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ACS - American Chemical Society Transformative Agreement

Agreement ACS - American Chemical Society
Duration 2020 - 2023
Tipology Read & Publish
Conditions The agreement provides access to ACS journals and the possibility to publish on Open access in hybrid journals, without any APCs (Article processing charges) for the authors, starting from November 2020.
Eligible authors

All corresponding authors affiliated with the University of Trieste at the moment of article acceptance are eligible.

Corresponding authors on a fixed-term contract are eligible too: PhD students, postdocs and research assistants, interns in medicine, adjunct professors and so on.

Open Access pubblication is confirmed after both the affiliation with and the permission to publish from the University are verified

Eligible journals

It is possible to publish in all ACS hybrid journals.

The agreement does not cover APCs for the Full Open Access journals.

Complete and up-to-date list of ACS eligible journals: hybrid journals are designated "Subscription", Full Open Access journals are designated "Open Access Only". 

Eligible articles

Peer-reviewed scientific articles


CC-BY license 


The agreement covers APCs up to the nationally limited annual cap, to be shared among all CARE-CRUI participating institutions. 

In case the cap is exhausted, authors may choose either to publish traditionally or to cover the APCs for Open Access with their own funds.

If the annual cap is not exhausted, the remaining credit can be used to convert articles already published in the traditional way during the year into OA.

Green Open Access
Web pages, tutorials and other materials for further reference

Publisher's webpage about the CARE-CRUI agreement

Publisher's webpages for authors

Further information Contact SBA - Digital library: Michele Codaglio


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