ACS Response to the

Invasion of Ukraine

ACS Statement on the Invasion of Ukraine

We condemn the invasion of Ukraine and the violent and unprovoked war waged against its citizens. We stand in solidarity with the sovereign nation of Ukraine. Our thoughts go out to all those impacted by this war, including our staff and members in the region and those who have family and friends there.

As a scientific organization, our role is to advance chemistry, irrespective of local, national or international politics, and facilitate a peaceful and stable global scientific community. Science — the collaboration and the exchange of research and ideas — knows no geographic boundaries and only flourishes in environments where human rights are respected.

With the escalation of the war, however, we appreciate that there is a need to act in support of those being attacked and to hold the aggressors accountable. We are reaching out to our membership community in Ukraine to waive all dues and seek their advice for other ways we can support them. We are carefully assessing our operations and editorial policies to align with U.S. and international sanctions levied against Russia.

We are actively monitoring the situation in Ukraine and stand ready to support the chemistry enterprise as needed during this tragic time.

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News Releases


ACS joins U.S. National Academy of Sciences in effort to support researchers forced to flee Ukraine

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2022 — With a $500,000 donation, the American Chemical Society (ACS) has joined the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in an effort to help researchers who are being forced to flee Ukraine because of Russia’s invasion.  

ACS Publications joins other publishers in condemning invasion of Ukraine

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2022 — The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) joined over a dozen publishers today in signing a letter condemning the war in Ukraine and announcing the suspension of sales and marketing of products and services to research organizations in Russia and Belarus.