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American Chemical Society

Free access from journals' Home Pages to:

  • First Pages of all articles published in the journal in 1995 or earlier.
  • Supporting Information - all.
  • Sample issue - issue #1 of the current year.
  • Just Accepted Manuscripts (free registration required)
    “Just Accepted” manuscripts are peer-reviewed and accepted for publication. They are posted online prior to technical editing, formatting for publication and author proofing. The manuscripts posted on the “Just Accepted” Web site are not the final scientific version of record; the ASAP (As Soon As Publishable) article (which has been technically edited and formatted) represents the final scientific article of record. The “Just Accepted” manuscript is removed from the Web site upon publication of the ASAP article, and the ASAP article has the same DOI as the “Just Accepted” manuscript.
  • ACS AuthorChoice - OA articles.
This page contains links to all Sample issues of all ACS journals.

ACS Editors’ Choice (2014-...) - free public access to new research of importance to the global scientific community. One new article from any ACS journal is designated as ACS Editors' Choice each day and these articles will remain open for all to access and read.

ACS Symposium Series. The first chapter in every book in the archives and the current year edition is available for all visitors to view, as well as the introduction and the image section where available.


All Elsevier's online journals are listed on the ScienceDirect portal.
As a rule, issue #1 of the current year is free for non-subscribers.

At present the publisher grants a complimentary access to selected issues of the journals
European Polymer Journal - V.65-67 (2015),
International Journal of Chemical and Analytical Science - V.4 ##1-4 (2013),
Journal of Luminescence - V.169 Part A - V.170 Part 3 (2016).

Note. A number of Elsevier's journals are permanently accessible. You will find them in the alphabetical ABC-Chemistry Directory.

Institute of Physics (IOP)

Free content: IOPselect - articles from the last 12 months that have been chosen by editors for their novelty, significance and potential impact on future research.

(The complete list of IOP journals is here).

Royal Society of Chemistry

(Free content for registered users)

RSC's journals grant a short-time (3-4 weeks) free access to Hot Articles published in the latest issue.
The best way to discover the current trial is to visit the journal's blog and look for the appropriate announcement.
All blogs are listed on the Blogs from RSC Publishing page.

Most of journals provide free access to selected volumes published in 1997-1999.

Also, the following free content is permanently available:

  • the first two volumes of all new journals since 2008,
  • the first issue of each volume of all journals back to the year 2000,
  • sample chapters of RSC eBooks,
  • a few Open Access journals,
  • RSC Open Science articles (available without the need to login).

RSC Journals is the home for all current and archived titles.

Chemical Sciences Article Repository is a new non-commercial subject specific open access repository for chemistry papers. It is a central point through which users can access the Royal Society of Chemistry's open access articles.


All Springer's online journals are listed on the SpringerLink portal.

Open Access journals are listed on the page SpringerOpen | Journalz A-Z. Chemical OA journals are present in our alphabetical Directory.

In SpringerLink, in case the access to the content is restricted to subscribers, the first 2 pages of an article are available for preview in high resolution (use Look Inside link).

Some paid journals grant a short-time free access to the most downloaded articles. Look for the link Free: Sample Articles on the journal's homepage on the site.

Springer Protocols: Free Protocols is a portion of a database of reproducible laboratory protocols in the Life and Biomedical Sciences. The content was compiled from Methods in Molecular Biology, Methods in Molecular Medicine, Methods in Biotechnology, Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Neuromethods, The Biomethods Handbook, The Proteomics Handbook, the Springer Laboratory Manuals, etc.

Springer offers 30-Day Personal Trials to SpringerMaterials.
SpringerMaterials is the world's largest resource for physical & chemical data in Materials Science.
The database contains information on 3000 properties and 1200000 literature citations for 250000 Substances & Material Systems.

Physics Reading Room provides free access to selected publications in physics. The content is updated every 2 months. Free registration is required.

Taylor & Francis

At Chemistry Arena the user may enquire about the calendar of monthly promotions from Taylor & Francis Group.


Free access to full content of the journal:
Liquid Crystals Today (1991-2014) | International Liquid Crystal Society

Free online access to selected articles of Molecular Physics, an international journal at the interface between Chemistry and Physics.
The Editors of the journal have selected key articles related to the following fields: Quantum Chemistry and Electronic Structure Theory; Statistical Mechanics of Liquids, Soft Matter and Complex Systems; Chemical Dynamics, Photophysics and Spectroscopy; Spin Resonance.

Open Access Article Collection - the latest articles to be published open access in Chemistry, Materials Science and Physics journals.


Free selected issues:

Journal of Chemometrics - V.24 #7-8 (2010) Special Issue: Proceedings of the 11th Scandinavian Symposium on Chemometrics, SSC11; V.13 #1 (1999).
International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology - Sup.1 (2010).
Journal of the American Ceramic Society - ##1, Sup.1 2009.
NMR in Biomedicine - Special Issues (1998-2007).
Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers - #2, 2016. (Plus permanently available vv.1,2 (2014-2015) and #1, 2016).
Organic Chemistry Frontiers - - #2, 2016. (Plus permanently available vv.1,2 (2014-2015) and #1, 2016).

Links to Sample Issues you may find on the Subject pages:
Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Microscopy, Catalysis, Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

Institutions can opt to receive complimentary online access for the journals:
Advanced Electronic Materials,
, etc.
More info on the subject - on the publisher's site.

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