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 included ACS Au family (including JACS Au) Tick APC covered
Artificial Photosynthesis
Chem & Bio Engineering
Chemical & Biomedical Imaging
Environment & Health
Precision Chemistry
Artificial Photosynthesis
Chem & Bio Engineering
Chemical & Biomedical Imaging
Environment & Health
Precision Chemistry
Waivers available: see individual journals for information
ACS hybrid / 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 NameInstitution Name
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)Universidad de la LagunaUniversidade da Coruna
Consorci de Serveis Universitaris de CatalunyaUniversidad de la RiojaUniversidade de Santiago de Compostela
Universidad Autónoma de MadridUniversidad de Las Palmas de Gran CanariaUniversidade de Vigo
Universidad Carlos III de MadridUniversidad de MalagaUniversitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Universidad Complutense de MadridUniversidad de MurciaUniversitat de Barcelona
Universidad de Alcalá de HenaresUniversidad de NavarraUniversitat de Girona
Universidad de AlicanteUniversidad de OviedoUniversitat de les Illes Balears
Universidad de AlmeriaUniversidad de SalamancaUniversitat de Lleida
Universidad de BurgosUniversidad de SevillaUniversitat de Valencia
Universidad de CadizUniversidad de ValladolidUniversitat Jaume I
Universidad de CantabriaUniversidad de ZaragozaUniversitat Politecnica de Catalunya
Universidad de Castilla-La ManchaUniversidad del Pais VascoUniversitat Politecnica de Valencia
Universidad de CordobaUniversidad Miguel Hernandez de ElcheUniversitat Pompeu Fabra
Universidad de ExtremaduraUniversidad Nacional de Educacion a DistanciaUniversitat Ramon Llull
Universidad de GranadaUniversidad Pablo de OlavideUniversitat Rovira i Virgili
Universidad de HuelvaUniversidad Publica de Navarra
Universidad de JaenUniversidad Rey Juan Carlos

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 https://publish.acs.org/publish/research_share_and_oa 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 an 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).