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What's new in open access to chemistry journals (and chemical information)

September notes

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.

August notes

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.
Read more

Spinger: JOM - The Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS):
Editor's Choice Articles (2017-present) are Free to Read.

July 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.

Taylor & Francis. Somewhat hidden Free to Read volumes of the journals:
Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering - (2019-present) | The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining | Taylor & Francis,
Soil Science and Plant Nutrition - (1955-2020) | Taylor & Francis.

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:
Ambix (international journal in history of alchemy and chemistry) The Apothecary Beyond the Shop: Chemistry, Medicine and Laboratories from the 17th to the 19th Centuries,
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
/2Almost all papers of the collections are Open Access or Free to Read.

In 2022, Elsevier launches new Open Access journals: Advanced Sensor and Energy Materials; Journal of Trace Elements and Minerals; Nuclear Analysis; Sustainable Chemistry for Climate Action.
Papers are online.
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.
Journal of Trace Elements and Minerals - no Article Publishing Charge for all authors who wish to publish open access and submit their article by 28 February 2023.
Nuclear Analysis - currently, the author does not have any publication charges for open access. Nuclear Analysis will pay to make the article open access.
Sustainable Chemistry for Climate Action - no Article Publishing Charge for all authors who wish to publish open access and submit their article by 31 December 2022.

No chemistry, not journals, but 2 hours 44 minutes of real pleasure for Paul's fans.
Paul McCartney live at Glastonbury Festival.
The complete record of the concert (Sat 25 June 2022). Audio only, alas! no video outside GB...
Free access, 22 days left to listen.

July 1. The Weekend note. What's the hype behind the toll wall?
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Articles ASAP: A daily bottle of 330 ml of alcoholic or non-alcoholic beer for 4 weeks significantly increases the diversity of the gut microbiota, which is associated with positive health outcomes.

June notes

KnowItAll + IR, NMR, MS, Raman, UV-Vis Libraries
Sign up for a two-week trial of Wiley's KnowItAll Spectroscopy software (for Windows) with full access to the KnowItAll Spectral Libraries.

RSC: PCCP Cover Gallery 2022.
Free registration may be required to access to full texts.

RSC: Special collection Nanoscale 2022 Emerging Investigators.
The period of free access is not specified.

RSC: Special issue in memoriam of Alasdair James Campbell - a special cross-journal collection of Journal of Materials Chemistry C and Sustainable Energy & Fuels is free to read until 20 July 2022.

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.
Chirality - Chirality in France, 2022.
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.

Heteroatom Chemistry (2019-present) is an open access journal.
Back issues (1997-2018) of the journal are Free to Read in the Wiley Online Library.

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.

Concepts in Magnetic Resonance Part B: Magnetic Resonance Engineering (2019-present) is an open access journal.
Back issues (2003-2018) of the journal are Free to Read in the Wiley Online Library.

Concepts in Magnetic Resonance Part A, Bridging Education and Research (2019-present) is an open access journal.
Back issues (1997-2018) of the journal are Free to Read in the Wiley Online Library.

Wiley: Pesticide Detection in Food and in the Environment.
This free collection of articles details how high-resolution mass spectrometry and gas chromatography can be used to screen for pesticides and other contaminants in food and in the environment.
Free registration is required to get access to the collection.

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.

Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences - (2002-present).
It is a subscription-based hybrid journal, but all its papers since Vol. 1 are free to read at present.
The period of free access is not specified.

Springer: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (ABC) .
ABC Highlights and Papers in Forefront - free access to the most recent contributions for a period of 8 weeks.

Springer: Analytical Challenges in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (ABC).
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. Readers can access the complete collection of published problems with the solutions.
The mutarotation challenge is the current puzzle. Check out the Challenge, send an email with the solution by July 1, 2022 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).

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 will be open for submissions in summer 2022.
The publisher will pay for all article processing charges (APCs) until mid-2025.

RSC: free content in Soft Matter.
Professor Guruswamy Kumaraswamy has been appointed as an Associate Editor for Soft Matter.
Professor Kumaraswamy’s Soft Matter articles and Professor Kumaraswamy’s favourite Soft Matter articles are free to read until 15 July 2022.

