How do I take advantage of the American Chemical Society agreement?


Here's what you need to do to publish open access in an ACS journal:   

  1. Submit your article to the ACS journal of your choice, making sure you are the submitting corresponding author.

  2. Ensure your institution affiliation is correct on your profile in the ACS Paragon Plus submission system.

  3. Check that your affiliation is stated in the body of the manuscript as the corresponding author’s affiliation.

  4. When your manuscript has been accepted for publication, you will be automatically prompted with the option to publish open access under your institution’s agreement.

  5. Confirm that “Yes, I wish to publish open access as per the agreement” and complete the Journal Publishing Agreement.

  6. Your institution will be alerted to your open access funding request. If the request is approved, your article will be made immediately available as open access upon publication under a Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license. There are no charges to pay and no further action required by either you or your institution.

For detailed steps through the process, please see this Step-by-Step Guide to Publishing OA.


  • Last Updated Feb 01, 2024
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