Frequently Asked Questions
||What are “Proceedings” (preprints)?
are non-peer-reviewed 2–4-page documents that include
graphic images (sometimes in color) and nomenclature. These are documents
in “pre-publication” status, prior to presentation
at the ACS National Meeting, and have not yet been peer-reviewed.
||Are Proceedings peer-reviewed?
No, the ACS
Division Proceedings Online are not peer-reviewed.
||In what electronic format are the ACS Division Proceedings Online presented?
The ACS provides
articles in PDF format for all of the Proceedings. With increased functionality
and a more robust presentation, PDF material is closing in on the visual
capabilities of HTML.
||Is there also a print or CD-ROM version available?
Each ACS Technical
Division establishes its own policy concerning availability of print
or CD-ROM versions of its Proceedings. With the availability of ACS
Division Proceedings Online, however, it is likely that this will become
the predominant format for publishing Proceedings and that participating
Divisions, depending on the individual Division’s policy, will
no longer publish print or CD-ROM versions of their material.
||When will new volumes be published? How many will be published each year?
For most ACS
Technical Divisions, two separate Proceedings volumes will be published
online twice each year just prior to the Fall and Spring ACS National
Meetings. A few ACS Technical Divisions, however, participate in only
one ACS National Meeting each year; therefore, for those who participate
in the program, only one volume will be published.
||How long will this content stay online?
the discretion of the American Chemical Society, the material posted
will remain online indefinitely.
||How can I submit a paper for consideration for publication in the Proceedings?
ACS Technical Division establishes its own policies for format, review,
and acceptance of material submitted for publication. Many of the ACS
publish their submission guidelines on their
websites. You are also invited to contact the Division to discuss the
||Can Individuals subscribe to the ACS Division Proceedings Online?
The ACS Division Proceedings Online is strictly for institutional customers.
However, as has been the common practice among individual ACS
Technical Divisions, members of a particular Division
receive the Proceedings free of charge as a member benefit.
||Can individuals recommend ACS Division Proceedings Online to their librarian?
Simply print or e-mail the Library
and forward it to your librarian to request
a subscription to the ACS Division Proceedings Online.
||Is the cost of the ACS Division Proceedings Online prorated if a library subscribes mid-year?
No, during any
year, the cost of the product is the same regardless of the date on
which the ACS Division Proceedings Online are ordered.
||What does a subscription to ACS Division Proceedings Online include?
access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to the Proceedings of all participating
ACS Divisions including full text, images (illustrations, halftones,
structure, figures), and supporting information. As a benefit to institutional
subscribers, access also includes all prior Division Proceedings that
were submitted to the ACS in electronic format beginning in the late
1990s. Furthermore, access includes the ability to do a full text search
by author, title, or keyword (and eventually by Division) across all
ACS technical Divisions participating in the program.
||Do I have to pay every year for access, or just once?
Access to the
ACS Division Proceedings Online is by yearly subscription. That subscription
includes, in most cases, the Proceedings submitted at both the Fall
and Spring ACS National Meetings.
||What happens to my access if I cancel my subscription?
Once a subscription
to the ACS Division Proceedings Online is canceled, access to the Proceedings
website is terminated.
||Will a CD-ROM of the proceedings be available upon cancellation?
Yes. Subscribers who cancel their subscription in a
given year will receive a CD ROM of the proceedings from that year
(if they have paid the subscription fee for that year), as well as
the years they were subscribers to ACS Division Proceedings Online.
A CD ROM will not be available for any proceedings in the years
prior to subscribing to the service. This is considered a benefit to
institutions who subscribe to the service.
||Do I need to sign a license?
Yes, each individual institution or library must sign
an agreement that is specific to their institution. License
agreements are posted on the ACS Division Proceedings Online website.
Please view the "Terms and Conditions" for general information
and then complete the license agreement that corresponds to your individual
institution (Consortium or Single Site). This will need to be filled
out and signed by an authorized person from the institution or library
prior to activating your Web subscription.
||Are there ISBNs for the individual collections?
||Who can I contact for more information?
institutional customers can contact the following ACS
offices for more information on ordering the ACS Division Proceedings
|American Chemical Society
Member & Subscriber Services
PO Box 3337
Columbus, OH 43210 USA
(800) 333-9511 (US & Canada)
(614) 447-3776 (outside US & Canada)
Fax: (614) 447-3671
|Agency & Institutional Services
PO Box 3337
Columbus, OH 43210 USA
(888) 338-0012 (US & Canada)
(614) 447-3674 (outside US & Canada)
Fax: (614) 447-3671
||Can users make copies of individual Proceedings?
material in the ACS Division Proceedings Online is copyrighted. Use
of the Proceedings Online is for authorized institutional users only.
For authorized distribution in institutional settings, authorized users
may view, download, or print individual Proceedings for their personal,
scholarly research, and educational use in accordance with the terms
of the ACS license agreement.
||Can I use copies of articles for electronic ILL?
customers may use the ACS Division Proceedings Online to fulfill requests
for InterLibrary Loans (ILL). InterLibrary Loan shall include requests
to support non-commercial scholarly research by patrons of other libraries
such as public, school, or college libraries. A Licensee may obtain
a copy of an individual proceeding or abstract, or other individual
items from the ACS Division Proceedings Online in PDF format (Portable
Document Format) and transmit it to the ILL requesting Library by mail,
fax, or electronic transmission. The borrower may make up to 5 (five)
free article copies of an individual proceeding or abstract, or other
individual items from the ACS Division Proceedings Online per year for
InterLibrary Loan purposes. Additional requests may be fulfilled only
if the applicable single copy fees are paid either to the Copyright
Clearance Center or directly to the ACS through its sales procedures
for Proceedings or abstracts, or other individual items from the ACS
Division Proceedings Online.
||What if I'm having technical problems with the ACS Division Proceedings Online?
should immediately contact the ACS Publications Help Desk.
(800) 227-9919 or (202) 872-4357