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ACS Country Discount & Waiver Policy

ACS offers APC waivers to papers in ACS Gold Open Access journals whose main corresponding author is based in countries classified by the World Bank as low-income economies as of July 2022.

Papers whose corresponding authors are based in countries classified by the World bank as lower-middle-income economies receive discounts depending on origin, venue and license chosen with pricing between $500-900, as detailed in the table.

APC waivers apply to ACS fully open access journals only.

Special Country Open Access Prices

AuthorChoice Licenses
Discounted RateGroup AGroup B
ACS Central Science$0$0
ACS Omega$0$ 500
Au Journals (CC BY-NC-ND)$0$ 700
Au Journals (CC BY Upgrade)$0 $ 900
Group AGroup B
AfghanistanAngola
Burkina FasoAlgeria
BurundiBangladesh
Central African RepublicBelize
ChadBenin
Democratic Republic of the CongoBhutan
EritreaBolivia
EthiopiaCabo Verde
GambiaCambodia
GuineaCameroon
Guinea-BissauComoros
LiberiaCôte d'Ivoire
MadagascarDjibouti
MalawiEgypt
MaliEl Salvador
MozambiqueEswatini
NigerGhana
North KoreaHaiti
RwandaHonduras
Sierra LeoneIndia
SomaliaIndonesia
South SudanKenya
SudanKiribati
SyriaKyrgyzstan
TogoLao PDR
UgandaLesotho
YemenMauritania
Micronesia
Moldova
Mongolia
Morocco
Myanmar
Nepal
Nicaragua
Nigeria  
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea  
Philippines
Republic of the Congo
Samoa
São Tomé and Principe
Senegal
Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Timor-Leste
Tunisia
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vietnam
West Bank and Gaza
Zambia
Zimbabwe