2013 Highlights

ACS by the Numbers

The American Chemical Society achieved some significant milestones in 2013 and we are pleased to present a summary of some of the highlights. These selected accomplishments were achieved through a robust partnership of American Chemical Society members, governance and staff, often in partnership with other organizations. Go to http://www.acs.org/acshighlights to download the complete PDF.


ACS membership in 1913.

161,000 +

ACS membership as of Dec. 31, 2013.


Year anniversary of continuous publishing of Chemical and Engineering NewsC&EN.

26,000 +

Combined attendance at 2013 ACS
National Meetings in New Orleans and

19,000 +

Number of papers submitted for those
ACS National Meetings.


Number of scientists inducted into the
2013 class of ACS Fellows during the
New Orleans National Meeting.

2,250 +

Job seekers who participated in ACS
Career Fairs at National Meetings and
in the ACS Virtual Career Fair online.


Number of employers recruiting


Job opportunities available.


Complimentary SciFinder® activities as a new member benefit allows the use of the world’s largest and most reliable chemistry-related databases.   


Complimentary activities from SciFinder® are available to our unemployed members.


Total number of ACS Petroleum
Research Fund grants awarded in

$18 million +

Total funding awarded to 2013 ACS PRF grantees.


Number of ACS PRF grantees who had one or more research grants and who have received the Nobel Prize.

$532 million +

Value of the ACS PRF endowment at year-end.


Number of 2013 Nobel Laureates in Chemistry – Martin Karplus, Ph.D., Michael Levitt, Ph.D.,
and Arieh Warshel, Ph.D.

10,000 +

Number of ACS Chemistry Ambassadors by year-end.

23,000 +

News media stories generated by ACS
press releases and social media activity
in 2013.

12 billion +

Combined unique visits to websites and circulation of newspapers and magazines that ran stories on ACS journals and National Meeting research in 2013.

2 million +

Downloads/views of Office of Public Affairs videos and podcasts in 2013.


Number of economically disadvantaged high school students who participated
in Project SEED in 2013.


Volunteer scientists and coordinators mentored these Project Seed students.


Years since ACS inaugurated the ACS Scholars program.

2,500 +

Number of students from underrepresented backgrounds who
have participated in ACS Scholars since 1995.


ACS Scholars who have earned at least a bachelor’s degree in a chemical science.

1.4 million+

Indexed records added to CAplus℠ in


Countries where SciFinder® is used.

78 million

Chemical substances in the CAS REGISTRY℠ at the end of 2013.

65 million

Sequences in the CAS REGISTRY℠ at the end of 2013.

57 million

CAS’s collection of searchable single and multi-step reactions from 1840 to the present.

39,000 +

Number of peer-reviewed articles published in ACS Journals in 2013.


Number of subject categories in which
ACS Journals rank #1 in total citations
and/or ISI Impact Factor™ as reported
in the 2013 Journal Citation Reports®
from Thomson Reuters.


ACS-chartered high school chemistry
clubs in 2013.


Percentage increase in the number of
ACS-chartered chemistry clubs from 2012 to 2013.


Medals won – two gold, two silver –
by the American team at the 46th
International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) in Moscow, Russia, in July 2013.