ACS is committed to helping authors meet the evolving requirements of funders and institutions to publish open access, simplifying compliance through Read + Publish Agreements and by offering flexible ACS AuthorChoice options. Requirements of funders vary. See below to determine your requirements as an author.
Many funders have policies and requirements that authors must follow to comply. Funder policies vary and may require green or gold open-access publication, a particular open-access license, and/or deposit in a repository immediately or after 12 months. ACS recommends that authors first check for their funders’ open-access requirements at sources such as ROARMAP.
ACS will deposit the final published article into a designated repository for authors who publish open access with ACS. If a funder preference is known, ACS deposits into that repository. For example, authors who are funded by NIH, Wellcome Trust, European Research Councils, or Austrian Science Fund and who publish as open access with ACS will have their articles deposited to PMC with no further actions required on the authors’ part. PMC accepts most deposits, however, deposits are subject to PMC’s deposit criteria–i.e. PMC does not accept deposits in subject areas that it does not cover and the decision to accept a deposit is ultimately PMC’s. Authors funded by the US Department of Energy and who publish as open access with ACS will have their articles deposited to PAGES with no further actions required on the authors’ part where that option is allowed by the agency. Authors who do not wish to publish open access may choose green open access, and self-archive the accepted manuscript version of their article for access 12 months after first publication.
Specific instructions for the following funders can be found below:
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions regarding depositing your open access article to a repository.Contact