About ACCN, Headlines

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.  With 10 issue per year, ACCN, features cutting-edge scientific discoveries, latest innovations from industry, insightful columns and breaking news stories embracing all aspects of the Canadian chemistry scene.  ACCN’s in-depth feature stories showcase the problem-solving abilities of chemists and chemical engineers as they address issues facing society 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 ACCN Headlines which will be packed with hot links to take readers directly to the ACCN website.

Frequency and distribution

ACCN, Headlines 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

Emily Cranston
McMaster University, Department of Chemical Engineering

Milena Sejnoha
Natural Resources Canada

Bernard West
President, Westworks

Write for ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News

The editorial staff of ACCN 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 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

For editorial inquiries, contact:
Tim Lougheed, Editor

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