In January 2021, ACS Publications launched ACS Au, nine new open access journals focusing on different chemistry fields. Each journal is compliant with the most stringent open access requirements, including those listed under ‘Plan S’ and those of funders requiring publication in a fully open access journal.
ACS Organic & Inorganic Au, publishing experimental and theoretical/computational studies on organic, organometallic, inorganic, crystal growth and engineering, and organic process chemistry.
University of Utah Professor Shelley D. Minteer will serve as the ACS Au journals’ editor-in-chief. Each journal in the portfolio will have a deputy editor to oversee the day-to-day handling of manuscripts.
Articles in ACS Au journals will be available completely open access, without an embargo period, under the author’s choice of either a CC-BY or CC-BY-NC-ND license. ACS will sponsor or substantially discount article publishing charges for authors based in numerous countries classified by the World Bank as low-income and lower-middle-income economies.