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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: derekb.lowe@gmail.com Twitter: Dereklowe

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June 20, 2013

The Perfect Papers For Each Journal

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Posted by Derek

For the Journal of the American Chemical Society:
"Nanoscale Stuff That We Can Imagine Could Have Gone to Science or Nature, But It Went There First So It Ends Up Here"

"Another Row of Glowing Sample Vials"

For Chemical Communications:
"Wild, Out-There Amalgam of Three or Four Trendy Topics All at Once, All in Two Manuscript Pages, From a Chinese Lab You've Never Heard of"

"A Completely New Assay Technique That Looks Like It Should Need A Twelve-Page Paper, Here In Two Because We're First and Don't Forget It"

For Angewandte Chemie:
"An Actually Useful and Interesting Paper (We Reviewed This One, We Promise), Brought to You With a Wincing, Toe-Curling Pun in the Abstract"

"The First Plutonium-Plutonium Quintuple Bond. Who's Going to Say It Isn't?"

For the Journal of Organic Chemistry:
"Remember Us? Here's an Actual Full Paper About Some Reaction, With Experimental Details and Everything. Where Else Can You Find That, Eh?"

"A Total Synthesis That Would Have Been in JACS Back When, You Whippersnappers"

For Tetrahedron Letters
"Remember Us? Here's a Four-Page Paper About Some Reaction With No Experimental Whatsoever. Where Else Can You Find. . .Oh, Right. Never Mind."

"The Four Thousand And Forty-Seventh Way to Prepare Nitriles From Oximes"

For Organic Letters:
"A Four-Page Paper With No Experimental (Supplementary Info If You're Lucky), But One You Actually Might Want to Read"

"A New Metal-Catalyzed Coupling, Featuring a Catalyst You Can't Buy and Don't Want to Make"

For the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry:
"Big Pharma Here, With a Gigantic Flaming Viking Funeral for a Project That Chewed Up Eight Years, And Here's All We Have to Show For It?"

"Small Academic Lab Here, With A Series of Rhodanines and Polyphenols That Are Seriously Hot Leads for At Least Ten Diseases"

For Science:
"Don't See Much Synthetic Chemistry Over Here, Do You? That's How You Know This is Hot Stuff!"

"People Only Read One or Two Papers Out of Any Issue of This Journal, and This Isn't One of Them, is It?"

For Synthesis:
"As Long as There are Five-Membered Heterocyclic Systems, and German Labs to Make Every Possible Derivative of Them, We Will Survive"

For SynLett
"The Number of Four-Page Organic Chemistry Manuscripts Is Larger Than You Can Comprehend. Obviously."

For ACS Chemical Biology, ChemBioChem, Nature Chemical Biology, Chemistry and Biology, et very much al.:
"Look, We Have NMR Spectra and Cell Culture Conditions in the Same Article, and It Isn't Med-Chem, So Where Else Do We Publish? Right."

Update: I've left out some journals haven't I?

For Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters:
"We Wanted to Publish This in J. Med. Chem., But It's Been So Long That We Lost Half the Analytical Data, So Here You Are"

"A Quick Resume-Building Paper, Part XVI, But Man, You Sure Need a Lot From This Journal to Build a Resume These Days"

For Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry:
"No One in History Has Ever Read This Journal Without Being Sent Here by a Literature Search, So It Doesn't Matter What Title We Give This. Cauliflower Bicycle Zip-Zang."

For Chemistry: A European Journal:
"German Flexibility, Italian Thoroughness, and the French Work Ethic Have Combined to Bring You This Research, Funded by a List of Euro-Acronyms That Takes Up Half a Page"

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1. Tim on June 20, 2013 8:49 AM writes...

For the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry:
"Big Pharma Here, With a Gigantic Flaming Viking Funeral for a Project That Chewed Up Eight Years, And Here's All We Have to Show For It?"

That hits too close to home. Especially considering I just got laid off.

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2. ZeroXk2 on June 20, 2013 8:58 AM writes...

Best article I have read to date on this blog!

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3. petros on June 20, 2013 9:11 AM writes...

Very good Derek

You forgot all the lesser med Chem journals not to mention ACS Med Chem Letts!

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4. ZeroQuark30 on June 20, 2013 9:17 AM writes...

For JACS: "Famous Lab Here, An obvious extension of our reaction methodology that should be in Org Lett or JOC but the reviewers saw our name and didn't read the paper"

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5. luysii on June 20, 2013 9:30 AM writes...

Such cynicism from one so young ! ! !

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6. The Iron Chemist on June 20, 2013 9:33 AM writes...

For a typical Open Access Journal with a grandiose title:

"Garbage"

"Plagiarized Garbage"

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7. Toad on June 20, 2013 9:35 AM writes...

How on earth could you leave out BMCL (Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, for those outside of the med chem community)? Or, was that on purpose, to open the gates for others to express their creativity?

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8. Anonymous Coward on June 20, 2013 9:37 AM writes...

For Angewandte Chemie: "The CN21 Anion"

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9. Siri on June 20, 2013 9:45 AM writes...

Tetrahedron:

"Why does everybody always forget about us? We're good, we promise"

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10. Nature on June 20, 2013 9:49 AM writes...

Nature journals got away easy. Otherwise a great post that hits home.

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11. Nature on June 20, 2013 9:50 AM writes...

Nature journals got away easy. Otherwise a great post that hits home.

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12. See Arr Oh on June 20, 2013 9:50 AM writes...

@Toad - For Bioorg Med Chem Lett: "Our Big Pharma Summer Intern Needs to Publish his Med Chem Project."

Optional: "We Buried This in a Patent a Few Years Back, but Check It Out"

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13. Hap on June 20, 2013 9:52 AM writes...

I'll open the bidding on BMCL:

"Interesting Lead Compounds for Enzymes Everyone Wants To Inhibit Made Either By Magic or Our Outsourcing Partners"

"Drug Candidates Made By Lots of Interesting Methods Defined Almost As Well As The Faces in Long-Distance Paparazzi Pictures (Although Better Defined Than In Our Patent On The Same Material)"

"Optimization of an Interesting Lead Compound By A Team Of Twenty People, Most Of Whom Are Now Working Somewhere Else or Unemployed"

OPRD:

"Beautiful Industrial Synthesis of an Interesting Failed Drug Candidate on Kilo Scale"

"The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Summary of Patents from (six months ago)"

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14. noko marie on June 20, 2013 9:53 AM writes...

ROTFL

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15. Sam Weller on June 20, 2013 9:55 AM writes...

Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling:
"It took us two years to come up with this brilliant virtual screening method, and 6 months to find one case of retrospective screening in which it outperforms our previous version. What do you mean by "statistically insignificant?"

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16. ScientistSailor on June 20, 2013 9:56 AM writes...

"Big Pharma Here, With a Gigantic Flaming Viking Funeral for a Project That Chewed Up Eight Years, And Here's All We Have to Show For It?"

I resemble that remark...

Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett.
"We could have published in J. Med. Chem. but couldn't be bothered to characterize our compounds."

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17. nitrosonium on June 20, 2013 9:59 AM writes...

TL...among others
"From our lab somewhere deep in Iran: A solvent- free transformation using a conventional microwave oven that we pieced together from cold war leftovers-subtitled-Good luck ever repeating this work"

....also.....

"Development of a new and exotic praseodymium catalyst for the oxidation of 2-propanol to acetone"

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18. Simon Higgins on June 20, 2013 10:00 AM writes...

Alternative Angewandte Chemie: 'Synthesis and Characterisation of Another Lethally Explosive Endothermic Homoleptic Polyazide Complex That No-one In Their Right Mind Would Try And Duplicate'.

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19. Hap on June 20, 2013 10:06 AM writes...

Helvetica Chemica Acta: "More Heterocycles Made By Dipolar Cycloadditions (Match The Schemes With The Data In The Experimental Section and Win A Prize!)"

Synthesis: "As Long as There are Five-Membered Heterocyclic Systems, and German Labs to Make Every Possible Derivative of Them, We Will Survive"

Are you sure? There's a flock of country journals and Indian medicinal chemistry journals that will take their heterocycles if Synthesis won't.

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20. Ali TT on June 20, 2013 10:08 AM writes...

Coming from more of a Phys Chem/Inorg Chem background:

Phys Chem Chem Phys
"Computational methodology paper that only makes sense to four people in the world, and three of them are authors."

Any applied electrochemistry journal
"We took ionic liquids, some nanotechnology, solid state lithium compounds, glucose sensor arrays and a ruthernium dye; chucked them together and measured what happened."

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21. Chrispy on June 20, 2013 10:15 AM writes...


Nature: "A cute play on words title that discloses nothing about the article."

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22. Hap on June 20, 2013 10:19 AM writes...

