How does ACS measure the success of this journal?

We measure the success of this journal in the same ways as we do for all of our journals. The Society’s Joint Board-Council Committee on Publications participates in providing editorial oversight, ensures that the editorial standards of the journal are rigorous and that it provides needed service to the international … Continue reading “How does ACS measure the success of this journal?”

How does ACS ensure long-term preservation of ACS Omega?

In addition to ensuring redundancy within its own systems, ACS maintains a contract with Portico to ensure long-term access to all ACS peer-reviewed journals and books.  

Is there a print version of ACS Omega?

ACS Omega, like all ACS journals introduced since 2009, is a born-digital journal, and will be accessible on both online and mobile platforms.  

How can I access articles in ACS Omega?

ACS Omega is available on the ACS Publications website at http://pubs.acs.org/acsomega . The journal is expected to start publishing its first content in early Summer 2016.  

Is usage of ACS open access articles included in my institution’s usage reports and does it impact our ACS subscription rates?

Usage of ACS open access articles is included in COUNTER reporting and identified separately but is not included in metrics used by ACS for pricing institutional subscriptions. ACS supports industry standard metrics, such as COUNTER, and has moved to the COUNTER 4 standard. COUNTER 4 allows publishers and libraries to … Continue reading “Is usage of ACS open access articles included in my institution’s usage reports and does it impact our ACS subscription rates?”

Are the journal publishing agreements (for authors) and licensing arrangements for this new journal the same as for other ACS journals?

ACS Omega authors follow the same process as all other ACS authors who choose to pursue an open access option. The authors sign the ACS’s standard Journal Publishing Agreement when their manuscripts are submitted. Articles accepted for publication in ACS Omega will be presented with  the ACS AuthorChoice publishing option. … Continue reading “Are the journal publishing agreements (for authors) and licensing arrangements for this new journal the same as for other ACS journals?”

Will articles from ACS Omega always be free, regardless of the publication date?

Yes. As an open access journal, all content will remain available free of access/subscription fees.  

When will ACS Omega begin accepting manuscripts and publishing articles?

The journal began to accept manuscript submissions in April 2016. Submissions are made online through ACS Paragon Plus at https://acs.manuscriptcentral.com/acs and instructions for authors are available at http://pubs.acs.org/page/acsodf/submission/index.html. The journal is expected to start publishing its first content in early Summer 2016.  

Will authors be able to redeem ACS Author Rewards for ACS Omega?

Yes. Authors who earned ACS Author Rewards article credits for publishing in an ACS journal in 2014 will be able to redeem these credits for publication in ACS Omega. ACS Author Rewards may be redeemed through December 31, 2017.   

I already paid to have my article published, but realized I didn’t enter the appropriate discounts. Can I have a refund?

Once an invoice is paid, we are unable to offer refunds.  Please apply for all applicable discounts before checking out.  This includes ACS membership discount, country discount, or any ACS Author Rewards you wish to redeem. If you are unsure if you qualify for any discounts or ACS Author Rewards, … Continue reading “I already paid to have my article published, but realized I didn’t enter the appropriate discounts. Can I have a refund?”