Joint Board-Council Committee on Publications

The open session of the Joint Board-Council Committee on Publications (JBCCP) was held on August 8, 2014 in San Francisco, CA. The Division President, Brian Crawford, presented an overview of the ACS Publications Division’s operational highlights, new product introductions, recent editor appointments, technology-based initiatives, and open access developments including the “ACS is Open” strategic initiative. His presentation slides are available at:  /PDFs/JBCCP_080814.pdf.

Staff presented the final report for the strategic analysis of C&EN, a project initiated in September 2013. As a result of the analysis, C&EN launched a number of initiatives.

It was announced that three Editor Search Committees had recommended, and the ACS Board of Directors had approved, the following appointments:

  • Professor Courtney C. Aldrich (University of Minnesota) to serve as the inaugural Editor of the new ACS journal, ACS Infectious Diseases, effective in 2015.
  • Professor Paul J. Chirik (Princeton University) to serve as the Editor of Organometallics, effective in 2015.
  • Professor David L. Kaplan (Tufts University) to serve as the inaugural Editor of the new journal, ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, effective in 2015.

Debra Davis, Staff Secretary, Joint Board-Council Committee on Publications

 

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