The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization which was established on 6th April 1876. It is generally abbreviated as ACS and presently based in Washington, D.C., United States. This scientific society works in the field of chemistry and providing information through national conferences, Chemical Abstracts Service, and peer-reviewed scientific journals. They have more than 158,000 members that make them biggest scientific society in terms of membership. Additionally, this not for profit organization is also involved in publishing work of textbooks and offering a grant for making scientific research. However, the main source of income for this society is their chemical databases service that they offer all over the world. The slogan of this organization is “Most Trusted, Most Cited, Most Read”.
Some popular journals of this organization are Journal of Physical Chemistry A, ACS Synthetic Biology, Journal of American Chemical Society, Biochemistry, ACS Catalysis, ACS Combinatorial Science, Chemical Research in Toxicology, and Journal of Chemical Information & Modeling.
Since its establishment, the publication of the company has received a plethora of awards. Some of the recent ones include winning American Publishers Awards for Professional & Scholarly Excellence two times in the category Best New Journal in Science, Medicine, & Technology in the years 2012 & 2013. Additionally, they won this award in 2010, but the category was Best New eProduct in Physical Sciences and Mathematics.
ACS Branch Offices
Along with their headquarters in Washington DC, the organization has branch offices in Oxford, United Kingdom and Columbus, Ohio. Overall, ACSoperates more than 400 journal editorial locations across the globe.