Friday, 08 January 2010
The American Chemical Society (ACS) has made some recent additions to its online publications.
Through its Division of Chemical Education, ACS now offers the Journal of Chemical Education (JCE) as part of its regular searchable journals collection. Introduced in 1924, JCE is considered one of the premier journals worldwide in chemistry education. It is a major source for information on chemistry education trends, classroom and curriculum ideas, and reviews of books and products (as such it provides helpful guidance on chemistry-related textbooks). One advantage of its migration to the ACS Journals platform is that its content can be searched upon alongside ACS’s many other publications. In addition, the articles can be viewed in high-quality PDF formats with links to other ACS articles and citations can be downloaded in RIS format for use in bibliographic software such as EndNote, RefWorks, and Zotero.
Other news from ACS includes its participation in EurekaAlert, an online newsletter started by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to reach the rapidly expanding research community in China. And from the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) comes a new series of video abstracts, which are summaries of recently published JACS articles, presented by the authors themselves. The intent of the videos is to offer a quick introduction for both researchers and others to a key idea or development.
This series is still in beta; updates can be subscribed to via iTunes and other podcast software.