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Creative Commons (CC) Licenses

What is in this guide?

This guide is a resource for authors looking for support in open access publishing at UNC-Chapel Hill.

In this guide, you will find:

  • Description of the various Creative Commons (CC) Licenses
  • List of
  • Author Programs:
    • RSC Gold for Gold
    • ACS Author Rewards
    • Biomed Central

Royal Society of Chemistry Gold for Gold

Gold for Gold was a program from the RSC  to support open access, however the program has concluded as of 2017.

Americian Chemical Society Author Programs

ACS Author Rewards is an open access stimulus program which gives two rewards, worth $750 each (a total value of $1,500) for each article published in an ACS journal in 2014.  There is no limit to the number of rewards an author can earn.

Published corresponding authors will receive an email containing their ACS Author Rewards in the form of a promotional code. Rewards can be redeemed against the cost of any ACS AuthorChoice option to make articles openly available. Use your ACS Author Rewards to comply with a funder’s open access requirements or to support global public access for your published article.

For additional information:

BioMed Central

BioMed Central publishes 274 peer-reviewed open access journals in Science,Technology and Medicine. The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill is a Supporter Member affording authors a 15% discount on the article-processing charges in any BioMed Central journal.

For additional information please visit BioMed author information.

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