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Jisc and the Royal Society of Chemistry sign new transitional open access agreement

  • Date 3 May 2022

Jisc and the Royal Society of Chemistry have extended and revised their transformative agreement until the end of 2024. