CzechELib Consortium

Czech Republic

Publish Open Access at No Cost

If you are a researcher associated with a participating member of the CzechELib consortium and are the submitting corresponding author, you will have the opportunity to publish your research in any ACS transformative journal under a CC BY open access license with your institution’s support.

Includes full-text 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.

Important Exceptions

Please note, this special agreement only covers open access publication charges for manuscripts published in non-fully open access journals. ACS’ fully open access journals such as ACS Omega and the ACS Au family of journals are not covered under this agreement.

Scroll down to find out if your school is a participating member and how to publish at no cost under this agreement.

Participating institutions

Brno University of Technology
Charles University in Prague
Institute of Biotechnology, Czech Academy of Sciences
Institute of Photonics & Electronics, Czech Academy of Sciences
Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences
Masaryk University
Mendel University in Brno
Palacky University
Tomas Bata University in Zlin
University of Chemistry & Technology Prague
University of Pardubice
University of Veterinary Sciences Brno

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

Step 1

Submit your article to the ACS journal of your choice, making sure you are the submitting corresponding author.

Step 2

Ensure your institution affiliation is correct on your profile in the ACS Paragon Plus submission system.

Step 3

Check that your affiliation is stated in the body of the manuscript as the corresponding author’s affiliation.

Step 4

When your manuscript has been accepted for publication, you will be automatically prompted with the option to publish open access under your institution’s agreement.

Step 5

Confirm that “Yes, I wish to publish open access as per the agreement” and complete the Journal Publishing Agreement.

JPA confirmation

Step 6

Your institution will be alerted to your open access funding request. If the request is approved, your article will be made immediately available as open access upon publication under a Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.

Video demonstration

This demo video shows you how to navigate the Journal Publishing Agreement assistant and publish your research open access under your institutional open access agreement:

Automatic Article Deposit in PubMed

Authors who elect to publish open access will automatically have their final published article deposited to PubMed Central. Please note all contents published on US PubMed Central are mirrored on Europe PMC — nothing more is required on your part.