Open Access Pricing
Open Access pricing for ACS journals
ACS journals are either fully open access, or provide open access options for authors under either a CC BY or CC BY-NC-ND license. In many cases, authors may be eligible for additional support from their research funder, special pricing based on their country of origin, or have access to an ACS transformative agreement.
You can use our Journal Finder tool to find the best ACS Publications journal for your research article. We also provide step-by-step instructions for publishing open access using grant or personal funding.
Open Access Pricing
|Fully Open Access Journals||Standard Rates||ACS Member (Premium Package) Pricing|
|ACS Omega*||$ 1,685||No discount offered|
|JACS Au (CC BY-NC-ND)*||$ 4,000||$ 3,500|
|JACS Au (CC BY)*||$ 5,000||$ 4,500|
|Au Journals (CC BY-NC-ND)*||$ 4,000||$ 3,500|
|Au Journals (CC BY)*||$ 5,000||$ 4,500|
|Precision Chemistry (CC BY-NC-ND)* **||$ 3,000||No discount offered|
|Precision Chemistry (CC BY)* **||$ 4,000||No discount offered|
|Chemical & Biomedical Imaging (CC BY-NC-ND)* **||$ 3,000||No discount offered|
|Chemical & Biomedical Imaging (CC BY)* **||$ 4,000||No discount offered|
*Authors in select countries are eligible for special country pricing.
** APCs for manuscripts accepted by March 31, 2024 are covered by the journal.
|Open Access in Transformative journals||Standard Rates||ACS Member (Premium Package) Pricing||Subscribing Institution Pricing **||Member at Subscribing Institution Pricing **|
|CC BY after 12 months||$3,000||$2,500||$2,750||$2,250|
|CC BY-NC-ND after 12 months||$2,000||$1,500||$1,750||$1,250|
** Discounts apply to corresponding authors affiliated with an institution that subscribes to ACS’ All Publications package. Please check with your institution for eligibility.
|Open access license options||Description|
|Creative Commons CC BY public use license (Plan S compliant)||Permits the broadest form of re-use including for commercial purposes, provided that author attribution and integrity are maintained.|
|Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND public use license||Permits non-commercial access & re-use, provided that author attribution and integrity are maintained; but does not permit creation of adaptations or other derivative works.|
Creative Commons licenses
All research articles published in ACS Central Science are subject to a CC BY license. JACS Au, ACS Omega, the ACS Au family of journals, Precision Chemistry, Chemical & Biomedical Imaging, and our 60+ Transformative Journals offer authors a choice of CC BY or CC BY-NC-ND licenses:
- The Creative Commons CC BY public use license permits the broadest form of re-use, including for commercial purposes, provided that author attribution and integrity are maintained. Note that if you are funded by a signatory of Plan S, you may be required to publish under a CC BY license.
- The Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND public use license permits non-commercial access & re-use, provided that author attribution and integrity are maintained, but does not permit creation of adaptations or other derivative works.
Please note that your institution or funder may require you to apply a particular Creative Commons license when publishing your work. If you’re not sure which license type to apply to your work, check your funding agreement and use our Journal Finder tool.