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 included ACS Omega Cross   Not included
ACS Au journals included ACS Au family (including JACS Au) Tick   APC 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 the Spanish CRUE-CSIC ACS OA Agreement and are the submitting corresponding author, you may have the opportunity to publish your research in any ACS Hybrid or Au 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 Name
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas(CSIC)Universidad de Huelva
Universidad de BurgosUniversidad de Sevilla
Universidad Publica de NavarraUniversidad de Cadiz
Universidad de Castilla-La ManchaUniversidad de Granada
Universidad de la RiojaUniversidad Pablo de Olavide
Universidad de NavarraUniversidad de Almeria
Universidad de La LagunaUniversidad de Alcalá de Henares
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran CanariaUniversidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia
Universidad de AlicanteUniversidad Rey Juan Carlos
Universidad del Pais VascoUniversidad Autónoma de Madrid
Universidad de ExtremaduraUniversidad Carlos III de Madrid
Universidad de CantabriaConsorci de Serveis Universitaris de Catalunya
Universidad de ValladolidUniversitat de les Illes Balears
Universidad Miguel Hernandez de ElcheUniversitat de Barcelona
Universidad de OviedoUniversitat de Girona
Universidad de MurciaUniversitat Pompeu Fabra
Universitat de ValenciaUniversitat Jaume I
Universidad de ZaragozaUniversitat de Lleida
Universidad de SalamancaUniversitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Universidade de Santiago de CompostelaUniversitat Rovira i Virgili
Universidade da CorunaUniversitat Politecnica de Catalunya
Universidade de VigoUniversitat Ramon Llull
Universidad de MalagaUniversidad Complutense de Madrid
Universidad de CordobaUniversitat Politecnica de Valencia
Universidad de Jaen

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).