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
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 affiliated with a participating institution and you are the submitting corresponding author, you may have the opportunity to publish your research in any ACS hybrid / transformative 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
Cooperativa de Ensino Superior Politecnico e Universitario, CRL RAIZ instituto de Investigacao da Floresta e Papel
Egas Moniz Cooperativa de Ensino Superior, CRLRECET Associacao dos Centros Tecnologicos de Portugal
Funacao ChampalimaudUniversidade Autonoma de Lisboa
Instituto Gulbenkian de CienciaUniversidade Catolica Portuguesa
Instituto Nacional de Saude Doutor Ricardo Jorge (INSA)Universidade da Beira Interior (UBI)
Instituto Politecnico de Castelo BrancoUniversidade do Algarve
Instituto Politecnico de Viana do Castelo (IPVC)Universidade Europeia
Instituto Politecnico de Beja (IPBeja)Universidade Lusiada
Instituto Politecnico de Braganca (IPB)Universidade Lusofona
Instituto Politecnico de CoimbraUniversidade NOVA de Lisboa
Instituto Politecnico de LeiraUniversidade de Aveiro
Instituto Politecnico de LisboaUniversidade da Madeira
Instituto Politecnico de PortalegreUniversidade de Coimbra
Instituto Politecnico do PortoUniversidade de Evora
Instituto Politecnico de SantaremUniversidade de Lisboa (ULisboa)
Instituto Politecnico de Setubal (IPS)Universidade de Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD)
Instituto Politecnico de Viseu (IPV)Universidade do Minho
International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)Universidade do Porto
Laboratorio Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC)Universidade dos Acores
Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia (LNEG)Universidade Fernando Pessoa
Military University Institute (IUM)Universidade Portucalense Infante D. Henrique (UPT)

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 list 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 your open access funding request to your institution.
  4. Alternatively, you can enter your manuscript DOI on the ACS Research Sharing and Open Access page under the ACS Open Access Licenses And Programs section to submit the open access funding request.
  5. Your institution will be alerted of your open access funding request and, if the request is approved, your work will be published as ACS open access via a CC BY 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 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).