Steps for authors who are required to publish open access or who want to expand exposure to their research.
Steps for authors at institutions with an ACS Read + Publish Agreement, so that you can ensure your article publishing charge (APCs) are paid for you.
ACS Central Science is an interdisciplinary journal that publishes articles of exceptional quality and interest to the broad chemistry and scientific community. Highly selective, high impact and diamond open access – with no cost to authors or readers – ACS Central Science is dedicated to giving great research every advantage.
Launched in 2020, JACS Au is the open access complementary journal of the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS), matching the exceptional editorial and publishing standards of the world’s most cited chemistry publication. JACS Au is focused on rapid dissemination of cutting edge research that spans the breadth of chemistry and its related scientific fields. All articles published in JACS Au are open access with a CC-BY license.
ACS Omega has a broad, multidisciplinary scope that includes everything in the scope of the 60+ ACS Publications journals, and more. This open access journal makes editorial decisions based on the quality of the research presented without considering its perceived impact. ACS Omega rapidly publishes high-quality new findings as well as studies that demonstrate the reproducibility of existing research, large datasets, and noteworthy negative results.
In 2021, ACS Publications launched ACS Au, a family of nine new open access journals focusing on different chemistry fields. Each journal is compliant with the most stringent open access requirements, including those listed under ‘Plan S’ and those of funders requiring publication in a fully open access journal.
The ACS Publishing Center is a centralized hub for authors and reviewers to prepare and track their submitted manuscripts. This platform combines in-depth publishing and reviewing information with customized article metrics, along with new features to help the ACS community of authors and reviewers advance scientific excellence.
Master peer review with ACS Reviewer Lab, a free online training course designed by ACS Editors, leading scientific researchers, and ACS Publications staff. The course consists of six interactive modules that cover ethical considerations, core criteria for evaluating manuscripts, and tips on writing a great review.
ACS Authoring Services provides you with high-quality services from subject-expert editors to help you prepare your manuscript for publication, regardless of which journal you choose for submission. Showcase your research and ideas at their best with ACS Authoring Services.
ACS Author University is a series of videos and articles from our editor community on tips for scientific writing, securing funding, rejection, and much more. Learn publishing from the inside out.