What's new in open access to chemistry journals (and chemical information)
The Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences (RCEES) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) announce a publishing collaboration on Environment & Health, a new, peer-reviewed, open access journal, committed to exploring the relationship between the environment and human health.
Environment & Health will begin accepting submissions in February 2023. The inaugural issue will be available in July 2023.
Wiley Current Protocols:
Current Protocols is a database of the clearest, most detailed, and reliable step-by-step instructions for all protocols relevant to life sciences. The protocols are formatted to include all of the information necessary to perform an experiment in the laboratory — introduction, materials lists with sourcing information, detailed step-by-step instructions with helpful annotations, recipes for reagents and solutions, illustrative figures and information-packed tables.
Explore the open access Chemistry related protocols here.
Springer Nature publishes protocols as well.
Explore the open access Chemistry related protocols here.
RSC: First papers published in the new journal EES Catalysis are online.
The journal publishes research on energy and environmental catalysis.
EES Catalysis is a gold open access journal with all fees currently waived.
Editor’s Choice Collection Beyond Li: Alternative battery chemistries - recent papers published in Materials Advances and Journal of Materials Chemistry A.
The period of free access is not specified.
New Frontiers open access journals Frontiers in Batteries and Electrochemistry ( Front. Batteries Electrochem. ), Frontiers in Biomaterials Science ( Front. Biomater. Sci. ), Frontiers in Carbon ( Front. Carbon ), Frontiers in Fuels ( Front. Fuels. ), Frontiers in Geochemistry ( Front. Geochem. ) are open for submissions.
A new Elsevier journal
Materials Today Electronics - (2022-present) | Institute of Optoelectronics, Fudan University; Elsevier
is free for all authors who wish to publish open access and submit their article by 31 December 2022.
RSC: a valuable information page for authors:
The subject categories and journals that currently have open calls to special issues of RSC journals.
Temporary access to the themed collection from the RSC journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP):
Festschrift Ivan Powis: Advances in Molecular Photoelectron Spectroscopy: Fundamentals & Application - until the end of January 2023.
ACS: Articles from the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Winners
Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Morten Meldal, and K. Barry Sharpless are the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry winners. They have published extensively in ACS Publications journals throughout the years. The articles from each of the laureates, as well as a collection of additional ACS papers associated with the winning research, will be free-to-read for the remainder of 2022.
Temporary access to the themed collections from the RSC journals:
Marine-based Green Chemistry is now online and free to access until the end of January 2023,
Special collection in memoriam of Prof. Susan A. Odom - papers from Materials Advances, Journal of Materials Chemistry A and Journal of Materials Chemistry C are free to access until 30th November, 2022.
Six leading STM publishers made a next step in cooperation.
Elsevier, the American Chemical Society, Wiley, Taylor & Francis, and the Royal Society of Chemistry have extended their joint pilot until February 2023. The International Union of Crystallography has joined the initiative. Now researchers are able to search and browse leading Organic Chemistry and Crystallography (and Transportation) titles from the participating publishers, alongside Elsevier content on ScienceDirect.
Temporary access to the themed collections from the RSC journals:
CrystEngComm HOT articles published in CrystEngComm between July – September 2022 - free to access until 18 November 2022.
Dalton Transactions HOT Articles published in Dalton Transactions between July – September 2022 - free to access until 18 November 2022.
New Journal of Chemistry HOT Articles - only the HOT articles from July – September 2022 have been made free to access until November 13.
Journal of Materials Chemistry A Emerging Investigators - highlighting the rising stars of materials chemistry research in 2022; the period of free access is not specified.
Journal of Materials Chemistry B Emerging Investigators - highlighting the rising stars of materials chemistry research in 2022; the period of free access is not specified.
Journal of Materials Chemistry C Emerging Investigators - highlighting the rising stars of materials chemistry research in 2022; the period of free access is not specified.
