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Open Access Publishing at URMC: American Chemical Society (ACS)

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Authors can waive the APCs for OA articles, our agreement covers all accepted manuscripts with a UR-affiliated corresponding author.

ACS was founded in 1876 and now has over 150,000 members in 150 countries. The society offers over 60 chemistry related journals.

  • Journals: All ACS journals except ACS Central Science.

Author Instructions

How to Publish Open Access Under a Read + Publish Agreement

  • As a corresponding author eligible for sponsored open access under a Read + Publish Agreement, during submission, you need to:

    • Use an affiliated university email extension address and select its institution from the drop-down box.
    • Confirm that the institutional affiliation stated in the body of the manuscript is the corresponding author’s affiliation.
    • Corresponding author must be affiliated with the University of Rochester
  • Once your article is accepted you will need to go through the Journal Publish Agreement process to publish open access under a Read + Publish Agreement. Please watch the Journal Publishing Agreement demo videos to find out more information on the process.

  • UR libraries has limited "tokens" to pay APCs for OA articles (37 tokens for 2022).

  • Authors can choose from two types of licenses: CC-BY (default) and CC-BY-NC-ND (by request) when signing the Journal Publishing Agreement.

  • Manuscript acceptance date must be from 1/1/2022 - 12/31/2024.