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 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.
University of Iowa is latest institution to expand open access through innovative ‘read and publish’ agreement 08.26.2021
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2021 — Researchers at the University of Iowa (UI) will soon be able to reach new audiences…
ACS transformative ‘read and publish’ agreement expands open access in Spain 06.17.2021
WASHINGTON, June 17, 2021 — Researchers affiliated with institutions of the Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities (Crue) and the…
ACS signs ‘read and publish’ transformative agreement with IReL consortium 05.18.2021
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2021 — The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is proud to announce a new…
ACS and Syracuse University sign transformative ‘read and publish’ agreement 04.22.2021
WASHINGTON, April 22, 2021 — The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and Syracuse University (SU) are proud…

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