To provide additional context about our newest OA publishing route, ACS Publications recently held a webinar to hear and respond to your questions. We invite you to watch the full webinar and browse key questions surrounding this new pathway to OA.

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In September, ACS Publications announced a new option to support researchers seeking to publish open access (OA) in hybrid ACS journals. Together with gold OA, the new zero-embargo green OA route means authors now have two options to immediately post their accepted manuscript in an open repository—where anyone from any part of the globe can freely distribute, adapt and build upon the manuscript.

Authors who choose this new route pay an article development charge (ADC) to cover the costs incurred by ACS Publications for the publishing service we provide from time of submission through to the journal editors’ final decision.

Since our announcement, there has been good interest in the initiative, and we've received a range of comments and questions related to this option. We really appreciate the positive engagement here and think it would be helpful to respond to the questions received.

To facilitate this, on November 14, James Milne, Ph.D. (President, ACS Publications) and Sarah Tegen, Ph.D. (Senior Vice President and Chief Publishing Officer, ACS Publications), held a webinar to provide additional context about the introduction of this new route.

Video Thumbnail: A New Pathway for Zero-Embargo Green Open Access
ACS Webinar: Zero-Embargo Green Open Access

You can watch the full webinar above (approx. 35 minutes). Some of the key questions we answered include:

Our goal at ACS Publications is to support every author who wants to publish with us, and the zero-embargo green OA option is an additional, innovative way to help ensure this can be achieved for more authors.

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