Sponsor Announcements


CINF Sponsors: Fall 2017

The American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Information is very fortunate to receive generous financial support from our sponsors to maintain the high quality of the Division’s programming and to promote communication between members at social functions at the ACS Spring 2017 National Meeting in Washington, DC, and to support other divisional activities during the year, including scholarships to graduate students in Chemical Information.

The Division gratefully acknowledges contribution from the following sponsors:

ACS Publications
Royal Society of Chemistry

Elsevier Reaxys

Journal of Cheminformatics (Springer Nature)
Journal of Chemical Information & Modeling
Simulations Plus

Bio-Rad Laboratories

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 http://www.acscinf.org/PDF/CINF_Sponsorship_Brochure.pdf.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information about supporting the ACS Division of Chemical Information

Graham Douglas
Chair Pro Tem, Fundraising Committee 2017
Email: Sponsorship@acscinf.org
Tel: 510-407-0769

The ACS CINF Division is a non-profit tax-exempt organization with taxpayer ID no. 52-6054220.

ACS Reviewer Lab

Royal Society of Chemistry

ImageThe Royal Society of Chemistry publishes 44 peer-reviewed journals that cover the core chemical sciences including related fields such as biology, biophysics, energy and environment, engineering, materials, medicine and physics.

RSC Advances – the story so far

Last year, we announced that from January 2017 our largest chemistry journal, RSC Advances, would be converted from a subscription journal to a gold open access (OA) journal.

Context for the change

As a learned society and the UK’s professional body for those working in the chemical sciences, everything we do is focused on our mission: to advance excellence in the chemical sciences. Our publishing program, which started in 1841, has a core role in this mission. By promoting and supporting world-class research, our aim is to make the best chemical science knowledge accessible to all who need it, enabling the exchange of ideas and supporting collaboration.

RSC Advances was launched in 2011 to provide a high quality publishing option for all sections of our community, including emerging scientific areas and markets. It supports early-career researchers and researchers from nations which are developing their research base.

Since its launch, the journal has become a home for high quality research that advances the development of the field. With a broad scope and focus on interdisciplinary research, it is now the largest chemical science journal in the world in terms of number of articles published. Since 2011 we have published over 26,000 articles covering 133 subjects.

The way scientists communicate their research has naturally evolved in the last five years, with the demand for OA publishing on the increase. Many funding bodies and institutions also now require authors to publish their research open access.

By converting RSC Advances to a gold OA journal, we are able to evolve alongside the demand, and disseminate quality research to the largest possible audience, maximizing the visibility of research. It has also allowed us to help shape the future of open access publishing and support our community in the transition to OA.

A time of transition

From 3 October 2016, authors were required to pay article processing charges (APCs) to publish in RSC Advances and the journal was removed from 2017 subscription packages. Between 3 October 2016 and 30 January 2017, we accepted 1,308 articles for publication. The first OA issue of RSC Advances was published on 6 January 2017.

Keeping APCs affordable

We are committed to ensuring RSC Advances continues to support early career researchers and researchers working in emerging markets. We have set our article processing charge (APC) at a competitive level of £750. We are also offering all authors a discounted APC of £500 for the first two years (2017 and 2018).

*Data based on 2016 Journal Citation Reports, (Clarivate Analytics, June 2017).

Journal of Chemical Information & Modeling (ACS Publications)

JCIMJournal of Chemical Information and Modeling is excited to be sponsoring the Division of Chemical Information and our team looks forward to working with many of its members in the coming months. In the past I mentioned changes at the Journal in which involved creating two new manuscript types: Reviews and Application Notes. We have published several Application Notes describing software appropriate to chemical information and other areas and are in the process of publishing several Reviews. If you have an idea for a Review please contact me at eic@jcim.acs.org and we can discuss your idea further. We also are expanding our support in the area of molecular simulation and materials informatics, so please consider sending your manuscripts in these areas to the journal. All the best in 2017!

– Editor-in-Chief Kennie Merz

ICSYNTH Version 3.0 Launched

InfoChem is pleased to announce the release of ICSYNTH version 3.0 in Q2 2017.

