Why ACS Energy Letters Encourages Open Access Publishing

ACS Energy Letters Open Access

With International Open Access Week coming up next week, I reached out to one of the most enthusiastic cheerleaders for open access I know: ACS Energy Letters Editor-in-Chief Prashant V. Kamat. I wanted to get his take on this year’s International Open Access Week theme: “Open in order to….”

“I encourage ACS Energy Letters authors to publish open in order to provide greater visibility and accessibility of their published work within the scientific community,” Kamat said.

And he doesn’t just encourage ACS Energy Letters authors to publish open access, he also publishes his own research open access in the journal. Since the journal’s launch, Kamat and his co-authors have published five articles open access in ACS Energy Letters:

Au–CsPbBr3 Hybrid Architecture: Anchoring Gold Nanoparticles on Cubic Perovskite Nanocrystals
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (1), pp 88–93
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00592
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Why Surface Chemistry Matters for QD–QD Resonance Energy Transfer
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (2), pp 391–396
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00717
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Wavelength-Dependent Ultrafast Charge Carrier Separation in the WO3/BiVO4 Coupled System
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (6), pp 1362–1367
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00216
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Shift Happens. How Halide Ion Defects Influence Photoinduced Segregation in Mixed Halide Perovskites
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (7), pp 1507–1514
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00357
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A Victim of Halide Ion Segregation. How Light Soaking Affects Solar Cell Performance of Mixed Halide Lead Perovskites
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (8), pp 1860–1861
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00589

Publishing Open Access with ACS AuthorChoice

ACS Publications allows authors to choose to make their published work open access in any ACS journal with ACS AuthorChoice – our open-access publishing option for authors.

Kamat and his colleagues aren’t the only ones using that option to publish in ACS Energy Letters. Since its 2016 launch, authors have used ACS AuthorChoice to make more than 50 additional articles open access in the journal.

Kamat and his editorial team hope you’ll take time to read some of this great open-access research in honor of International Open Access Week:

