Open Access publishing agreement: American Chemical Society (ACS)

Authors affiliated with the University of Vienna can publish Open Access without any additional charges in approximately 60 ACS journals under an Open Access publishing agreement. Please find the agreement details here:

Validity period
Funding for

Articles in subscription journals with Open Access option and fully OA journals: Eligible Journals (PDF)

Funding requirements
  • The submitting "corresponding author"1) of the article is affiliated2) with the University of Vienna on the date of acceptance.
  • The submitting "corresponding author" states "University of Vienna" as their affiliation or as one of their affiliations in the article.
  • Funding is available for all article types (with the exception of Additional and Corrections, Expressions of Concern, Retraction, In This Issue, Introducing our Authors). Book reviews are always excluded from funding.
  • The following applies to articles resulting from EU projects: funding can currently be provided by the University of Vienna (sufficient remaining articles available).

FWF projects: OA funding processed by UniVie. Additional requirements:

  • Required licence: CC BY
  • The following passage must be included in all publications at submission:
    This research was funded in whole or in part by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) [grant DOI]. For open access purposes, the author has applied a CC BY public copyright license to any author accepted manuscript version arising from this submission.
Funding is only provided for Open Access (Article Processing Charges, APCs), not for any additional fees (e.g. colour charges, submission fees).
InvoicingNo invoicing, OA costs fully covered by publishing agreement.
Author workflow

Articles have to be submitted using the institutional e-mail address ( or so the publisher can recognise eligible authors. The affiliation of the "corresponding author" to the University of Vienna will be checked by the Open Access Office.

For details, see How to publish open access under an institutional agreement (bottom of page)

Publisher's info
publisher website
Consortium info
KEMÖ website

Only "corresponding authors" are eligible for funding. "Corresponding author" is the person the publisher is in contact with concerning the article and who is named as such in the publication itself. Co-authors, first authors or last authors are not eligible for funding unless they are also corresponding authors. The "corresponding author" principle is used internationally to determine which institution covers the charges in case an article is written by authors of different institutional backgrounds. It facilitates fair distribution of costs.

2) University affiliates are defined in UG 2002 §94. Should you be a research grant holder please provide confirmation to that effect via e-mail.