Libraries’ Read and Publish Agreement with Royal Society of Chemistry

March 25, 2024, 3 p.m.

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Syracuse University Libraries recently signed a new ‘read and publish’ open access agreement with the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). This agreement will expand the reach of Syracuse University researchers’ scholarly contributions by enabling all SU-affiliated authors the ability to publish their work open access in all 57 RSC journals at no charge to them. Open access allows for anyone to use these scholarly works, free of charge and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions for further use. ‘Read and publish’ agreements provide an opportunity for Syracuse University-affiliated authors to make their work immediately open access when published in journals published by these organizations at no cost to the author.

The Royal Society of Chemistry publishes journals in core chemical sciences and related fields such biology, biophysics, energy and environment, engineering, materials, medicine, and physics. Authors looking to take advantage of the agreement can find more information in the Transformative Agreements and APC Coverage Research Guide.

“The Royal Society of Chemistry is a venerable yet groundbreaking institution, so I’m thrilled they are the 11th publisher the Libraries have struck a ‘read and publish’ deal with to eliminate costly open access article fees for Syracuse University authors,” said Scott Warren, the Libraries’ Senior Associate Dean for Research Excellence. “Sustainably enabling SU authors to publish their groundbreaking research openly ensures they meet a growing cadre of funders’ public access requirements. Such innovations are a core element of the Libraries’ Academic Strategic Plan.”

More information and instructions on how authors can take advantage of these agreements can be found in the Transformative Agreements and APC Coverage Research Guide.

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