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ACS Publications 2013 editorial outreach in Asia: Another busy year Since she joined ACS Publications in 2012 as Manager for Editorial Development in Asia, Norah Xiao hasn't had much time to catch her breath. Building alliances with the highly dynamic Asian scientific community, and helping chemistry researchers and students in multiple countries share their work through ACS publications, is no nine-to-five job. "Since the beginning of the year, I have been to Japan, South Korea, and China," Xiao says, adding that she considers it "my great honor to represent ACS Publications and to meet with the Asian research community. It is my privilege to be so close to researchers, to get to know them better and help them get their work published in ACS journals." As part of her outreach efforts, Xiao attended her first national meeting of the Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) in March. "This was a very good opportunity to get to know this community better as it is one of the biggest research conferences in Japan," she explains. "It is a four-day meeting with more than 8,000 attendees!" Xiao adds that her general impression was that standards of research were very high at the conference. In April came several important events in South Korea, including the National Meeting of the Korean Chemical Society, where ACS Publications co-organized a successful symposium on the "Impact of Chemistry on Biology." The Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST) hosted this event, allowing further connections within the Korean research community. In addition, Xiao took advantage of her trip to attend two ACS on Campus events, one at Seoul National University and the other at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). In May, Xiao returned to China for one of her "regular" editorial trips to China. This time, she met with active researchers in the scientific community. These trips are very important as they allow her to ex- Norah Xiao press in person ACS Publication's strong commitment in working with these institutions' researchers, Xiao explains, adding "I expect I will do this very often." Xiao and other ACS Publications representatives will attend several more conferences and events in Asia over the next few months, including the Sixth Asia-Pacific Congress on Catalysis (Taiwan) and the Fourth Asian Conference on Coordination Chemistry (S. Korea). The next significant event this year will be in October: The Journal of Organic Chemistry—Organic Letters Symposium is being hosted in collaboration with the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry. Members of China's finest academic and research institutes have been invited to both attend and participate. "We hope to truly bring a top program to this research community," says Xiao, explaining that it "will increase awareness of ACS Publications and build (lasting) relationships with top researchers and institutes in the region." Xiao anticipates this symposium will be a turning point for ACS Publications outreach in Asia, and she hopes it is the first of many. "We look forward to having more events like this," she says. Join ACS at these upcoming events ACS Nano at ChinaNANO 2013 Beijing, China, September 5-7, 2013 Special event: ACS Nano Lectureship award National Conference on Environmental Chemistry Guiyang, China Speaker: Dave Allen, Editor-in-Chief, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Sixth Asia-Pacific Congress on Catalysis Taipei, Taiwan, October 13-17, 2013 Speaker: Chris Jones, Editor-in-Chief, ACS Catalysis Journal of Organic Chemistry and Organic Letters Symposium Shanghai, China, October 15-16, 2013 Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry Fifteenth Beijing Conference and Exhibition on Instrumental Analysis Beijing, China, October 23-26, 2013 Speaker: Jonathan Sweedler, Editor-in-Chief, Analytical Chemistry Fourth Asian Conference on Coordination Chemistry Jeju, South Korea, November 4-7, 2013 Speaker: Bill Tolman, Editor-in-Chief, Inorganic Chemistry

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