JACS/ACIEE/Org. Lett.: "Organocatalytic Asymmetric Cycloadditions of Isatins Involving A Cinchona Alkaloid-Derived Catalyst. Submit Your Bids Now."

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23. Pete on June 20, 2013 10:20 AM writes...

NRDD: "Yet another retrospective analysis of a huge data set that nobody other than the authors will ever get to see"

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24. Pete on June 20, 2013 10:26 AM writes...

DDT: "Use of creative data visualization to exploit large noise to signal ratios in data"

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25. Chrispy on June 20, 2013 10:27 AM writes...


PNAS: "Proper review would only have diminished the hilarity of this work, from a famous lab now thoroughly off the rails."

Science Translational Medicine: "We plan in the future to refer to this as our publication in Science"

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26. MTK on June 20, 2013 10:56 AM writes...

The basic plotline for every OPRD paper, or any process chemisty talk:

Chemist meets MedChem route,
Chemist hates Med Chem route,
Chemist makes new route.

Sort of like you standard Hollywood rom-com.

Boy meets girl
Boy loses girl
Boy gets girl back.

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27. Anonymous on June 20, 2013 11:02 AM writes...

Org. Lett: "Gold catalyzed..." ACCEPTED WITH NO FURTHER REVISIONS

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28. Hap on June 20, 2013 11:10 AM writes...

Romantic comedies don't generally end with "Girl is run over by bus at wedding" or "Parents were afraid girl would claim part of their son's inheritance and had her killed".

On the other hand, OPRD articles do end with "This route was not optimized further due to business decisions" or "After we had produced enough for testing, the clinical trials were suspended.", either in the article or hidden in the endnotes. The equivalent movie endings would put a damper on the box office sales, I think (though it might get them raves from reviewers).

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29. BioBritSD on June 20, 2013 11:14 AM writes...

Helvetica Chemica Acta
I wanted to publish in Angewante but my boss has to throw a paper here once in a while

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30. Anonymous on June 20, 2013 11:27 AM writes...

Hi Derek,
Enjoyed this post.
I thought another idea for a fun post would be what everyone's least favorite buzz words or cliche phrases are in the title and body of publications today.

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31. Anonymous on June 20, 2013 11:44 AM writes...

Tet Lett / occasionally Org Lett: "A novel method for the cross-coupling of amines. Of course this makes it sound generally useful, but by amines we mean secondary benzylamines where an EWG must be in the ortho or para position and the other N-substituent has to be a primary alkyl other than another benzyl group."

I loathe the general sounding titles that are actually cases so specific that they would almost never be useful.

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32. cynical1 on June 20, 2013 11:47 AM writes...

ACS Combinatorial Science:

"Back in the day, I could have started a company and become a millionaire with this approach to making a big ol' pile of poo."

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33. anonymous on June 20, 2013 12:20 PM writes...

What about the Journal of Natural Products?

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34. ack! on June 20, 2013 12:21 PM writes...

ya, go ahead laugh, I've been asked to review some these.

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35. paperclip on June 20, 2013 1:10 PM writes...

@33 I'll take a stab:

"We'll Pretend You Actually Read The Drier-Than-the-Sahara Structural Elucidation if You Pretend Our Compound Will Actually Cure Cancer."

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36. BradPitt on June 20, 2013 1:20 PM writes...

@ MTK, using your analogy, the ending should've been "Boy meets new girl, NBD"

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37. Incha on June 20, 2013 1:27 PM writes...

Nature Chemical Biology - "Yes we are an academic group pretending to discover drugs but it sounds so much more exciting if we call it a 'chemical tool'

Organic Letters - 'Directing group strategies for C-H fuctionalisation to give you stuff you don't want that there are a dozen easier ways to make'

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38. Gordonjcp on June 20, 2013 1:34 PM writes...

Instructables: "How to Cure Cancer and Get On Some Sort Of Register With Things Found Under Your Sink"

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39. newnickname on June 20, 2013 1:36 PM writes...

ACS Nano: "Deja Vu All Over Again But Attached to a Nanotube"

Inorg Chem: "Mix 'Em Together and What Do You Get: Crystals, More Crystals and Goo."

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40. nitrosonium on June 20, 2013 2:48 PM writes...

i know some of us have published these papers

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41. Gordonjcp on June 20, 2013 3:10 PM writes...

Also, I would have thought that Angewandte Chemie would also show up with "Holy Hell, Look At That Stuff Go! - Klapötke, Martin, Stierstorfer"

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42. Gordonjcp on June 20, 2013 3:17 PM writes...

Hm, the umlaut-o showed up okay in preview. Anyway, I'm looking forward to Angewandte Chemie publishing the Klapoetke retrospective, "Immer Mit Der Stickstoffe, Nicht Wahr?" - it promises to be a blockbuster read.

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43. GodsavetheQueen on June 20, 2013 3:22 PM writes...

Chemical Science: "This is good enough for JACS, but I wanna be BFF with Macmillan"

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44. student on June 20, 2013 4:07 PM writes...

J Phys Chem
The fifth excited state of BoringMoleculeName is a Rydberg State

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45. jon on June 20, 2013 4:07 PM writes...

A perfect paper is a compilation of others! "Yet another retrospective analysis of a huge data set that nobody other than the authors will ever get to see".

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46. Greg Hlatky on June 20, 2013 5:44 PM writes...

Accounts of Chemical Research: "A tribute to me, by me."

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47. MoMo on June 20, 2013 5:59 PM writes...

This is both amusing and alarming at the same time. Shows that the intrinsic value of publishing means nothing in the long run and we are all dupes to this societal and corporate manipulation of our time and effort.

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48. Secondaire on June 20, 2013 6:06 PM writes...

J. Nat. Prod.:"Structures of Semi-Interesting Glycosides Isolated in 0.00000001% Yield from Weeds in Madagascar that Inhibit the Growth of MCF7 Cells at 100 µM"

JACS: "A Novel Photoredox Azide-Containing Click Reaction Performed in Fluorous Phase using Colloidal Gold-bound Stapled Peptides."

J. Org. Chem.: "Oxindoles! Oxindoles! Oxindoles! Oxindoles! Look at All Our Motherf***ing Oxindoles! Also: Oxindoles!"

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49. MattC on June 20, 2013 6:22 PM writes...

CrystEngComm:
We mixed together 2 metals, 3 ligands in DMF and found a new metal-organic framework with a moderately high surface area.

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50. jabali on June 20, 2013 7:25 PM writes...

v(@secondaire, 48)
Another tile for J. Nat. Prod.:"Compounds isolated from creatures that we captured in our NIH/NSF-sponsored scuba vacation in the South Pacific/Caribbean/Mediterranean"

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51. See Arr Oh on June 20, 2013 8:53 PM writes...

Acta Crystallographica:

"I Can't Believe I Get Another Paper for This"

or

"Bow Before Our 100-page Coordinate-Filled SI"

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52. Dave on June 20, 2013 10:51 PM writes...

43. GodsavetheQueen on June 20, 2013 3:22 PM writes...

Chemical Science: "This is good enough for JACS, but I wanna be BFF with Macmillan"

So true! Either that or...

Chemical Science: "This is good enough for JACS, but my competitor is writing too, and this journal will get it out faster without my paper losing impact factor-ness."

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53. Bruce Hamilton on June 20, 2013 11:31 PM writes...

Analytical Chemistry
" Detection of ultra trace quantities of an obscure molecule using an exotic, purpose-built analyzer that costs more than the ACS CEO's salary. "

Energy and Fuels
" Producing expensive, smelly, and unstable sludge by pyrolysis of wood. "
" An improved catalyst to produce fuel esters from subsidized vegetable oils."

J.Ferment. Technol.
" An energy-intensive process using a fragile organism and expensive vessel with sophisticated control systems to produce a simple short-chain alcohol. "

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54. Stuart Travers on June 21, 2013 2:42 AM writes...

For Tetrahedron Letters
"Remember Us? Here's a Four-Page Paper About Some Reaction With No Experimental Whatsoever. Where Else Can You Find. . .Oh, Right. Never Mind."

"The Four Thousand And Forty-Seventh Way to Prepare Nitriles From Oximes"

I'm old enough to remember when every issue used to have at least three new uses for Samarium Iodide!

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55. Stuart Travers on June 21, 2013 2:43 AM writes...

For Tetrahedron Letters
"Remember Us? Here's a Four-Page Paper About Some Reaction With No Experimental Whatsoever. Where Else Can You Find. . .Oh, Right. Never Mind."

"The Four Thousand And Forty-Seventh Way to Prepare Nitriles From Oximes"

I'm old enough to remember when every issue used to have at least three new uses for Samarium Iodide!

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56. Project Osprey on June 21, 2013 6:34 AM writes...

