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ACS Mobile - New iPhone application

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Published: 17 Mar 2010

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2010 - The American Chemical Society (ACS) today introduced a new mobile software application for users of Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch devices.

The new information delivery service, ACS Mobile, provides readers with an up-to-the-minute live stream of peer-reviewed research content published across the Society's preeminent portfolio of scholarly research journals, and is augmented by 'Latest News' from Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN), the Society's industry-leading magazine and preferred source of online news for its more than 161,000 member professionals.

Readers of ACS Journals will benefit from the following features of ACS Mobile:

* Up-to-the minute access to ACS ASAP Articles published online, personalized from across the entire portfolio of 38 peer-reviewed ACS Journals. (http://pubs.acs.org). Tailored on the fly' filtering options for viewing content from selected ACS titles.

* Dynamic delivery of an indexed list of more than 35,000 research articles published annually, and easy pathways for free reader access to the graphical and text abstracts of those articles.

* "Latest News" feed from C&EN Online.

* Saving of favorites within the application in a personal folder designed for convenient offline reading.

* Interface to full-text article access and display (via wireless or Virtual Private Networks) for authorized users at institutions that license ACS Journals content. Alternative of ACS ID and password-based access for individuals who elect to subscribe to the web editions of ACS journals as part of their suite of ACS member benefits.

* Quick Search across the more than 850,000+ scientific research articles and book chapters archived on the ACS Web Editions Platform - discoverable by author, keyword, title, abstract, DOI or bibliographic citation.

* Sharing of links and snippets to alert friends and colleagues to new ACS ASAP Articles via e-mail and social networking sites (Facebook and Twitter).

A video demonstration of the features and functionality of ACS Mobile can be accessed at <http://pubs.acs.org/r/acsmobile> The application is now available for individual purchase and download via the Apple iTunes Store for the introductory price of $2.99.

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