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ACS Country Discount & Waiver Policy

ACS offers APC waivers to papers in ACS Gold Open Access journals whose main corresponding authors is based in countries classified by the World Bank as low-income economies as of July 2020.

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 $250-550, 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 BGroup C
ACS Central Science$0$0$0
ACS Omega$0$ 250$250
JACS Au (CC-BY-NC-ND)$0$ 350 $500
JACS Au(CC-BY)$0 $ 400$550
Group AGroup BGroup C
AfghanistanAngolaBelarus
Burkina FasoAlgeriaBosnia and Herzegovina
BurundiBangladeshEgypt
Central African RepublicBeninGeorgia
ChadBhutanIndia
Congo, Dem. RepBoliviaIraq
EritreaCabo VerdeIran
EthiopiaCambodiaKosovo
The GambiaCameroonPakistan
GuineaComorosParaguay
Guinea-BissauCongo, Rep.Ukraine
HaitiCôte d'IvoireUzbekistan
Korea, Dem. People's Rep.DjiboutiVenezuela
LiberiaEl Salvador
MadagascarEswatini
MalawiGhana
MaliHonduras
MozambiqueKenya
NigerKiribati
RwandaKyrgyz Republic
Sierra LeoneLao PDR
SomaliaLesotho
South SudanMauritania
SudanMicronesia, Fed. Sts.
Syrian Arab RepublicMoldova
TajikistanMongolia
TogoMorocco
UgandaMyanmar
Yemen, Rep.Nepal
Nicaragua
Nigeria  
Papua New Guinea  
Philippines
São Tomé and Principe
Senegal
Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka
Tanzania
Timor-Leste
Tunisia
Vanuatu
Vietnam
West Bank and Gaza
Zambia
Zimbabwe