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Open Access Publishing: American Chemical Society (ACS)

The Glucksman Library's guide to assist researchers to publish their work Open Access

This agreement as part of the IReL consortium, covers the period of the 1st Jan 2021 to the 31st December 2025. It  will allow all accepted articles In ACS Journals from current UL staff or students to be made open access immediately upon publication. 


Approximately 10,000 journals are covered by agreements with publishers. IReL have created a google doc that is updated regularly with all the journal titles covered by this agreement

Columns G and H of the linked spreadsheet will also give an indication if a fund is due to run out before the year end and the projected date it will run out. 

Journals Covered

The agreement covers all peer reviewed articles accepted for publication in any ACS journal. 

As of April 2021, articles accepted between January and March 2021  are in the process of being converted to open access retrospectively. 

Author Information

Open access publishing: where the corresponding author is a current staff member or student of a participating member institution at the time an article is accepted for publication in an ACS journal, the author will be invited to publish the article open access at no extra cost.

Further information

Author affiliations

Corresponding authors must be a current staff member or student of UL.  

In the article submission process you must correctly identify your institution.

You should use your UL email address when submitting your article. 

If your manuscript is accepted for publication, the publisher will give you the opportunity to make your article Open Access and apply a Creative Commons license. The publisher will then contact the participating institution to confirm your eligibility under the agreement.