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
1.1.2020–31.12.2023 (renewal expected)
Funding for

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

Note: Funding for ACS Central Science (fully open access) needs to be requested via the OA publishing fund. ACS Omega and the ACS Au journals, however, are processed under the agreement.

Funding requirements
  • The submitting "corresponding author" of the article is affiliated1) with the University of Vienna on the date of submission.
  • 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 FWF projects: funding provided by the FWF2).
  • The following applies to articles resulting from EU projects: funding can currently be provided by the University of Vienna (sufficient remaining articles available).
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


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

2) If the FWF is named as a funder in the article it is responsible for Open Access funding (regardless of whether the corresponding author was involved in the project). There is a dedicated Open Access agreement between ACS and the FWF, so there is no need to apply for reimbursement. Please note that the FWF funding requirements have to be met.