The American Chemical Society (ACS) Board of Directors has announced the appointment of M.G. Finn, Ph.D., of Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif., as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Combinatorial Chemistry.
Finn will assume the editorship of the journal from Anthony Czarnik, Ph.D., the founding editor of the journal which was launched in 1999. During his tenure, Czarnik propelled the journal to be the leading publication in combinatorial chemistry.
The impending change in editorship offered an opportunity to significantly change the editorial tenor and scope of the journal to ensure continued success of the publication, according to the ACS Publications Division. ACS Publications developed, in partnership with Finn and leading scientists in the field, a revised scope for the journal which called for its expansion to include biological and materials combinatorial and high throughput studies.
The journal will be renamed ACS Combinatorial Science to communicate the expansion in scope.