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.
Preprint Policies by Journal
ACS Open Access Licenses and Programs
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Fully Open Access Journals
ACS Publications has a constantly growing portfolio of open access journals. All content published in these journals is free for the public to read, no subscription required. Learn more about our open access journals.
What is Open Access?
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 program logo. For more information see Identification of Open Access Content.
Read our open access policy
Learn about the Programs
- ACS AuthorChoice program - Learn more about how to make your article open access in any ACS journal
- ACS Editor's Choice - ACS editors select one article every day which will be free to read for six months
Open Access Pricing and Discounts
ACS offers a variety of options to meet our global authors’ needs, including discount incentives for ACS Members and authors at institutions subscribing to ACS Publications all journal package. 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.
Find out more about pricing and discounts.
Identification of Open Access Content
- Creative Commons CC-BY
- Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND