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Derek Lowe, an Arkansan by birth, got his BA from Hendrix College and his PhD in organic chemistry from Duke before spending time in Germany on a Humboldt Fellowship on his post-doc. He's worked for several major pharmaceutical companies since 1989 on drug discovery projects against schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, diabetes, osteoporosis and other diseases. To contact Derek email him directly: Twitter: Dereklowe

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February 2, 2010

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Posted by Derek

So, now that we're in 2010, the journal that introduced the whole idea of a graphical abstract to organic chemistry (Tetrahedron Letters) has finally started including them in their RSS feed. That's how I read journals these days, and I think I have a lot of company, so I'm grateful that they got around to it.

And on another literature note, I wanted to mention that I've accepted an invite to the editorial advisory board of the new ACS journal ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters. You can tell, I guess, when you've been doing this stuff for a while - when I look at the rest of the advisory board, I see people I went to grad school with, people I used to work down the hall from, and so on. The journal has started publishing its first papers; we'll see how it works out, and how it competes with the other short-form outlet for this sort of work, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters. I promise not to let any anti-Bredt cyclobutenes get past me!

Comments (11) + TrackBacks (0) | Category: The Scientific Literature


1. J-bone on February 2, 2010 3:36 PM writes...

I have some research on an enzyme array, would you let that through?

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2. Hap on February 2, 2010 6:11 PM writes...


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3. cliffintokyo on February 2, 2010 7:41 PM writes...

Every step you take, we'll be watching you.
(The Police!)
Just for a laugh :-D

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4. TwoYaks on February 2, 2010 8:46 PM writes...

I believe Huzzah's are in order.


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5. Rock on February 2, 2010 9:58 PM writes...

Tet Lett, OK it is a start. How about BOMCl and Angewandte Chemie?

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6. Rock on February 2, 2010 11:20 PM writes...

I stand corrected, BOMCl has them too. I guess all those emails finally paid off....

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7. Sili on February 3, 2010 8:25 AM writes...


I was gonna ask why ACS and not RSC, but I see the competition are the warmongers, so no foul.

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8. Martyn on February 3, 2010 9:07 AM writes...

So what do we submit to ACS Med. Chem. Lett., and what do we submit to J. Med. Chem. as a brief article?

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9. Anonymous on February 3, 2010 9:18 AM writes...

Congratulations Derek! This is well deserved.

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10. Joseph on February 3, 2010 12:14 PM writes...


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11. anon27 on February 3, 2010 5:23 PM writes...

What do we want another journal for?

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