GALILEO Consortium

United States

Do I qualify?

If you are associated with a participating institution of the GALILEO Consortium 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
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Agnes Scott College
Albany State University
Albany Technical College
Andrew College
Athens Technical College
Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Atlanta Technical College
Atlanta University Center
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Augusta Technical College
Augusta University
Berry College
Beulah Heights University
Brenau University
Brewton-Parker College
Central Georgia Technical College
Chattahoochee Technical College
Clayton State University
Coastal Georgia Community College
Coastal Pines Technical College
Columbia Theological Seminary
Columbus State University
Columbus Technical College
Dalton State College
East Georgia State College
Emmanuel College
Emory University
Fort Valley State University
Georgia Central University
Georgia College & State University
Georgia Gwinnett College
Georgia Highlands College
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Military College
Georgia Northwestern Technical College
Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Georgia Southwestern State University
Georgia State University
Gordon State College
Gwinnett Technical College
Kennesaw State University
Lagrange College
Lanier Technical College
Life University
Luther Rice College & Seminary
Mercer University
Middle Georgia State University
Morehouse School Of Medicine
North Georgia Technical College
Oconee Fall Line Technical College
Ogeechee Technical College
Oglethorpe University
Pacific College of Technology
Paine College
Piedmont College
Point University
Reinhardt College
Richmont Graduate University
Savannah College of Art & Design
Savannah State University
Savannah Technical College
Shorter University
South Georgia State College
South Georgia Technical College
Southeastern Technical College
Southern Crescent Technical College
Southern Regional Technical College
Thomas University
Toccoa Falls College
Truett McConnell University
Underwood University
University of Georgia
University of North Georgia
University of West Georgia
Valdosta State University
Wesleyan College
West Georgia Technical College
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
Young Harris College

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’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.


Your final published article will automatically be deposited to US Pub Med Central.

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.