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What's new in open access to chemistry journals

ACS Editors’ Choice of the American Chemical Society - a reminder
Every day ACS selects one of the best articles and adds it to the ACS Editors’ Choice list. The selection is based on recommendations by the scientific editors of all ACS journals.
The best of the best ACS papers are freely available for a limited period (the duration is not specified).

June notes

Journal of Materials Research - selected papers
JMR Early Career Scholars in Materials Science - the collection of a hundred of papers published in 2016-2021.
The duration of free access is not specified.

Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences: two years of free access to the journal
Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences is the official journal of the European Society for Photobiology (ESP) and the European Photochemistry Association (EPA) and is now publishing with Springer.
Springer announces that all articles will be free to read for the first two years for the users who sign up for journal alerts (the subscription button is on the journal's HomePage).

RSC: Temporary free access to selected Nanoscale articles:
Themed collection Advanced Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage (33 papers) -- free to access until the end of July 2021.

RSC: Temporary free access to selected publications of Green Chemistry.
Green Chemistry themed issue CO2 Utilisation is free to access until the end of August 2021.

Authors may publish an open access paper in a prestigious journal for free - continued
BBA Advances waives the APC (Article Publishing Charge) for any submissions received before 31 October 2021, which are accepted for publication after peer review.
Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China has become a subsidized open access journal with no subscription charges. Authors do not have to pay any open access publication fee. Central South University pays the OA fee.
SmartMat: no article publication charges for the first three publication years (2020-2022).

Springer: Special Issues and Topical Collections are free to access until 11 July 2021
Click here to access the list of temporarily free issues from the Chemistry journals Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Topics in Catalysis, Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, Electrocatalysis, Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, Colloid and Polymer Science, Journal of Mathematical Chemistry, Structural Chemistry, Journal of Solution Chemistry, Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, Journal of Molecular Modeling, Theoretical Chemistry Accounts, SN Applied Sciences.

Springer: Temporary access to selected content of Journal of Materials Science - free to read until the 17th July 2021
Cahn Prize: finalists' papers from years 2012-2021 - more than 100 papers,
Volume 56, issue 13, May 2021 - Special Section: High-Temperature Capillarity.

Complimentary access to Taylor & Francis journals
Taylor & Francis has about 170 subscription-based journals in their Physical Sciences section: Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry, Critical Reviews in Solid State and Materials Sciences, Crystallography Reviews, Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Silicon and the Related Elements, and many more.
The publisher grants a temporary 14-days access to the latest two volumes of the journals for registered users. Free registration is here.
One may try. Unfortunately, I didn't succeed in the procedure of getting access to full texts :(

RSC: Temporary free access to publications in PCCP - Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics:
Bunsentagung 2020: Understanding Dispersion Interactions in Molecular Chemistry - until the end of August 2021
PCCP presents the official themed issue of the annual Bunsentagung meeting, organised by the Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft, held 1 – 3 April 2020 in Gießen, Germany. Bunsentagung 2020 focused on dispersion interactions and their multifold manifestations in chemistry.

May notes

Temporary access to Springer Nature publications:
Microplastic Pollution in Water - a collection of articles and chapters is free to access until 17th June 2021.
Relevant free-to-read information sources, permanent access:
OA book: Freshwater Microplastics.
OA journals: npj Clean Water, SN Applied Sciences, BMC Chemistry.

Authors may publish an open access paper in a prestigious journal for free - continued
Royal Society of Chemistry waives Article Publishing Charges for submissions to the following OA journals until ... [see the date below]:
Environmental Science: Atmospheres - until mid-2023,
Materials Advances - until mid-2022,
RSC Chemical Biology - until mid-2022.

Authors may publish an open access paper in a prestigious journal for free this year - continued
New Elsevier's OA journals waive the Article Publishing Charges for any submissions received before ... [see the date below], which are accepted for publication after peer review.
Cement - until 30 June 2021
Cleaner Materials - until 30 April 2022
Current Research in Green and Sustainable Chemistry - until 31 December 2021
Journal of Magnetic Resonance Open - until 31st December 2021
Talanta Open - until 31 December 2021

RSC: Temporary free access to selected publications of Soft Matter.
2021 Emerging Investigators - (48 papers; articles will be added to the collection). This collection gathers the very best work from soft matter scientists in the early stages of their independent careers.

RSC: Temporary free access to publications in PCCP - Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics:
Quantum computing and quantum information storage collection (25 papers) - until end of June 2021
Festschrift for Peter Toennies – New horizons in the dynamics of molecules: from gases to surfaces (47 papers) - until beginning of July 2021
2021 PCCP HOT Articles.

RSC: Temporary free access to selected Nanoscale reviews and articles:
Nanoscale Emerging Investigators (57 papers)
Editor’s Choice: Thermoelectric nanostructures (25 papers).

RSC: Temporary free access to selected publications of CrystEngComm:
Halogen Bonding in Crystal Engineering thematic collection (15 papers) - until June 30th 2021

Authors have a good chance to publish an open access paper in a prestigious journal for free this year.
New Elsevier's OA journals waive the Article Publishing Charges for any submissions received before ... [see the date below], which are accepted for publication after peer review.
Carbon Trends - before 31 August 2021,
Chemical Engineering Journal Advances - before 31 October 2021,
Chemical Thermodynamics and Thermal Analysis - before 31 December 2021,
Current Research in Chemical Biology - before 31 December 2021,
European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry Reports - before 31st March 2022,
JCIS Open - before 30 June 2022,
Journal of Chromatography Open - before 31st March 2022,
Journal of Hazardous Materials Letters - before 31 December 2021,
Journal of Ionic Liquids - before 31 May 2022.

In 2021, Elsevier starts publishing a number of new open access journals:
Chemical Thermodynamics and Thermal Analysis
Cleaner Materials
Corrosion Communications
Current Research in Chemical Biology
European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry Reports
JCIS Open | colloid and interface science
Journal of Chromatography Open
Journal of Ionic Liquids
Journal of Membrane Science Letters

Elsevier's new OA journal is online
Fundamental Research - (2021-...) | multidisciplinary | supervised by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).

Chemistry - coronavirus - COVID-19
It is worth reminding that all leading publishers grant free access to their publications on coronavirus research.
Here are some great examples:
Elsevier's Novel Coronavirus Information Center - articles and guidelines for clinicians and patients.
Springer/Nature's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Research Highlights.
Wiley's Covid-19: Novel Coronavirus Outbreak - articles, book chapters and Special Collections.
ACS - Chemistry in Coronavirus Research: A Free to Read Collection from the American Chemical Society.
Royal Society of Chemistry's Coronavirus articles - free to access collection (freely available until 31st December 2021).

American Chemical Society
In 2021, the American Chemical Society launches nine subdiscipline-specific OA "Gold" journals:
ACS Bio & Med Chem Au
ACS Engineering Au. ASAP articles are online.
ACS Environmental Au
ACS Materials Au. ASAP articles are online.
ACS Measurement Science Au
ACS Nanosciece Au
ACS Organic & Inorganic Au. ASAP articles are online.
ACS Physical Chemistry Au. ASAP articles are online.
ACS Polymers Au. ASAP articles are online.
Shelley Minteer gives answers to “why now” and “why open access” in the Editorial Funding Mandates and the Launch of Nine Fully Open Access ACS Au Journals.
The journals are open for submission.

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