FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | January 06, 2010

American Chemical Society launches Chinese-language news site on EurekAlert!

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2010 — The American Chemical Society (ACS) Office of Public Affairs has launched a Chinese-language news site on EurekAlert! to further extend its publicity about research reported in ACS publications into the Peoples’ Republic of China. The ACS Chinese site will feature reports from research papers authored by Chinese scientists that have appeared in the ACS News Service Weekly PressPac.

The PressPac is an award-winning bundle of press releases based on research selected from ACS’ 38 peer-reviewed journals and Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the Society’s weekly newsmagazine. Public Affairs staff culls the items from an ongoing review of the more than 35,000 articles published annually in ACS journals and C&EN. The PressPac is distributed every Wednesday to more than 2,000 journalists.

Susan King, Ph. D., Senior Vice President, ACS Journals Publishing Group, noted that scientific knowledge has been one of China’s most impressive, but least visible, exports. “Scientists in China now account for about 1 out of every 10 papers published in high quality, high impact ACS journals,” King said. “We are proud to have these talented scientists among our authors. We hope that the new Chinese-language site will encourage news media in that country to publish stories that make the authors’ families, neighbors, and colleagues more aware of how this world-class research improves everyday life.”

EurekAlert! (www.eurekalert.org) is the premier global science news source for reporters and others seeking advanced word of discoveries in science, medicine, engineering and technology. The site, launched in 1996 by the non-profit American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), currently serves nearly one million public visitors per month as well as over 6,900 registered reporters, more than half of whom are located outside the United States.

EurekAlert! Chinese (chinese.eurekalert.org) is a dual-language science news service for reporters from China and Chinese-speaking regions. Launched in 2008, EurekAlert! Chinese is the only service of its kind to offer embargoed science news in Chinese. The site provides an outlet for Western and Chinese research institutions to effectively communicate research news to the media and the public in Chinese-speaking regions of the world.

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