American Chemical Society (ACS)

Term of contract GFZ: 1.01.2023 to 31.12.2025

Elements of the agreement

Publish and Read agreement with the American Chemical Society (ACS).

  • Authorisation of authors from participating institutions to publish Open Access in subscription-based and Gold Open Access journals.
  • Reading access to the entire ACS portfolio.
Which requirements must be fulfilled?

You are a researcher from a participating institution and you submit your paper as responsible Submitting Corresponding Author.

What you need to consider?

Clearly state your affiliation in the article submission process. And please use the e-mail address of your institution (GFZ) for submitting.

Please note that any additional costs incurred (e.g. for overlength or color illustrations) are excluded from the DEAL contract and will be invoiced individually to the authors or the section.

Open Access license

The Creative Commons license CC BY is set by default for the contract.

We also recommend the liberal license type CC BY, which grants the most ideal reuse possibilities in science without restricting your copyright in the work.

This is the procedure
  1. Please use the institutional e-mail address for communication with the publisher and when submitting the manuscript.
  2. When submitting the manuscript, please select your institution as affiliation: German Research Centre for Geosciences Potsdam GFZ.
  3. When the manuscript is accepted, please choose the Open Access option and confirm the publishing agreement: “Yes, I wish to publish open access as per the agreement”
  4. The article details will then be sent to the library for review and approval.

Details on the submission process can also be found on the ACS website:

Invoicing and cost coverage

The publication costs (Publish & Read-Fee (PAR-Fee)) are covered by the library through the settlement of tokens.

There should be no individual invoices to authors by ACS.

The library’s Open Access Team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.