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Publishing: Open Access Read and Publish Agreements

"Read and Publish" agreements combine subscription costs with open access publishing costs. These agreements mean the WKU Libraries' subscription costs also cover Open Access article processing charges. WKU faculty can publish Open Access in the journals covered by these agreements for no charge. 

American Chemical Society

Because WKU is a primarily undergraduate institution and subscribes to the ACS All Publications package, ACS is offering Open Access publishing to all WKU researchers in any ACS journal at no cost.

Instructions for authors. 

List of ACS journals



Article processing fees for hybrid Springer journals are covered for WKU faculty through the Library's participation in the Lyrasis consortium. 

Authors should select "Western Kentucky University" from the drop-down list of participating institutions, and will be authenticated by IP address and email domain.

More information and author guide

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