ACS Omega is a fully open access journal with a broad, multidisciplinary scope that includes the scope of the more than 60 ACS Publications journals as well as some topics and types of results other ACS journals don’t publish. It welcomes both pure and applied sciences, as well as the interfacing areas of science, including biochemistry, chemical biology, materials science, nanoscience, pharmacology, geochemistry, industrial chemistry, environmental chemistry, chemical engineering—and more.
The journal focuses its editorial decisions on the research itself, not on the perceived evaluation of immediate impact.
ACS Omega publishes high-quality new findings, studies that demonstrate the reproducibility of existing research, large datasets, and noteworthy negative results. If you have questions about whether your work is a good fit for ACS Omega, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with a pre-publication inquiry.
Find out why you should publish open access with ACS Omega.
#1: ACS Omega provides high-quality editing and peer review led by a team of active researchers.
Editorial decision-making at ACS Omega comes from a team of respected, active researchers whose scientific expertise represents the broad range of chemistry and related fields. At the head of this team are two co-editors-in-chief: Professor Deqing Zhang, Ph.D., Director of the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences; and Professor Krishna Ganesh, Ph.D., Director of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Tirupati, India. Ten eminent associate editors who lead research groups in eight countries across four continents make up the rest of the ACS Omega editorial team.
This diverse editorial team follows the same thorough peer-review process as all ACS Publications journals—a process honed over more than 140 years of scientific publishing, which began with the launch of the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) in 1879.
#2: ACS Omega serves a diverse, global community of researchers and readers.
Like ACS Omega’s editors, its authors, reviewers, and readers span the globe creating a diverse international community of scientists sharing and discussing the newest research findings. It includes student researchers and Nobel Laureates, and investigators at universities and in industry.
When you publish a paper in ACS Omega, you contribute to this community, and its members see your research.
#3: ACS Omega provides rapid manuscript processing.
ACS Omega’s editorial team has processes in place to expedite articles through the peer-review process so they can publish your article quickly. They are continually looking for ways to improve these processes, so authors’ work can publish as rapidly as possible.
If you accept a transfer to ACS Omega from another ACS Publications journal, you save the time it would take to rework your manuscript and submit it to another journal for consideration. This means you can share your results with the community as quickly as possible.
#4: ACS Omega is a fully open access journal and is indexed in all major databases.
ACS Omega is a fully open access journal, which means every published article is accessible—in full text, complete with all figures in full color—to anyone with an internet connection. This makes it easier for anyone to read your results and cite them in their own work.
If your funder or institution requires you to publish your results in a fully open access journal, ACS Omega offers a CC-BY license option—which meets the most stringent funder requirements. The APC covers your choice of open-access license: ACS AuthorChoice or Creative Commons (CC-BY or CC-BY-NC-ND).
ACS Omega is listed and indexed in all major databases, including:
- PubMed Central
- Google Scholar
- DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
- Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science—Science Citation Index Expanded database
These listings represent the most trusted databases in scholarly publishing and allow researchers to search and easily find relevant content using their favorite databases. In fact, on behalf of its’ authors, ACS deposits all in-issue published articles from ACS Omega automatically into PubMed Central, also searchable at PubMed.
#5: ACS Omega comes from a nonprofit society publisher.
As a division of the American Chemical Society (ACS), and a nonprofit society publisher, ACS Publications shares and contributes to the Society’s overall mission of advancing the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people.
Article Publishing Charge (APC)
ACS Publications is committed to sustainable publishing—ensuring it has the resources to provide high-quality editing, organize a rigorous peer-review system, and keep pace with the latest technology for sharing research across the globe, while also ensuring researchers have the resources to share their results with the global scientific community.
ACS Publications sets the APC for open access articles according to this principle. For ACS Omega, the APC is $1,250, which includes every aspect of publishing an article as well as your choice of open access license. There are no separate submission charges, additional page charges, color charges, or other fees.
ACS Omega Authors Get a 1-Year ACS Membership
Corresponding authors who publish open access with ACS Omega and aren’t current members also receive a one-year membership to the American Chemical Society and join the world’s largest society of chemistry professionals.
ACS members receive a long list of benefits, including:
- Meeting registration discounts. ACS Members receive significant discounts on the registration fees for ACS’s Spring and Fall National Meetings and dozens of ACS Regional Meetings held across the U.S. each year.
- A C&EN subscription. ACS Members get a free subscription to Chemical & Engineering News and the C&EN Archives. C&EN has editors and reporters around the world covering news related to science and technology, business and industry, government and policy, education, and employment aspects of the chemistry field.
- Complimentary SciFinder® use. ACS Members get 25 complimentary SciFinder® activities for personal use per membership term. SciFinder® is a research-discovery solution that brings together the world’s largest, most reliable chemistry and science-related databases under a single interface. You can use it to search for chemical information on substances, reactions, and references from patents, journals, chemical suppliers, web sources, books, conferences, and more.