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ACS appoints Shelley D. Minteer as editor-in-chief of ACS Au journal family -

The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has appointed Dr. Shelley D. Minteer of the University of Utah as editor-in-chief of a portfolio of nine open access journals, all to be launched in 2021. The ACS Au family of journals will focus on specific fields relevant to ACS and will be compliant with the requirements of ‘Plan S’ and of funders who require publication in completely open access journals.

The ACS search committee identified and chose Minteer for her strong and compelling vision for the journals, supported by the breadth of her research expertise spanning the topical areas of these new journals. Her familiarity with open access developments, her outstanding editorial experience, and her commitment to diversity, equality and inclusiveness as noted by her current service as chair of the Department of Chemistry’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee at the University of Utah, all support her appointment.

Minteer is the Dale and Susan Poulter endowed chair of biological chemistry and associate chair of chemistry at the University of Utah. There, she manages a multi-disciplinary research group with a broad range of current projects, including electrocatalysis, batteries, organic electrosynthesis, synthetic biology and electrochemical biosensors. Minteer has been an associate editor for the Journal of the American Chemical Society since 2016.

The ACS Au journal family will include ACS Bio & Med Chem Au, ACS Engineering Au, ACS Environmental Au, ACS Materials Au, ACS Measurement Science Au, ACS Nanoscience Au, ACS Organic & Inorganic Au, ACS Physical Chemistry Au and ACS Polymers Au. Each journal will have a deputy editor to oversee the day-to-day handling of manuscripts. The portfolio will be available completely open access without an embargo period, and authors will be able to choose to make their articles available open access via a CC-BY or CC-BY-NC-ND license. ACS will sponsor or substantially discount article publishing charges for authors based in numerous countries classified as lower-middle income economies.

The ACS Au journals will open for submissions in January 2021. More information on the portfolio can be found at

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