As a researcher who is subject to policies and mandates of both funding bodies and institutions, you have more than one way to ensure your article published in an ACS journal is open and free to access by colleagues, researchers and scientists worldwide.
What are the Two Standard Types of Open Access?
Gold Open Access
Green Open Access
How to publish your article open access
There are two main routes to publishing your article open access with ACS Publications, these are:
How Can I Make an Existing ACS Article Open Access?Purchase Open Access via ACS AuthorChoice
ACS Publishes 12 Fully Open Access Journals and 60+ Hybrid Journals
ACS Central Science
ACS Central Science is an interdisciplinary journal that publishes articles of exceptional quality and interest to the broad chemistry and scientific community. Highly selective, high impact and entirely open access – with no cost to authors or readers – ACS Central Science is dedicated to giving great research every advantage. Learn more about ACS Central Science
ACS Omega has a broad, multidisciplinary scope that includes everything in the scope of the 60+ ACS Publications journals, and more. This open access journal makes editorial decisions based on the quality of the research presented without considering its perceived impact. ACS Omega rapidly publishes high-quality new findings as well as studies that demonstrate the reproducibility of existing research, large datasets, and noteworthy negative results. Learn more about ACS Omega
Launched in 2020, JACS Au is the open access sibling journal of the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS), which will match the exceptional editorial and publishing standards of the world’s most cited chemistry publication. JACS Au is focused on rapid dissemination of cutting edge research that spans the breadth of chemistry and its related scientific fields. All articles published in JACS Au are open access with a CC-BY license. Learn more about JACS Au
In January 2021, ACS Publications launched ACS Au, nine new open access journals focusing on different chemistry fields. Each journal will be 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.