Use ACS Author Rewards in ACS Omega in 2018

ACS Publications is excited to announce ACS Author Rewards have been extended exclusively for ACS Omega through December 31, 2018. This program means you may be able to publish in this fully open-access journal at no cost this year.

Want to learn more? Here’s an updated FAQ:

What exactly are ACS Author Rewards?

ACS Author Rewards are part of an ACS Publications open-access initiative introduced in 2014 to help authors try open-access publishing. Corresponding authors received two (2) ACS Author Rewards worth $750 each (a total value of $1,500) for each article they published in an ACS journal in 2014.

These credits could be used to publish open access in any ACS Publications journal through December 31, 2017. Now you can use them to publish your research in ACS Omega through December 31, 2018.

How can I figure out if I have unredeemed ACS Author Rewards?

If you have credits left to use, you should have received an email containing your codes. You can also find your codes in ACS ChemWorx once you’re logged in.

If you’re still having difficulty locating your codes, please contact the ACS Customer Services & Information Help Desk at and include:

  • Your full name
  • Your contact information
  • The DOI(s) or link(s) to the ACS Publications journal article(s) that you believe rewards earned you the rewards

Can I use my ACS Author Rewards with other discounts?

Yes. You can use ACS Author Rewards in combination with ACS Omega country discounts.

Can I use my ACS Author Rewards to cover publication charges in any ACS Journal?

No. In 2018 you may only use your credits to cover publication charges in ACS Omega.

Can I use my ACS Author Rewards for a CC-BY license?

Yes. You may use your credits to cover any ACS Open Access license option in ACS Omega, including CC-BY.

Can I give my ACS Author Rewards to another author?

Yes. You may transfer credits to any colleague to apply toward ACS Omega article-publication charges.  Just give your colleague the promotion code to use.

I published in ACS Omega previously and paid the open-access fees. Can I be reimbursed?

No. You cannot use your credits retroactively.

Can ACS Author Reward credits be redeemed for cash, products, services, or ACS membership?

No. Credits can only be used for ACS Omega author-publishing charges from January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2018. Credits have no monetary value.

Learn more about ACS Omega. Have more questions? Please reach out to us at

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