GALILEO Consortium

United States

Publish Open Access at No Cost

If you are a researcher associated with a participating member of the GALILEO Consortium and are the submitting corresponding author, you will have the opportunity to publish your research in any ACS 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 if your school is a participating member and how to publish open access at no cost under this agreement.

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural CollegeEmory UniversityPacific College of Technology
Agnes Scott CollegeFort Valley State UniversityPaine College
Albany State UniversityGeorgia Central UniversityPiedmont College
Albany Technical CollegeGeorgia College & State UniversityPoint University
Andrew CollegeGeorgia Gwinnett CollegeReinhardt College
Athens Technical CollegeGeorgia Highlands CollegeRichmont Graduate University
Atlanta Metropolitan State CollegeGeorgia Institute of TechnologySavannah State University
Atlanta Technical CollegeGeorgia Military CollegeSavannah Technical College
Atlanta University CenterGeorgia Northwestern Technical CollegeShorter University
Atlanta's John Marshall Law SchoolGeorgia Piedmont Technical CollegeSouth Georgia State College
Augusta Technical CollegeGeorgia Southern UniversitySouth Georgia Technical College
Augusta UniversityGeorgia Southwestern State UniversitySoutheastern Technical College
Berry CollegeGeorgia State UniversitySouthern Crescent Technical College
Beulah Heights UniversityGordon State CollegeSouthern Regional Technical College
Bruneau UniversityGwinnett Technical CollegeThomas University
Brewton-Parker CollegeKennesaw State UniversityToccoa Falls College
Central Georgia Technical CollegeLagrange CollegeTruett McConnell University
Chattahoochee Technical CollegeLanier Technical CollegeUnderwood University
Clayton State UniversityLife UniversityUniversity of Georgia
Coastal Pines Technical CollegeLuther Rice College & SeminaryUniversity of North Georgia
College of Coastal GeorgiaMercer UniversityUniversity of West Georgia
Columbia Theological SeminaryMiddle Georgia State UniversityValdosta State University
Columbus State UniversityMorehouse School Of MedicineWesleyan College
Columbus Technical CollegeNorth Georgia Technical CollegeWest Georgia Technical College
Dalton State CollegeOconee Fall Line Technical CollegeWiregrass Georgia Technical College
East Georgia State CollegeOgeechee Technical CollegeYoung Harris College
Emmanuel CollegeOglethorpe University

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’s 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 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 demonstrations

Different institutions within your consortium have slightly different publishing workflows.

Our first demo video shows you how to navigate the Journal Publishing Agreement assistant and publish your research open access under an institutional open access agreement.

This second video shows you how to navigate the Journal Publishing Agreement assistant and publish your research open access under an institutional open access agreement with an added demo of the Copyright Clearance Center RightsLink® system.


Your final published article will automatically be deposited to PubMed Central.