Journal of the Indian Chemical Society:

“This paper has come up in a structural search and looks exactly like what you’re looking for... but give-in now because you’ll never be able to get to it”

Org Syn

“Simple synthesis that actually works”

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57. Son O' Gashira on June 21, 2013 7:15 AM writes...

Aw, all my 'glowing row of sample vials' papers went to JOC.

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58. Son O' Gashira on June 21, 2013 7:15 AM writes...

Aw, all my 'glowing row of sample vials' papers went to JOC.

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59. Son O' Gashira on June 21, 2013 7:16 AM writes...

Aw, all my 'glowing row of sample vials' papers went to JOC.

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60. Jeff of the North on June 21, 2013 7:39 AM writes...

LMAO! Someone needs to work a witty statement about "Impact factor" into this thread.

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61. The Iron Chemist on June 21, 2013 7:52 AM writes...

Some alternative one for Acta Cryst:

"A crystal structure with the accompanying scientific content of a wet fart"

"You'll never cite this"

@46: Brilliant and dead-on!

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62. Gaspode on June 21, 2013 8:25 AM writes...

OrgSyn:

"Why are the yields so low?"

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63. MTK on June 21, 2013 8:45 AM writes...

Journal of Radiolabeled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals:

"Someone else's chemistry and work with a tritium thrown in."

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64. Colonel Boris on June 21, 2013 11:02 AM writes...

Polyhedron: "The uncomfortable middle ground between Dalton Trans. and Acta Cryst. E."

Chem. Eur. J. "All the snobbery of Angew. Chem., but now with only 1/3 the impact."

Cryst. Eng. Comm. "I paid £600 to cover printing costs for a front cover! What do you mean this is online only?"

Dalton Trans. "All the quality of Inorg. Chem., but only half the citations."

Cryst. Growth Des. "Of course you designed that twenty-seven-water-molecule-hydrogen-bonded-cluster. We believe you."

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65. Sili on June 21, 2013 2:34 PM writes...

No Dalton?

The Acta Cryst. has only been C and E (or is it F?). What about the others?

Chemical & Engineering News?

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66. Justin Peucon on June 21, 2013 5:09 PM writes...

HILARIOUS! Both the Derek post and comments.
You made my day guys. Many thanks.

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67. Justin Peucon on June 21, 2013 5:28 PM writes...

@65 - Chemical & Engineering News:
"Don't worry, Obituaries (Although Not Mine) Are Sandwiched Between Awards and Advertising. Enjoy"

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68. AnonChem on June 21, 2013 6:39 PM writes...

ACIE Communications: "Yo! Check out this latest tour-de-force synthesis from (insert lab here) that he/she got an 8-month head start on after getting a proposed structure fresh from the natural products chemist down the hall."

Subsequent JACS full article: "Here's all the sh!t that didn't work from the aforementioned total synthesis because, dammit, my people need more pubs to land ever-dwindling jobs in Big Pharma."

Bioconjugate Chemistry: "Open to anything that is an ADC or other monstrous construct that can't be characterized with certainty."

ACS Chemical Biology: "This got rejected from Cell, so we decided to include molecular structures to impress the chemists."

Org Lett: "Dumping ground for thiourea catalysis, gold catalysis, improved metathesis catalysts, and anything else that was en vogue 5 year ago."

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69. Sam on June 21, 2013 6:58 PM writes...

Theoretical chimica acta:
"An interesting sounding paper that references your compound of interest until you notice the journal name and realize that it's just theorists musing about how they might model this compound, if they had a bigger computer."

"What the geometry of Si\sub7 might look like in the liquid phase if anyone ever cared"

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70. Anonymous on June 22, 2013 8:57 AM writes...

you are either a racist or whatever. Why stepping on Chinese scientists all the time?

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71. Anon Theorist on June 22, 2013 7:31 PM writes...

Journal of Computational Chemistry:
"QW13ZX (or some other unpronounceable acronym): A new Density Functional that Accurately Predicts Some Useful Property for 25 Molecules (using 26 Adjustable Parameters)"

Thanks for the chuckles!

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72. Anonymous on June 22, 2013 8:03 PM writes...

How many papers have you guys published? It is easy to mock the journals.

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73. Anonymoose on June 22, 2013 8:42 PM writes...

@ 72 - enough to be able to poke fun at said journals.

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74. Mahendra on June 24, 2013 12:18 PM writes...

Hi,

this post is really funny....had lots of laughter while reading through comments.