How to publish OA with ACS Publications
Continue to peer review
Post without peer review
Manuscript is submitted
Software check to detect fraud
Editorial evaluation of scope and significance
Post manuscript immediately?
Go Gold or
Engage multiple reviewers
Ensure quality reviews from qualified experts
Editor accepts, declines or recommends for transfer
Is there an institutional Read and Publish agreement?
Continue to journal publication
Publish GreeN or Gold ?
Publish Gold OA? Pay APC
Post accepted manuscript in repository?
If ADC is paid, manuscript can be posted immediately
Create a structured
Indexing in databases, SEO, etc. to ensure discoverability
Promotion and marketing
Real-time metrics reporting
Post-publication ethics reviews
Maintain final Version of Record
The following diagram provides a high-level overview of how the new zero-embargo green open access (OA) path fits within the family of ACS OA publishing options.
Editorial and Peer Review
Zero-Embargo Green OA
Prepare for Journal Publication
Publication and Discoverability
Learn more about Gold vs Green OA
manuscripts submitted each year
Global team of more than
Authors receive valuable feedback to guide future publication
ACS Publications has
Read and Publish Agreements with institutions around the world
ACS journals each year
in most trusted,
most cited, most read chemistry journals
in the world
Trust in the
Accepted author wishes to post their work