Web Date: February 12, 2013
ACS Journal Receives Publishers’ Accolade
The Professional & Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Division of the Association of American Publishers last week named the journal ACS Catalysis as a recipient of a 2012 American Publishers Award for Professional & Scholarly Excellence (PROSE).
PSP recognized ACS Catalysis as “Best New Journal in Science, Technology & Medicine.” The award honors achievement for all-around scientific publishing excellence, accounting for editorial scope and quality, peer review, production design and quality, marketing, and web and mobile presentation.
Christopher W. Jones, who holds a joint appointment as a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and an adjunct professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Georgia Institute of Technology, is the founding editor-in-chief of the online-only journal. Launched by the American Chemical Society in January 2011, ACS Catalysis covers research in heterogeneous catalysis, homogeneous catalysis, and biocatalysis via full-length articles, letters, and solicited reviews. Its coverage spans fields such as organic chemistry, materials science, energy, and environmental and biological systems.
“ACS Publications is delighted to receive this award, which recognizes the society’s commitment to excellence in scientific journal publishing,” says Susan King, senior vice president of ACS Publications’ Journals Publishing Group. “This award is a testament to the dedicated efforts of Christopher Jones and his fellow editors in quickly establishing a reputation for rigor and service to authors and in publishing research findings of significance and broad impact. “
In commenting on the award, Jones adds: “ACS Catalysis has benefited tremendously from the fantastic ACS Publications platform, but most importantly, we have been privileged to have outstanding authors and reviewers contributing to the journal.”
PROSE honors the best in professional and scholarly publishing, as judged by peer publishers, librarians, and academics. PSP comprises 115 member organizations—including commercial publishing companies, professional and scholarly societies, and university presses—that publish print and electronic materials used worldwide in science, medicine, technology, business, law, and the humanities.
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