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Institutionally Sponsored Open Access through Read + Publish

Do I qualify?

If you are associated with the Spanish CRUE-CSIC ACS OA Agreement and are a corresponding author, you may have the opportunity to publish your research in any ACS Hybrid or Au Journal under a CC-BY open access license with your institution’s support.

Institution NameEmail Extension
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas(CSIC)
Universidad de
Universidad Publica de
Universidad de Castilla-La
Universidad de la
Universidad de
Universidad de La
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran
Universidad de
Universidad del Pais
Universidad de
Universidad de
Universidad de
Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche
Universidad de
Universidad de
Universitat de
Universidad de
Universidad de
Universidade de Santiago de
Universidade da
Universidade de
Universidad de Malaga
Universidad de Cordoba
Universidad de Jaen
Universidad de Huelva
Universidad de Sevilla
Universidad de Cadiz
Universidad de Granada
Universidad Pablo de Olavide
Universidad de Almeria
Universidad de Alcalá de Henares
Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Universidad Autónoma de
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Consorci de Serveis Universitaris de Catalunya
Universitat de les Illes Balears
Universitat de Barcelona
Universitat de Girona
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Universitat Jaume I
Universitat de Lleida
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Universitat Politecnica de
Universitat Ramon Llull
Universidad Complutense de
Universitat Politecnica de Valencia

How Do I Get Support?

  1. During Submission via ACS Paragon Plus, as a corresponding author, select your institution from a drop-down box and use your affiliated university email address.
  2. Check that your institution affiliation is stated in the body of the manuscript as the corresponding author’s affiliation.
  3. Complete the Journal Publishing Agreement to publish open access and retain copyright. Click on the “Order Open Access” link in the JPA Tool to submit the open access funding request.
  4. Alternatively, you can enter your manuscript DOI at under the ACS Open Access Licenses And Programs section to submit the open access funding request.
  5. Your institution will be alerted of your request and, if you are approved your work will be published at no additional cost to you as ACS open access via a CC-BY 4.0 license and made freely available on the ACS Publications website.

What are the Benefits of Institutionally Sponsored Open Access?

ACS Read + Publish Agreements, set up between ACS and an institution (or consortium of institutions), give authors—and administrators—the easiest process to publish open access in ACS journals, while maintaining authors full access to articles in ACS Publications journals and Chemical & Engineering News. Under these agreements, authors at participating institutions receive full article publishing charge (APC) support to publish articles open access.

Hundreds of academic institutions globally have now signed agreements with ACS, with new agreements being added regularly. ACS Read + Publish agreements are a sustainable approach to helping institutions accelerate the pace of open access publishing by their researchers. Other benefits include:

  • Accelerates the rate of open access publishing and removes administrative and APC barriers so authors can experience a seamless publishing experience.
  • Efficient workflow with automation –  powered by workflow program(CCC’s RightsLink) used by STM publishers, saves authors and administrators time.