WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2010 — The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the American Chemical Society’s Division of Chemical Education have announced that the January 2010 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education (JCE) is now available on the ACS Web Editions Platform. This first issue published for 2010 marks the official beginning of the partnership between the ACS Publications Division and the ACS Division of Chemical Education in the co-publication of the premier journal for chemical education.
The new partnership translates to significant benefits for authors and readers of the journal with full integration on the ACS Web Editions Platform and the ACS Paragon Plus online manuscript submission and peer review environment.
Platform integration includes advanced searching and filtering tools, full text searching dating back to Issue 1 published in 1924, multiple browsing options, dynamic article tools, better figure viewing options, reference displays, forward citation linking, and SciFinder® Linking straight from the published research.
The ACS Paragon Plus Environment is powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts, used by 365 societies and publishers, and over 3,400 books and journals worldwide, the system affords great efficiencies for authors and reviewers translating to more rapid publication and dissemination of the latest developments.
Visit the journal’s new home page at http://pubs.acs.org/jchemeduc to view the first issue for 2010, available to all as a sample issue. Please also take a moment to view the video interview with Editor-in-Chief Norbert J. Pienta, Ph.D. In this video, Pienta describes the scope of the journal, his vision as the editor and the new partnership with ACS Publications. He also discusses the changes within the journal’s operations, including the addition of associate editors to help assign reviewers and adjudicate manuscripts as well an Editorial Advisory Board to help shape the vision for the journal of the future.
Most importantly to the readers and authors for the Journal of Chemical Education, Pienta affirms his commitment to continue publication of “all of the high value, quality material that people have expected all these years.”
The addition, the Journal of Chemical Education 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.