Open Access for AMS Journals and BAMS

Did you know AMS has reduced page charges for the technical journals? Visit the Page Charge Reduction Information page for more details. 

Open Access Journals

AMS publishes two fully Open Access journals, in which all content is immediately available for all to freely read upon final publication: AI for Earth Systems (AIES) and Earth Interactions (EI). Authors pay a flat publication fee for each accepted manuscript. 

Open Access Option for Authors in AMS Subscription Journals

Access to the full text of Early Online Releases (EORs) and published articles in AMS’s subscription journals (JAMC, JAS, JCLI, JHM, JPO, JTECH, MWR, WAF, and WCAS) is restricted to subscribers for one year from the final publication date. Titles, Abstracts, and author lists for EORs are available to nonsubscribers and subscribers alike.

Papers published in these journals can be made fully and immediately available to all to read via payment of the AMS Open Choice fee. This open access option allows authors to have the full contents of their Early Online Release and/or final published paper made immediately available to all, subscribers and nonsubscribers, on the AMS Journals Online site once the payment has been processed.

Journal authors can request Open Choice when submitting a manuscript. If an article has already been accepted, the selection of Open Choice should be indicated when completing the Page Charge Form. The fee will be included when the paper is invoiced.

Open Access for BAMS

All peer-reviewed articles and online meeting summaries accepted for BAMS, and their corresponding EORs, are freely accessible through AMS Journals Online. The print version of BAMS includes news and professional information in addition to peer-reviewed content. The BAMS digital edition replicates the print version of BAMS, and is a benefit available only to individual members of AMS.

Open Choice fees

  Papers submitted on or after 1 Sep 2019 Papers submitted on or before 31 Aug 2019
JAMC, JAS, JCLI, JHM, JPO, JTECH, MWR, WAF $1100
(in addition to author charges)
$800
(in addition to author charges)
WCAS $800 $800
AIES, Earth Interactions Open access journal, included in publication fee
BAMS Open access (as described above) included in charges


Some funders require that publications resulting from research they funded carry the open access CC BY reuse license. Please see the AMS Licenses for Journal Article Reuse for more information.