ACS and Hong Kong Baptist University embark upon ‘read and publish’ agreement

Published December 17, 2021

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2021 — The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has embarked upon a new partnership with the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). This partnership represents an expansion of ACS’ commitment to open science in China and throughout Asia.

“With this agreement, ACS and HKBU have truly found a way to benefit the global chemistry community,” says Peter Hoving, regional sales director, Asia Pacific, at ACS Publications. “Researchers at HKBU will be able to maintain access to ACS’ world-class subscription journal content, while researchers around the world will be able to access articles describing the cutting-edge scientific research being performed there.”

Under this “read and publish” agreement, HKBU’s researchers will be able to maintain access to subscription-only content while receiving support from their institution to publish open access. Read and publish agreements such as this are revolutionizing scientific research and scholarly communications. Institutions can use their subscription budget twice – enabling them to both access subscription journals and support open access publication by their researchers. Researchers benefit from the larger reach and exposure that open access publication brings, and participating institutions help lead the way toward an open access future. ACS has been a leader in this global movement for years, with transformative agreements in over 20 countries and nearly 400 institutions, now reaching almost every continent.

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