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ACS 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 22 countries worldwide to establish ACS Read + Publish Agreements, including Germany’s Max Planck Institutes, the U.K.’s JISC consortia, the Austrian Academic Library Consortium, and Louisiana State University.
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What are ACS Read + Publish Agreements?

Read and 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: ACS 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 an ACS Read + Publish Agreement, view a list of existing ACS Read + Publish Agreements below.

Who has Read + Publish Agreements with ACS?

36
Countries
387
Institutions
ACS Read + Publish Agreements 8

Australia

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
1 Institution
Read + Publish Agreements 39

Austria

Austrian Academic Library Consortium
11 Institutions
Read + Publish Agreements 40

Brazil

Universidade Estadual de Campinas
1 Institution
ACS Read + Publish Agreements 2

Croatia

University of Zagreb
1 Institution
Read + Publish Agreements 41

Finland

FinELib Libraries
15 Institutions
Read + Publish Agreements 42

Germany

Max Planck Society, Max Planck Digital Library
80 Institutions
Read + Publish Agreements 43

Hungary

Hungarian Electronic Information Service National Programme (EISZ)
8 Institutions
ACS Read + Publish Agreements 3

Ireland

IReL
9 Institutions
Read + Publish Agreements 44

Israel

Weizmann Institute of Science
14 Institutions
Read + Publish Agreements 58

Italy

CARE-CRUI
52 Institutions
Japan

Japan

Tokyo University of Science
1 Institution
Read + Publish Agreements 45

Lebanon

American University of Beirut
1 Institution
Read + Publish Agreements 46

Lithuania

Lithuanian Research Library Consortium (LMBA)
3 Institutions
Read + Publish Agreements 47

Netherlands

SURFmarket B.V.
13 Institutions
Read + Publish Agreements 48

Norway

Norwegian Directorate for ICT and Joint Services in Higher Education and Research (UNIT)
12 Institutions
Read + Publish Agreements 49

Poland

Polish Academic Consortia
48 Institutions
Read + Publish Agreements 50

Saudi Arabia

King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)
1 Institution
Read + Publish Agreements 51

Slovenia

Slovenian Consortium (CTK)
5 Institutions
ACS Read + Publish Agreements 7

Spain

CSIC
47 Institutions
Read + Publish Agreements 52

Sweden

Bibsam Consortium
22 Institutions
Read + Publish Agreements 53

Taiwan

National Health Research Institutes (NHRI)
1 Institution
Read + Publish Agreements 57

United Arab Emirates

Khalifa University
1 Institution
Read + Publish Agreements 54

United Kingdom

JISC Consortia
26 Institutions
ACS Read + Publish Agreements 10

United Kingdom

University of Dundee
1 Institution
ACS Read + Publish Agreements 1

United States

Boise State University
1 Institution
Read + Publish Agreements 55

United States

Louisiana State University (LSU)
1 Institution
ACS Read + Publish Agreements 5

United States

Syracuse University
1 Institution
ACS Read + Publish Agreements 6

United States

The University of Iowa
1 Institution
ACS Read + Publish Agreements

United States

Tulane University Library
1 Institution
ACS Read + Publish Agreements 9

United States

University of Chicago
1 Institution

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