Notes From Our Sponsors




Division of Chemical Information Sponsors Spring 2015

The American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Information is very fortunate to receive generous financial support from our sponsors. Their support allows us to maintain the high quality of the Division’s programming and to promote communication between members at social functions at the ACS spring 2015 National Meeting in Denver, CO, and to support other divisional activities during the year, including scholarships to graduate students in chemical Information.

The Division gratefully acknowledges contributions from the following sponsors:

Gold: ACS Publications

Bio-Rad Laboratories

  Royal Society of Chemistry
Bronze: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
  Journal of Cheminformatics (Springer)
Contributors: AAAS/Science
  CRC Press
  Thieme Chemistry

Opportunities are available to sponsor Division of Chemical Information events, speakers, and material. Our sponsors are acknowledged on the CINF web site, in the Chemical Information Bulletin, on printed meeting materials, and at any events for which we use your contribution. For more information please review the sponsorship brochure at Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information about supporting CINF.

Phil Heller
Chair, Fundraising Committee  
Tel: 917-450-4591
The ACS CINF Division is a non-profit tax-exempt organization with taxpayer ID no. 52-6054220.


PerkinElmer News

PerkinElmer is excited to be a part of the 249th American Chemical Society (ACS) Meeting, from March 22-26 in Denver, Colorado!  Scientists who design and synthesize compounds and measure and analyze their chemical and biological properties are an integral part of making our world a healthier and safer place.  The informatics division of PerkinElmer has a host of products that help scientists easily record data in an electronic lab notebook, analyze and visualize their data in Spotfire, draw chemical reactions, analyze data with statistics, collaborate with colleagues in the cloud, and work with outside collaborators like CROs.  We are looking forward to showcasing our new products at our booth #1106, as well as during a talk. Our talk is “Mining Electronic Lab Notebooks for Synthetic Needles”, presented by Josh Bishop, Ph.D., on Sunday March, 22, 2015 from 11:20 AM - 11:45 AM in Room 110 Convention Center.

Here are a few of the products that PerkinElmer will be showcasing:

ChemDraw + SciFinder  Image

This year, ChemDraw celebrates its 30th anniversary!  It is the drawing tool of choice for chemists and biologists to help create publication-ready drawings for use in electronic lab notebooks, databases and publications.  Now you can search the SciFinder database directly from ChemDraw without worrying about cutting and pasting.  As well as the desktop version we will also be showcasing ChemDraw for iPad and the new JavaScript sketcher ChemDraw Direct.

Collaborating in the Cloud--Elements

Come by booth #1106 to preview Elements - our cloud-based collaboration platform.  Join us as we demonstrate how to plan and capture experiments, draw chemical reactions with ChemDraw, upload images, organize data and share research with colleagues. Check out a preview video here.



Spotfire for Scientists

Come and see how the TIBCO Spotfire data visualization and analysis platform (example pictured above) can help you achieve insights faster.  Spotfire is a dynamic, collaborative tool that assimilates data such as chemical structures, text, numbers, images, chemical properties and biological assays from multiple sources.  It empowers scientists to perform complex analyses and create easy-to-use visual dashboards. Josh Bishop, Ph.D. will present a talk about optimizing reaction conditions by using ENotebook-based screening tools, followed by queries of results with Spotfire, Datalytix and Lead Discovery on Sunday, March, 22, 2015 from 11:20 AM - 11:45 AM at Room 110 - Colorado Convention Center 

PerkinElmer E-Notebook

Come by our booth # 1106 to see how our E-Notebook has helped chemists and biologists, across multiple industries.  Learn how to quickly record experiments, draw chemical reactions with ChemDraw, upload documents, integrate with Microsoft Office, protect intellectual property, organize data, and share research with colleagues or external collaborators such as CROs. 

Text mining for chemistry and the CHEMDNER track

A recently published supplement of Journal of Cheminformatics ( describes the outcome of the first community challenge task on chemical natural language processing, carried out as part of the BioCreative initiative ( The supplement contains an overview of the results obtained for indexing articles with chemical compounds and identifying automatically the exact mentions of chemicals in the text. The methods, resources and features used as well as details on the manually labeled text corpus used are described in this supplement. Thirteen systems description articles out of the 27 participating teams provide additional characteristics on the cutting-edge methodology used for recognizing chemical entities in text, as well as further improvements over the initially implemented strategies.


ChemTexts: First articles published

The first textbook journal worldwide recently published the first articles. All articles are free to access in 2015 and 2016. ChemTexts ( imparts 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.


Chemistry@Springer: LinkedIn group welcomed 2000th member

This group was started in January 2012 ( and now has grown beyond a membership of 2000 scientists and professionals. Members can talk to Springer chemistry editors and to other members about their work and find out everything they want to know about scientific publishing. In addition, the group provides information about conferences, latest publications and everything else of interest about chemistry at Springer.

OnChemistry: re-launched blog for Chemistry Central

Springer’s platform for open access content in chemistry has recently relaunched its blog ( The OnChemistry blog showcases the high-quality and thought-provoking open access research published across Springer’s chemistry portfolio. As well as writing about the published research, the blog is also a place to read about open access developments, conferences, awards and highlights from the field. Most of the posts are written by staff, but readers also hear from Chemistry Central Editorial Board Members and a variety of guest bloggers.

Steffen Pauly, Editorial Director Chemistry



New look for chemistry journals SYNTHESIS and SYNLETT

The international chemistry journals SYNTHESIS and SYNLETT, published by Thieme Publishing Group, feature a brand new design. Both journals  appear with a new cover design and a more reader-friendly, clear layout.

The new design updates the look of SYNTHESIS and SYNLETT, making them visually more appealing. Both the printed journals and the online versions feature color-coded sections to help readers find articles and topics of interest even more quickly. The tables of contents include larger graphical abstracts which are repeated at the beginning of the respective articles. Graphics and tables within the articles are highlighted more clearly. Both journals also receive modern covers with new and distinctive title logos. Each issue highlights one scientific article with an associated graphic on the cover.

“We want to deliver our content in a better, more consistent and easy-to-navigate way to improve the reading experience for our users,” says Susanne Haak, Managing Editor of the Thieme Chemistry journals. “With the redesign we are also taking into account that nowadays most of our subscribers prefer reading our journals electronically. The new layout greatly improves online readability, for example through a header with the journal logo at the top of each article for better orientation.”

The first printed issues of SYNTHESIS and SYNLETT to feature the new design were published in January 2015.  

SYNTHESIS and SYNLETT, both published in English, report the latest scientific developments in synthetic chemistry. The articles are selected, reviewed, and edited by an internationally renowned editorial board to guarantee chemists access to the latest research insights in their respective fields. The subscription journals are published semimonthly in printed and electronic format by Thieme Publishing Group. Articles and primary data can be accessed online at, most of them prior to print publication. For more information and how to register for an institutional trial access visit:

About Thieme

Thieme Publishing Group is a medical and scientific publishing house employing more than 900 staff and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Rio and Stuttgart. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in online and print publishing. Thieme publishes 150 peer-reviewed journals and more than 450 new books annually. The company also has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. Popular online products include Thieme E-Journals and the Thieme Electronic Book Library, which are accessible via, Thieme’s platform for electronic products.