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Open Access Publishing @ Wits: American Chemical Society (ACS)

This LibGuide provides useful information about Open Access at Wits including the Wits Article Processing Charge (APC) fund, as well as Transformative OA agreements that apply to Wits authors

American Chemical Society (ACS) - Read & Publish agreement (2023-2025)


  • SANLiC (South African National Library & Information Consortium) has negotiated an agreement with American Chemical Society (ACS) to support Open Access publishing for the period Jan 2023 to Dec 2025. Being a member of SANLiC the contract with Wits University is effective January 1st, 2023.

  • Read more about SANLIC's Open Access agreement with the American Chemical Society here.

  • The Read & Publish agreement allows:

    • Read access to more than 75 journals in the ACS All Publications package.

    • unlimited Open Access publishing (without incurring any Article Processing Charges) in the:

      • ACS hybrid open access journals, as well as

      • ACS diamond open access journal, ACS Central Science

                                   See below list :

ACS Gold and Hybrid List of Journals

For ACS gold open access journals, that is the ACS Au Journals, a reduced APC of $3000 applies

ACS Open Access publishing - Instructions

  • For more information on publishing Open Access with ACS click here