The agreement is valid from 1 January 2020

Please note that the agreement applies to articles submitted from 1 January 2020 and onwards. Articles submitted during 2019, accepted for publication in 2020 are not included.

How do I proceed as a corresponding author?

When submitting a manuscript to an ACS journal, be sure to:

  • Use your SU email address
  • State your Stockholm University affiliation

This way ASC will identify you as an author qualified to publish open access, free of charge.

To publish open access free of charge, follow these steps:

  • When your article has been accepted for publication the university library is asked to confirm you affiliation.
  • After confirmation you will receive an email from RightsLink saying that you article has been accepted and that Stockholm University will cover the open access publication charges. (Please note that the library does not cover any extra fees such as page- or color-charges).

The article will be immediately open access when published.
If you encounter any problems with the process or have any questions regarding open access publishing with ACS, please contact the library at

What’s included?

The agreement includes unlimited open access publishing, free of charge, in all ACS journals, including the publisher’s fully open access journals:

About the Agreement

The agreement is a national so-called “Read & Publish” agreement. The APCs are already prepaid, since the agreement includes both the costs of the library's subscriptions as well as the costs of open access publishing. The agreement was negotiated by The National Library of Sweden and in addition to Stockholm University, 20 other Swedish research institutes have chosen to participate in the agreement.

More information

If you have questions about the agreement or open access publishing, please contact us at