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ACS Open Access Options

If you choose ACS AuthorChoice the following options are available*. All ACS AuthorChoice options enable unrestricted Web access (immediately or at 12 months embargo, depending on your choice) to your published article with all rights granted to you under the terms of your Journal Publishing Agreement with ACS, supplemented by rights outlined in the appropriate ACS AuthorChoice license.

*For ACS Omega, only the immediate open access options are available.

Option A: Standard ACS AuthorChoice

This option is best for authors who choose to publish articles under the terms of a license from ACS that allows others the right to use the final published article (the Version of Record) in a variety of ways, including the creation of derivative works such as translations, for noncommercial purposes.
Authors may choose to sponsor immediate availability or defer this event until 12 months after publication. Different rates apply—see Pricing and Licensing information below for details.
Note: When transferring copyright to the ACS under this option, you still retain all the rights granted to you under the terms of your Journal Publishing Agreement with the Society.

Pricing Information | License information (Option A: Immediate Availability)
Pricing Information | License information (Option A: Open Access at 12 months)

Option B: ACS AuthorChoice via the Creative Commons CC-BY License

This option is best for authors who are required by their funding sponsors to publish articles under the terms of a Creative Commons license that allows others the right to use the final published article (the Version of Record) for commercial as well as non-commercial purposes and to modify the published work. You also retain all the rights granted to you under the terms of your Journal Publishing Agreement with ACS.
Authors may choose to sponsor immediate availability or defer this event until 12 months after publication. Different rates apply—see Pricing and Licensing information below for details.
Pricing Information | License information (Option B: Immediate Availability)
Pricing Information | License information (Option B: Open Access at 12 months)

Option C: ACS AuthorChoice via the Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND License

This option is best for authors who prefer or must publish articles under the terms of a Creative Commons license that allows others the right to use the final published article (the Version of Record) only for non-commercial purposes, but not to modify or alter the published work. You also retain all the rights granted to you under the terms of your Journal Publishing Agreement with ACS.
Authors may choose to sponsor immediate availability or defer this event until 12 months after publication. Different rates apply—see Pricing and Licensing information below for details.
Pricing Information | License information (Option C: Immediate Availability)
Pricing Information | License information (Option C: Open Access at 12 months)

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