American Chemical Society (ACS)

This agreement commenced in 2023. It is a three-year agreement (2023-2025).

The agreement includes continued read access to over 75 journals in the ACS All Publications package as well as unlimited open access publishing in the ACS hybrid journals.

Participating institutions

  • Agricultural Research Council
  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
  • Nelson Mandela University
  • North-West University
  • Rhodes University
  • Stellenbosch University
  • Tshwane University of Technology
  • University of Cape Town
  • University of Fort Hare
  • University of Johannesburg
  • University of Limpopo
  • University of Pretoria
  • University of South Africa
  • University of the Free State
  • University of the Western Cape
  • University of the Witwatersrand
  • Vaal University of Technology

Number of included articles

There is no limit on the number of articles that can be published open access in the ACS hybrid journals. For gold open access journals, that is, the ACS Au journals, a flat $3 000 article processing charge (APC) applies. The exception is ACS Omega, for which the APC is already heavily discounted.