ACS AuthorChoice is an easy and cost-effective route to open access for authors who publish in ACS journals. This program facilitates unrestricted Web access to the final published article (the version of record) for a one-time fixed payment provided by the author or the author’s funding agency.
As of January 2014, authors or their funding sponsors who elect this fee-based option may select from an expanded menu of licensing options to enable the final published article to be openly discoverable and available to readers worldwide, both from the ACS website and to request those articles be deposited in repositories of the author’s choosing. ACS AuthorChoice allows authors to choose between immediate or 12-month open access of the final published article.
ACS AuthorChoice options provide additional discounts to authors that are:
Under either ACS AuthorChoice “immediate availability” or “availability after 12 months” options, authors have three fee-based options:
Note that an additional fee applies to the use of a Creative Commons license.