May 28, 2022

American Chemical Society Signs Their First Transformative Agreement with Hungarian EISZ Consortium

From a Joint News Release:

The American Chemical Society (ACS), Publications Division, and the Hungarian Electronic Information Service National Programme (EISZ) today announced a transformative open access pilot agreement that enables corresponding authors affiliated at the seven consortium member institutions to publish journal articles under an open access license in any of ACS’ more than 60 premier journals. Member institutions will also continue to benefit from full-text access to ACS’ highly respected journal portfolio and Chemical & Engineering News.


Under this new agreement, open access publication is dramatically simplified for Hungarian authors. They will no longer need to arrange direct payment of open access publication fees. Instead, their publishing costs are covered by the “read and publish” arrangement between ACS and Electronic Information Service National Programme. Moreover, this new relationship integrates open access licensing and approvals into the manuscript submission process. ACS will seamlessly process licensing transactions through novel eCommerce functionality implemented jointly with the Copyright Clearance Center. Currently, Hungarian researchers download over 100,000 articles each year from


ACS has signed open access agreements in six countries offering a blend of publishing options to 150 institutions worldwide, including Germany’s Max Planck Institutes, the U.K.’s JISC consortia and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the U.S.

Learn More, Read the Complete Announcement

Direct to Signed Agreement Between EISZ and ACS
26 pages; PDF.

See Also: Hungarian Electronic Information Service National Programme (Eisz) And Elsevier Agree To A New Pilot License For Research Access And Open Access Publishing In Hungary (October 31, 2019)

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