New: Additionally publish free of charge in Gold OA journals

The Library of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna offers BOKU scientists the opportunity to publish Open Access in American Chemical Society (ACS) gold open access journals and hybrid journals at no additional cost. Open Access fees (Article Processing Charges, APC) are charged centrally at the library. The agreement also includes online reading access to the entire ACS journal collection. Term until the end of 2026.

Who can use this offer?

  • The corresponding author has to be a member of BOKU with an active employment status at the date of acceptance.
  • The article must have been accepted by the publisher after 1.1.2020.

ACS Journal list

Workflow for Authors:

  • ACS uses the web interface of the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) to process the agreement.
  • After acceptance you will be informed about the opportunity to publish open access at no extra cost.
  • Choose the option "open access" and "Seek funding from BOKU".
  • It is important to specify the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, the email address of the BOKU, as appropriate, the Grant ID (f.e. FWF) to enable the identification of eligible authors by ACS.

Please mention the funding in the acknowledgements of the article (Open access funding provided by University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU)).

The articles will be published under the  Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license CC BY 4.0.

Further information:


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