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ACS Publications is a long-time leader in open science and open access. We are a pioneer in both author-centered open access programs and ACS Read + Publish Agreements. Find out more about our commitment to open science and how we're supporting authors and administrators in an ever-changing and constantly evolving open access landscape.
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Open Access Publishing with ACS

With the addition of JACS Au and the journal family to our journal portfolio, ACS now publishes twelve fully-open access journals. In addition, authors can publish open access in all other 70+ ACS journals, with a range of license options and discounts.
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ACS Read + Publish Agreements

ACS Read + Publish Agreements are sustainable agreements with institutions that help accelerate the pace of open access publishing. Authors at a participating institution receive full article publishing charge (APC) support to publish articles under an open access license while having full access to subscription content.
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Open Access Journals

100% of ACS Journals publish open access articles. Of the 70+ journals published by the American Chemical Society, we are proud to publish twelve fully open access journals, ACS Central Science, ACS Omega, JACS Au and the ACS Au journal family.

ACS Open Science Timeline

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Latest Open Access News

Read the latest news related to open science. See how ACS is responding to assist authors in complying with evolving open access requirements from institutions and funders.
Automatic deposition for UK authors with Jisc Publications Router 09.08.2022
ACS Publications is pleased to announce that all UK authors affiliated with participating institution can now have their open access…
ACS Survey Shows Changing Attitudes Towards Open Access Publishing 07.06.2022
New report now available The results of the 2021 ACS Open Access Survey are now available, revealing continued growth in…
First California-wide transformative agreement expands open access to almost 60 institutions 05.17.2022
New Read + Publish Agreement covers three California consortia, representing 58 leading institutions WASHINGTON, May 17, 2022 — Three California…
ACS and Jisc partner to enable open access publishing for researchers across the UK 04.29.2022
Authors at more than 80 UK institutions to benefit from new Read + Publish Agreement WASHINGTON, April 29, 2022 —…

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