ACES Newsletter 5

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ACES Newsletter 5

November 2019

Welcome to the latest edition of the Asian Chemical Editorial Society (ACES) newsletter. The editorial teams behind Chemistry-An Asian Journal, the Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, and ChemNanoMat are pleased to share this selection of highlights of ACES activities, partners, and publications. Enjoy!

Ryoji Noyori ACES Award

We warmly congratulate Professor Martin Banwell (Australian National University), on being selected to receive this year’s Ryoji Noyori ACES Award! This biannual award is the highest honor given by the Asian Chemical Editorial Society (ACES) and recognizes outstanding work in chemistry. Find out more about his background and top publications here.

ACES & GDCh Symposium

The ACES partner societies and the German Chemical Society (GDCh) invite you to this top-tier symposium on December 10, 2019 in Taipei as part of the 18th Asian Chemical Congress (ACC). The symposium is designed to deepen relationships between chemists across Asia, Germany, and beyond. In addition to the award lecture by Martin Banwell, it will feature talks by Alois Fürstner, Xing Yi Ling, Xiaogang Liu, Kei Murakami, and Vivian W.-W. Yam. Full details are available here.

Early Career Advisory Boards

We are excited to announce that Chemistry-An Asian Journal, the Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, and ChemNanoMat are expanding their advisory boards to include early career researchers. Starting in 2020, these new members will work closely with our editorial teams and share their insights into the issues important to researchers at the start of their independent careers. Read more about this new initiative here.


With the addition of the Chinese Chemical Society (CCS) and the Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) to the list of co-owners, ChemRxiv has become a truly global initiative. The ACES journals are pleased to consider papers initially shared as preprints, and it is possible to directly transfer manuscripts from ChemRxiv to our submission systems. Read more about the connections between preprints and publishing here, and explore our detailed guidelines here.

Society News

In March, the Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) will hold its 100th national meeting. This important occasion will be attended by Chemistry-An Asian Journal Deputy Editor Heiko Kuhn and commemorated with a joint special collection of papers from top researchers in Japan in the ACES journals. In addition, Professor Benjamin List (Max Planck Institute for Coal Research) has been selected to be The Chemical Record (TCR) Lecturer for this meeting. Let us know if you will also attend the meeting so we can connect! You can read more about other events and awards connected with ACES society members here.

Downloads of articles in the ACES journals have increased by almost 70% compared to the same time last year (January-September). Click on the journal icons to enjoy free access to Readers’ Choice Special Collections of selected most-accessed and top-cited papers until the end of 2019.