The Diversity & Inclusion Cover Art Series seeks to amplify marginalized voices and recognize historically excluded or underrecognized populations of chemists. View an online gallery of journal cover art, and submit your own for this year's series by September 30, 2024.

Collage of ACS Diversity & Inclusion Cover Art 2024

The ACS Publications Diversity & Inclusion Cover Art Series aims to amplify marginalized voices and recognize historically excluded or underrecognized populations of chemists. Since its launch in Analytical Chemistry in February 2021, we have published unique and impactful stories through cover art and accompanying editorials. This initiative was expanded to the full ACS Publications portfolio in 2022.

Our online gallery showcases the beautiful front covers in the DEIR Cover Art series so far and highlights the extraordinary chemists behind them.

We are pleased to announce that we are continuing this series in 2024! We invite and encourage you to submit your cover to the ACS journal of your choosing, helping to amplify the visibility of underrecognized chemists in our communities.

Submission Details:

ACS Publications journals are soliciting authors who are historically underrecognized and underrepresented in the chemistry community— most notably those who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ, first-generation, and those with disabilities—to submit their cover art.

Each participating journal issue's front cover will feature the artist’s artwork, as well as an editorial written by the artist describing their artwork and story. The cover art and editorial should have a connection to the field of chemistry. We hope that this initiative serves as just one way to foster an inclusive environment in which underrepresented cohorts in the chemistry community can strengthen their voice through their artwork and written word.

If selected, artists will be compensated $1000 USD.*

If you are interested in contributing to this initiative, please submit the following:

  • An initial sketch of your artwork; the sketch should clearly communicate diversity and inclusion around a chemistry theme.
  • A paragraph describing the cover art idea and its meaning to you.
  • Top 3-5 preferred journal(s) where you would like your artwork and editorial to appear. We will do our best to accommodate your preferences. Please view the gallery for journals that have already participated in the program. We will prioritize journals that have not had a cover yet.

If your initial sketch is selected for this program, we will ask you to provide:

  • Completed artwork that can be digitized to 8.19 x 10.0 inches with a resolution of 300 dpi or higher, preferably in the .jpg or .tif format. The cover art must include 2 inches of space to accommodate the journal logo.
  • A short editorial describing your story and artwork (roughly 400­-800 words).
ACS Publications will consider artwork submissions on a rolling basis until September 30, 2024.

If you have any questions, please email DEIRCoverArt@acs.org.

*Please note cover art under this program will not be tied to a research article. It is the responsibility of the individual to ensure they can accept outside forms of payment from ACS.

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