The Publications and CAS divisions of the American Chemical Society (ACS) have announced the expansion of the society’s global footprint with the opening of a new ACS International (ACSI) office in Singapore.

The new location is part of the society’s expanded reach in the Asia-Pacific region in particular.

The society recognises the Asia-Pacific region’s strategic importance as a reputable source for chemical information and research advances. The new Singapore office joins the Society’s three other ACSI locations in the Asia-Pacific region, which are based in China, India and Japan and, given such strong geographic ties, offers ACS an opportunity to better engage with key constituents throughout Asia.

“As the ACS and its two information services continue to increase their global reach, a physical presence here in Singapore is an important aspect of our commitment to engage directly with our scientific authors and editors, and to serve the needs of academic, government and corporate R&D researchers across Asia,” said Peter Hoving, Regional Sales Director, Asia-Pacific, for ACS Publications within ACSI.

“We are looking forward to solidifying and expanding our relationships and our engagement in the region.”

More than one-third of ACS customers are located within the Asia-Pacific region, and more than one-third of articles published in ACS peer-reviewed journals are authored by scientists from countries throughout the region.

Five staff initially will provide regional customer assistance, strengthen collaborations and facilitate local training opportunities as part of the society’s commitment to being the most authoritative, comprehensive and indispensable provider of chemistry-related information for the global scientific community.