ACS Central Science will be a highly selective journal, publishing about 100-200 papers/year deemed by editors and reviewers to be of exceptional interest and importance. The scope of ACS Central Science is fully established by the founding Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi, and is available here http://pubs.acs.org/page/acscii/about.html. ACS Central Science is conceived to be a multidisciplinary journal attracting the best original research across a wide array of disciplines. This will include traditional areas of chemistry including organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry as well as more applied areas of chemistry, including computational and theoretical chemistry, nanotechnology, synthetic and chemical biology, biomaterials and materials science, and chemical engineering.
- There will also be an emphasis on front matter –commentaries, perspectives, mini-reviews, etc. – that will aid in disseminating the best of ACS Central Science research to an even broader constituency.
- It will highlight chemistry as the “central science” and seek to feature work at the interface with other scientific disciplines.
- The Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) is the flagship journal of the ACS, publishing about 3,000 scientific articles a year across a wide range of chemistry disciplines. JACS will continue to publish thousands of peer-reviewed articles of high quality and impact. JACS authors may elect to participate in ACS AuthorChoice. ACS Central Science will be highly selective, publishing 100-200 articles annually in its early years, and will be purely open access (compared to approximately 3,000 articles for JACS and 40,000 articles published across all ACS journals).