Hellenic Academic Libraries Link

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 when selecting a CC BY open access license.

Journal / Collection Included in Agreement?
ACS Central Science included ACS Central Science Diamond open access: Free to publish and read
ACS Omega included ACS Omega Tick APC covered
ACS Au journals included ACS Au family (including JACS Au) Tick APC 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 your institution has subscribed to ACS via HEAL-Link (Hellenic Academic Libraries Link) and you 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.

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
Academy of AthensIonian University
Agricultural University AthensNational Centre for Social Research (EKKE)
Aristotle University of ThessalonikiNational Centre of Scientific Research 'Demokritos'
Athena - Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication and Knowledge Technologies (Athena RC)National Hellenic Research Foundation
Athens School of Fine ArtsNational Kapodistrian University of Athens
Athens University of Economics and BusinessNational Library of Greece
Biomedical Science Research Center Alexander FlemingNational Observatory of Athens
Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES)National Technology University of Athens
CPERI-CERTH (Chemical Process and Energy Resources Institute; Centre for Research & Technology Hellas)Panteion University
Democritus University of ThraceSchool of Pedagogical and Technological Education (ASPETE)
Foundation of Research & Technology - HellasTechnological University of Crete
General Secretariat for Research & Technology (GSRT)University of Crete
Harokopio UniversityUniversity of Ioannina
Hellenic Agricultural Organization DemeterUniversity of Macedonia
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR)University of Patras
Hellenic Mediterranean UniversityUniversity of Peloponnese
Hellenic Open UniversityUniversity of Piraeus
Hellenic Parliament LibraryUniversity of the Aegean
Hellenic Pasteur InstituteUniversity of Thessaly
Institute of Educational Policy (IEP)University of West Attica
International Hellenic UniversityUniversity of Western Macedonia

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” is checked, 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. There are no charges to pay and no further action required by either you or your institution.

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

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.