Volume 84 Issue 17 | pp. 46-47
Issue Date: April 24, 2006

From Manuscript To Journal Publication

Much of the process is automated, but technical editors still read every word of the manuscript
Department: Science & Technology, ACS News

A boisterous whoop of glee. A quiet sigh of relief. A glass of beer. Another experiment. Researchers react in various ways when they receive word that a journal has accepted their group's latest submission. They may be largely unaware of the metamorphosis that a peer-reviewed manuscript will undergo before it is published on the Web or in print.

Joseph E. Yurvati of the American Chemical Society's Journal Production & Manufacturing Operations demystified the steps of . . .

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In 2006, ACS Chemical Biology became the society's 35th journal, and two other journals—Biomacromolecules and the Journal of Proteome Research—increased the frequency of their print publications.

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