Special Country Pricing and Waivers

ACS Country Discount and Waiver Policy

ACS offers APC waivers to papers in ACS Gold Open Access journals whose main corresponding authors is based in countries classified by the World Bank as low-income economies as of July 2022.

Research articles whose corresponding authors are based in countries 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.

APC waivers apply to ACS fully open access journals only.

Discounted Rate Group A Group B
ACS Central Science $0 $0
ACS Omega $0 $ 500
Au Journals (CC BY-NC-ND) $0 $ 700
Au Journals (CC BY Upgrade) $0 $ 900
Group A Group B
Afghanistan Angola
Burkina Faso Algeria
Burundi Bangladesh
Central African Republic Belize
Chad Benin
Democratic Republic of the Congo Bhutan
Eritrea Bolivia
Ethiopia Cabo Verde
Gambia Cambodia
Guinea Cameroon
Guinea-Bissau Comoros
Liberia Côte d’Ivoire
Madagascar Djibouti
Malawi Egypt
Mali El Salvador
Mozambique Eswatini
Niger Ghana
North Korea Haiti
Rwanda Honduras
Sierra Leone India
Somalia Indonesia
South Sudan Kenya
Sudan Kiribati
Syria Kyrgyzstan
Togo Lao PDR
Uganda Lesotho
Yemen Mauritania
Micronesia
Mongolia
Morocco
Myanmar
Nepal
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Republic of the Congo
Samoa
São Tomé and Principe
Senegal
Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Timor-Leste
Tunisia
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vietnam
West Bank and Gaza
Zambia
Zimbabwe

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