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Read + Publish Agreements?

ACS Read + Publish Agreements seek to shift the relationship with an institution from a subscription-based model to one that more sustainably supports open access publishing. Such agreements assist authors and institutions with meeting their goals of widespread open access publication while ensuring researchers have full access to ACS journal content. To date, ACS has partnered with hundreds of institutions in over 17 countries worldwide to establish Read + Publish Agreements, including Germany’s Max Planck Institutes, the U.K.’s JISC consortia, the Austrian Academic Library Consortium, and MIT Libraries.

What are ACS Read + Publish Agreements?

Read + Publish Agreements are a relatively new development in scholarly publishing. Typically negotiated between the publisher and institution/university (or the principal funder or library consortia that represents them), such agreements involve the offset of the library’s subscription costs with open access publishing credits. ACS Read + Publish Agreements can help researchers accelerate the pace of open access publishing, most notably because they take the responsibility for the direct costs of article publishing charges (APCs) from researchers. In addition, because they are built into the manuscript submission process, they save time and reduce administration and approval processes for both authors and library/OA departments. Note: Read + Publish Agreements are sometimes referred to as “offset” or “transformative” agreements. All terms refer to an agreement between a publisher and an institution in which reading and publishing are bundled. To see if you are covered by a Read + Publish Agreement, view a list of existing ACS Read + Publish Agreements below.
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Who has Read + Publish Agreements with ACS?

  • Austrian Academic Library Consortium

    Forschungsinstitut fur Molekulare Pathologie GmbH
    Institute of Science and Technology Austria
    Johannes Kepler Universitat Linz
    Karl-Franzens-Universitat Graz
    Technische Universitat Graz
    Technische Universitat Wien
    Universitat fur Bodenkultur Wien
    Universitat Innsbruck
    Universitat Salzburg
    Universitat Wien
    Veterinarmedizinische Universitat Wien
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  • Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
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  • FinELib Libraries

    Aalto University
    Åbo Akademi University
    European Chemicals Agency
    Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
    Lappeenranta University of Technology
    Tampere University of Technology
    Turku University of Applied Sciences
    University of Eastern Finland
    University of Helsinki
    University of Jyväskylä
    University of Oulu
    University of Turku
    VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
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  • Max Planck Society, Max Planck Digital Library

    Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte / Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max Planck Institute for Art History
    Friedrich-Miescher-Laboratorium für biologische Arbeitsgruppen in der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft  / Friedrich Miescher Laboratory of the Max Planck Society
    Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft / Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society
    Generalverwaltung der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft / Administrative Headquarters of the Max Planck Society
    Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz - Max-Planck-Institut / Art History Institute in Florence - Max-Planck-Institute
    Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie / Max Planck Institute for Astronomy
    Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik / Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
    Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht / Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law
    Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht / Max Planck Institute for Foreign Private and Private International Law
    Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Strafrecht / Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law
    Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung / Max Planck Institute for Human Development
    Max-Planck-Institut für Biochemie / Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
    Max-Planck-Institut für Biogeochemie / Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
    Max-Planck-Institut für Biologie des Alterns / Max Planck Institute for the Biology of Ageing
    Max-Planck-Institut für biologische Kybernetik / Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
    Max-Planck-Institut für Biophysik / Max Planck Institute of Biophysics
    Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (Karl-Friedrich-Bonhoeffer-Institut) / Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (Karl Friedrich Bonhoeffer Institute)
    Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie (Otto-Hahn-Institut) / Max Planck Institute for Chemistry (Otto Hahn Institute)
    Max-Planck-Institut für chemische Energiekonversion / Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion
    Max-Planck-Institut für chemische Ökologie / Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
    Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Physik fester Stoffe / Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids
    Max-Planck-Institut für demografische Forschung / Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
    Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik komplexer technischer Systeme / Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems
    Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation / Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization
    Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung / Max Planck Institute for Iron Research
    Max-Planck-Institut für empirische Ästhetik / Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics
    Max-Planck-Institut für Entwicklungsbiologie / Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology
    Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung / Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
    Max-Planck-Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte / Max Planck Institute for European Legal History
    Max-Planck-Institut für evolutionäre Anthropologie / Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
    Max-Planck-Institut für Evolutionsbiologie / Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology
    Max-Planck-Institut für experimentelle Medizin / Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine
    Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik / Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics
    Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung / Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
    Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung / Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
    Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik (Albert-Einstein-Institut) / Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute)
    Max-Planck-Institut für Herz- und Lungenforschung (W.G. Kerckhoff-Institut) / Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research (W. G. Kerckhoff Institute)
    Max-Planck-Institut für Hirnforschung & Forschungsstelle Neurogenetik / Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
    Max-Planck-Institut für Immunbiologie und Epigenetik / Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
    Max-Planck-Institut für Infektionsbiologie / Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology
    Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik / Max Planck Institute for Computer Science
    Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Max-Planck-Institut für Steuerrecht / Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Max Planck Institute for Tax Law
    Max-Planck-Institut für Intelligente Systeme / Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
    Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik / Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics
    Max-Planck-Institut für Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften / Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
    Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung / Max Planck Institute of Coal Research
    Max-Planck-Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung / Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
    Max-Planck-Institut für marine Mikrobiologie / Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology
    Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik / Max Planck Institute for Mathematics
    Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften / Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
    Max-Planck-Institut für medizinische Forschung / Max Planck Institute for Medical Research
    Max-Planck-Institut für Menschheitsgeschichte / Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
    Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie / Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
    Max-Planck-Institut für Mikrostrukturphysik / Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics
    Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Biomedizin / Max Planck Institute of Molecular Biomedicine
    Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Genetik / Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics
    Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie / Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology
    Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Physiologie / Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology
    Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Zellbiologie und Genetik / Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
    Max-Planck-Institut für Neurobiologie  / Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology
    Max-Planck-Institut für Ornithologie / Max Planck Institute for Ornithology
    Max-Planck-Institut für Pflanzenzüchtungsforschung / Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
    Max-Planck-Institut für Physik (Werner-Heisenberg-Institut) / Max Planck Institute of Physics (Werner Heisenberg Institute)
    Max-Planck-Institut für Physik komplexer Systeme / Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems
    Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik / Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics
    Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung / Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
    Max-Planck-Institut für Psychiatrie (Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Psychiatrie) / Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry (German Research Institute for Psychiatry)
    Max-Planck-Institut für Psycholinguistik / Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
    Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik / Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics
    Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie / Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy
    Max-Planck-Institut für Softwaresysteme / Max Planck Institute for Software Systems
    Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung / Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research
    Max-Planck-Institut für Sozialrecht und Sozialpolitik / Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy
    Max-Planck-Institut für Stoffwechselforschung / Max Planck Institute for Metabolic Research
    Max-Planck-Institut für Struktur und Dynamik der Materie / Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter
    Max-Planck-Institut für terrestrische Mikrobiologie / Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology
    Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte / Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
    Max-Planck-Institut zur Erforschung multireligiöser und multiethnischer Gesellschaften / Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity
    Max-Planck-Institut zur Erforschung von Gemeinschaftsgütern / Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
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  • Hungarian Electronic Information Service National Programme (EISZ)

