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Institutionally Sponsored Open Access through Read + Publish

Do I qualify?

If you are associated with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Libraries and are a corresponding author, you may have the opportunity to publish your research in any ACS journal under a CC-BY open access license with your institution’s support.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

How Do I Get Support?

  1. During Submission via ACS Paragon Plus, as a corresponding author, select MIT from a drop-down box and use your affiliated university email address.
  2. Check that your MIT affiliation is stated in the body of the manuscript as the corresponding author’s affiliation.
  3. Click on the link in the email from ACS Publications  to request funding for open access  from  MIT and finalize your order.
  4. 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.


The associated accepted manuscripts will be automatically deposited into MIT’s open access repository, as called for under MIT’s Framework for Publisher Contracts, and in a manner consistent with ACS publishing policies. In addition, a number of the final published papers (the version of record) will also be made open on the ACS publishing platform at no additional cost to individual authors.

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.