JACSes’s new cover!

January 15, 2009 at 10:48 am | | literature, news, science community

Holy crap! JACS has decided to put art on its covers!!!!1!!

jacs-coverI think that’s a terrible idea. JACS was the only major chemistry journal not to frill up its cover with some bullshit pictures of some pseudosciencey research. Now it’ll probably go the way of Angewandte and have penguins and shit on its covers.

JACS used to be the classy journal of chemistry—a real gentleman’s journal. Now it’s just another noisy mag on the shelf. I encourage ACS to reverse their decision to deflower their flagship journal.

All the JACSβ stuff on the website is cool. If you want to make a JACS Facebook page and have podcasts where someone reads an entire paper word-for-word, that’s fine with me. Even the image challenges are cool (even though I get 90% of them wrong because I don’t have the patience to read all the options). But stay away from the beautiful, clean cover.

Maybe Google should change their homepage to look like Excite?


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  1. Wow. Does anyone really pay any special attention to journal covers anymore beyond the authors themselves? What did JACS have to gain by doing this, anyways?

    Comment by joel — January 15, 2009 #

  2. I like pretty pictures. JACS is too plain. Thus, I am okay with images on the covers. As long as they’re pretty.

    Comment by excimer — January 15, 2009 #

  3. No, you’re wrong.

    Comment by sam — January 15, 2009 #

  4. Agreed; I only ever see a journal cover when there’s an annoying lack of electronic access and I actually have to trek over to the library.

    Comment by Will — January 15, 2009 #

  5. No, I’m quite sure I’m okay with this. I even asked myself.

    Comment by excimer — January 16, 2009 #

  6. check again.

    Comment by sam — January 16, 2009 #

  7. Pretty pictures are OK as long as they don’t sully the cover with stupid biocrap.

    Comment by psi*psi — January 19, 2009 #

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