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 four times a year, 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 association magazine 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. 

Frequency and distribution

ACCN is published four times yearly. 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. We run three feature stories per issue and each issue contains one story each under the headings of chemistry, chemical engineering and business. We follow the Canadian Press style guide.

If you are a professional writer with a story idea, 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 by phone or email to discuss the length, focus and timing of the piece before submitting a draft text.

You can reach the editor at:

Roberta Staley, Editor
1-604-738-9251
rstaley@shaw.ca

Contact ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News

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

The Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC)
220 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:

Roberta Staley, Editor
604-738-9251
rstaley@shaw.ca

For advertising inquiries, contact:

613-232-6252
communications@cheminst.ca

For subscription inquiries, contact:

888-542-2242
membership@cheminst.ca