The Jefferson Libraries are pleased to announce that we have entered into an institutional open access agreement with ACS (American Chemical Society) Publications. This agreement waives article processing charges (APC) for open access publishing in any ACS journal for manuscripts submitted by Jefferson authors between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2025. Please visit the libraries’ Open Access Guide for more information and details on the ACS process.
Formally known as a Transformative Agreement, this new license provides unlimited electronic access to all ACS journals and no-fee open access publishing for Jefferson authors. Jefferson Libraries have joined this agreement as part of our PALCI consortium membership. We will pay ACS Publications an additional annual license fee to participate in this Transformative Agreement.
At manuscript submission, Jefferson authors must select Thomas Jefferson University as their affiliated institution from the ACS Paragon Plus system drop-down. Jefferson authors must use their Jefferson email address and should confirm that their stated affiliation within the manuscript is Thomas Jefferson University. Once the manuscript is accepted, Jefferson authors will be guided through the Journal Publishing Agreement for the appropriate open access options and the libraries will be notified that an open access manuscript is in process.
We hope to announce a similar agreement with another publisher in the next few weeks. Please visit the libraries’ Open Access Guide for more information and details on the ACS process.
- What if I submitted a manuscript to ACS in 2023 before learning of this agreement?
Please email email@example.com and we will contact ACS Publications on your behalf.
- What if only some of the authors are from Jefferson?
The only requirement is that the submitting or corresponding author be from Jefferson.
- What if the ACS journal I am submitting to is not fully open access?
All ACS journals have an open access publishing option, and this agreement covers all ACS journals.
- Other questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org