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.
|Allegheny College||Haverford College||Seton Hall University|
|Arcadia University||Juniata College||Swarthmore College|
|Bryn Mawr College||Kutztown University of Pennsylvania||Thomas Jefferson University|
|Bucknell University||Lebanon Valley College||University of Pittsburgh|
|Carnegie Mellon University||Lycoming College||University of Scranton|
|Chatham University||Marshall University||Ursinus College|
|Cooper Union||Mercyhurst University||Villanova University|
|Dickinson College||Messiah University||Washington & Jefferson College|
|Duquense University||Millersville University||West Chester University|
|Eastern University||Montclair State University||West Virginia University|
|Elizabethtown College||Moravian College||Westminster College|
|Franklin & Marshall College||Muhlenberg College||Widener University|
|Gannon University||New York University||York College of Pennsylvania|
|Gettysburg College||Rowan University|
|Harrisburg University||Saint Joseph's University|
I’m a Prospective Author, How do I Publish Open Access?
Submit your article to the ACS journal of your choice, making sure you are the submitting corresponding author.
Ensure your institution affiliation is correct on your profile in the ACS Paragon Plus submission system.
Check that your affiliation is stated in the body of the manuscript as the corresponding author’s affiliation.
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.
Confirm that “Yes, I wish to publish open access as per the agreement” and complete the Journal Publishing Agreement.
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.