The American Chemical Society’s Publications Division (ACS) and VSNU, in its role representing Dutch universities and participating research institutions, have reached an agreement whereby Open Access publishing arrangements will be a part of the subscription licensing contract between the US-based professional society and the Dutch institutions.

From 2017 onward, any new articles accepted for publication within ACS peer-reviewed journals that are submitted by a Corresponding Author affiliated with a Dutch university or other participating research institution will be published Open Access, without extra fees to the author.

This is the first time that a US-based society publisher has opted to go 100% open access with VSNU”
Gerard Meijer, chief negotiator for the Dutch universities

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