ICSYNTHICSYNTH is a powerful synthesis-planning tool able to define synthesis routes based only on fully algorithmic chemical knowledge, and not on literature based synthesis path analysis. The system builds multistep, interactive synthesis trees taking advantage of automatically created transform libraries derived from literature and patent reaction data. The user is able to interact with the software, selecting different synthesis strategies and defining the number of precursors and steps.

A significant advantage of ICSYNTH’s concept is the possibility of generating rapidly and straightforwardly in-house libraries of transforms based on companies’ proprietary and confidential reaction data (e.g., ELNs), for private use in their own ICSYNTH installations.

Two major enhancements characterize version 3.0 of ICSYNTH. First, the reaction layout view introduced with V.2.2 has been enhanced to become a genuine reaction graph: precursors can be visualized as molecules or just kept as nodes. The side panel enables magnification of the information in the graph, giving users an immediate scan of the highlighted reaction, empowering easy browsing of the retrosynthetic analysis results. The second major improvement provides the possibility to work in a team. ICSYNTH V.3.0 enables project managers to define user groups able to work on the same target molecule, adding comments and exchanging information directly in the web application. Furthermore the algorithm responsible for the precursor search has been improved, resulting in better pathway suggestions.

For more information about ICSYNTH, please visit our homepage (http://www.nature.com/content/infochem/icsynth/index.html ) or contact us (info@infochem.de).


Perkin Elmer Inc.

Perkin ElmerVisit PerkinElmer at ACS Booth #1312, and experience how our new Informatics solutions help make more time for science.

The only chemistry drawing tool you’ll need:

ChemDraw 17 software, the industry’s No. 1 chemical structure drawing tool, delivers enhanced Hotkeys technology that lets users very quickly draw increasingly complex structures with just a few keystrokes. ChemDraw 17 features HELM notation, the Pistoia Alliance’s emerging global standard for representing and sharing complex molecular types. It all comes together to deliver a standards-compliant, publication-ready format. Learn more: http://www.perkinelmer.com/product/chemdraw-and-chemoffice-chemdraw

Instantly available and always collaborative:

PerkinElmer Signals Notebook is a web-based ELN solution that ensures that scientific software and data are always available and up to date, everywhere in world. Scientists can instantly author and manage notebooks and experiments and collaborate with colleagues across the globe. And it integrates seamlessly with the critical tools relied upon every day, including ChemDraw and Microsoft Office 365. Learn more: http://www.perkinelmer.com/product/signals-notebook-signalsn

Simulations Plus

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.

Spectroscopy Database & Software Solutions

Bio-Rad is a leader in spectral databases & software for the scientific and chemical information community.

KnowItAll Spectral Databases & Spectroscopy Software

Bio-RadBio-Rad is the leading producer and publisher of spectral databases, with a collection that contains over 2 million spectra (IR, Raman, NMR, NIR, MS, UV-Vis)—the world’s largest— covering pure compounds and a broad range of commercial products. These spectral collections are critical when trying to identify or classify unknown spectra.

Bio-Rad’s KnowItAll software (http://www.knowitall.com) offers comprehensive solutions to identify, search, analyze, and manage spectral data in multiple instrument vendor file formats and techniques (IR, Raman, NIR, NMR, MS, UV-Vis, and chromatography). KnowItAll's integrated toolsets eliminate the need for multiple software packages and increase overall lab efficiency. Combined with the world’s largest spectral reference database, KnowItAll provides the most advanced technology available for spectral analysis!

For a trial, please visit http://www.knowitall.com/trial

Introducing SpectraBase!

Bio-Rad is pleased to introduce to the chemistry community the NEW SpectraBase cloud-based spectral repository (http://spectrabase.com ) which offers fast text access online to hundreds of thousands of spectra.

Calling All Campus Librarians & Chemistry Professors

KnowItAll U - Campus-Wide Access to Over 2 Million Spectra

Bio-Rad's KnowItAll U offers every student and faculty member—at any computer campus-wide—unlimited access to over 2 million spectra. Users can search the world's largest spectral collection online or with Bio-Rad's KnowItAll desktop software for the fastest, most accurate results. Bio-Rad also offers campus-wide access to its KnowItAll IR and Raman Spectral Libraries.

Please contact us if you are interested in setting up an evaluation for your school http://www.knowitall.com/contactus.