ACS Open Access Journals

A fully open access home for your research

ACS publishes a range of fully open access journals, covering all aspects of the chemical sciences and related fields.

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Multidisciplinary open access journals

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ACS Central Science

Publishes paradigm-changing breakthroughs in fundamental chemistry that will form a foundation for developments across a broad range of chemistry related fields such as biomedicine, materials science, energy science, earth and planetary science, and nanotechnology. Highly selective, high impact and entirely open access, ACS Central Science is dedicated to giving great research every advantage.

ACS Central Science is classed as Diamond open access, meaning it is free for authors and for readers. In line with its mission, ACS Central Science is highly selective, with only the most trailblazing work likely to be accepted.

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ACS Omega

ACS Omega makes editorial decisions based on the quality of the research presented without considering its perceived impact. ACS Omega has a broad, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary scope that covers the 60+ ACS Publications journals. It rapidly publishes high-quality new findings as well as large datasets, noteworthy negative results, mini-reviews, and more.

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JACS Au is the fully open access sister journal to the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS), and matches the exceptional editorial and publishing standards of the world’s most cited chemistry publication. JACS Au allows for the rapid dissemination of cutting edge, high impact research across the breadth of chemistry and all related areas intersecting with chemistry.

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Precision Chemistry

Precision Chemistry will start publishing in 2023. It will provide a unique and highly focused publishing venue for fundamental, applied, and interdisciplinary research aiming to achieve precision calculation, design, synthesis, manipulation, measurement, and manufacturing. It is committed to bringing together researchers from across the chemical sciences and the related scientific areas, to showcase original research and critical reviews of exceptional quality, significance, and interest to the broad chemistry and scientific community.

Precision Chemistry is published through an partnership between the University of Science and Technology of China and ACS Publications.

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Community open access journals

These journals are committed to publishing high quality, open access research reports of significant new developments across specific subject disciplines.

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ACS Bio & Med Chem Au

Publishes fundamental and applied research in all aspects of biological and medicinal chemistry.

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ACS Engineering Au

Reports on the broad fields of applied chemistry, chemical engineering, and fuels, from industry and academia.

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ACS Environmental Au

Covers experimental research and theoretical results in all aspects of environmental science and technology, both pure and applied.

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ACS Materials Au

Publishes fundamental and applied research at the interface between materials and other disciplines, such as chemistry, engineering, and biology.

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ACS Measurement Science Au

Covers experimental, computational, or theoretical research in all chemical measurement science areas.

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ACS Nanoscience Au

Publishes fundamental and applied research on nanoscience and nanotechnology research at the interfaces of chemistry, biology, medicine, materials science, physics, and engineering.

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ACS Organic & Inorganic Au

Spans experimental and theoretical/computational studies on organic, organometallic, inorganic, crystal growth and engineering, and organic process chemistry.

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ACS Physical Chemistry Au

Reports fundamental and applied research on all aspects of physical chemistry.

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ACS Polymers Au

Publishes fundamental and applied research on all aspects of polymer and biopolymer science and related cross-disciplinary areas.

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Chemical & Biomedical Imaging

Chemical & Biomedical Imaging (in partnership with Nanjing University, China) will publish cutting edge research on all aspects of chemical and biomedical imaging. This journal will publish its first issue in 2023.

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Environment & Health

Environment & Health (in partnership with Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences) explores the health consequences for individuals and communities of changing and hazardous environmental factors. The journal will launch in 2023.

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