The American Chemical Society
(ACS), the world's largest scientific society, has won two prestigious PROSE
awards for excellence in scholarly publishing.
ACS Nano, edited by Dr. Paul S. Weiss, received the Association of American
Publishers' Award for Best New Journal in the category of Science, Technology,
and Medicine. ACS Nano was launched in August 2007 and publishes cutting-edge
original research in the areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
ACS was also recognized as the winner of eProduct/Best Website or Platform.
This prestigious award recognizes ACS for the recent launch of a dynamic new
Web delivery platform, now hosting the Society's 34 peer-reviewed research journals.
The Association of American Publishers confers the PROSE awards – shorthand
for Professional and Scholarly Excellence – annually. They are highly
prized in the world of publishing.
The award in the Website or Platform category recognizes the combined work
of the ACS Publications Division, the Society's Information Technology (IT)
division, and Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), the global leader in chemical
information and repository of comprehensive databases of research in chemistry
and related sciences. The innovative technology recognized by this award allows
for the linking of ACS journal articles directly to SciFinder®, the research
discovery tool that provides scientists access to CAS databases. ACS journal
readers who are subscribers to SciFinder® benefit from the combined integrated
services now available.
The ACS Publications Division's new journal Web delivery platform delivers
enhanced searching and browsing capabilities, better user navigation, and unique
connections and pathways to other ACS Web properties such as Chemical &
Engineering News (ACS' weekly newsmagazine) and the ACS Paragon Plus Environment,
in addition to SciFinder®. A Flash-based demonstration available from the
ACS Publications Website at http://pubs.acs.org/flashdemo showcases many of
the features and benefits of the new site.
"The American Chemical Society is proud to be the recipient of the 2008
PROSE award for eProduct/Best Website or Platform," said Madeleine Jacobs,
CEO and Executive Director of ACS. "The award acknowledges the ACS for
the technology innovation inherent in the integrated offerings of both our Publications
Division's new journals Web delivery platform and the Web edition of CAS SciFinder®
that was introduced in 2008. It recognizes as well the Society's focus on providing
an enhanced Web presence via www.acs.org and the social networking capabilities
of the ACS Member Network."
Jacobs added that the Society is "similarly delighted that ACS Publications
and Professor Paul Weiss received top honors for ACS Nano. That recognition
further underscores how effectively the ACS is serving as the indispensible
professional and information resource for its members and other chemistry-related