Building a Gold Standard: How ACS Au Journals Support the Scientific Community

David Armstrong
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Our ACS Au journals each serve a specific research community, publishing the latest in their fields with no barriers to access. Learn more about the unique offerings of each journal and browse key research highlights across the portfolio.

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ACS Publications is home to a diverse portfolio of more than 80 peer-reviewed journals, from fully open access publications to hybrid journals offering a mix of open access and subscription-based content. Among these is our ACS Au family of journals, a series of fully open access publications led by Editor-in-Chief Dr. Shelley Minteer.

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We consider the ACS Au titles to be ‘community journals’ in that they each serve a specific research community with a clear scope, publish the latest research in their fields with no barriers to access, and provide a forum for likeminded researchers to connect across disciplines.

Discover more about each ACS Au journal and browse recent highlights across the entire portfolio below—all of which are free to read and download for anyone at any time.

Get to Know the ACS Au Family

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ACS Bio & Med Chem Au

Publishes fundamental and applied research in all aspects of biological and medicinal chemistry.
ACS Organic & Inorganic Au journal cover

ACS Organic & Inorganic Au

Spans experimental and theoretical/computational studies on organic, organometallic, inorganic, crystal growth and engineering, and organic process chemistry.
ACS Polymers Au journal cover

ACS Polymers Au

Publishes fundamental and applied research on all aspects of polymer and biopolymer science and related cross-disciplinary areas.

Each ACS Au journal is completely open access, meaning articles reach the widest possible audience. They provide a trusted and highly visible route to publication for authors who wish or need to publish their original research in fully open access journals. You can find out more about the ACS Au journals here.

The ACS Au journals opened for submissions in late 2020, and since then, they have published more than 900 original articles. We invite you to read key research highlights from the journals’ first three years below.

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Journal Articles A Resource to Interpret Sequence-Function Space and Discover New Radical SAM Enzyme Chemistry
Nils Oberg, Timothy W. Precord, Douglas A. Mitchell, and John A. Gerlt
ACS Bio & Med Chem Au 2022 2 (1), 22-35
DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomedchemau.1c00048

Durable Polylactic Acid (PLA)-Based Sustainable Engineered Blends and Biocomposites: Recent Developments, Challenges, and Opportunities
Neelima Tripathi, Manjusri Misra, and Amar K. Mohanty
ACS Engineering Au 2021 1 (1), 7-38
DOI: 10.1021/acsengineeringau.1c00011

Microplastics through the Lens of Colloid Science
Ahmed Al Harraq and Bhuvnesh Bharti
ACS Environmental Au 2022 2 (1), 3-10
DOI: 10.1021/acsenvironau.1c00016

Transition Metal Chalcogenides as a Versatile and Tunable Platform for Catalytic CO2 and N2 Electroreduction
Giorgio Giuffredi, Tristan Asset, Yuanchao Liu, Plamen Atanassov, and Fabio Di Fonz
ACS Materials Au 2021 1 (1), 6-36
DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialsau.1c00006

Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy – A Tutorial
Alexandros Ch. Lazanas and Mamas I. Prodromidis
ACS Measurement Science Au 2023 3 (3), 162-193
DOI: 10.1021/acsmeasuresciau.2c00070

Quantum Diamonds at the Beach: Chemical Insights into Silica Growth on Nanoscale Diamond using Multimodal Characterization and Simulation
Perla J. Sandoval, Karen Lopez, Andres Arreola, Anida Len, Nedah Basravi, Pomaikaimaikalani Yamaguchi, Rina Kawamura, Camron X. Stokes, Cynthia Melendrez, Davida Simpson, Sang-Jun Lee, Charles James Titus, Virginia Altoe, Sami Sainio, Dennis Nordlund, Kent Irwin, and Abraham Wolcott
ACS Nanoscience Au 2023
DOI: 10.1021/acsnanoscienceau.3c00033

Visible-Light-Driven C–S Bond Formation Based on Electron Donor–Acceptor Excitation and Hydrogen Atom Transfer Combined System
Tatsuhiro Uchikura, Yurina Hara, Kazushi Tsubono, and Takahiko Akiyama
ACS Organic & Inorganic Au 2021 1 (1), 23-28
DOI: 10.1021/acsorginorgau.1c00007

Theory of Hysteresis in Halide Perovskites by Integration of the Equivalent Circuit
Juan Bisquert, Antonio Guerrero, and Cedric Gonzales
ACS Physical Chemistry Au 2021 1 (1), 25-44
DOI: 10.1021/acsphyschemau.1c00009

Data-Driven Methods for Accelerating Polymer Design
Tarak K. Patra
ACS Polymers Au 2022 2 (1), 8-26
DOI: 10.1021/acspolymersau.1c00035

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