US National Nanotechnology Day, 2022 - a cross-journal collection of papers recently published in the RSC nano journals Nanoscale Horizons, Nanoscale, Nanoscale Advances, Environmental Science: Nano & RSC Advances - free to access till 30th November, 2022
Elsevier: Special issue of the Journal of Nuclear Materials
JNM Rising Stars in Nuclear Materials (2022).
Springer: Highlighted articles from the ASM journals.
Free to access until 9 October 2022.
Wiley: a new OA journal Advanced Sensor Research is open for submissions.
RSC: PCCP (Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics) Cover Gallery 2022.
Free registration is required for access.
and surprising chemistry news from the ACS: Cooking up mealworms into a tasty, healthful, ‘meat-like’ seasoning - text and interview.
Analytical Testing in Winemaking: this article collection features content from Thermo Fisher Scientific and Wiley publications.
Free registration is required to access the collection.
Nanjing University and the American Chemical Society have decided to publish a new open access journal Chemical & Biomedical Imaging.
The University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and the American Chemical Society have decided to publish a new journal Precision Chemistry.
The journals will accept submissions later this year.
Openings for Editors, the Acta Journals
The Acta Materialia journals - Acta Materialia, Scripta Materialia, Acta Biomaterialia, and Materialia are looking for Editors or Associate Editors.
Applications to be submitted before September 9, 2022.
Spinger: JOM - The Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS):
Editor's Choice Articles (2017-present) are Free to Read.
Still actual earlier notes
The International Society of Electrochemistry
Books of Abstracts of Annual and Topical Meetings of The International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) - (2006-2020) : new developments in electrochemical science and technology in areas such as new materials, microfabrication, sensor technology, electronics, energy storage and conversion, and environmental technologies.
Sign up for a two-week trial of Wiley's KnowItAll Spectroscopy software (for Windows) with full access to the KnowItAll Spectral Libraries.
RSC announces three new gold OA journals:
EES Catalysis - research on energy and environmental catalysis in all subject areas like chemistry, materials science and engineering.
RSC Sustainability - research from all subject areas that are dedicated to solving sustainability challenges for a better, greener future.
Sustainable Food Technology - research on food engineering and technologies including food preservation methods, shelf life and the creation of greener packaging.
The journals are open for submissions.
The publisher will pay for all article processing charges (APCs) until mid-2025.
In April, Wiley has expanded its partnership with CLOCKSS, so it is a good occasion to remind how CLOCKSS works.
CLOCKSS is a digital preservation dark archive for scholarly content currently housing 48.5 million journal articles, over 34,000 serial and 360,000 book titles. CLOCKSS’s content is hosted on 12 servers around the world, at leading academic libraries, with robust infrastructure and security. In case of a destructive event in one location the 11 other locations serve as mirror sites to back-up and repair the disrupted location’s archive.
CLOCKSS ensures the long-term survival of digital scholarly content for future generations of researchers. The content is resilient to threats from potential technological, economic, environmental and political failures.
Digital content is stored in the CLOCKSS archive with no user access unless a “trigger” event occurs. If content that is held in the Archive disappears (or is about to disappear) from the Web, CLOCKSS “triggers” it for Open Access.
Here is an example of a triggered journal: Organic Chemistry Insights.
Portico is one another dark archive that stores Web scholary content and makes it available for public upon a trigger event (i. e. when an item disappears from the Web).
Currently, a dozen of chemistry related journals are on the list of triggered titles.
Portico is a service for participating libraries mainly, but OA journals are openly accessible at the Portico site.
Open Material Sciences (2014-2019) and Organic Photonics and Photovoltaics (2013-2019) are examples of triggered content at Portico.
Note that mobile devices may download only first pages of articles, and there is no problem with access to full-text PDFs if one uses a desktop.
CAS Common Chemistry is a primary reference database of reliable CAS Registry Numbers (CAS RNs), especially valuable for for those users who have no access to CAS REGISTRY or CAS SciFinder.
Not long ago its dataset was expanded from 8000 to 500,000 chemical substances.
Each record includes a chemical name, chemical synonyms, identifiers (InChI, InChIKey, SMILES), chemical structure image, and basic substance properties, where available.
SSRN is an Elsevier platform for the dissemination of early-stage research. SSRN is composed of specialized research networks in more than 65 disciplines.
The Chemistry Research Network - ChemRN and the Materials Science Research Network - MatSciRN are open access preprint servers that provide the opportunity to share different outputs of research such as preliminary or exploratory investigations, book chapters, PhD dissertations, course and teaching materials, presentations, and posters.
Individual authors, publishers and institutions may upload documents to SSRN.
All individual authors can upload their papers to SSRN for free. All papers uploaded by individual authors are available for download free of charge.
Publishers and institutions may charge users for downloading papers they post.
SSRN's Research Networks (we mentioned them last week) have rather interesting sections named First Look.
First Look is a partnership between SSRN and some of the journals to provide rapid, early, and open access to evolving scholarly research. When a journal has a First Look they are providing a service to submitting authors who want to share a preprint version of their papers. With one click during the submission process to the journal, authors choose to post a preprint version of their paper on SSRN where it is curated and disseminated through SSRN's established and expansive research communities.
The First Look participant in Chemistry Research Network - ChemRN is Ultrasonics Sonochemistry.
The First Look participants in Materials Science Research Network - MatSciRN are Acta Materialia, Inc. journals - Acta Materialia, Acta Biomaterialia, Scripta Materialia, Materialia.
Two recent papers announce two starts in the creation of public databases of chemical reactions.
Call for a Public Open Database of All Chemical Reactions,
The Open Reaction Database.
Worth reading (and joining).
The articles are free to read.
A reminder: Crystallography Journals Online provide free access to the full texts of certain types of article (CIF Applications, Prefaces, Editorials, Letters to the Editor, Book and Software Reviews, Crystallographers, Notes and News, Addenda and Errata, and New Commercial Products), and to supplementary material (CIFs, structure factors and other structural data).
Also, there is a full list of open-access articles.
Also: Coronaviruses (2020) - the virtual issue presents articles and abstracts on coronaviruses that have been published in IUCr journals in 2002-2020.
Also: Proceedings of the triennial congresses of the International Union of Crystallography, IUCr.
Crystallography Journals Online (continued)
Collaborative Computational Project Number 4 in Protein Crystallography was set up in 1979, and now CCP4 Study Weekend is the UKs largest Macromolecular Crystallography conference.
Acta Crystallographica Section D publishes proceedings of the CCP4 Study Weekends as special issues.
One may look up the special issues in the archive of Acta Crystallographica Section D and read articles for free. The special issues have a CCP4 mark in their names.
The change in IUCrData (the journal of the International Union of Crystallography, IUCr). There will be two primary article categories: Raw Data Letters (announced for 2022, a new section for authors to describe their unprocessed or `raw' diffraction images) and Data Reports (to describe crystal structures of inorganic, metal-organic or organic compounds.
IUCrJ launches electron crystallography section (International Union of Crystallography, IUCr).
Thieme: Trial access to the database in Organic Chemistry
One may sign up for a free 14-day-trial of the Science of Synthesis Electronic Edition and get access to the full-text methods and experimental procedures in the Science of Synthesis series (including up-to-date methods and special topics) and Houben-Weyl (PDFs with a text-searchable table of contents).
New addition to the database in March 2022: Electrochemistry in Organic Synthesis (approx. 510 pages).
IUPAC Published Recommendations.
IUPAC Recommendations are the output of IUPAC Projects or other studies on nomenclature, symbols, terminology, or conventions, and their purpose is to recommend unambiguous, uniform, and consistent nomenclature and terminology for specific scientific fields, usually presented as: glossaries of terms for specific chemical disciplines; definitions of terms relating to a group of properties; nomenclature of chemical compounds and their classes; terminology, symbols, and units in a specific field; classifications and uses of terms in a specific field; and conventions and standards of practice for presenting data in a specific field.
Also Provisional Recommendations: Under Review by the Public and Under Review by the Author(s).
IUPAC Solubility Data Series -
Volumes 1-65 (1979-1996) are free to access.
Mutual solubilities and liquid-liquid equilibria of binary, ternary and quaternary systems are presented. Typical solvents and solutes include water, sea water, heavy water, inorganic compounds, and a variety of organic compounds such as hydrocarbons, halogenated hydrocarbons, alcohols, acids, esters and nitrogen compounds.
De Gruyter and IUPAC grant a free access to IUPAC Standards Online Database until 31 December 2022.
IUPAC Standards Online is a database built from IUPAC’s standards and recommendations, which are extracted from the journal Pure and Applied Chemistry (PAC).
Don't forget to Log in and enter the passcode IUPACDB2022 in the "Do you have a passcode?" window.
IOP has a journal of a new type.
IOP SciNotes is a multidisciplinary, open access journal that provides a peer-reviewed forum for researchers to publish individual units of scientific material collected during the research process. It is a forum for valuable scientific material that may not be in a format ready or appropriate for publication as a traditional full-length article. The journal welcomes submissions of the following study types: Preliminary results; Pilot studies; Negative or reproduced results and/or observations; Descriptions of a new method or protocol, etc.
Elsevier launches a video OA journal.
Science Talks is a new Open Access video journal that publishes original, peer-reviewed scientific talks, tutorials and news and views from experts in the field.
Videos are accompanied by a manuscript that includes an abstract, all the figures, tables and references presented in the video as well as the video transcript.
The annonced periods of complimentary access to a number of RSC journals have ended, but the thematic collections still are free to read:
CrystEngComm: Computer Aided Solid Form Design; HOT articles published between October – December 2021.
Catalysis Science & Technology: Photocatalysis; Asymmetric catalysis; Catalysis for sustainable development.
Journal of Materials Chemistry B: Bioinspired Surfaces Engineering for Biomaterials.
Journal of Materials Chemistry C: Spiro compounds for electronics.
Materials Horizons and Nanoscale Horizons: Horizons Community Board Collection: Solar Energy Conversion; Horizons Community Board Collection: Antimicrobial materials and surface.
Nanoscale: Advanced Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage; Nanoscale 2022 Lunar New Year Collection; Nanoscale 2022 Emerging Investigators.
Polymer Chemistry: Molecularly Defined Polymers: Synthesis and Function.
Free Special Issues in Wiley journals:
Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis: V. 361, Iss. 11, 2019: Biocatalysis; V. 359, Iss. 12, 2017: Biocatalysis.
Angewandte Chemie International Edition: V. 56, Iss. 37, 2017: Jubilee Issue 150 Years of the GDCh.
Journal of Polymer Science - JPS Breakthroughs, 2021-2022 (series of invited-only review articles, which showcases outstanding achievements of leading researchers in polymer science).
Wiley: Free Special Issues in Journal of Peptide Science:
2022, V. 28, I. S1: 62nd EPS Newsletter;
2021, V. 27, I. S1: 61st EPS Newsletter;
2019, V. 25, I. 5: 16th Naples Workshop on Bioactive Peptides: ‘The exciting role of Peptides in life science’;
2018, V. 24, I. S2: 35th European Peptide Symposium 26th–31st August 2018.
Wiley: Free Special Issues in Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry:
2020. V. 34, I. S4: Dai Games; V. 34, I. S3: The Brazilian Chemical Society; V. 34, I. S1: Mass spectrometry for clinical diagnosis;
2019. V. 33, I. S3: Perspectives on the future of Mass Spectrometry; V. 33, I. S2: Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry: Small Molecule Applications; V. 33, I. S1: 1st European Mass Spectrometry Conference (EMSC);
2016. V. 30, I. S1: Special Issue for the Second National Conference on Mass Spectrometry Analysis in China.
Open Data and Open Science: This special collection of articles and reviews from across Chemistry Europe journals tells us how open access and sharing of data will enable researchers to do better science.
:) The paradox is that 2 of 11 items of the collection are accessible on paid basis.
Wiley: Free access to selected articles
Editor’s Choice - selected articles just published in Chemistry Europe (an association of 16 chemical societies from 15 European countries), GDCh (German Chemical Society), and ACES (Asian Chemical Editorial Society) journals.
The list is updated continuously.
The major part of the collection is OA or Free to Read.
Downloading and printing of the Free to Read items are disabled.
Complimentary access to the Article Collections:
Impurities In Pharmaceuticals,
Pesticide Detection in Food and in the Environment.
Free registration is required to get access to the collections. The period of free access is not specified.
Wiley: Temporary free access to a new journal
Applied Research - (2022) | Materials Science, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Food Science, Applied Physics/Biophysics, Sensors/Biosensors, and Engineering.
All articles will be free access for at least one year after publication.
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).
Taylor & Francis. Free to Read issues of the journals:
Environmental Technology Reviews Volume 1, Issue 1 (2012),
International Journal of Green Nanotechnology: Physics and Chemistry Volume 1, Issue 2 (2010),
Ozone: Science & Engineering Volume 28, Issue 6 (2006)
Taylor & Francis. Free Special Issues in Advances in Applied Ceramics:
UHTC IV, Volume 117, Issue sup1 (2018),
GlaCERCo: Glass and Ceramic Composites for High Technology Applications – Marie Curie Initial Training Network, Volume 114, Issue sup1 (2015).
Taylor & Francis. Free Special Issues in Free Radical Research:
EU COST Action Special Supplementary - Biomimetic Radical Chemistry, Volume 50, Issue sup1 (2016),
NutRedOx COST Action CA16112, Personalized Nutrition in aging society: redox control of major age-related disease, Volume 53, Issue sup1 (2019).
Taylor & Francis. Free Special Issues in the journals:
Combustion Science and Technology Recent Advances in Turbulent Premixed Combustion Modeling, Volume 188, Issue 9 (2016),
Materials Science and Technology Adventures in the Physical Metallurgy of Steels, Volume 30, Issue 9 (2014),
Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering Quenching-Partitioning-Tempering (Q-P-T) process and its combination of other processes, Volume 1, Issue 1-2 (2019).
Taylor & Francis. Free Special Issues in Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B:
Quantitative Weight of Evidence Assessment of Effects of Three Neonicotinoids on Honeybee Colonies, Volume 20, Issue 6-7 (2017),
Asbestos and Related Mineral Fibers: State of the Science and Mode of Action, Volume 14, Issue 1-4 (2011),
and free issues Volume 25, Issue 4 (2022), Volume 22, Issue 7-8 (2019).
Taylor & Francis. Free Special Issues in Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A and Food Additives & Contaminants:
Health Canada: Current Topics in Food Chemical Safety Research, Volume 28, Issue 6 (2011),
Proceeding of XIIth International IUPAC Symposium on Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins Istanbul (Turkey) May 2007, Volume 25, Issue 2 (2008),
ILSI Supplement on Ochratoxin A in Food, Volume 22, Issue sup1 (2005).
Taylor & Francis: Three article collections from Aerosol Science and Technology:
Indoor Environments and Aerosols;
Toxicity of ambient particulate matter - Impact of chemical composition, emission sources and atmospheric processes;
COVID-19 and Aerosols.
Almost all papers of the collections are Open Access or Free to Read.
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 :(
Springer: Free content in Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B:
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions 50th Anniversary Collection,
Most Downloaded Articles of 2021,
Editor's Choice Articles.
Springer: Free content in Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A:
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions 50th Anniversary Collection (free access except for one paper),
Most Downloaded Articles of 2021,
Editor's Choice Articles (2012-2022).
Springer: Free access to Editor's Choice Articles in ASM International (American Society for Metals) journals:
Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance (JMEP) - (2013-2021),
Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention (JFAP) - (2015-2021),
Journal of Phase Equilibria and Diffusion (JPED) - (2015-2021),
Journal of Thermal Spray Technology - (2013-2021),
Metallography, Microstructure and Analysis - (2015-2021),
Shape Memory and Superelasticity - (2016-2021).
Springer: Journal of Electronic Materials:
Free Access to Editor's Choice Articles - (2018-present).
Springer: Analytical Sciences:
The Analytical Sciences journal selects Hot Articles for each issue.
These articles are freely accessible for a period of 8 weeks.
Springer Nature: Free access to selected publications of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (ABC).
Papers in Forefront - exceptional papers that the Editors selected guided by peer review. Recent contributions are freely access for a period of 8 weeks.
Analytical Challenges is a series of puzzles to entertain and challenge the readers of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. A new scientific puzzle is published in the journal every three months. Check out the Challenge, send an email with the solution and get the opportunity to win a prize (a Springer book of your choice up to a value of €100 — given to one winner selected randomly). Readers can access the complete collection of published problems with the solutions.
Discover Journals is a new Springer's collection of fully open access journals committed to providing all authors a streamlined submission process, rapid review and publication, and a high level of author service at every stage.
The series will consist of up to 40 new titles covering hot topics from across the full range of applied science, physical, life, medical and social disciplines.
Follow links to the first Chemistry related journals in our Directory: ABC-Chemistry - D.
Springer Nature: Free access to selected publications of Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention.
Editor's Choice Articles (2015-2020).
The period of free access is not specified.
Springer: 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).
General Index: A new insrument for powerful text mining.
The General Index is a new huge database of more than 355 billion words and phrases extracted from 107 mln. scientific publications.
Each record contains metadata of the article and DOI of the primery source.
The database is free to use but its structure is rather complex. There is no search interface. Users should downlod files and develop their own search engines. In its compressed format, the database totals almost 5 terabytes, and then expands to 38 terabytes.
Read more in Nature: Giant, free index to world’s research papers released online
Currently, the Open Access publication fee is waived for all authors in Journal of Spectral Imaging - (2010-2012, 2015-present) | IM Publications;
Water and Environmental Sustainability is funded by the Journal owner and all accepted manuscripts are published free of charge.
Thieme: Pharmaceutical Fronts: Article Processing Charge (APC) is waived for the years 2022 and 2023.
The Electrochemical Society starts new Open Access journals:
ECS Sensors Plus,
The Electrochemistry Society is paying the article publication charges for all articles submitted to the journals until the end of 2022.
Springer: Photonic Sensors - The publication costs for this Open Access journal are covered by University of Electronic Science and Technology of China so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.
Wiley: Authors may publish an open access paper in a prestigious journal for free - continued
SmartMat: no article publication charges for the first three publication years (2020-2022).
RSC: 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 journal until ... [see the date below]:
Environmental Science: Atmospheres - until mid-2023.
EES Catalysis - until mid-2025.
RSC Sustainability - until mid-2025.
Sustainable Food Technology - until mid-2025.
Elsevier: 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.
Superconductivity - until 31st December 2022.
eScience - before the 31st of December 2023.
Journal of Magnetic Resonance Open - before 31 December 2022.
Journal of Trace Elements and Minerals - until 28 February 2023.
Sustainable Chemistry for Climate Action - until 31 December 2022.
Advanced Sensor and Energy Materials - the Article Publishing Charge (APC) fee will be covered by Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences for articles submitted by 31st December 2024.
The authors of these Elsevier's journals do not have any publication charges for open access:
Advanced Industrial and Engineering Polymer Research | Kingfa Scientific and Technological Co.; Elsevier B.V. on behalf of KeAi Communications.
Energetic Materials Frontiers - Institute of Chemical Materials, China Academy of Engineering Physics will pay to make the article open access.
Energy Storage and Saving - Xi'an Jiaotong University will pay to make the article open access.
Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China is a subsidized open access journal.
Green Synthesis and Catalysis is a subsidized open access journal (Fudan University will pay to make the article open access).
Resources Chemicals and Materials from its first issue to tenth issue will be a subsidized open access journal (Shenyang University of Chemical Technology will pay to make the article open access).
Petroleum Science is a subsidized open access journal where China University of Petroleum (Beijing) pays for the publishing costs.
Nuclear Analysis - currently, the author does not have any publication charges for open access. Nuclear Analysis will pay to make the article open access.
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.