Plasmonic Nanoparticles as Light-Harvesting Enhancers in Perovskite Solar Cells: A User’s Guide
ACS Energy Lett., 2016, 1 (1), pp 323–331
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00138
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Co7Se8 Nanostructures as Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction with High Methanol Tolerance
ACS Energy Lett., 2016, 1 (1), pp 27–31
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00006
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Direct Observation of Photoexcited Hole Localization in CdSe Nanorods
ACS Energy Lett., 2016, 1 (1), pp 76–81
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00036
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All-Soluble All-Iron Aqueous Redox-Flow Battery
ACS Energy Lett., 2016, 1 (1), pp 89–93
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00049
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Hybrid Glucose/O2 Biobattery and Supercapacitor Utilizing a Pseudocapacitive Dimethylferrocene Redox Polymer at the Bioanode
ACS Energy Lett., 2016, 1 (2), pp 380–385
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00225
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Selective Area Epitaxy of GaAs Microstructures by Close-Spaced Vapor Transport for Solar Energy Conversion Applications
ACS Energy Lett., 2016, 1 (2), pp 402–408
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00217
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Photoluminescence Lifetimes Exceeding 8 μs and Quantum Yields Exceeding 30% in Hybrid Perovskite Thin Films by Ligand Passivation
ACS Energy Lett., 2016, 1 (2), pp 438–444
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00236
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Is the Surface Playing a Role during Pyridine-Catalyzed CO2 Reduction on p-GaP Photoelectrodes?
ACS Energy Lett., 2016, 1 (2), pp 464–468
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00233
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Efficient Near-Infrared-Transparent Perovskite Solar Cells Enabling Direct Comparison of 4-Terminal and Monolithic Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Cells
ACS Energy Lett., 2016, 1 (2), pp 474–480
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00254
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Stabilizing Superionic-Conducting Structures via Mixed-Anion Solid Solutions of Monocarba-closo-borate Salts
ACS Energy Lett., 2016, 1 (4), pp 659–664
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00310
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Highly Monodispersed PbS Quantum Dots for Outstanding Cascaded-Junction Solar Cells
ACS Energy Lett., 2016, 1 (4), pp 834–839
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00294
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Pure Cs4PbBr6: Highly Luminescent Zero-Dimensional Perovskite Solids
ACS Energy Lett., 2016, 1 (4), pp 840–845
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00396
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Direct Observation of Dynamic Symmetry Breaking above Room Temperature in Methylammonium Lead Iodide Perovskite
ACS Energy Lett., 2016, 1 (4), pp 880–887
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00381
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Can Pb-Free Halide Double Perovskites Support High-Efficiency Solar Cells?
ACS Energy Lett., 2016, 1 (5), pp 949–955
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00471
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Conversion of Glycerol to Hydrocarbon Fuels via Bifunctional Catalysts
ACS Energy Lett., 2016, 1 (5), pp 963–968
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00421
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CsSnBr3, A Lead-Free Halide Perovskite for Long-Term Solar Cell Application: Insights on SnF2 Addition
ACS Energy Lett., 2016, 1 (5), pp 1028–1033
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00402
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Durability of the Li1+xTi2–xAlx(PO4)3 Solid Electrolyte in Lithium–Sulfur Batteries
ACS Energy Lett., 2016, 1 (6), pp 1080–1085
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00481
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Dynamics and Photochemical H2 Evolution of Dye–NiO Photocathodes with a Biomimetic FeFe-Catalyst
ACS Energy Lett., 2016, 1 (6), pp 1106–1111
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00506
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Surface Restructuring of Hybrid Perovskite Crystals
ACS Energy Lett., 2016, 1 (6), pp 1119–1126
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00517
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High Excitation Intensity Opens a New Trapping Channel in Organic–Inorganic Hybrid Perovskite Nanoparticles
ACS Energy Lett., 2016, 1 (6), pp 1154–1161
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00352
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Polymer-Free Carbon Nanotube Thermoelectrics with Improved Charge Carrier Transport and Power Factor
ACS Energy Lett., 2016, 1 (6), pp 1212–1220
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00417
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Bismuth Vanadate as a Platform for Accelerating Discovery and Development of Complex Transition-Metal Oxide Photoanodes
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (1), pp 139–150
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00586
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Energy Transfer in Quantum Dot Solids
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (1), pp 154–160
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00569
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Formic Acid as a Hydrogen Energy Carrier
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (1), pp 188–195
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00574
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Solvent Dependence of Lateral Charge Transfer in a Porphyrin Monolayer
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (1), pp 168–173
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00583
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Efficient Diffusive Transport of Hot and Cold Excitons in Colloidal Type II CdSe/CdTe Core/Crown Nanoplatelet Heterostructures
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (1), pp 174–181
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00634
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High-Performance Polycrystalline Ge Microwire Film Anodes for Li Ion Batteries
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (1), pp 238–243
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00615
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Molecular–Supramolecular Light Harvesting for Photochemical Energy Conversion: Making Every Photon Count
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (2), pp 357–363
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00652
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Insights into Photosystem II from Isomorphous Difference Fourier Maps of Femtosecond X-ray Diffraction Data and Quantum Mechanics/Molecular Mechanics Structural Models
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (2), pp 397–407
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00626
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Photocatalysis versus Photosynthesis: A Sensitivity Analysis of Devices for Solar Energy Conversion and Chemical Transformations
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (2), pp 445–453
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00665
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Tuning the Ultrafast Dynamics of Photoinduced Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Energy Conversion Processes
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (2), pp 512–519
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00723
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High-Efficiency Rubidium-Incorporated Perovskite Solar Cells by Gas Quenching
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (2), pp 438–444
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00697
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A Silicon–Singlet Fission Tandem Solar Cell Exceeding 100% External Quantum Efficiency with High Spectral Stability
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (2), pp 476–480
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00678
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Cu(II) Complexes as p-Type Dopants in Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (2), pp 497–503
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00691
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Band Diagram of Heterojunction Solar Cells through Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (3), pp 582–591
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00635
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Colloidal Mn-Doped Cesium Lead Halide Perovskite Nanoplatelets
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (3), pp 537–543
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00741
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Lead Halide Perovskites: Challenges and Opportunities in Advanced Synthesis and Spectroscopy
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (4), pp 906–914
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00674
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Doping Mn2+ in Lead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals: Successes and Challenges
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (5), pp 1014–1021
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00177
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B-Site Metal Cation Exchange in Halide Perovskites
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (5), pp 1190–1196
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00290
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Recombination in Perovskite Solar Cells: Significance of Grain Boundaries, Interface Traps, and Defect Ions
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (5), pp 1214–1222
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00236
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Hole Trapping by Iodine Interstitial Defects Decreases Free Carrier Losses in Perovskite Solar Cells: A Time-Domain Ab Initio Study
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (6), pp 1270–1278
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00183
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Charge-Carrier Mobilities in Metal Halide Perovskites: Fundamental Mechanisms and Limits
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (7), pp 1539–1548
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00276
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Impact of the Halide Cage on the Electronic Properties of Fully Inorganic Cesium Lead Halide Perovskites
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (7), pp 1621–1627
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00416
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Zn–Se–Cd–S Interlayer Formation at the CdS/Cu2ZnSnSe4 Thin-Film Solar Cell Interface
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (7), pp 1632–1640
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00140
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Two-Dimensional Organic Tin Halide Perovskites with Tunable Visible Emission and Their Use in Light-Emitting Devices
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (7), pp 1662–1668
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00414
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Ionic Influences on Recombination in Perovskite Solar Cells
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (7), pp 1683–1689
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00490
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Ultralow Frequency Electrochemical–Mechanical Strain Energy Harvester Using 2D Black Phosphorus Nanosheets
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (8), pp 1797–1803
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00478
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Mechanisms of Lithium Intercalation and Conversion Processes in Organic–Inorganic Halide Perovskites
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (8), pp 1818–1824
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00437
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Vapour-Deposited Cesium Lead Iodide Perovskites: Microsecond Charge Carrier Lifetimes and Enhanced Photovoltaic Performance
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (8), pp 1901–1908
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00591
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Modeling the Performance Limitations and Prospects of Perovskite/Si Tandem Solar Cells under Realistic Operating Conditions
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (9), pp 2089–2095
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00596
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Crystallographic Data Support the Carousel Mechanism of Water Supply to the Oxygen-Evolving Complex of Photosystem II
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (10), pp 2299–2306
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00750
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Interdigitated Eutectic Alloy Foil Anodes for Rechargeable Batteries
ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (10), pp 2422–2423
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00844

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