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ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication

The ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication provides the instruction and advice scientists need to master the art of scientific communication, from the laboratory to the boardroom. Topics apply broadly across multiple disciplines; multimedia examples make difficult concepts easy to grasp. The new digital-first version continually evolves to reflect the most current information in a rapidly changing publishing and data-sharing landscape.

Why choose the ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication?

The ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication provides students, researchers, educators, and librarians with the instruction and advice they need to master the art of scholarly communication.

The new digital-first version allows for frequent updating on timely topics such as open access, data sharing, and preprints.  The ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication grows every year, and since publication we’ve added several chapters, including Poster Presentations, Slide Presentations, and a forthcoming chapter on Patents. Future chapters include Inclusive Language and Writing Science for the Public.

  • Academic institutions: Help students learn how to write scientific papers, find key tips for notating difficult-to-articulate concepts, or publish their first journal article. Provide a complete learning experience by including a comprehensive source for writing instruction.
  • Corporate organizations: Give research teams the most effective way to communicate their discoveries, whether in a journal or within your company. Gain insight into current issues surrounding scientific communication, such as Open Access and preprint services.
  • Government organizations: Help researchers produce scholarly publications for journal submission, funding, your organization or others, or the public.


What’s included?

  • Multimedia examples to clarify complex concepts
  • Hyperlinking between chapters for easy reference to related topics in scholarly communication
  • Regular revision and expansion, to include the most up-to-date information on existing and emerging topics
  • Editors who represent all areas of science and a variety of interests, from journals to industry leaders

The ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication is available to academic, corporate and government institutions by annual or multi-year subscription. Pricing is based on usage and institution size.

This new online-only version covers all instructions from previous editions of The ACS Style Guide—completely updated, modernized, and greatly expanded.

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Editorial expertise at your fingertips

The editors and authors who contribute to the ACS Guide to Scholarly Communications have diverse backgrounds and bring valuable professional expertise to their work. They ensure that the unique needs of the researcher, student, professor, and librarian are addressed in a rapidly changing and broadening landscape of scholarly communication.

Meet The Editors and Authors

What Our Customers Say

The coverage within the data sharing chapter is excellent. Commercial and society abstracting and indexing services offer a good start to facilitate discovery and reuse of your work. However, this data sharing chapter will allow you as an author to become fully responsible for the metadata and data associated with your work, greatly increasing its discovery and reuse within the community.”
Vincent Scalfani, Ph.D. Science & Engineering Librarian, The University of Alabama
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