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Rewarding reviewers

A few weeks ago, I received a mail from ACS Publications with the following message:

Learn about other ways that the ACS is Now Open:
New programs including expanded ACS AuthorChoice, ACS Author Rewards, and an upcoming open access journal, ACS Central Science.
 It is especially the second item that caught my attention (ACS Author Rewards). As it says on the ACS Open Access website:
Encouraging ACS authors to choose open access with a $60-million stimulus program
With ACS Author Rewards, ACS provides publishing credits directly to each Corresponding Author of each article published in 2014.ACS awards publishing credits, worth a total value of $1,500 per article published in 2014; there are no limits on the number of credits an author can earnAuthors use credits to fund any ACS open access publishing option within the next three years (2015-2017); credits are transferable to another authorProgram designed to help research authors transition to new open access publishing models