    Budapest University of Technology and Economics
    Centre for Energy Research
    Eotvos Lorand University
    Research Centre for Natural Sciences
    Semmelweis University
    University of Pecs
    University of Szeged
    Wigner Research Centre for Physics
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  • Weizmann Institute of Science
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  • American University of Beirut(AUB)
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  • Lithuanian Research Library Consortium (LMBA)

    Kaunas University of Technology
    Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
    Vilnius University
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  • SURFmarket B.V.

    Delft University of Technology
    FOM-Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics
    Maastricht University
    Netherlands Institute of Ecology
    Radboud University
    University of Amsterdam
    University of Groningen
    University of Leiden
    University of Technology Eindhoven
    University of Twente
    Utrecht University
    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
    Wageningen University & Research
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  • Norwegian Directorate for ICT and Joint Services in Higher Education and Research (UNIT)

    Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
    Ostfold University College
    UiT The Arctic University of Norway
    University of Bergen
    University of Oslo
    University of South-Eastern Norway
    University of Stavanger
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  • Polish Academic Consortia

    Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań University
    AGH University of Science and Technology Tadeusz Kosciuszko Cracow University of Technology
    Agricultural University of Lublin
    Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies
    Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials
    Gdańsk University of Technology
    Institute of Agrophysics
    Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics
    Institute of Chemical Engineering
    Institute of Environmental Protection
    Institute of Experimental Biology
    Institute of Heavy Organic Synthesis Blachownia
    Institute of Industrial Organic Chemistry W Trzebiatowski Institute of Low Temperature and Structural Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences
    Institute of Molecular Physics
    Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology
    Institute of Nuclear Physics
    Institute of Organic Chemistry
    Institute of Physical Chemistry
    Institute of Physics
    Jagiellonian University
    Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry
    Lodz University of Technology
    Łukasiewicz Research Network - PORT Polish Center for Technology Development
    Maria Curie-Sklodowska University
    Medical University of Bialystok
    Medical University of Lodz
    Medical University of Lublin
    Medical University of Silesia
    Medical University of Warsaw
    Military University of Technology
    Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun
    Opole University
    Poznan University of Technology
    Rzeszow University of Technology
    Silesian University of Technology
    University of Bialystok
    University of Gdansk
    University of Lodz
    University of Science and Technology Bydgoszcz
    University of Silesia
    University of Warsaw
    University of Wroclaw
    University of Zielona Gora
    Warsaw University of Technology
    West Pomeranian University of Technology
    Wroclaw Medical University
    Wroclaw University of Economics and Business
    Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
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  • King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)
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  • Slovenian Consortium (CTK)

    Jozef Stefan Institute
    University of Maribor
    University of Ljubljana
    National Institute of Chemistry Slovenia
    University of Nova Gorica
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  • Bibsam Consortium

    Chalmers University of Technology
    Karlstad University
    Karolinska Institute
    Linköping University
    Linnaeus University
    Lulea University of Technology
    Lund University
    Malmo University
    Mid Sweden University
    Orebro University
    RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB Head Office
    Royal Institute of Technology
    Stockholm University
    Swedish Defence Research Agency
    Swedish Patent and Registration Office
    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
    Umea University
    University of Borås
    University of Gavle
    University of Gothenburg
    Uppsala University
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  • National Health Research Institutes (NHRI)
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  • Khalifa University of Science and Technology
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  • JISC Consortia

    Aberystwyth University
    Cardiff University
    Durham University
    Francis Crick Institute
    Imperial College London
    Lancaster University
    Mrc Laboratory of Molecular Biology
    Northumbria University
    Nottingham Trent University
    Sheffield Hallam University
    University College London
    University of Bath
    University of Birmingham
    University of Cambridge
    University of Exeter
    University of Glasgow
    University of Kent
    University of Liverpool
    University of Manchester
    University of Oxford
    University of Reading
    University of Sheffield
    University of Strathclyde
    University of the West of England Bristol
    University of Ulster
    University of York
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  • Louisiana State University (LSU) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Libraries
    Louisiana State University (LSU) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Libraries

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