ACS enables new subject-based categorization content

ACS enables new subject-based categorization of content

11:23 AM, 30th July 2011
ACS enables new subject-based categorization of content

WASHINGTON, US: The ACS Publications and Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) divisions of the American Chemical Society (ACS) announced jointly the integration of CAS’ CA section subject index topics to tag articles across the 39 pre eminent scholarly research journals published by the society, including the ACS’ flagship publication Journal of the American Chemical Society.

The incorporation of these well-established CA section assignments will enable ACS’ global audience of scientific authors and readers to browse and discover leading, cutting-edge research results from across the nearly 500,000 articles published in ACS peer-reviewed journals between 1996 and 2011. 

ACS Publications and CAS have partnered to map the 80 CA section subject topics to tables of contents, abstracts, and article-level content displays on the ACS Publications Web Editions platform. The content mapping enables readers to browse research articles from multiple titles and to filter and sort search results by scientific topic. 

Subject-specific landing pages for each of the 80 CA sections have also been introduced on the ACS Publications Web platform. In addition to the subject pages, readers can also apply each of the 80 sections as a filter with the advanced search interface.

“Each weekday the ACS Publications Web Editions platform records more than 1 million page views from a global audience of researchers and scientists,” said Jonathan Morgan, Assistant Director of Web Strategy & Innovation, ACS Publications.

“The availability of CA section subjects for ACS articles marks an important advance for the user experience on the platform, allowing scientists to keep up to speed on their concerned research. We see the CA section semantic tool as a new user-driven option for viewing, sorting, and organizing articles of interest,” mentioned Morgan.

CAS, recognized as the world’s most authoritative and comprehensive source for chemical information, assigns CA Section categories according to the novelty of the process or substance that is being reported in the literature.

“Our SciFinder research tool is the first choice for chemists and related scientists around the world. Given the tremendous volume of Web referral traffic now flowing between the primary literature published in ACS Journals and the rich substance, reaction and citation information found in SciFinder, CAS views these types of collaborations as an essential service to the broader chemical research community,” said Kirk Schwall, Director of SciFinder Product Development at CAS.

“The relationship between ACS product development and IT teams in Columbus and Washington represents a major source of innovation for the society and its mission as a provider of indispensable information for chemists and R&D professionals in the allied sciences. Building on the dynamic linking features between ACS Publications and SciFinder, the integration of CA Section subjects into ACS Journals is a great example of the collective innovation,” added Schwall.

(C) American Chemical Society News




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