ACS public statement about Ukraine

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2022 — The American Chemical Society (ACS) condemns 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.

ACS is actively monitoring the situation in Ukraine and stands ready to support the chemistry enterprise as needed during this tragic time.

This statement is posted at Updates and additional information will be added to that site as they become available.

The American Chemical Society (ACS) is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. ACS’ mission is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and all its people. The Society is a global leader in promoting excellence in science education and providing access to chemistry-related information and research through its multiple research solutions, peer-reviewed journals, scientific conferences, eBooks and weekly news periodical Chemical & Engineering News. ACS journals are among the most cited, most trusted and most read within the scientific literature; however, ACS itself does not conduct chemical research. As a leader in scientific information solutions, its CAS division partners with global innovators to accelerate breakthroughs by curating, connecting and analyzing the world’s scientific knowledge. ACS’ main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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