Joint Board-Council Committee on Publications

The progress report for the Journal of the American Chemical Society and the monitoring reports for Chemical Research in Toxicology, Inorganic Chemistry, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, ACS Macro Letters, and Macromolecules were presented, discussed thoroughly, and accepted with thanks. Editor reappointments were reviewed and recommendations were made. ACS Photonics, Bioconjugate Chemistry, and ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces will be monitored next.

C&EN is taking advantage of social media as well as products such as its weekly newsletters to engage with readers and increase Web usage. As part of C&EN’s digital strategy, C&EN has made changes to the website to make it mobile-friendly and the C&EN mobile app was refreshed. Also announced was the development of selected C&EN content translated in Chinese.

The ACS Publications Division President announced that the Society will organize a chemistry preprint server to promote early research sharing for the global chemistry community. This pursuit will be organized jointly with Chemical Abstracts Service and will enlist other external stakeholders and potential co-sponsors.

ACS Publications is undertaking a conference in concert with the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS) 60th Anniversary in October, with nearly 300 delegates already registered. ACS Omega, led by co-editors located in the Americas, Europe, China, and India, represents a strong foray for ACS Publications to court global authors to our fully open access journal. Other outreach activities include the development of an Asian editorial advisory board.

Nicole S. Sampson, Chair, Committee on Publications