FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Thu May 06 16:42:03 EDT 2010

ACS Webinar focuses on scientific careers in publishing

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2010 — News media and others interested in the chemical sciences are invited to join the next in a series of American Chemical Society (ACS) Webinars™, focusing on scientific careers in publishing.

Scheduled for Thursday, May 13, 2 – 3 p.m. EDT, the free ACS Webinars™ will feature Darla Henderson, Ph.D., ACS Assistant Director of Editorial Development, speaking on “Chemistry and Communications – a Closer Look at Scientific Careers in Publishing.”

The ACS Webinars™ connect you with subject experts and global thought leaders in chemical sciences, management, and business to addresses current topics of interest to scientific and engineering professionals. Each webinar includes a short presentation followed by a Q & A session.

News media and scientists can tune into the conference without charge, but must register in advance.

Henderson’s topics will include:

  • The variety of roles and responsibilities of chemists in the publishing enterprise
  • Encouraging innovation in publishing and product development
  • Striking the right balance between scientific curiosity and business acumen
  • The personal touch and why it matters in publishing

Henderson has more than 11 years of experience in chemistry publishing, and has been with the ACS Publications Division for two years. She currently holds global responsibility for the strategic development and management of a portfolio of general and multidisciplinary journals that includes, among others, the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Inorganic Chemistry, Journal of Organic Chemistry, Organic Letters, Environmental Science & Technology, Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry and Journal of Chemical Education (a co-publication). In addition to her role with journals, Henderson also has oversight of the ACS Books Program, including the ACS Symposium Series and the ACS Style Guide. She received her B.S. degree in chemistry from Appalachian State University followed by a Ph.D. in organic/bio-organic chemistry from Duke University.

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