FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | September 05, 2019

American Chemical Society announces new ACS Central Science Disruptors & Innovators Prize

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2019 — The American Chemical Society, Publications Division, is proud to announce the ACS Central Science Disruptors & Innovators Prize. The Prize highlights a scientific breakthrough that is of broad relevance and that is field shifting, paradigm changing and advancing the central science.

“When we launched ACS Central Science five years ago, our goal was to elevate the visibility of chemistry as ‘the central science,’” says Carolyn Bertozzi, Ph.D., editor-in-chief, ACS Central Science. “Now, as we extend that vision through the ACS Central Science Disruptors & Innovators Prize, I am excited to seek out and recognize a renowned scientist — or group of scientists — whose work embodies the ‘centrality of chemistry.’”

The recipient(s) of the ACS Central Science Disruptors & Innovators Prize will be chosen by the selection committee on a two-year cycle. The first Prize will be awarded and presented at the ACS Fall 2020 National Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco, which will be held Aug. 16–20, 2020, to mark the fifth anniversary of the journal. The awardee will write a Disruptor’s Outlook for publication in ACS Central Science and will present a lecture at the ACS Central Science Disruptors & Innovators Symposium & Reception at a future ACS national meeting.

Awardees will further receive:

  • ACS Central Science Disruptors & Innovators award
  • Prize honorarium of $10,000
  • Travel and accommodations to attend an ACS national meeting
  • ACS membership for 2 years

“Since its launch as our first fully open access journal, ACS Central Science has been a vanguard, publishing exceptional research at the interface of chemistry and other disciplines,” says James Milne, Ph.D., senior vice president of the Journals Publishing Group within ACS Publications. “The ACS Central Science Disruptors & Innovators Prize perfectly complements the journal’s ethos by recognizing an individual or group who, through their innovative research, is advancing the central science.”

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. The Society is a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related information and research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. The Society does not conduct research, but publishes and publicizes peer-reviewed scientific studies. Through its Publications Division, ACS publishes 60 peer-reviewed journals and eBooks, including digital archives of legacy scientific research published since the Society’s founding, as well as the industry-leading weekly news periodical, Chemical & Engineering News. ACS journals are among the most cited, most trusted and most read within the scientific literature. Its 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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