About ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News

Editorial mandate for ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News

ACCN (L’Actualité chimique canadienne) the Canadian Chemical News presents national stories from the chemical sciences and chemical engineering sectors. Published 10 times per year online, ACCN features cutting-edge scientific discoveries as well as the latest innovations from industry. Insightful columns and breaking news stories embrace all aspects of the Canadian chemistry scene: its personalities and companies, government policy and academic breakthroughs. ACCN’s regular lineup of in-depth feature stories showcases the problem-solving abilities of chemists and chemical engineers and their embrace of the biggest challenges facing society today, from energy, food and water security to advances in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors.

As the news source of the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC), ACCN is a key communication tool helping advance the outreach goals of CIC’s Constituent Societies by enhancing the public’s understanding and appreciation of the chemical sciences. ACCN is distributed to all Members of Parliament in Ottawa to assist the advocacy and lobbying efforts of CIC’s Constituent Societies on issues of research funding and regulations. 

Each issue of ACCN will be introduced by Free Radical which will be packed with hot links to take readers directly to the ACCN web site.

Frequency and distribution

ACCN is published 10 times per year online. Members of the Constituent Societies of the CIC receive a complimentary subscription with their membership. Non-members and institutions can also subscribe. Read more about non-member and institutional subscriptions to ACCN.

Editorial Board

The editorial staff of ACCN works closely with the magazine’s editorial board to develop the best possible content for our readers.

Joe Schwarcz
Chair of the Editorial Board
Director, McGill University’s Office for Science and Society

Milena Sejnoha
Natural Resources Canada

Bernard West
President, Westworks

Write for ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News

The editorial staff of ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News commissions feature length articles from professional writers and also accepts voluntary submissions from chemical professionals or people working in chemical-related fields on subjects related to their specific area of expertise. ACCN follows the Canadian Press style guide.

If you are a professional writer you can send your story pitch by email to the editor.

If you are a chemical professional wishing to write about your area of expertise, please contact the editor to discuss the length, focus and timing of the piece before submitting a draft text.

You can reach the editor at:

Tim Lougheed, Editor

Contact ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News

ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News is edited and published by the National Office of the Chemical Institute of Canada. You can reach us at:

The Chemical Institute of Canada
222 Queen Street, Suite 400
Ottawa, ON, Canada
K1P 5V9

T.613-232-6252/F. 613-232-5862
Toll-free: 1-888-542-2242

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Tim Lougheed, Editor

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