Sharing and Promotion Guidance
At ACS Publications, we know it is important for you to be able to share your peer reviewed, published work with colleagues in the global community of scientists. As sharing on sites known as scholarly collaboration networks is becoming increasingly prevalent in today’s scholarly research ecosystem, we would like to remind you of the many ways in which you, a valued ACS author, can share your published work.
As the pace of scientific discovery continues to increase, we know how valuable it is for you to share early results and data with your scientist colleagues ahead of formal peer review and publication. With this in mind, we are proud to jointly support ChemRxiv with the Royal Society of Chemistry, the German Chemical Society (GDCh), the Chinese Chemical Society, and the Chemical Society of Japan. Posting preprints allows you to elicit informal feedback from other scientists to help in shaping your work, to allow you the option of establishing priority, and to advance the pace of scientific discovery and dissemination. In addition, with Direct Journal Transfer, a free feature of ChemRxiv, you can directly submit your posted preprints from ChemRxiv to ACS journals for editorial consideration and peer review.
Most ACS journals accept preprints. For a full list of policies by journal, please click the link below.
ACS Open Access Licenses and Programs
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Fully Open Access Journals
ACS Publications is proud to publish two fully open access journals, ACS Central Science and ACS Omega. All content published in these journals is free for the public to read, no subscription required.
ACS Central Science publishes the most compelling, important primary reports on research in chemistry and in allied fields, wherein chemical approaches play a key role. It is entirely subsidized by ACS and has no fees for authors.
ACS Omega is an open-access global publication for scientific articles that describe new findings in chemistry and interfacing areas of science, without any perceived evaluation of immediate impact. Competitive APC pricing at $1250.
Publishing open access means your research article is free for anyone to read, regardless if they, or their institution, subscribe to the journal in which the article is published. All open access content is identified with an ACS AuthorChoice or ACS Editors’ Choice logo. For more information see Identification of Open Access Content.
With discount incentives for ACS Members and authors at institutions subscribing to the Web Editions of All ACS Publications, ACS offers a variety of options to meet our global authors’ needs. ACS Omega offers one of our most cost-effective routes to open access with an APC charge of $1250 regardless of license type with additional country discounts available.
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- ACS AuthorChoice
- ACS AuthorChoice via Creative Commons CC-BY
- ACS AuthorChoice via Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND
All articles with an ACS AuthorChoice or ACS Editors’ Choice logo published prior to April 1, 2013, are subject to the ACS AuthorChoice Terms and Conditions.