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Transformative agreements; migrating scholarly communication: American Chemical Society (ACS)

Migrating scholarly communication

Publish open access in ACS Journals

The Unisa Library signed an agreement with the American Chemical Society for open access publishing in the ACS hybrid journals for the period 2023 - 2025. 

Articles published by researchers where the submitting corresponding author is affiliated with Unisa, may publish their articles in any ACS transformative journal under a CC-BY open access license. Publication charges for ACS transformative journals will be fully covered. Authors publishing in ACS Au journals will received a reduced APC of $3,000.00. 

What journals are eligible under this agreement: 

How to publish open access in ACS Journals

  • Submit your article to the ACS journal of your choice, making sure that you are the corresponding author.
  • Ensure your institution affiliation is correct on your profile in the ACS Paragon Plus submission system 
  • Check that your affiliation is stated in the body of the manuscript as the corresponding author’s affiliation
  • 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.
  • Confirm that “Yes, I wish to publish open access as per the agreement” and complete the Journal Publishing Agreement.
  • 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.

Read more about this agreement on the ACS SANLiC transformative agreements page:

Information on the SANLiC web page is here: