That sentiment is echoed by prominent non-Chinese chemists, such as the University of Utah’s Peter J. Stang. “ICCAS is one of the very best chemistry institutes in China,” says Stang, who led an international committee that evaluated ICCAS in 2013. In support of his assessment, Stang points out that ICCAS has been shaped by some of China’s most illustrious chemists, including CAS member and President Chunli Bai, who formerly served as an ICCAS deputy director. Stang also notes that ICCAS has “excellent research facilities” and publishes regularly in leading journals. Stang, who is editor-in-chief of JACS, notes that, in the early 1990s, China as a whole published very few papers in JACS. As of two years ago, he says, China has grown to become the largest contributor outside of North America of JACS papers.
by Mitch Jacoby |
October 10, 2016