How will ACS ensure long-term preservation of ACS Central Science?

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. 

How will ACS measure the success of this journal?

We will 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 will participate in providing editorial oversight, to ensure that the editorial standards of the journal are rigorous and that it provides needed service … Continue reading “How will ACS measure the success of this journal?”

Will there be a print version of ACS Central Science?

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

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

Usage of ACS open access articles will be included in COUNTER reporting and identified separately but will not be 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 … Continue reading “Will usage of ACS open access articles be included in my institution’s usage reports and will it impact our ACS subscription rates?”

How can I access ACS Central Science articles?

ACS Central Science is available on the ACS Publications website at the following URL:  http://www.pubs.acs.org/centralscience.  

How do authors submit manuscripts to this journal?

As with other ACS journals, authors will submit papers online via the ACS Paragon Plus environment here https://acs.manuscriptcentral.com/acs and instructions for authors are available at the following URL:  http://pubs.acs.org/page/acscii/submission/index.html. 

Will ACS Central Science publish non-peer-reviewed news-type content in addition to peer-reviewed articles?

Yes, the journal will complement its scholarly research with commentary and analysis of news and trends in science, technology, education, and policy.

What are the licensing terms for this journal and can authors elect to use a CC-BY license?

There will be no publishing or subscription fees for the journal, but all other author rights and licensing for ACS Central Science will be consistent with that of other ACS Journals (i.e. copyright remains with ACS). ACS Central Science authors requiring a CC-BY license can do so by paying the … Continue reading “What are the licensing terms for this journal and can authors elect to use a CC-BY license?”

How will ACS Central Science be indexed and discoverable?

We anticipate articles in the journal to be indexed within specialized scientific indices, including ACS’s own CAS SciFinder, from PubMed Central (PMC), and available from a range of secondary indexing and search services, and discoverable via widely used search engines, such as Google.

How was the Editor-in-Chief selected?

The editorial leadership was chosen in a manner consistent with ACS’s proven practices for its highly regarded journals program. The appointments of all Editors-in-Chief of ACS journals are governed by Society bylaws and subject to ACS governance oversight and review. In practice, ACS journal editors are independent, highly respected scientists … Continue reading “How was the Editor-in-Chief selected?”