8th Asian Chemical Editorial Society (ACES) Meeting in Germany

  • DOI: 10.1002/chemv.201200075
  • Author: ChemViews
  • Published Date: 09 July 2012
  • Copyright: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
thumbnail image: 8th Asian Chemical Editorial Society (ACES) Meeting in Germany

Image: (front row, left to right) Professor Tzi Sum Andy Hor, National University of Singapore and President of Singapore National Institute of Chemistry (SNIC), Professor Supawan Tantayanon, Chulalongkorn University, President of the Chemical Society of Thailand, and President of FACS, and Dr. Eva Wille, VP & Executive Director, Chemistry, Wiley-VCH.

Back row, left to right: Jon Walmsley, VP & Managing Director, Physical Sciences, Wiley-VCH, Carina Kniep, Editorial Director, Journals, Wiley-VCH, and Dr. Peter Gölitz, VP & Publishing Director, Chemistry Journals, Wiley-VCH.


The 8th meeting of the
Asian Chemical Editorial Society (ACES) was attended by representatives of chemical societies from Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and Thailand, as well as from Wiley-VCH. Professor W. Koch, CEO of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh; German Chemical Society) also attended the ACES Meeting which took place at the Wiley-VCH offices in Weinheim on June 29, 2012.



Highlights of the Meeting

  • A Support Agreement for Chemistry – An Asian Journal was signed between the Federation of Asian Chemical Societies (FACS) and ACES (see picture above).




First Pan-Asian Society Journals

ACES’s first and the very first pan-Asian society journal, Chemistry–An Asian Journal (CAJ), was launched in 2006. It quickly established itself as an international high-impact journal for chemistry in its broadest sense. The 2011 Impact Factor of Chemistry–An Asian Journal is 4.5. Its esteemed Editorial Board is chaired by Nobel Laureate Professor Ryoji Noyori from Japan.


The realization of a dream for organic chemists in Asia is the second ACES journal, the brand-new Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry (AsianJOC). Until now, the top international organic chemistry journals have been either American or European. Now, organic chemists in Asia have the chance to publish in a high-quality pan-Asian society journal.

The Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, which just published its first Early View articles, covers organic chemistry in its entirety and publishes primary research and critical secondary information from authors across the world.




History of ACES

ACES was founded in 2005 by the Chinese Chemical Society, the Chemical Research Society of India, the Chemical Society of Japan, and the Korean Chemical Society. It currently consists of thirteen chemical societies throughout the Asia Pacific region which share a commitment to scientific excellence, to publishing ethics, and to the highest standards in publication.

ChemPubSoc Europe, the association of 16 European chemical societies, acts as supporting organization for Chemistry–An Asian Journal and the Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry. In addition the GDCh and FACS support Chemistry–An Asian Journal.


ACES consists of the following chemical societies

  1. The Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  2. Chinese Chemical Society
  3. Hong Kong Chemical Society
  4. Chemical Research Society of India
  5. Himpunan Kimia Indonesia
  6. Chemical Society of Japan
  7. Institut Kimia Malaysia
  8. New Zealand Institute of Chemistry
  9. Singapore National Institute of Chemistry
  10. Korean Chemical Society
  11. Chemical Society Located in Taipei
  12. Chemical Society of Thailand
  13. Chemical Society of Vietnam



Among the ACES representatives attending the meeting were the President of IUPAC, Professor Kazuyuki Tatsumi, and the President of FACS, Professor Supawan Tantayanon.

Front row, left to right: Prof. Tzi Sum Andy Hor, National University of Singapore and President of Singapore National Institute of Chemistry (SNIC), Dr. Eva E. Wille, VP & Executive Director, Chemistry, Wiley-VCH, Prof. Kazuyuki Tatsumi, Nagoya University, IUPAC Presedent since 2002, and representative, Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ), Prof. G. Mugesh, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and Secretary General, Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI), Prof. Supawan Tantayanon, Chulalongkorn University, President, Chemical Society of Thailand, and President, Federation of Asian Chemical Societies (FACS), Monika Silz, Marketing Manager, Chemistry Journals, Wiley-VCH.

Second row, left to right: Dr. Carina Kniep, Editorial Director, Journals, Wiley-VCH, Dr. Theresa Kueckmann, Editor, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, Prof. Raymond W. Y. Wong, Hong Kong Baptist University and Chairman, Hong Kong Chemical Society (HKCS), Prof. Insung S. Choi, Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Vice Chairman, Committee of International Affairs, Korean Chemical Society (KCS), Joachim Kindler, Marketing Director, Chemistry, Wiley-VCH, Professor Wolfram Koch, CEO of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, Jon Walmsley, VP & Managing Director, Physical Sciences, Wiley-VCH, Mr. Nobuyuki Kawashima, Executive Director & Secretary general, Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ), Dr. Aileen Mitchell, Associate Editor, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, Dr. Richard Threlfall, Associate Managing Editor, Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry.


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