ACS Read and Publish Agreements
Supporting the transition to open science
ACS read and publish agreements sustainably support open access publishing by helping authors and institutions meet their publication goals in any of ACS’s premier journals, while ensuring that researchers retain full access to ACS journal content. With an innovative publishing workflow developed in partnership with the Copyright Clearance Center, the agreements give authors and administrators a seamless, time-saving publishing experience and support the open science movement.
Why choose an ACS read and publish agreement?
- ACS has invested in the systems required to enable transformative open access publishing. Our systems are sustainable, cost-effective, and efficient—jointly meeting the needs of authors, funders, subscribing organizations, and ACS as the publisher.
- These agreements support authors and institutions as both work to meet funding requirements and make open access their default publishing choice. As of 2023, more than 1,000 institutions in 38 countries benefit from an ACS read and publish agreement.
- Institutional open access managers enjoy best-in-class agreement analytics – easily viewing author requests, approvals, denials, and the remaining balance of credits or tokens. Reports can be filtered by article Digital Object Identifier (DOI), date, or author and can be downloaded and shared.
- ACS publishes 16 fully open access journals and 70+ hybrid journals. Learn more about publishing open access in our complete portfolio of journals on the ACS Open Science site.
Find out how you can actively participate in the open science movement by offering financial support to your authors who wish to publish open access. At the same time, meet your open access institutional goals with a sustainable model and best-in-class publishing platform.
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ACS pioneered open access publishing technology
In 2014, ACS sought a scalable, comprehensive open access publishing solution that would seamlessly integrate with institutions’ funding approval processes. We partnered with Copyright Clearance Center and co-developed an industry-standard platform that is now the solution of choice for scholarly publishers worldwide.Read the case study
Open access publishing by ACS authors is on the rise
Growth in ACS open access authors, articles and downloads has been strong since 2018. Utilizing a proprietary, state-of-the-art open access publishing platform and leveraging our strong partnership with the Copyright Clearance Center, publishing open access with an ACS read and publish agreement is easy for authors and cost-effective for institutions.View the infographic
Momentum in ACS read and publish agreements is building
ACS is partnering with more institutions and consortia in more countries worldwide to establish read and publish agreements and drive significant growth in institutionally-sponsored open access publishing.Request a consultation
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ACS also offers packages of open access publication credits that allow organizations to purchase these credits at attractive rates.Explore Open Access Credits