JCE 93.03 March 2016 Issue Highlights

Journal of Chemical Education March 2016 Cover

Chemical Information Special Issue

The March 2016 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available to subscribers. The entire issue is devoted to topics on various aspects of chemical information and information literacy: chemical education research on information literacy; chemical information literacy for undergraduates; chemical information literacy for graduate students; prototypes and best practices; discovery.

Cover: Chemical Information

How chemical information is produced, distributed, discovered, managed, shared, and preserved has changed significantly in the past two decades—understanding how to navigate this digital landscape is essential for students, educators, and researchers. In response to a call for papers on chemical information, chemistry educators from around the world have contributed papers collected in this special issue on chemical information to share approaches to developing information literacy skills in students. Papers in this issue aim to be a resource for ideas and a catalyst for expanding communication and collaboration between chemists and information professionals. Contributions to the “Journal of Chemical Education Special Issue: Chemical Information” have a designation that they are part of the collection published in this issue. (Cover photo courtesy of Grace Baysinger.)


Grace Baysinger serves as the Head Librarian and Bibliographer of the Swain Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library at Stanford University and was the guest editor for this special issue. In her Editorial, she introduces and contextualizes the .

Chemical Education Research on Information Literacy

~ Marci Zane and Valerie Karvey Tucci

~ Ginger V. Shultz and Ye Li

Chemical Information Literacy for Undergraduates

~ Andrew A. Yeagley, Sarah E. G. Porter, Melissa C. Rhoten, and Benjamin J. Topham

~ George E. Greco

~ Amy M. Danowitz, Ronald C. Brown, Clinton D. Jones, Amy Diegelman-Parente, and Christopher E. Taylor

~ Mary Lou Baker Jones , Paul G. Seybold

 ~ Danielle L. Jacobs, Heather A. Dalal, and Patricia H. Dawson

~ Danielle L. Jacobs, Heather A. Dalal, and Patricia H. Dawson

~ Chapel D. Cowden and Manuel F. Santiago

~ Svetla Baykoucheva, Joseph D. Houck, and Natalia White

~ David A. Zwicky and Michael D. Hands

Chemical Information Literacy for Graduate Students

~ Vincent F. Scalfani, Patrick A. Frantom, and Stephen A. Woski

~ Judith N. Currano

~ Christel Gozzi, Marie-José Arnoux, Jérémy Breuzard, Claire Marchal, Clémence Nikitine, Alice Renaudat, and Fabien Toulgoat

Prototypes and Best Practices

~ Haruo Kamijo, Shingo Morii, Wataru Yamaguchi, Naoki Toyooka, Masahito Tada-Umezaki, and Shigeki Hirobayashi

~ Harry E. Pence and Antony J. Williams

~ Martin A. Walker and Ye Li

~ Ralph B. Stuart and Leah R. McEwen


~ Robert Tomaszewski

~ Stefan Härtinger and Nigel Clarke

~ Leslie Glasser

~ Henry S. Rzepa

~ Eduardo Méndez and María F. Cerdá

~ Robert E. Buntrock

~ Brian E. Love and Lisa J. Bennett

~ Christine Zardecki, Shuchismita Dutta, David S. Goodsell, Maria Voigt, and Stephen K. Burley

Mining the Archives: AP Chemistry Special Issue

The first special issue published by the Journal of Chemical Education in September 2014 was on the topic of AP chemistry curriculum and assessment redesign in response to the College Board’s new framework emphasizing big ideas, enduring understandings, and science practices. Chemistry educators at the high school and college levels contributed papers collected in this special issue on AP chemistry to share ideas, best practices, perspectives, and recommendations for action.

Greg Rushton introduced and contextualized the

Deanna Cullen listed the as a Pick on ChemEdX.

Every Issue of JCE Is Special and Full of Information

With 93 volumes of the Journal of Chemical Education to explore, you will always find something informative—including the , and many more, in . Articles that are edited and published online ahead of print () are also available.

If you are considering , there are numerous author resources available on JCE’s ACS Web site, including recently updated , , and .