Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research


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.

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
Other ACS fully open access journals Waivers may be available: see individual journals for information
ACS transformative journals Tick   APC covered


Publish Open Access at No Cost

If you are associated with a 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.

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 Name
Université de Sousse
Université de Tunis El Manar
Institut Pasteur de Tunis
Université de Monastir
Université de Sfax
École Polytechnique de Tunisie
Ministère de l'Enseignement Superieur de la Recherche Scientifique et de la Technologie
Institut National de Recherche et d'Analyse Physico-chimique
Institut Préparatoire aux Etudes d'Ingénieurs d'El Manar
Institut Supérieur des Sciences Appliquées et de Technologie de Mahdia
École Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Monastir
École Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Sousse
Centre National des Sciences et Technologies Nucléaires
Université de Jendouba
Institution de la Recherche et de l'Enseignement Supérieur Agricoles
Centre Technique de l'Aquaculture
Cité des Sciences à Tunis

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 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 request. If the funding request is approved, approved your work will be published as ACS open access via a CC BY 4.0 or CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license and made freely available on the ACS Publications website at no additional cost to you.

Video demonstration

This demo video shows you how to navigate the Journal Publishing Agreement assistant and CCC RightsLink® system, which enables you to 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.