How will usage of ACS Editors’ Choice articles be measurable and transparent?

ACS supports industry standard metrics, such as COUNTER, and has adopted the COUNTER 4 standard. COUNTER 4 allows publishers and libraries to easily differentiate download requests made for articles published under open access models, such as ACS AuthorChoice, ACS Editors’ Choice, and ACS Central Science.

How will people find out about ACS Editors’ Choice articles?

The articles will be promoted and available from the ACS Publications homepage, as well as via social media including twitter @ACSPublications and Facebook, as well as on a dedicated ACS Editors’ Choice page at www.pubs.acs.org/editorschoice/. ACS journal articles, including ACS Editors’ Choice, are widely discoverable within curated scientific indices, such … Continue reading “How will people find out about ACS Editors’ Choice articles?”

How long are ACS Editors’ Choice articles freely available?

Articles featured in the ACS Editors’ Choice program will be open immediately upon publication and will remain open for all to access and read.

Is it possible to search the ACS platform for freely available content only?

Not at this time, but ACS Editors’ Choice and ACS Central Science both have alerting services. We plan to expand our search options to include this filter capability in the near future.  

Are the author publishing agreements and licensing arrangements for this new service the same as with ACS journals with regard to ACS Editors’ Choice?

Yes. Authors sign the ACS’s standard Journal Publishing Agreement upon submission. Once an article has been selected for ACS Editors’ Choice, authors are extended a complimentary ACS AuthorChoice publishing license for no fee.

If an author chooses to make an article openly available by selecting one of the ACS AuthorChoice options, are they still eligible to be selected for ACS Editors’ Choice?

Yes, when an author has elected ACS AuthorChoice and his/her article is selected for ACS Editors’ Choice, ACS refunds the ACS AuthorChoice fee already paid.

What article types are selected for ACS Editors’ Choice? Are they new or from earlier editions of ACS journals?

All peer-reviewed article types published in ACS journals are considered for selection in ACS Editors’ Choice. Articles are nominated into the ACS Editors’ Choice program at the time of acceptance. However, in certain circumstances, ACS may elect to add articles published earlier into the ACS Editors’ Choice program based on … Continue reading “What article types are selected for ACS Editors’ Choice? Are they new or from earlier editions of ACS journals?”

How are articles in ACS Editors’ Choice open access?

Articles featured in the ACS Editors’ Choice program will be open access immediately upon first posting on the web and these selected articles will remain open for all to access and read. There will be no access charges or article publishing charges for articles selected by the ACS Editors’ Choice … Continue reading “How are articles in ACS Editors’ Choice open access?”

How are articles selected for ACS Editors’ Choice?

Articles are selected based on recommendations from the more than 400 Editors of ACS’s 40+ peer-reviewed journals who are active researchers located around the world. A panel of ACS Publications Managing Editors, each PhD-level scientists conversant with the current scientific research, select articles for inclusion.

Is ACS Editors’ Choice a new or virtual journal?

It is not a new journal. ACS Editors’ Choice is a service for authors and readers aimed at maximizing the accessibility of work that exemplifies the Society’s commitment to improving people’s lives though the transforming power of chemistry.