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ACS journals are again among the most cited in chemistry; flagship journal achieves best Impact Factor ever

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 16 giugno 2016

washingtonWASHINGTON. The peer-reviewed journals of the American Chemical Society (ACS) are once again the most-cited and/or most-impactful scientific journals in 14 scientific categories, including six core chemistry categories, according to the 2015 Journal Citation Reports® (JCR)*, released on Monday, June 13, by Thomson Reuters. The citation-based rankings, which measure the influence and impact at both the journal and category levels, underscore the depth, breadth and quality of the research published across the Society’s preeminent portfolio of journals.The 2015 JCR affirmed the continued high impact and scientific importance of ACS’ oldest and most renowned peer-reviewed journal — the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) — as a forum for publishing essential, fundamental research of perceived significance. JACS achieved its highest-ever Impact Factor at 13.038, and ranked ahead of both Wiley and the German Chemical Society’s Angewandte Chemie (11.709), as well as the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Chemical Science (9.144). JACS continues to be the Society’s flagship publication, as the most-cited peer-reviewed journal in chemistry, with more than 500,000 total citations in 2015, up 3 percent from 2014.Two-thirds of the 46 ACS journals featured in the report had a JCR Impact Factor of 4.0 or higher, with a Society portfolio median of 4.820. Seventeen journals posted their highest Impact Factors ever. In total, ACS journals were cited more than 2.76 million times in 2015, up from 2.6 million citations in 2014, for an increase of 6 percent. Despite publishing only 6 percent of the journals reviewed in the chemistry category, ACS journals are responsible for over 30 percent of the citations (over 2 million), an indicator of their high relevance and value to chemists and the research libraries that support them.
New ACS journals that were eligible for review by Thomson Reuters for the first time received strongly competitive inaugural Impact Factors, illustrating the value ACS adds to the dissemination of quality research in new or emerging fields of science. ACS Photonics achieved an impressive Impact Factor of 5.404, ranking as one of the top 10 journals in the Optics category. Environmental Science & Technology Letters received an Impact Factor of 4.839, making the top 10 list for the Engineering, Environmental category. This significant ranking reaffirms the success and impact of the journal’s parent journal, Environmental Science & Technology, which saw an increase in its Impact Factor to 5.393.”I am delighted to see the impressive increases in Impact Factor for ACS journals; this is a direct reflection on the dedication and commitment of our journal editors, editorial boards and referees,” said James Milne, Ph.D., senior vice president, Journals Publishing Group of ACS Publications. “ACS journals are synonymous with high quality, high impact and unparalleled global readership. Coupled with some of the fastest publication times, one can see why researchers submit their best work for publication in our internationally acclaimed titles. I’d like to thank our authors, editors and referees for their continued support in making ACS journals the premier publications in their fields.”
ACS Publications, a division of the American Chemical Society, is a nonprofit scholarly publisher of nearly 50 peer-reviewed journals and a range of eBooks at the interface of chemistry and allied sciences, including physics and biology. ACS Publications journals are among the most-cited, most-trusted and most-read within the scientific literature. Respected for their editorial rigor, ACS journals offer high quality service to authors and readers, including rapid time to publication, a range of channels for researchers to access research via the Society’s award-winning web and mobile delivery platforms, and a comprehensive program of open access options for authors and their funders. ACS Publications also publishes Chemical & Engineering News — the Society’s news periodical for the global chemistry enterprise, covering science and technology, business and industry, government and policy, education and employment aspects of the chemistry field. The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With nearly 157,000 members, ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences.

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Parliament endorses visa waiver agreement with Colombia

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 10 giugno 2016

colombiaThe European Parliament endorsed on Wednesday the EU-Colombia visa waiver agreement which will allow Colombians to enter the EU territory, and EU nationals to visit Colombia, without requesting a visa for stays up to 90 days within any 180-day period. Plenary backed the agreement with 584 votes in favour, 56 against and 27 abstentions. The deal was signed on 2 December 2015 and has applied provisionally since that date, pending approval by the Parliament. The visa exemption covers all categories of persons (ordinary, diplomatic, service/official and special passport holders) travelling for all kinds of purposes, except for carrying out a paid activity. In her report, the Parliament´s rapporteur, Mariya Gabriel (EPP, BG), considers that the agreement marks a significant milestone in the deepening of relations between the EU and Colombia and is an additional way of stepping up economic and cultural relations and intensifying political dialogue on various issues, including human rights and fundamental freedoms. It will also strengthen regional coherence, given that Colombia was one of the minority of Latin American countries whose nationals still needed a visa.The deal will not apply to UK and Ireland, in accordance with the protocols annexed to the EU treaties. The visa regime to these member states remains subject to their national legislation. In the case of France and the Netherlands, the provisions of the agreement apply only in those two member states’ European territories.Parliament also voted favourably on Wednesday on similar agreements concluded with Palau (587 votes in favour, 50 against and 20 abstentions) and Tonga (595 in favour, 52 against, 20 abstentions).

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Best international fundraisers announced

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 16 ottobre 2014

perth australiaCelebrations marking outstanding fundraising took place last night at the Global Awards for Fundraising ceremony, hosted by the Resource Alliance at their 35th International Fundraising Congress (IFC). Winners were from Australia, Denmark and Italy.The Global Awards for Fundraising commend excellence and inspirational fundraising in organisations and individuals in three categories:This category awards a prize to a small or medium organisation that have implemented a successful new fundraising idea or stream of revenue on a small budget in the past 12 – 24 months. The award went to the Ronald McDonald House Stronger Together campaign, to build a new Ronald McDonald House in Perth, Western Australia, which will provide a sanctuary of comfort for families of seriously ill children. The campaign raised over AUS$22 million in total pledges from the community, trust and foundations, corporates, individuals and government.
Shortlisted: Cancer Care West for The Road to Inis Aoibhin – Donegal to Galway 240k cycle (Ireland); CRIS Cancer Foundation for Works that Value Lives (Spain)
This category recognises organisations for a fundraising campaign which displays innovation and opportunity for replication during the last 12 – 24 months. The prize went to DanChurchAid for its Give Malawi a Lifeline campaign, held in collaboration with Bilka, a Danish chain of department stores. The goal of raising kr6.5 in three years to renovate two health centres for pregnant women and young children was reached after only four months, prompting an expansion of the project with a new goal to raise a further kr20m to support eight health centres. So far, they have reached kr16.1m.Shortlisted: Microfinance and Community Development Institute (MACDI) for the Investors and Successful Biogas Microfinance Businesswomen (Vietnam); Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation for its Premium Acquisition campaign, May 2013 (Australia)
This category recognises an individual with five years’ fundraising experience who demonstrates exemplary fundraising success over a sustained period of two years or more. The award was presented to Stefano Malfatti, Head of Fundraising at Fondazione Don Gnocci ONLUS, for his energetic approach to fundraising and recent success with the foundation which specialises in rehabilitation and care for a variety of people with complex needs. Stefano has developed major initiatives and has doubled the amount of bequests. In the last five years, money gifted in wills to the foundation has exceeded €20m. Shortlisted: Johann Fox, Children’s Medical & Research Foundation (Ireland); Luis Fernando Donadio, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Fiocruz (Brazil)
Kyla Shawyer commented “The Resource Alliance is proud to celebrate the outstanding achievements of all winners as well as those shortlisted, and we wish them all congratulations on their successes in the charity sector. The Global Fundraising Awards is an internationally diverse event indeed, with entrants from all over the world. The awards showcase the best ideas in fundraising and also serve as a framework for fundraisers to both inspire and be inspired by these innovative ideas.”

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