United States

PALCI (Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration & Innovation) is a consortium of academic libraries who work together to secure resources for their member institutions, most of which are in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, and New York.

Publish Open Access at No Cost

If you are a researcher associated with a participating member of PALCI 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 at no cost under this agreement.

Participating Institutions

Allegheny College Haverford College Seton Hall University
Arcadia UniversityJuniata College Swarthmore College
Bryn Mawr CollegeKutztown University of Pennsylvania Thomas Jefferson University
Bucknell UniversityLebanon Valley College University of Pittsburgh
Carnegie Mellon UniversityLycoming College University of Scranton
Chatham UniversityMarshall University Ursinus College
Cooper UnionMercyhurst University Villanova University
Dickinson CollegeMessiah UniversityWashington & Jefferson College
Duquense UniversityMillersville UniversityWest Chester University
Eastern UniversityMontclair State UniversityWest Virginia University
Elizabethtown CollegeMoravian College Westminster College
Franklin & Marshall CollegeMuhlenberg College Widener University
Gannon UniversityNew York University York College of Pennsylvania
Gettysburg CollegeRowan University
Harrisburg UniversitySaint Joseph's University

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” 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.

Automatic Article Deposit in Pub Med

Authors who elect to publish open access will automatically have their final published article deposited to US Pub Med Central.