FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Tue Nov 10 15:42:03 EST 2009

American Chemical Society (ACS) partners with ACS Division of Chemical Education to publish the Journal of Chemical Education

The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the American Chemical Society’s Division of Chemical Education will partner to publish the Journal of Chemical Education (JCE) beginning with the January 2010 issue of the journal.

JCE is the premier journal for chemical education, providing educators with a resource serving all teachers of chemistry including current information that impacts the teaching and understanding of specific chemistry content along with research on the teaching and learning of chemistry itself. In addition, JCE includes information about opportunities such as conferences, workshops and new curricula and teaching methods and materials. The journal publishes full peer-reviewed articles, reviews, and feature columns covering chemical education through the graduate level.

The research community at large and specifically educators benefit from the partnership with integration of all JCE articles dating back to 1924 onto the award winning ACS Web Editions Platform. With more than 28 million searches already conducted on the ACS site alone in 2009, this translates to significant exposure for JCE. Authors and reviewers for the journal will now also enjoy new efficiencies via the ACS Paragon Plus Environment for real-time, Web-based manuscript submission and peer review.

This new development reinforces the ACS Publications mission to be the world's most trusted source of the comprehensive knowledge needed to cultivate the chemists of tomorrow. It also strengthens the ACS today, and into the future as the leading publisher in the chemical and related sciences serving scientific communities worldwide through a commitment to quality, reliability, and innovation.

JCE is edited by Norbert J. Pienta, a professor of chemistry at the University of Iowa, where he conducts research that “treats the teaching and learning of chemistry as an area of study and investigation.”  He began his academic career in 1980 at the University of Arkansas conducting research in physical organic chemistry and photochemistry, followed by research in chemical education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill beginning in 1989.

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