The seventh episode focuses on open access for journal articles and the ACS AuthorChoice program featuring Larry Marnett, the Editor-in-Chief of Chemical Research in Toxicology. Dr. Marnett was an early proponent among ACS editors for open access, a publishing model in which an article is available without a subscription to all users. He had an article that was the first fully open access article published in any ACS journal in 2006. There are various economic models across scientific publishing for enabling open access; the ACS AuthorChoice program is the option within ACS Publications. The program allows an author to pay an open access fee (a basic fee with discounts for subscribing institutions and ACS members) to make his/her article available upon publication, which provides benefits to the author either to fulfill funding agency requirements or a personal choice on the part of the authors. Marnett discusses open access, why he selects the ACS AuthorChoice option when publishing in ACS journals and notes that selecting the AuthorChoice option has no impact on whether an article will be accepted for publication, which is offered after a manuscript has been accepted.