FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | February 29, 2016

American Chemical Society names new deputy editor of the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

WASHINGTON, Feb. 29, 2016 — The American Chemical Society (ACS) has named a new deputy editor of the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, a premier physical chemistry journal publishing original scientific advances in physical chemistry, chemical physics and materials science. Gregory Scholes, Ph.D., of Princeton University will officially succeed Prashant Kamat, Ph.D., who served as the deputy editor of the journal since its inception in 2010; Kamat has stepped down from the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters to take on the role of editor-in-chief of ACS Energy Letters.

Scholes, who is the William S. Tod Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University and a senior fellow at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, has made a significant impact in the fields of physical chemistry, materials science and biophysics. Scholes has served as a senior editor for the Journal of Physical Chemistry since 2009 and the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters since 2011. He also serves as an Editorial Advisory Board member for a number of journals.

“The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters has seen spectacular success since its launch in 2010, thanks to our community of authors and reviewers, and the energetic and bold approach to publishing top-tier research led by Professor Kamat,” says Scholes. “The journal has helped to change the face of physical chemistry as a field, and I look forward to working with a terrific team to further enhance the impact of physical chemistry research.”

The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters complements the Journal of Physical Chemistry A, B and C by offering readers a single source for the most urgent research results in all areas of physical chemistry. Led by Editor-in-Chief George C. Schatz, Ph.D., the online-only, peer-reviewed journal publishes articles within four to six weeks of acceptance and received a 2014 Impact Factor of 7.458.

“I am excited that Professor Greg Scholes has agreed to become the new deputy editor of the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters,” says Schatz. “Greg brings a superb scientific record to this position, in addition to his experience as editor and his knowledge of the author and reviewer community.”

“Professor Scholes’ extensive editorial and research experience in multidisciplinary areas relating to physical chemistry resonates with the vision for the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters,” says Penelope Lewis, Ph.D., director of Editorial Development, ACS Publications. “We are thrilled that Dr. Scholes will be assuming the deputy editor role from Prashant Kamat, who has worked tirelessly to establish the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters as a top-tier journal.”

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