What is the ACS Articles on Request Policy?


ACS Publications permits convenient distribution of journal article reprints online. Upon online publication of an article, corresponding authors are emailed a link that provides for up to 50 free e-prints of the final published article during the first 12 months following online publication. The link can be posted on the author's website or sent via e-mail from the author to interested colleagues. The link provides access to both the full text HTML and PDF. Those users who already have subscription access privileges obtain seamless IP-based access, and their access will not count against the 50 free e-prints allowance. The 50 free electronic reprints are being offered in addition to your opportunity to purchase traditional printed reprints.


Users without subscription-based access may need to create a free account on the ACS Publications website to obtain free access to an article through a token link. Upon creation of their account, they will be immediately be granted free access to the article.



Click on Register button at the home page of www.pubs.acs.org and follow the instructions. Registrations is absolutely free.






For more information about Articles on Request please visit the ACS Publications website http://pubs.acs.org/page/policy/articlesonrequest/index.html

For immediate open access to published articles, ACS offers the ACS AuthorChoice option. http://pubs.acs.org/page/policy/authorchoice/index.html