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ACS eBooks


Did you know the ACS publishes more than 1,400 peer-reviewed e-books, many of which are authored or reviewed by CINF Members?

ACS eBooks Fast Facts:

  • More than 1,400 titles
  • Over 27,000 chapters
  • Peer-reviewed down to the chapter level
  • 35 new titles per year
  • 2.5 Million+ downloads in the last 5 years
  • Contributions from 34 Nobel Laureates

Find out more at pubs.acs.org/ebooks.

Michael Woodruff, ACS Publications

Cutting-Edge Research from Science

     Science: Access the most recently-published, high-impact, peer-reviewed research across the sciences as well as award-winning news coverage.

Science Signaling: Read leading papers in cellular and physiological regulation, including studies of the molecular events that occur within cells, between cells, and between different organisms:

Science Translational Medicine: Discover the latest, cutting-edge research at the intersection of biomedical science and clinical applications, including innovative reports of drug discovery and development.

ImageThis is the start of something big. 

AAAS is pleased to introduce Science Advances, an online-only gold open access journal which will publish its first papers in February 2015. The journal will offer high-quality original research in life, physical, and social sciences, as well as computer science, engineering, and mathematics.

Ebola Virus Special Collection: Given the current widespread and lethal outbreak of the Ebola virus, Science and Science Translational Medicine offer a freely available collection of research and news articles on the viral disease to researchers and the general public.

Minah Kim, AAAS/Science

Springer Launches ChemTexts

The first textbook journal worldwide will publish material for academic education in chemistry and biochemistry

ImageBeginning in 2015, Springer will publish a new online-only journal called ChemTexts –The Textbook Journal of Chemistry (ISSN: 2199-3793). With four issues a year and 250 pages per issue, ChemTexts will impart contemporary knowledge in all subdivisions of chemistry to students at an exceptionally high didactic level.

ChemTexts can be used by students for learning, by lecturers for teaching, or by researchers and professionals as a recap of essential knowledge. On the pedagogical level, the journal primarily supports bachelor and master programs, but material at higher level is also considered. Typically, each text consists of a self-consistent treatment of a topic which could be part of a textbook. Beyond informative illustrations, the texts may also include supplementary material such as animated presentations or videos.

“The idea first came to me when I observed students interacting with a textbook that I had recently published,” said editor-in-chief Fritz Scholz from the University of Greifswald in Germany. “It was clear that they preferred to download individual chapters of the textbook via the internet, rather than carry the whole book around with them.”

ChemTexts introduces a completely new concept in scientific publishing: the provision of texts for educational purposes that mirror the current state of knowledge. Unlike many textbooks, the chapters are carefully peer-reviewed to guarantee scientific correctness. Only those texts are published which represent genuine improvements over existing textbook material. If authors provide a translation of their English text in their native language, then Springer will also make that translation available as supplementary material. “Knowing that most of the SpringerLink users are actually students who would benefit from this new journal, I was excited when Fritz Scholz approached me with the idea,” said Springer publishing editor Steffen Pauly. “Springer’s innovative spirit became evident through all the support that the ChemTexts proposal got from colleagues in other departments.”

For further information: http://www.springer.com/40828

Kazumi Nishihara, Springer



BioRad Trial for Your University

Image  Access Over 1.4 Million Spectra

As a member of CINF, your school is eligible to participate in a free 30-day evaluation trial of KnowItAll U with over 1.4 million spectra (NMR, IR, Raman, MS, UV-Vis). This resource has been used successfully in the teaching curriculum in chemistry, biology, and other applied science disciplines, academic research, as well as in a library setting.

Register online at http://www.knowitallu.com/trial or contact Josh Michaels at +1 267-322-6940.

Deborah Kernan, BioRad

Thieme Chemistry New Release of Science of Synthesis

Exciting New Content and New Features in Upcoming Science of Synthesis Release 4.0.1

ImageScience of Synthesis (SOS) provides a critical review of the synthetic methodology developed to-date in the fields of organic and organometallic chemistry. The content is compiled and updated by a community of over 1,750 renowned chemists worldwide.

The upcoming release of SOS 4.0.1 (Q4, 2014) will include 13 new content volumes which comprise approx. 8.000 printed pages in total. Eight of the volumes are Science of Synthesis Knowledge Update volumes dating from 2012 to 2014. Highlights include a comprehensive review of asymmetric transformations catalyzed by gold salts published between 2005 and 2011 by M. J. Campbell and F. D. Toste; a new chapter outlining many of the methods used to synthesis α-aryl ketones and α-hetaryl ketones by J. C. Collings; and an entirely new chapter on thioaldehyde and thioketone S-sulfides (thiosulfines) overviewing methods for their in situ generation as well as their application by G. Mlostoń and H. Heimgartner. The other five volumes comprise part of the much-acclaimed Science of Synthesis Reference Library series. Cross Coupling and Heck-Type Reactions consists of three volumes written by 96 experts and edited by G. A. Molander, J. P. Wolfe and M. Larhed. It includes the best methods currently available for the formation of new carbon-heteroatom and carbon-carbon bonds using metal-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions. The two volumes Multicomponent Reactions written by 63 leading chemists in the multicomponent reactions field and edited by T. J. J. Müller critically review the state of the art of domino, sequential, and consecutive multicomponent reactions.

In addition to new content, this release will include a new HTML5 structure editor which will allow users to draw chemical structures from within the web browser’s page and which will not require any plugins (e.g., Java). Also, functionality will be included that enables users to find specific Science of Synthesis articles quickly using additional operators in the text search box.

To get access to the product or a free trial please visit the website at: www.thieme-chemistry.com

M. Fiona Shortt de Hernandez, Georg Thieme Verlag KG

SciFinder and ChemDraw Software Connection

ImageChemical Abstracts Service (CAS) and PerkinElmer are excited to provide their shared research solution, pairing SciFinder, the world’s most comprehensive and authoritative source of references, substances and reactions in chemistry and related sciences, with ChemDraw software, the drawing tool of choice for chemists to create publication-ready, scientifically intelligent drawings for use in ELNs, databases and publications. This collaboration between two industry innovators allows users to draw a structure using the ChemBioDraw Ultra 14 offering and then initiate a SciFinder session to search the structure. ChemBioDraw Ultra software automatically detects whether the structure is a single substance, or the reactant or product of a reaction. Researchers can now save considerable time when using both products.

To learn more, visit us at http://perkinelmer.cas.org/.

Jamie Weiner, CAS