Tag Archives: ACS

Publishers taking legal action against ResearchGate to limit unlicensed paper sharing on networking site

Separate suit against pirate site Sci-Hub by the American Chemical Society appears likely to succeed (5 October 2018)  Several scientific publishers, including the American Chemical Society, are expanding their legal actions against sites that facilitate sharing of scientific articles in violation of copyright law. The publishers are preparing to issue what could be millions of […]


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Multiple ACS journals earn their highest-ever Impact Factor in 2017 Journal Citation Reports®

(28 June 2018) The newly-released 2017 Journal Citation Reports® from Clarivate Analytics show ACS journals continue to be the most-cited and most-impactful publications in their fields, including the six core chemistry categories. ACS journal articles were cited more than 3.1 million times in 2017, an increase of 8% compared with the previous year. The median […]


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American Chemical Society partners with leading Societies to support ChemRxiv™

(20 March 2018) The American Chemical Society (ACS) today announced its partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry and the German Chemical Society (GDCh) to support the financial and strategic development of ChemRxiv, the premier preprint server for the global chemistry community. This strategic partnership among three of the largest scientific societies in the chemical […]


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Science’s pirate queen

Alexandra Elbakyan is plundering the academic publishing establishment (8 February 2018) In cramped quarters at Russia’s Higher School of Economics, shared by four students and a cat, sat a server with 13 hard drives. The server hosted Sci-Hub, a website with over 64 million academic papers available for free to anybody in the world. It […]


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ACS Publications reaches new heights with 100 million article downloads by researchers worldwide in 2017

(4 January 2018,  Washington) The American Chemical Society’s (ACS’) Publications Division achieved a major milestone in 2017, surpassing 100 million full-text journal article downloads during the calendar year. This marks a new global usage record for the 51 peer-reviewed ACS journals, which publish research in chemistry and allied fields. Along with citations and other metrics, […]


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Judge recommends ISP and search engine blocking of Sci-Hub in the US

(3 October 2017) Earlier this year the American Chemical Society (ACS), a leading source of academic publications in the field of chemistry, filed a lawsuit against Sci-Hub and its operator Alexandra Elbakyan. The non-profit organization publishes tens of thousands of articles a year in its peer-reviewed journals. Because many of these are available for free […]


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American Chemical Society files suit against Sci-Hub

(28 June 2017, Washington) On June 23, 2017, the American Chemical Society (ACS) filed suit in the United States District Court Eastern District of Virginia against unnamed confederates of Sci-Hub, a self-proclaimed web pirate organization that steals and then illegally reproduces and disseminates copyrighted scientific research articles on the internet. The suit asserts infringement of […]


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ACS Publications to join Copyright Clearance Center’s RightFind® XML for mining solution

(10 February 2017, Danvers, Mass.)  Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), which creates global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work, announces that the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society, is participating in RightFind® XML for Mining, CCC’s cloud-based solution for obtaining content and rights for commercial text […]


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American Chemical Society announces intention to establish “ChemRxiv” preprint server to promote early research sharing

(10 August 2016, Washington)  The American Chemical Society (ACS) today announced its intention to form ChemRxiv, a chemistry preprint server for the global chemistry community, proposed as a collaborative undertaking that will facilitate the open dissemination of important scientific findings. The Society is presently in the process of inviting interested stakeholders to participate in helping […]


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ACS journals most cited

(18 June 2016) The 2015 Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) from Thomson Reuters reaffirm that ACS journals are again the most cited and/or impactful in 14 scientific categories, including 6 core chemistry categories. Key highlights from the data include: ACS journals are #1 in Impact Factor or citations in 6 core chemistry categories: Analytical, Applied, Inorganic & […]


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ACS Publications partners with Digital Science’s Figshare to promote open data discovery and use

(4 November 2015, Washington)  The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) announced today a strategic partnership with Figshare (http://figshare.com/), an open repository that promotes broad discoverability of scientific research data. The ACS-Figshare partnership will not only provide for improved archiving and access to open data sets and other supporting information that often accompany […]


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ACS receives top honors from Association of American Publishers

(12 February 2014) ACS Publications has been recognized with two prestigious PROSE awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence from the American Association of Publishers (AAP). During the AAP’s Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division’s 2014 Annual Conference, ACS Synthetic Biology was honored with the PROSE Award for Best New Journal in Science, Technology & Medicine, and […]


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ACS open access webinar archived and available

(18 December 2013) If you missed this webinar ACS has thoughfully uploaded it. Use this link (http://event.on24.com/r.htm?e=719199&s=1&k=C0C33B8E28BEDF036E2AFECA0FCFCA32), then complete the registration fields, hit register, and choose “launch” on the next screen to view.


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American Chemical Society introduces ACS ChemWorx™

Partnership with software innovator colwiz, Ltd makes research collaboration and publication more efficient (Washington, DC, 27 March 2013)  The American Chemical Society (ACS) announced today the launch of ACS ChemWorx, a powerful new research collaboration system designed to integrate all facets of the researcher’s work life. Every step of the research process—from forming an initial […]


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American Chemical Society launches major new resource on climate science

Washington, 3 December 2012 — The American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society, today launched a new web-based resource to enhance understanding and communication of the science underpinning global climate change. Intended for ACS’ more than 164,000 members and others, the American Chemical Society Climate Science Toolkit is available at http://www.acs.org/climatescience. The project, more […]


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