FinELib Libraries


Do I qualify?

If you are associated with any of the institutional accounts below and are the submitting corresponding author, you may have the opportunity to publish your research in any ACS journal under a CC BY open access license with your institution’s support.

Institution Name
Aalto University
Åbo Akademi University
European Chemicals Agency
Finnish Meteorological Institute
Finnish Patent & Registration Office
Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Lappeenranta University of Technology
Tampere University
Turku University of Applied Sciences
University of Eastern Finland
University of Helsinki
University of Jyväskylä
University of Oulu
University of Turku
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Tampere University of Technology
Tampere University of Applied Sciences

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 FinELib affiliation is stated in the body of the manuscript as the corresponding author’s affiliation.
  3. Upon acceptance, you will receive an email with a customized link to complete and sign a Journal Publishing Agreement to retain copyright and publish open access.
  4. Your institution will be alerted of your open access funding request and, if the request is 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.