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ACS Publications commits its entire hybrid journal portfolio to become Plan S-aligned Transformative Journals


cOAlition S is pleased to announce that the American Chemical Society (ACS) has committed its full portfolio of more than 60 hybrid journals to become Plan S-aligned Transformative Journals.

ACS publishes 12 completely open access journals, which are already compliant with Plan S requirements. The commitment for the rest of its portfolio to become Transformative Journals will allow authors even greater flexibility in their choice of publication outlet.

We made the decision to pursue transformative journal status with researchers’ needs at the core of our thinking,” says James Milne, Ph.D., president, ACS Publications Division, announcing their decision.

Robert Kiley, Head of Strategy at cOAlition S added: “We are delighted to welcome the ACS to the growing list of publishers who are committing to transitioning their portfolio of journal titles to Open Access (OA). In addition to the demanding OA growth targets, Transformative Journal titles have to demonstrate how subscription income is offset by the increase in the proportion of OA content”.

You can consult here the list of ACS Transformative Journals. The full list of cOAlition S approved Transformative Journals is available here.


Interested in this model for Open Access? Check the Plan S criteria and application process on https://www.coalition-s.org/tj-forms