Giving authors the choice of making their articles available as OA is the first step for ECS toward enabling Open Access throughout their four journals. ECS’s long-term goal is to move away from the subscriptions model entirely, to full Open Access. Because subscribing institutions have already contributed to publishing costs (through their subscriptions), each subscribing institution is given, as part of their subscriptions package for 2014, unlimited Article Credits. Authors who neither belong to a subscribing institution nor are ECS members will be charged for making an article available as Open Access once it has been accepted. In 2014, the Article Processing Charge is USD $800 per accepted article.
For more information on the ECS Open Access program, please visit http://www.electrochem.org/oa/.