JCIM Golden Anniversary


In 2010, the Journal of Chemical and Information Modeling (JCIM) celebrates its 50th anniversary. In January 1961, the first issue of Journal of Chemical Documentation was published. Later the journal was renamed Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Sciences (JCICS) and then Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling (JCIM). Although the journal's name changed, its dedication to publishing high-quality research did not; JCIM’s 2008 ISI Impact Factor was 3.643 (8,444 total cites).

You can see a sample issue of the Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling at http://pubs.acs.org/toc/jcisd8/50/1.

To observe this landmark event, ACS has created an anniversary website, featuring the 50 most-cited articles, memorable editorials, and perspectives, and biographies of editors past and present.

The anniversary website will also include information on the 50th Anniversary JCIM Symposium and Reception, which will be held at the 240th ACS National Meeting and Exposition in Boston in August. The 50th Anniversary Reception will be held on Sunday, August 22, 2010. The JCIM Symposium will be held on Monday, August 23, 2010. Confirmed symposium speakers include:

  • Dmitris Agrafiotis
  • Elizabeth Amin
  • Jürgen Bajorath
  • Johnny Gasteiger
  • Val Gillet
  • Mike Gilson
  • Bobby Glen
  • Peter Johnson
  • Bill Milne
  • Tudor Oprea
  • Alex Tropsha
  • Peter Willett

The website will be updated as more details about the symposium, reception, and other anniversary events become available.

CINF thanks ACS for its generous sponsorship of the Division’s symposium on The Future of Scholarly Communication at the San Francisco meeting, in honor of the journal’s golden anniversary.

Wendy A. Warr, Associate Editior, JCIM