South African National Library and Information Consortium
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||APC Covered by Agreement?|
|ACS Central Science||Diamond open access: Free to publish and read|
|ACS Omega||Not covered|
|ACS Au family (including JACS Au)||Reduced CC BY APC of US $3,000|
|Other ACS fully open access journals||Waivers may be available: see individual journals for information|
|ACS transformative journals||APC covered|
Publish Open Access at No Cost
If you are a researcher associated with a participating member of SANLiC (the South African National Library and Information Consortium) and are the submitting corresponding author, you will have the opportunity to publish your research in any ACS transformative journal under a CC BY open access license with your institution’s support.
Please note that ACS Omega publication charges are not covered by this agreement.
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.
|Agricultural Research Council (ARC)|
|Cape Peninsula University of Technology|
|Council of Scientific and Industrial Research|
|Nelson Mandela University|
|North West University|
|Tshwane University of Technology|
|University of Cape Town|
|University of Fort Hare|
|University of Johannesburg|
|University of Limpopo|
|University of Pretoria|
|University of South Africa (UNISA)|
|University of the Free State|
|University of the Western Cape|
|University of the Witwatersrand|
|Vaal University of Technology|
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.
Different institutions within your consortium have slightly different publishing workflows.
Our first demo video shows you how to navigate the Journal Publishing Agreement assistant and publish your research open access under an institutional open access agreement.
This second video shows you how to navigate the Journal Publishing Agreement assistant and publish your research open access under an institutional open access agreement with an added demo of the Copyright Clearance Center RightsLink® system.
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.