California State University

United States

Do I qualify?

If you are associated with California State University and are the submitting corresponding author, you have may choose to publish your research in any ACS journal under an open access license at a significantly discounted price, with the opportunity for the article processing charges to be paid by your funder or institution.

Institution Name
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
California State University Bakersfield
California State University Channel Islands
California State University Chico
California State University Dominguez Hills
California State University East Bay
California State University Fresno
California State University Fullerton
California State University Northridge
California State University Long Beach
California State University Los Angeles
California State University Sacramento
California State University San Bernardino
California State University San Marcos
California State University Stanislaus
San Diego State University
San Francisco State University
San Jose State University
Sonoma State University

How Do I Get Support?

  1. During Submission via ACS Paragon Plus, as a corresponding author, select your institution from a drop-down box and use your affiliated university email address.
  2. Check that your institution affiliation is stated in the body of the manuscript as the corresponding author’s affiliation.
  3. Complete the Journal Publishing Agreement to publish open access, and then press the ‘Order Open Access’ button.
  4. You will be taken to Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) RightsLink®, ACS’ open access e-commerce partner for open access transactions. This process will prompt you to select whether you wish to pay for open access with a reduced price using grant funding or whether you wish to seek funding through your institution.
    If you are paying the APC using other funding, choose “Bill Me” and the APC discounted price will be automatically applied at checkout.
    If you are requesting funding from your institution, choose “Seek Funding” and select the reason you are not able to pay the APC.
  5. You may choose to publish under a CC BY or CC BY-NC-ND license. You can find out more about the checkout process here.


Your final published article will automatically be deposited to PubMed Central.

What are the Benefits of Institutionally Sponsored Open Access?

ACS Transformative Agreements, set up between ACS and an institution (or consortium), provide authors — and administrators — with a simple the easiest process to publish open access, while maintaining authors’ full access to the ACS publications portfolio of journals and Chemical & Engineering News.

Hundreds of academic institutions around the world have now signed agreements with ACS, with new agreements being reached regularly. ACS Transformative Agreements are a sustainable approach to helping institutions accelerate the pace of open access publishing by their researchers. Other benefits include:

  • Accelerating the rate of open access publishing and removing administrative and APC barriers so authors can experience a seamless publishing experience
  • A more efficient workflow with automation – powered by a workflow program (CCC’s RightsLink) used by STM publishers, saving authors and administrators time.