Special Country Pricing
ACS country discount policy
ACS offers significantly discounted APC prices to papers in ACS Gold Open Access journals whose submitting corresponding authors are based in countries classified by the World Bank as low-income economies as of July 2022.
Research articles whose submitting corresponding authors have a current primary affiliation based in a country classified by the World bank as lower-middle-income economies receive discounts depending on origin, venue and license chosen with pricing between $500-900, as detailed in the table below.
APC discounts apply to publications in ACS fully open access journals only.
Submitting corresponding authors who are eligible for a full or partial APC discount based on their primary affiliation, and who choose the zero-embargo green open access route when publishing with ACS will receive the same level of discount on their article development charge.
Discounted prices for open access publications are automatically applied to eligible articles, based on the submitting corresponding author’s affiliation.
|Group A||Group B||Group B continued|
|Central African Republic||Belize||Myanmar|
|Democratic Republic of the Congo||Bhutan||Nicaragua|
|Gambia||Cambodia||Papua New Guinea|
|Guinea-Bissau||Comoros||Republic of the Congo|
|Madagascar||Djibouti||São Tomé and Principe|
|Mali||El Salvador||Solomon Islands|
|Togo||Lao PDR||West Bank and Gaza|