Expanded to include new options to help authors to satisfy open access
requirements of their funders and employers

Since 2006, ACS AuthorChoice has enabled authors to license immediate open availability of their published articles.
Now ACS authors can choose from a wider range of options such as:

  • Immediate open availability of the final published article
  • Embargoed (after 12 months) open availability of the final published article with ACS AuthorChoice+12
  • Open access options as low as $750 for ACS members at subscribing institutions
  • Creative Commons licenses available with ACS AuthorChoice

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ACS Certified Deposit

Authors opting for ACS AuthorChoice can rely upon ACS to help manage the process of depositing their articles into repositories. Read more about the benefits of ACS Certified Deposit.

All ACS authors, when required to do so by their funder, government, or institution, may deposit their peer-reviewed manuscript, accepted for publication but prior to ACS’ copy editing and production, to their funder, institutional, or governmental repository to comply with open access mandates with a 12 month embargo.

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Creative Commons License Add-on Options for ACS AuthorChoice

$1,000 Standard price for Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) or Creative Commons
Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (CC-BY-NC-ND)

$500 ACS member price for Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) or Creative Commons
Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (CC-BY-NC-ND)

* Prices subject to change.

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