Which ACS journals are included in this Agreement?

The table below shows the ACS journals where your article publishing charge (APC) should be covered by your institution. Unless otherwise stated, this Agreement covers 100% of the APC.

Journal / Collection Included in Agreement?
ACS Central Science included ACS Central Science Diamond open access: Free to publish and read
ACS Omega not included ACS Omega Cross   Not covered
ACS Au journals not included
 ACS Au family (including JACS Au)
Cross   Not covered
Other ACS fully open access journals Waivers may be available: see individual journals for information
ACS transformative journals Tick   APC covered


Publish Open Access at No Cost

If you are associated with any of the institutional accounts below and are the submitting corresponding author, you may have the opportunity to publish your research in any ACS Hybrid Journal under a CC BY open access license with your institution’s support.

Access to All ACS Journals

In addition to open access publication benefits, participants in this special agreement will have full-text access to all current ACS Publications journal content.

Scroll down to find out how to publish open access at no cost under this agreement.

Participating Institutions

Institution NameInstitution NameInstitution Name
Elettra Sincrotrone TriesteUniversita degli Studi di BresciaUniversità degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata
Institute Agrario S Michelle a AdigeUniversità degli Studi di CagliariUniversità degli Studi di Salerno
Institute Italiano di TecnologiaUniversità degli Studi di CamerinoUniversità degli Studi di Sassari
Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy, and Sustainable Economic DevelopmentUniversità degli Studi di CataniaUniversità degli Studi di Torino
Libera Università di BolzanoUniversità degli Studi di FerraraUniversità degli Studi di Trento
Politecnico di BariUniversità degli Studi di FirenzeUniversità degli Studi di Trieste
Politecnico di MilanoUniversità degli Studi di GenovaUniversità degli Studi di Udine
Politecnico di TorinoUniversità degli Studi di MessinaUniversità degli Studi di Urbino
Scuola Normale Superiore di PisaUniversità degli Studi di MilanoUniversità degli Studi di Verona
Scuola Superiore “S.Anna” di Studi Universitari e di PerfezionamentoUniversità degli Studi di Milano-BicoccaUniversità degli Studi Roma Tre
SISSAUniversità degli Studi di Modena e Reggio EmiliaUniversità del Salento
Università Ca’ Foscari VeneziaUniversità degli Studi di NapoliUniversità della Calabria
Università degli Studi del MoliseUniversità degli Studi di PadovaUniversità di Bologna
Università degli Studi del Piemonte OrientaleUniversità degli Studi di PalermoUniversità di Pisa
Università degli Studi dell’AquilaUniversità degli Studi di ParmaUniversità Politecnica delle Marche
Università degli Studi dell’InsubriaUniversità degli Studi di PaviaUniversity degli Studi G. D'Annunzio
Università degli Studi della BasilicataUniversità degli Studi di Perugia
Università degli Studi di BergamoUniversità degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza

I’m a Prospective Author, How do I Publish Open Access?

  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 retain copyright. Click on the “Order Open Access” link in the JPA Tool to submit the open access funding request.
  4. Alternatively, you can enter your manuscript DOI at under the ACS Open Access Licenses And Programs section to submit the open access funding request.
  5. Your institution will be alerted of your request. If the funding request is approved, approved your work will be published as ACS open access via a CC BY 4.0 or CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license and made freely available on the ACS Publications website at no additional cost to you.

Video demonstration

This demo video shows you how to navigate the Journal Publishing Agreement assistant and CCC RightsLink® system, which enables you to publish your research open access under your institutional open access agreement:


Automatic Article Deposit

Authors who elect to publish open access will automatically have their final published article sent for deposit in PubMed Central. Please note all contents accepted for US PubMed Central are automatically mirrored on Europe PMC — nothing more is required on your part. Authors publishing open access under this agreement are also free to deposit the version of record in their institutional and/or research funder’s designated open access repository.

Immediate Public Access to Research

Some research funders require authors to make a version of their research article available in a public open access repository immediately upon publication.

You may see this referred to as ‘zero-embargo green open access’.

If you receive any type of funding from a US federal agency such as the Department of Energy or National Institutes of Health, or any other funding organization with a zero-embargo green open access policy, then your funder may require you to make a version of your manuscript available in an open access repository immediately upon publication. You will need to check the terms of your grant, and/or communicate with your grant officer, to confirm if such a policy applies to your work.

Publishing open access through your institution’s read and publish agreement is compliant with these mandates. ACS Publications will automatically submit the version of record of your article to PubMed Central, and you and your co-authors are free to post it to any other repository or service required by your funder(s). Combined with public access to your research data, this will ensure compliance with any applicable zero-embargo green open access policy.

For authors who do not already benefit from a read and publish agreement, ACS Publications’ zero-embargo green open access option expands the choices beyond the free 12-month embargo route for those authors to comply with funder mandates by posting their accepted manuscript with a CC BY license to a repository immediately upon acceptance, following payment of an article development charge (ADC).