ACS’s open access program—ACS AuthorChoice—helps authors meet the changing requirements of their institutions and funders, while supporting the broader dissemination of science. We offer authors an array of options to publish under an open access license, ensuring they have means to meet these increasing requirements, including those that have adopted Plan S principles.
ACS offers fully open access journals, in which 100% of articles are published under an open access license and are free for all to read.
In addition, all 60+ ACS journals publish open access articles, otherwise known as hybrid journals. In other words, these subscription journals offer authors the ability to publish open access via an article publishing charge (or APC). Here are ways that authors can cover APCs.