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

ACS Central Science authors will follow the same process as all other ACS authors who choose to pursue an open access option. They will sign the ACS’s standard Journal Publishing Agreement when their manuscripts are submitted and then be extended a complimentary ACS AuthorChoice license upon acceptance; there will be … Continue reading “Are the journal publishing agreements (for authors) and licensing arrangements for ACS Central Science the same as for other ACS journals?”

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

Yes. As the Society’s first completely open access journal, all content will remain available free of access/subscription fees.

When will ACS Central Science begin accepting manuscripts and when will the journal begin publishing articles?

The journal is now accepting manuscripts.  Submissions are made online through the ACS Paragon Plus environment here https://acs.manuscriptcentral.com/acs and instructions for authors are available at te following URL:  http://pubs.acs.org/page/acscii/submission/index.html.

Are there any author charges to publish in ACS Central Science?

No. There are no author charges for publishing open access in this journal. Authors who wish (or are required by their funding agency) to publish under the terms of a Creative Commons license may elect to do so as an additional fee-based option ($1000 for non-members; $500 for ACS Members).

Are there any subscription fees to access content in ACS Central Science?

No. All articles will be freely available immediately upon publication. The journal can be found on the ACS Publications web site, http://www.pubs.acs.org/centralscience. 

How will peer review be handled for ACS Central Science?

The journal will employ high standards of peer review, rapid times to decision and publication, and rigorous editorial processes as exemplified by the Society’s publishing program.

How many papers will ACS Central Science publish in the first year?

Because ACS Central Science will be a highly selective journal, it will publish 100-200 articles annually in its early years. This journal seeks quality, not quantity of research. It will be free to both readers and authors, with sponsorship from the ACS. It will expand as warranted by high-quality submissions … Continue reading “How many papers will ACS Central Science publish in the first year?”

How will ACS Central Science be different from JACS?

ACS Central Science will be a highly selective journal, publishing about 100-200 papers/year deemed by editors and reviewers to be of exceptional interest and importance. The scope of ACS Central Science is fully established by the founding Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi, and is available here http://pubs.acs.org/page/acscii/about.html.  ACS Central Science is … Continue reading “How will ACS Central Science be different from JACS?”

Why was the journal named “Central Science”?

Chemistry is often referred to as “the central science”.  ACS Central Science encourages submissions from researchers in wide array of disciplines reflecting the breadth of chemistry and chemical engineering as well as related research across the life and physical sciences. 

What is ACS Central Science?

ACS Central Science is the American Chemical Society’s first completely open access journal and the first highly selective, society-published, pure open access journal to cover the breadth of chemistry and its interfaces with research in the natural and physical sciences. It It is led by a renowned scientist, Dr. Carolyn … Continue reading “What is ACS Central Science?”