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ACS American Chemical Society

Conditions of funding: Articles submitted to the publisher’s subscription-based journals and chosen Gold Open Access journals are eligible for funding under the agreement. The corresponding author must be a member of the University of Graz at the time that the article is accepted for publication. Funding will not be provided if publishing costs are covered by research grants, from among others the FWF, ERC, FFG. The library will review the author’s eligibility for funding. The corresponding author is responsible for securing the agreement of all co-authors to Open Access publication and the related CC licence.   

Please contact Publication Services regarding funding for publication in the publisher’s Gold Open Access journals.

The Open Access agreement allows for publishing in the following journals: see list of titles.

Types of article:  all types except additional and corrections, expressions of concern, retractions, “in this issue”, and “introducing our authors”.

Article Processing Charges: APCs are covered by the Open Access agreement. Authors do not incur any APCs. Additional costs, like page charges or colour charges, are not covered within the scope of the Open Access agreement.

Creative Commons Licence: CC BY


Submission of articles:

ACS uses the statement of affiliation as well as the institutional e-mail address to identify authors who are eligible for funding. Therefore, please use your official e-mail address (@uni-graz.at) and, if possible, submit your article from the University of Graz network. Follow the University of Graz affiliation guidelines when stating which institution you belong to.

Acceptance process:

ACS uses the RightsLink web interface (Copyright Clearance Centre, CCC) for the execution of the agreement. In order to apply for the transfer of costs to the University of Graz, please click on the highlighted blue button “pay charges now/raise an invoice” in the information e-mail from ACS. (You will be redirected to the correct page on RightsLink-CCC, even though the wording is misleading). You need to register on RightsLink-CCC the first time you use it. Select the Open Access option “Seek Funding by Universität Graz”, and follow the steps on the web interface. If the criteria for funding are met, you will not incur any costs.  The stated costs will be settled by the University Library.

You must cite the funding through the University of Graz in the acknowledgements. The recommended wording is: “The authors acknowledge the financial support by the University of Graz”.

Articles can be changed to Open Access after publication, as long as they were submitted between 01.01.2020 and 31.12.2022. Please e-mail us about this option at ub.zeitschriften(at)uni-graz.at.

After publication:

Your article should be entered into the University of Graz Research Portal. The platform can be accessed from your UNIGRAZonline business card or at forschungsportal.uni-graz.at. For further information as well as instructions, (German only), please see the Intranet.

In accordance with the University of Graz Open Access policy, it is recommended that university members make previously published articles available in the institutional repository unipub, as long as there is no severe legal or financial reason not to do so.

After publication, ACS will import the article to the PubMed repository.




Open-Access-Abkommen / Open Access Agreements
Universitätsplatz 3a 8010 Graz
Tanja Krstanović DW 1412

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