New American Chemical Society Journal To Publish Research Aimed at Advancing Sustainable Processes

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2012 — American Chemical Society (ACS) Publications announces ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, a new peer-reviewed journal with a focus on advancing research that aims to minimize environmental harm and achieve sustainable processes. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering will provide a comprehensive and topically inclusive flagship forum exclusively dedicated to the high-quality publication of content that spans the breadth of sustainable chemistry and engineering. The journal will publish its first issue in January 2013, and in keeping with the spirit of the journal’s theme and with other recent new ACS Publications journal launches, it will be available online only.

The journal will be led by Editor-in-Chief David T. Allen, Ph.D., of the University of Texas at Austin. Allen is the Gertz Regents professor and chair of Chemical Engineering and the director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Resources of the Cockrell School of Engineering. He recently served as the associate editor for ACS Publications’ Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. Allen is well-recognized as a leader in the field, having received many awards, most recently the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ Sustainable Engineering Forum Award and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ Cecil Award for Contributions to Environmental Engineering.

“This journal will address the grand challenges for sustainability in the chemical enterprise and the principles of green chemistry and green engineering,” Allen said. “It will provide a focal point for the work of a rapidly developing research community in the chemical sciences, focused on sustainability, complementing the work of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute.”

Susan King, Ph.D., senior vice president, ACS Journals Publishing Group, says, “ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering meets the publication needs of a growing global community of scientists and engineers engaged in this endeavor, providing rapid publication, free of mandated author fees, on award-winning online and mobile delivery platforms. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering brings together disparate parts of the community into a single forum to advance knowledge and technology.”

The editor invites experts in the field to contribute original peer-reviewed research letters and articles. Authors are encouraged to establish correlations between their research and the principles of green chemistry and the principles of green engineering. The journal scope will emphasize five focal areas of research:

  • Life-cycle assessment
  • Green chemistry
  • Waste as resources
  • Alternative energy
  • Green innovative manufacturing

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering complements the ACS portfolio of more than 40 peer-reviewed journals, with close connections established with sister journals, such as Environmental Science & Technology, and new opportunities for collaborations with the ACS Green Chemistry Institute.

Bob Peoples, Ph.D., director of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute, adds, “Green chemistry and sustainability has developed significantly across disciplinary boundaries in the last decade, and research dollars are being invested at a rapidly growing rate. This new journal from ACS Publications allows for coverage of the full interdisciplinary field, thus ensuring a successful future for the journal. ACS Publications has a reputation for launching successful journals at the forefront of chemistry, and this is an area that will benefit immensely from having such a prestigious journal available. Green chemistry today is the chemistry of the 21st century. We welcome this new opportunity to collaborate to advance green and sustainable chemistry.”

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