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.

  • 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.

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 and email addresses extensions:

Organisation Ringgold (includes all the different versions of the 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-LAHTI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY LUT Lappeenrannan Teknillinen yliopisto @lut.fi
TAMPERE UNIVERSITY INCLUDING TAMPERE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL Tampereen Yliopisto @tut.fi
@tuni.fi
TAMPERE UNIV OF APPLIED SCIENCES Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulu @tamk
@tuni.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

Instructions to the corresponding author

New Articles Submissions

Immediately update your Affiliation and Email Extension in ACS Paragon Plus online submission system. ACS will recognize your eligibility for free credits from both your institutional affiliation and your email domain.

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 (click to enlarge):

Once your article has been accepted

You will receive an acceptance letter via email from ACS Publications including a link to Copyright Clearance Center's RightsLink platform.

  1. Sign in RightsLink and choose your affiliation. Please note that you must indicate affiliation to an institution as identified in the table above in order to get open access credit. Ligginf in to the RightsLink system requires the creation of an account (password).

  2. Choose Seek Funding From FinELib.

  3. Order color figures or other services if you like. Note that you will personally be charged for them, FinELib funding only covers the article processing charge (APC).

  4. Send the order.

  5. Your will receive an email confirming that your funding request to FinElib has been submitted.

  6. You will receive an email confirming that your request has been accepted or denied.

  7. If your funding request has been accepted, ACS will publish your article under the CC BY license.

    Creative Commons describes the CC BY 4.0 (ByAttribution) license like this:
    This license lets others copy, distribute, display and perform the work and make derivative works and remixes based on it only if they give the author or licensor the credits (attribution) in the manner specified by these.

  8. ACS will email corresponding authors with a link to the final published article that can be access in a variety of formats (HTML or PDF).

  9. ACS will deposit the final version of record under a CC BY license into the US Pub Med Central repository, which will automatically be reflected in the Europe Pub Med Central repository.

If your funding request has not been accepted or all free credits have been used by the time your article is accepted, you will automatically have the right to publish your article Open Access yourself through other Open Access options.

For more information: About ACS Author Choice

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.