The ACS SYMPOSIUM SERIES was first published in 1974 to
provide a mechanism for publishing symposia quickly in book
form. The purpose of this series is to publish comprehensive
books developed from symposia, which are usually "snapshots
in time" of the current research being done on a topic, plus
some review material on the topic. For this reason, it is necessary that the papers be published as quickly as possible.
Before a symposium-based book is put under contract, the
proposed table of contents is reviewed for appropriateness to
the topic and for comprehensiveness of the collection. Some
papers are excluded at this point, and others are added to
round out the scope of the volume. In addition, a draft of each
paper is peer-reviewed prior to final acceptance or rejection.
This anonymous review process is supervised by the organizer^) of the symposium, who become the editor(s) of the book.
The authors then revise their papers according to the recommendations of both the reviewers and the editors, prepare
camera-ready copy, and submit the final papers to the editors,
who check that all necessary revisions have been made.
As a rule, only original research papers and original review papers are included in the volumes. Verbatim reproductions of previously published papers are not accepted