ACS simplifies open science, so researchers can focus on research

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 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 to our journal portfolio, ACS now publishes three fully-open access journals. In addition, authors can publish open access in all other 60+ 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 60+ journals published by the American Chemical Society, we are proud to publish three fully open access journals, ACS Central Science, ACS Omega, and JACS Au.

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.
ACS supports HHMI researchers in transition to open access publishing 10.19.2020
All ACS journals continue to meet funder requirements, as HHMI announces new open access policy The Howard Hughes Medical Institute…
Why ACS Publishes Fully Open Access Journals 09.28.2020
The publishing industry is adapting its open access options to support the research community’s needs in the face of shifting…
ACS Publications announces first transformative ‘read and publish’ agreement with an institution in Asia 08.27.2020
WASHINGTON, August 27, 2020 — In the first partnership of this type with an institution in Asia, the Publications Division…
ACS announces inaugural JACS Au editor-in-chief and nine gold open access journals launching in 2021 07.31.2020
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2020 — The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is proud to announce the inaugural…

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