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Open Access Agreements and Memberships

American Chemical Society (ACS)

CMU authors are able to publish Open Access in ACS journals, through the PALCI (Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration and Innovation) and ACS Publications agreements. This agreements provides participating members with full financial support for open access publication in all ACS journals.

  • CMU authors are able to publish in any ACS journal under a CC BY open access license 
  • Ensure author institution affiliation is correct on profile in the ACS Paragon Plus submission system and that affiliation is stated in the body of the manuscript as the corresponding author’s affiliation.
  • This agreement excludes eBooks.
  • All ACS journals are eligible, including ACS Omega, JACS Au, the ACS Au collection, and all ACS hybrid journals.
  • See PALCI page for more information and detailed steps


*Articles in Open Access journals without a CMU corresponding author can still be made OA using the Libraries' APC fund to pay some of the OA publishing fees. See CMU’s APC webpage for more information and to apply for APC funds.


See full list of journals supported through CMU's Open Access publisher agreements and memberships.


If you are unsure whether your article or journal is covered under this CMU publisher agreements, or with other questions, please contact the University Libraries Data and Publishing Services team.