March 30, 2020

American Chemical Society Announces Launches a New OA Resource, SciMeetings; Will Provide Access to Scientific Posters and Presentations

From the American Chemical Society:

Every year, hundreds of thousands of researchers share their research findings at in-person conferences. Scientific content created for these conferences has traditionally been limited to the audience at that event, with no wider distribution or long-term preservation. SciMeetings, a service developed by the American Chemical Society (ACS) through its Publications Division, will expand the reach and impact of early-stage research and globalize professional networking via its online poster and presentation publication service.

SciMeetings, powered by Morressier, is a fully open access product that is freely searchable, citable and shareable. Posters and presentations receive a DOI number and creative commons license upon upload, and video or audio can be embedded to enhance the submission. Content is fully indexed and will be searchable on the ACS Publications and Morressier platforms.

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This service is intended to provide a timely option for presenters and conference organizers of meetings that are postponed, delayed or cancelled, such as the ACS Spring 2020 National Meeting & Expo, which was to be held in Philadelphia in March. ACS is adopting SciMeetings for the more than 14,000 posters or talks that were scheduled for this event, many of which will now be held in a virtual environment. SciMeetings will be available to enhance future events among the global scientific community as well, supporting the communication of high-quality research.

Learn More, Read the Complete Announcement

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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