The American Chemical Society (ACS) has appointed Dr. Erick Carreira as editor-in-chief of its flagship journal, the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS), effective 2021.
Born in Cuba and based in Switzerland, Carreira will be both the first JACS editor-in-chief to live outside of the US and the first Latin American to lead the journal. Carreira has been a full professor at the Organic Chemistry Laboratory of the ETH Zürich since 1998. There, his research group focuses on the asymmetric synthesis of biologically active, stereochemically complex natural products. He is the recipient of numerous international awards and is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences (US) and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Carreira has been the editor-in-chief of Organic Letters since January 2019. He has 141 publications in the ACS portfolio of journals and has published 54 times in JACS. His JACS appointment follows an extensive public search that saw over 100 nominations from across the chemistry community.
To support the strategic development of the journal, Carreira has identified and appointed six new executive editors including Dr. Joseph Francisco, Dr. Zhaomin Hou, Dr. Kai Johnsson, Dr. Melanie Sanford, and Dr. Karen Wooley. Due to existing commitments, a sixth executive editor — based in China — will be announced at the end of 2020. In addition to being eminent scientists, the executive editors represent the diversity of chemistry in research and background.
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