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Open Access: American Chemical Society (ACS)

A guide to Open Access at the University of Huddersfield

American Chemical Society (ACS)

The 2022-24 Transitional Agreement with the American Chemical Society will enable corresponding authors affiliated to the University of Huddersfield to publish their research in any of the ACS titles. This unlimited Read and Publish agreement includes publishing in all hybrid and fully OA titles.

To be eligible under this agreement articles must have an acceptance date between 1.1.2022 - 31.12.2024 and meet the following Author, Journal and Article type criteria.


Eligible Authors

To be eligible, the corresponding author must be:

  • Identified as the individual who is to communicate with ACS throughout the peer review process.
  • a current student registered with the University of Huddersfield (including undergraduates and postgraduates); an individual contractor of the Institution; or a member of staff (whether permanent or temporary, including any teacher who teaches students registered with the Institution)

The corresponding author must be responsible for managing the publication process of an article, from submission to post-acceptance, and must be the one who corresponds with the Publisher.

To help with the approval process authors should use their University of Huddersfield email address and ensure they select the correct affiliation from the drop-down search during the submission process

Please note: papers with corresponding authors who are honorary, visiting or NHS members of staff without a contract of employment will not normally be eligible to use this agreement.


Eligible Journals

Original research articles can be published in any ACS Transformative or fully open access journal.


Eligible Article Types

Only research articles are eligible under the terms of this agreement.

The following are all excluded: Book reviews, Discussions, Editorials, Introductions, Letters, Meeting reports and Proceedings.

Please note: this agreement will not cover colour, image or page charges. 


Licence options 

Authors have a choice between a commercial (CC BY) or non-commercial (CC BY-NC-ND) licence.

If your article is UKRI-funded please contact to check UKRI eligibility and licence requirements.


Rights Retention Statement position

ACS would not reject or divert submitted manuscripts from eligible authors due to a Rights Retention Statement on the manuscript.  


Submission Checklist
Criteria All must apply
Affiliated to the University of Huddersfield
You are the corresponding author

The selected journal is an eligible ACS Transformative or Open Access title (see above) and if applicable meets UKRI funding requirements

The article type is eligible (see above)
You used your University email address during the submission process
You selected the 'University of Huddersfield' as your institution during the submission process
You have acknowledged any funders
If UKRI funded you have chosen an appropriate CC-BY licence to comply with funder requirements


More information:

American Chemical Society articles published open access under this agreement

  • Elsherbini, M., & Moran, W. J. (2023). Toward a general protocol for catalytic oxidative transformations using electrochemically generated hypervalent iodine species. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 88(3), 1424-1433.    Altmetric Attention Score   
  • Hopwood, J. D., Casey, H., Cussons, M., Knott, P., Humphreys, P. N., Andrews, H., Banks, J., Coleman, S., & Haley, J. (2023). Spherulitic lead calcium apatite minerals in lead water pipes exposed to phosphate-dosed tap water. Environmental Science & Technology, 57(12), 4796-4805.    Altmetric Attention Score   
  • Jones, R. W., Auty, A. J., Wu, G., Persson, P., Appleby, M. V., Chekulaev, D., Rice, C. R., Weinstein, J. A., Elliott, P. I. P., & Scattergood, P. A. (2023). Direct determination of the rate of intersystem crossing in a near-IR luminescent cr(III) triazolyl complex. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 145(22), 12081-12092.    Altmetric Attention Score