Do I qualify?

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.

Institution Name
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas(CSIC)
Universidad de Burgos
Universidad Publica de Navarra
Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
Universidad de la Rioja
Universidad de Navarra
Universidad de La Laguna
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Universidad de Alicante
Universidad del Pais Vasco
Universidad de Extremadura
Universidad de Cantabria
Universidad de Valladolid
Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche
Universidad de Oviedo
Universidad de Murcia
Universitat de Valencia
Universidad de Zaragoza
Universidad de Salamanca
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Universidade da Coruna
Universidade de Vigo
Universidad de Malaga
Universidad de Cordoba
Universidad de Jaen
Universidad de Huelva
Universidad de Sevilla
Universidad de Cadiz
Universidad de Granada
Universidad Pablo de Olavide
Universidad de Almeria
Universidad de Alcalá de Henares
Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Consorci de Serveis Universitaris de Catalunya
Universitat de les Illes Balears
Universitat de Barcelona
Universitat de Girona
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Universitat Jaume I
Universitat de Lleida
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
Universitat Ramon Llull
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Universitat Politecnica de Valencia

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 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 and, if you are approved your work will be published at no additional cost to you as ACS open access via a CC BY 4.0 license and made freely available on the ACS Publications website.


Your final published article will automatically be deposited to US Pub Med Central. Please note all contents published on US PubMed Central are mirrored on Europe PMC — nothing more is required on your part.

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 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.