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Institutionally Sponsored Open Access through an ACS Read + Publish Agreement

Do I qualify?

If you are associated with the University of California and are a submitting corresponding author, you have the opportunity to publish your research in any ACS journal under an open access license at a significantly discounted price.

Institution Name
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
University of California Berkeley
University of California Davis
University of California Irvine
University of California Los Angeles
University of California Merced
University of California Riverside
University of California San Diego
University of California San Francisco
University of California Santa Barbara
University of California Santa Cruz

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 then press the ‘Order Open Access’ button.
  4. You will be taken to Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) RightsLink®, ACS’ open access e-commerce partner for open access transactions. This process will prompt you to select whether you wish to publish under a CC BY or CC BY-NC-ND license. Your APC discount price will be automatically applied at checkout.
    You can find out more about the checkout process here.

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.