(21 Sep 2023) Beginning Oct. 1, 2023, the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) will provide authors with a new option to satisfy funder requirements for zero-embargo green open access. Through this pathway, authors will be able to post accepted manuscripts with a CC BY license in open access repositories immediately upon acceptance.
To ensure a sustainable model of delivering services from submission to final editorial decision, ACS Publications is introducing an article development charge (ADC) as part of this new zero-embargo green open access option. The ADC covers the cost of ACS’ publishing services through the final editorial decision. This includes organizing, developing and maintaining the high-quality, scholarly peer review process and multiple other publishing services provided by a vast global network of editors and reviewers.
A number of funders and institutions require authors to retain the rights to post their accepted manuscripts immediately upon acceptance. Already, more than 90% of authors subject to these mandates have a simple and funded pathway to publish gold open access in ACS journals either through an institutional read and publish or another source of funding. The ADC is intended to provide a solution to the remaining authors who need to adhere to the zero-embargo green open access mandate.
The press release in full is here.