with the global scientific community. Submit your manuscript by October 31, 2024.

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The work of the National Laboratories is at the forefront of innovation and the cutting edge of technical capabilities. In the Labs’ never-ending quest to learn more, understand better, and advance scientific discovery further, this VSI seeks to glean safety insights from individuals across the U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories network—from both the professionals with safety in their job titles and those creating safety in their day-to-day work.

This Virtual Special Issue from ACS Chemical Health & Safety is for those performing work at the Laboratories to share their stories of challenges, successes, and learnings with the larger scientific community—to make outsiders into insiders – as we continue along this safety journey together.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Fundamental chemical safety research and datasets
  • Chemical health safety and security warnings
  • Chemical risk assessment and management for all settings

Organizing Editor

Cheryl MacKenzie, Editorial Advisory Board member, ACS Chemical Health & Safety
Sandia National Laboratories

Submission Information

We welcome submissions for this Special Issue through October 31, 2024. Please visit the journal’s Author Guidelines page for more information on scope and submission requirements.

Accepted manuscripts for consideration in this Virtual Special Issue will include research articles, reviews, commentaries, case studies, letters, and methods/protocols.Papers accepted for publication for this Virtual Special Issue will be available ASAP (as soon as publishable) online as soon as they are accepted. After all submissions have been published, they will then be compiled online on a dedicated landing page to form the Special Issue. Manuscripts submitted for consideration will undergo the full rigorous peer review process expected from ACS journals.

How to Submit

  • Log in to the ACS Paragon Plus submission site.
  • Choose ACS Chemical Health & Safety.
  • Select your manuscript type, and, under "Special Issue Selection," choose “National Laboratories’ Safety Successes, Challenges, Research, and Approaches."

If you have any general questions regarding submission to this Virtual Special Issue, please contact the editorial office (

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