Jisc Collections

United Kingdom

Do I qualify?

If you are associated with a Jisc Collections participating institution 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.

Institutional Name
University of Aberdeen
Abertay University
Aberystwyth University
Aston University
Babraham Institute
University of Bath
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Birkbeck, University of London
University of Birmingham
University of Bradford
University of Bristol
University of Cambridge
University of Cardiff
Cranfield University
University of Dundee
Durham University
University of East Anglia
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh Napier University
University of Essex
University of Exeter
Francis Crick Institute
University of Glasgow
Glasgow Caledonian University
Glasgow School of Art
Heriot-Watt University
University of Hertfordshire
University of the Highlands and Islands
University of Huddersfield
University of Hull
Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine
Institute of Cancer Research
Keele University
University of Kent
King's College London
Kingston University
Lancaster University
University of Leeds
University of Leicester
University of Lincoln
University of Liverpool
Liverpool John Moores University
London Metropolitan University
Loughborough University
University of Manchester
Manchester Metropolitan University
Medical Research Council
National Library of Scotland
Newcastle University
Northumbria University
Norwich Bioscience Institutes
University of Nottingham
Nottingham Trent University
The Open University
University of Oxford
University of Plymouth
University of Portsmouth
Queen Margaret University
Queen Mary University of London
Queen's University Belfast
University of Reading
Robert Gordon University
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
University of St Andrews
University of Salford
Scotland’s Rural College
University of Sheffield
Sheffield Hallam University
University of Southampton
Staffordshire University
Science & Technology Facilities Council
University of Stirling
University of Strathclyde
University of Sunderland
University of Surrey
University of Sussex
Swansea University
University of Ulster
University College London
University of Warwick
UWE Bristol
University of the West of Scotland
University of Westminster
University of York

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 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.
  4. Your institution will be alerted of your 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.