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Read and Publish Agreements for Open Access Publishing

The Library has a number of “Read and Publish” deals that allow Koc University corresponding authors to publish open access in selected journals without payment of an Article Processing Charge (APC).

American Chemical Society (ACS) Agreement

 

                                                            

Agreement What you need to do

KU corresponding authors can publish Gold Open Access in Hybrid and Fully OA journals within ACS Web Editions. This includes JACS Au, the ACS Au collection, and all ACS hybrid journals.

This agreement applies to research articles only. Additions, corrections, and editorials are not eligible.

Suna Kıraç Library will be able to provide 8 tokens for KU authors in 2024

On submission, you must be the corresponding author and must indicate your institution as Koc University using the dropdown menu during the online manuscript submission process. Please also use your KU email address.

On acceptance of your article, you will receive an email invitation from ACS to enter the Journal Publishing Agreement (JPA) Tool. In this tool, choose the option "I wish to publish Open Access as per the agreement".

Please select a CC BY license.

Eligible Titles: All ACS Hybrid and Fully OA journalsJACS Au, the ACS Au, and ACS Omega collection journals only in Web of Science Q1 Quartile
Excluded titles Submissions to ACS journals outside the Web of Science Q1 category will not be eligible for APC funding.
Eligible article types This agreement applies to research articles only. (Additions, corrections, and editorials are excluded from this agreement)
Licenses options: Creative Commons licenses: CC BY Agreement Ends: 31st December 2024

Important Details:

  • APC funding requests for ACS Omega will not be accepted during the year 2024.
  • KU Authors can only benefit from the agreement once a year. We will not support the second request from the same author within the same calendar year.
  • If the institutional quota of 8 tokens for 2024 expires, the author of the relevant publication will be responsible for covering the APC fee. 
  • As an institutional decision, only ACS Journals listed in the Q1 category of the Web of Science (WoS) will receive support from the APC fund.

ACS Read & Publish Journals

How to Publish Open Access Under a Read + Publish Agreement in 5 Steps

Step 1

Once your article is accepted, you will receive an email to complete the Journal Publishing Agreement (JPA).

Step 1 - JPA email

Select “Yes I wish to publish Open Access” and complete the JPA signing process.

Step 1 - JPA signing

If you are part of an agreement using the Copyright Clearance Center Touch-free workflow, your open-access funding request is automatically sent to the agreement administrator at manuscript acceptance; no further action is required from you.

If you are part of an agreement using the Copyright Clearance Center Standard workflow, click the “Order Open Access” link provided after you sign the publishing agreement.

Step 1 - Next Steps

The “Order Open Access” link will take you to Copyright Clearance Center RightsLink®, ACS’s open-access e-commerce partner for open-access transactions.

Select “Seek Funding from (Your Institution/Agreement)” and click “Next”.

On the Charges Estimate page, review the details including the agreement assigned creative commons license, and that the total due is $0.

The Copyright Clearance Center requires a registered account in RightsLink® to complete the funding request transaction. Here you can create an account, if you don’t already have one, or sign in if you do have an account. Note that this account is different from your ACS account.

Review your funding request. The Billing Address is the address for the administrative entity of the open agreement, for example, the consortia or institution with which the agreement is associated with. Check that you have agreed to the ACS Terms and Conditions and click “Submit for Approval” to complete the open access funding request.

You will receive a confirmation email from the Copyright Clearance Center (no-reply@copyright.com) once your request is approved. At this stage, your steps to receive open-access funding are complete. The published article will indicate the selected public use license to let readers know it’s open access.

Journal Publishing Agreement demo videos

Our first Journal Publishing Agreement demo video shows you how to navigate the Journal Publishing Agreement assistant and publish your research open access under an ACS Read + Publish agreement.

This Journal Publishing Agreement demo video shows you how to navigate the Journal Publishing Agreement assistant and publish your research open access under an ACS Read + Publish agreement with an added demo of the copyright clearance system.