ACS Open Access Publication Credits
Flexible Support for Open Access Publishing
Our open access publication credits enable authors at your institution to publish their articles open without dipping into their research funding. ACS offers these credits in various packages which allow organizations to cost-effectively support their researchers when they publish open access.
These packages can be purchased even if your institution does not yet have a full ACS Read + Publish Agreement with us. This makes it convenient for individual departments to make their own content open access, which can aid in the transition to an institution- or consortium-wide ACS Read + Publish Agreement.
Open access credits can also be used to make previously published, older articles open.
ACS Read + Publish Agreements
ACS Read + Publish Agreements are mutual investments in transforming the publishing world from subscription into open access. In exchange for a commitment to open access publishing, ACS unlocks subscription funds to also provide open access publishing credits.
ACS and Open Science
ACS Publications is a long-time leader in open science and open access. We are a pioneer in both author-centered open access programs and ACS Read + Publish agreements. Find out more about our commitment to open science and how we're supporting authors and administrators in an ever-changing and constantly evolving open access landscape.