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How ACS Publications is Celebrating Open Access Week 2020

Celebrate Open Access Week 2020 by visiting the ACS Open Science Resource Center, where you’ll find resources on open access and on this year’s theme, “Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion.” As Diversity, Inclusion, and Respect are core values of ACS, we encourage you to share resources on the topic with your colleagues.

ACS Publications encourages the greater chemistry community to show your support for making research freely available and engage in conversations around building equity and inclusion in our profession.

How can I participate in Open Access Week 2020?

  • Visit the ACS Open Access Week page and access articles on all things open access.
  • Get acquainted with open access research. Use an advanced search filter on the ACS Publications website to search for open access research across all ACS Publications’ chemistry journals.
  • Challenge yourself! Take the ACS Open Access Quiz – and you can win a $100 Amazon gift certificate.
  • Register for a webinar to get up to speed on open access. ACS is offering a free new webinar, “How to Publish Open Access with Support from Your Institution,” on November 18th.
    • Speaker Dr. Lynn Kamerlin of Uppsala University will offer her perspectives as a researcher publishing open access with her institution’s support.
    • Sybille Geisenheyner of ACS will provide an overview of Read + Publish Agreements and answer important questions about their future role in academic publishing.
    • The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session where researchers can interact with the speakers.
  • Watch a video on how ACS is supporting open science:

How is ACS supporting open access?

  • To date, ACS has partnered with hundreds of institutions in over 17 countries worldwide to establish Read + Publish Agreements. These agreements help speed the transition to open access publishing among the global research community by giving authors the easiest process to publish open access in any of ACS Publication’s 65 premiere journals.
  • ACS has published 3,000 articles this year its transformative Read + Publish Agreements. These innovative agreements help to speed the transition to open access publishing among the global research community by giving authors the easiest process to publish open access in any of ACS Publications’s more than 65 premiere journals.
  • Since January, there have been nearly 16 million downloads of ACS open access articles.
  • ACS Publications is launching ten new open access journals. In 2020, we launched JACS Au, and in 2021, we will launch the new ACS Au collection of open access journals.
  • Downloads of articles in ACS Central Science, one of ACS’s fully open access journals, nearly doubled since last year, reaching almost 1.7 million downloads so far in 2020.
  • Articles in ACS Omega, another of ACS’s fully open access journals, were accessed nearly 3 million times so far in 2020.

Open Access Week (#OpenAccessWeek2020) is just another reminder of the importance of the open science movement to the research community. Visit the new ACS Open Science Resource Center, where you can quickly search to determine whether their institution has signed a Read + Publish Agreement enabling streamlined open access publication. Additionally, researchers can easily find step-by-step instructions and other resources on how to publish open access.

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