What will ACS deposit into PubMed Central?

ACS will deposit the final published article into the PubMed Central (PMC) repository for authors who participate in any ACS AuthorChoice program; authors must identify where deposits should be made, instructions are here http://pubs.acs.org/page/certified_deposit.html. Authors who are funded by NIH, Wellcome Trust, European Research Councils, or Austrian Science Fund and … Continue reading “What will ACS deposit into PubMed Central?”

What’s the difference between self-archiving allowed under the current Journal Publishing Agreement terms and the ACS AuthorChoice+12 program?

ACS AuthorChoice+12 offers authors the lowest cost option to make the final published article–the version of record–available via open access.  Additional benefits of the ACS AuthorChoice +12 program include (a) the ability to self-archive the version of record/final published article in locations of the author’s choosing after 12 months and … Continue reading “What’s the difference between self-archiving allowed under the current Journal Publishing Agreement terms and the ACS AuthorChoice+12 program?”

Why is ACS no longer depositing into funder mandated repositories at no cost?

ACS is extending our deposit program. We now offer to submit for deposit into author-selected repositories the final published article of record as part of ACS AuthorChoice.   ACS believes that proof of compliance will become a significant issue for scholars and funders, and the ACS Certified Deposit program is a … Continue reading “Why is ACS no longer depositing into funder mandated repositories at no cost?”

What are the options for ACS authors funded by US Department of Energy (DOE)?

To enable public availability of their work in compliance with the DOE’s public access policy, ACS authors in receipt of DOE funding may: Purchase an ACS AuthorChoice open access license.   ACS AuthorChoice options enable the author to make the final published article (i.e. the Version of Record), openly available on … Continue reading “What are the options for ACS authors funded by US Department of Energy (DOE)?”

Are institutions or funders allowed to purchase ACS AuthorChoice?

Payments of ACS AuthorChoice fees are accepted from authors regardless of where those funds originate, e.g. funder or institutional grants. Institutions and funders may directly pay ACS AuthorChoice fees under separate arrangement with ACS. Requests and questions should go to support@services.acs.org. We are still working on the payment mechanism, terms, … Continue reading “Are institutions or funders allowed to purchase ACS AuthorChoice?”

How does the ACS AuthorChoice program impact authors with NIH funder requirements?

To ensure compliance with NIH’s Public Access Policy, ACS Publications provides authors with the following 3 options: 1. Purchase any ACS AuthorChoice open access license. ACS handles deposit to PubMed Central (PMC). ACS AuthorChoice provides open availability of the final published article (i.e. the Version of Record) on the ACS … Continue reading “How does the ACS AuthorChoice program impact authors with NIH funder requirements?”

Will the terms and conditions of the ACS AuthorChoice license change with the expanded options?

No. The terms of ACS AuthorChoice will not change. The only new difference is a new option (ACS AuthorChoice+12) providing for open access availability at 12 months after first publication. ACS is offering that as a lower cost option for authors who wish or need to sponsor open access of … Continue reading “Will the terms and conditions of the ACS AuthorChoice license change with the expanded options?”

What is the difference between the final published article and the accepted manuscript version of an article?

The accepted manuscript is the post-peer review draft, accepted by the journal, prior to additional editing and production enhancement by ACS Publications. The final published article, also known as the version of record, is the professionally edited, enhanced, and typeset version of the article, as it appeared in publication in … Continue reading “What is the difference between the final published article and the accepted manuscript version of an article?”

I have been told I need to deposit my work in a funder or institutional repository. What are my options with ACS?

ACS published authors have the following options: As per current policy, ACS authors required by funder or institutional mandate to deposit their work may self-deposit the accepted manuscript for open access 12 months after original publication.  (They may make the actual deposit sooner, as long as they make the repository … Continue reading “I have been told I need to deposit my work in a funder or institutional repository. What are my options with ACS?”

Does ACS AuthorChoice offer assistance with open access manuscript deposit requirements of their employers or funders?

All ACS authors may self-deposit the accepted manuscript version of their article with a funder, institutional repository 12 months after first publication at no charge.  As of January 2014, authors participating in the ACS AuthorChoice program, including authors who are selected for ACS Editors’ Choice or ACS Central Science may … Continue reading “Does ACS AuthorChoice offer assistance with open access manuscript deposit requirements of their employers or funders?”