ACS Publications introduces ACS Direct Correct to improve the author experience

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2017 — With a commitment to continuously improving the author experience, the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) announces the debut of ACS Direct Correct, an innovative proofing service devised to enhance the publishing process for researchers.

This service will be rolled out across ACS Publications’ 50+ journals beginning Sept. 1, 2017. ACS Direct Correct allows for proof corrections and comments to be entered directly into the copy-edited manuscript file. This online process will make it significantly easier and more efficient for individuals and groups of authors to make and communicate any corrections prior to the rapid publication of their research paper.

“We continuously improve and modernize the process for our authors around the world,” says Robert O’Dell, vice president, Journal Production and Manufacturing Operations, ACS Publications Division. “ACS Direct Correct will allow our authors to focus more on the content of the article and less on the layout and minor adjustments to the manuscript.”

ACS Direct Correct gives authors more control in the corrections process. Users will benefit from the straightforward interface that displays edited manuscripts in an easy-to-read file format, including editing tools and visible change tracking. The service also includes queries to proactively avoid common oversights, such as verifying funder information, reviewing supporting information and reviewing the spelling of author names, which will speed up the publication process for our authors.

About the American Chemical Society
The American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society, is a not-for-profit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. ACS is a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related information and research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. ACS does not conduct research, but publishes and publicizes peer-reviewed scientific studies. Through its Publications Division, the Society publishes 50+ peer-reviewed journals and eBooks. ACS journals are among the most cited, most trusted and most read within the scientific literature. The Publications Division offers high-quality service to authors and readers, including rapid time to publication, cutting-edge web and mobile delivery platforms and comprehensive open-access options. The Society's main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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