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ACS Author University
A free series of short videos offering tips on writing and communicating science.
ACS Reviewer Lab
A free online course developed by ACS editors, leading researchers, and ACS publications staff to teach researchers the fundamentals of peer review.
Focus on Peer Review (Nature Masterclasses)
A free online course on peer review with four modules, short videos and interactive activities. Registration required.
How to Write a Good Scientific Paper, 1st ed. (2018)
Mastering the Art of Scientific Publication
A collection of editor tips compiled from ACS journals.
On Writing Well: An Informal Guide to Writing Nonfiction, 3rd ed., rev.
Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace, 12th ed. (2017)
Types and Conventions of Science Writing (Queen's Writing Centre)
Write Like a Chemist: A Guide and Resource (2008)
Style Guides & Journal Abbreviations
ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication (2020)
A new edition of the ACS Style Guide.
ACS Style Guide, 3rd ed.
Print edition also available. Call number: QD8.5 .A25 2006
CASSI (Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index)
CASSI contains detailed information on journal titles and abbreviations for publications indexed by CAS since 1907, including serial and non-serial scientific and technical publications.
Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, 8th ed. (2014)
IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology (Gold Book)
The definitive guide to chemical terminology containing more than 7,000 entries.
Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry (Red Book)
Principles of Chemical Nomenclature: A Guide to IUPAC Recommendations
Print copy also available. Engineering and Science Library: Call # QD7 .P75 2011
Systematic Nomenclature of Organic, Organometallic and Coordination Chemistry, 1st ed.
Call number: QD291 .B86 2007 REF
The full version of EndNote is available to all Queen's students, faculty, and staff.
EndNote (Web Edition)
A "lite" version of the popular commercial citation manager. Available in Web of Science.
Mendeley, purchased by Elsevier in 2013, is a free citation manager and paper organizer.
Zotero is a free citation manager plugin for Firefox.
The Art of Being a Scientist: A Guide for Graduate Students and Their Mentors, 1st ed. (2009)
Ethical Guidelines to Publication of Chemical Research
On Being a Scientist: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research, 3rd ed. (2009)
Print also available. Call Number: Engineering & Science Library, Q180.A1 O5 2009
ORCID is an open registry of unique researcher identifications.
Journal Citation Reports
JCR allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from over 11,000 scholarly and technical journals from more than 3,300 publishers in over 80 countries. Data is updated annually.
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