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Open Access Pricing

Article Publishing Charges (APCs) for ACS AuthorChoice open access are highly competitive, with discounts and flexible options, such as 12-month embargoed open access for a reduced cost. ACS Read + Publish Agreements enable authors to publish open access without directly paying APCs, while retaining full access to subscribed content.
Fully Open Access JournalsStandard Rates Member PricingSubscribing Institution PricingMember at Subscribing Institution Pricing
ACS Central Science** (CC-BY-NC-ND)----
ACS Omega*$ 1,250$ 1,250N/AN/A
Au Journals (CC- BY-NC-ND)*$ 4,000 $ 3,500
Au Journals (CC-BY)* Upgrade + $1,000 + $500
*Authors in select countries are eligible for a country discount. ** CC-BY upgrade option,$1000
Open Access for Hybrid Journals Standard Rates Member PricingSubscribing Institution PricingMember at Subscribing Institution Pricing
CC-BY $5,000$4,500$4,750 $4,250
CC-BY-NC-ND$4,000 $3,500$3,750$3,250
CC-BY after 12 months$3,000 $2,500 $2,750 $2,250
CC-BY-NC-ND after 12 months$2,000 $1,500 $1,750 $1,250
ACS Author Choice program options Description
Creative Commons CC-BY public use license (Plan S compliant)Permits the broadest form of re-use including for commercial purposes, provided that author attribution and integrity are maintained (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND public use licensePermits non-commercial access & re-use, provided that author attribution and integrity are maintained; but does not permit creation of adaptations or other derivative works (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)