American Chemical Society

Open Access Publishing in American Chemical Society Journals

FinELib consortium’s agreement with ACS Publications (a division of the American Chemical Society) offers authors an opportunity to publish their articles under an Open Access CC BY license for free using granted credits. This means that there is no article processing charge for the author. The credits can be used during the agreement term 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2020.

There is a limited amount of free credits annually. For each OA-article one credit will be considered used.

The free credits for 2018 have been depleted. However, a new set of free cridits will be available for articles with acceptance date in 2019. Authors submitting articles in fall/winter of 2018 are encouraged to inquire about the availability of a free credits for articles with acceptance date in 2019.

What can the credits be used for

The credits can be used for publishing in all of ACS Publications journals and ACS’s fully open access titles (ACS Central Science, ACS Omega). The credits can be used for the all article types excluding eBooks.

ACS title list (pdf)

Who is eligible to use the free credits

Corresponding authors affiliated to ACS Publications subscribing institutions and who are to communicate with ACS through the peer review process are eligible to use the ACS credits. The author must indicate affiliation to a ACS subscribing institution as identified in the table below and must be utilizing a current email address extension that is directly associated to the respective institution when submitting the manuscript. ACS Publications will recognize the author’s eligibility for the credits from institutional information and email domain.

Eligible institutions, Ringgold (includes all the different versions of the Ringgold name)  and  email addresses extensions:

Organisation Ringgold (Ringgold  names) Email
AALTO UNIVERSITY Aalto-yliopisto @aalto.fi
ABO AKADEMI UNIVERSITY Abo Akademi @abo.fi
EUROPEAN CHEMICALS AGENCY Euroopan kemikaalivirasto @echa.europa.eu
HELSINKI METROPOLIA UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES Metropolia Ammattikorkeakoulu @metropolia.fi
LAPPEENRANTA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY Lappeenrannan Teknillinen Yliopisto @lut.fi
TAMPERE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY Tampereen Teknillinen yliopisto @tut.fi
TURKU UNIV OF APPLIED SCIENCES Turun Ammattikorkeakoulu @turkuamk.fi
UNIVERSITY OF EASTERN FINLAND INCLUDING KUOPIO UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL Ita-Suomen yliopisto @uef.fi
@student.uef.fi
@kuh.fi
@norssi.uef.fi
UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI INCLUDING HELSINKI UNIVERSITY CENTRAL HOSPITAL Helsingin Yliopisto @helsinki.fi
UNIVERSITY OF JYVASKYLA Jyvaskylan Yliopisto @jyu.fi
UNIVERSITY OF OULU INCLUDING OULU UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL Oulun Yliopisto @oulu.fi
@domain sgo.f
UNIVERSITY OF TURKU INCLUDING TURKU UNIVERSITY CENTRAL HOSPITAL Turun Yliopisto @utu.fi
VTT TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTER OF FINLAND Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy @vtt.fi

When you submit your manuscript in ACS’s Paragon Plus system, you must review and edit your profile to select the correct institution naming convention from the drop down box as well as begin to use your official institutional email address if not currently the email address of communication. ACS will recognize your eligibility for free credits from both your institutional affiliation and your email domain, see below.

Publishing an article open access in ACS journals in 1.1.2019 – 31.12.2020

For 2019 ACS will implement a systematic workflow. Additional instructions to the corresponding author will be updated here in the Autumn 2018 timeframe.

If all free credits have been used by the time your article is accepted, you will have the right to publish your article Open Access yourself through the Open Access option on your original acceptance email. You also have the option to direct the ACS to publish the article via ACS's subscription model.

If you need further information or help with the OA publishing process, please do not hesitate to contact your library/information service or ACS support support@services.acs.org.