RSC: free content in Materials Horizons and Nanoscale Horizons:
Themed collection Horizons Community Board Collection: Antimicrobial materials and surface.
The period of free access is not specified.

New journals in the Frontiers journals family:
Frontiers in Membrane Science and Technology,
Frontiers in Metals and Alloys,
Frontiers in Soft Matter.
Follow links to the Frontiers journals in our Directory: ABC-Chemistry - F.

Free content in Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B:
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions 50th Anniversary Collection,
Most Downloaded Articles of 2021,
Editor's Choice Articles.

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).

May notes

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).

The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) announces the launch of two new journals this spring:
Applied Engineering Materials,
Applied Optical Materials.
Both new journals will begin accepting submissions on June 15 and are expected to publish the first issues in early 2023.

A couple of Open Access journals with zero article processing charges (APCs):
Environmental Science: Atmospheres - APCs are waived until mid 2023,
Water and Environmental Sustainability is funded by the Journal owner and all accepted manuscripts are published free of charge.

RSC: a new jounal is online.
The first papers of the new interdisciplinary open access journal are online: Environmental Science: Advances.

RSC: temporary access.
2021 Horizons Outstanding Paper Award Winners - selected papers from Materials Horizons and Nanoscale Horizons journals.
The period of free access is not specified.

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.

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.

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'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Where is Open Access Publishing Heading? - Wiley's concise and clear explanation of what Open Access is.

Still actual earlier notes

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).

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.

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).

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.

A chance for young researchers in Nano Science to get a grant.
Nano Letters Seed Grants:
Nano Letters and ACS Publications announce the inaugural Nano Letters Seed Grants competition for the best research proposal ideas from students globally. This opportunity is only open to later-stage graduate students (e.g., third year and beyond) who will be awarded US $2,500 to carry out the proposed work.

Five leading STM publishers made a great step in cooperation.
Elsevier is conducting a joint pilot with American Chemical Society (ACS), Wiley, Taylor & Francis, and the Royal Society of Chemistry to make articles discoverable through ScienceDirect.
During the pilot, researchers will be able to search and browse 35 Organic Chemistry (and Transportation) titles from participating publishers, alongside Elsevier content on ScienceDirect.
Read more

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.

Complimentary access to the Article Collection Impurities In Pharmaceuticals.
Free registration is required. The period of free access is not specified.

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.

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.

The annonced periods of complimentary access to a number of RSC journals have ended, but the thematic collections still are free to read:
Nanoscale: Advanced Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage; Nanoscale 2022 Lunar New Year Collection; Nanoscale Most Popular 2021 Articles.
Dalton Transactions: HOT articles published between October – December 2021.
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 C: Spiro compounds for electronics.
Materials Horizons: 2020 Horizons Outstanding Paper Award Winners.
Materials Horizons and Nanoscale Horizons: Horizons Community Board Collection: Solar Energy Conversion.
Journal of Materials Chemistry B: Bioinspired Surfaces Engineering for Biomaterials.
Polymer Chemistry: Molecularly Defined Polymers: Synthesis and Function.

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.

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

The Electrochemical Society.
ECSarXiv is a free preprint service for electrochemistry and solid state science and technology.
ECSarXiv is operated by The Electrochemical Society (ECS).

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).

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 :(

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).

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.

Pharmaceutical Fronts: Article Processing Charge (APC) is waived for the years 2022 and 2023.

Currently, the Open Access publication fee is waived for all authors in Journal of Spectral Imaging - (2010-2012, 2015-present) | IM Publications.

The Electrochemical Society starts new Open Access journals:
ECS Sensors Plus,
ECS Advances.
The Electrochemistry Society is paying the article publication charges for all articles submitted to the journals until the end of 2022.

IOP Publishing: no article publication charge:
Materials for Quantum Technology - until the end of 2022.
Materials Futures - from 2022 to 2024.

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).

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 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.
Food Chemistry Advances - before 31 August 2022.
eScience - before the 31st of December 2023.
Tetrahedron Chem - before 31 August 2022.
Cleaner Chemical Engineering - before 30 September 2022.
Journal of Magnetic Resonance Open - before 31 December 2022.
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.

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.

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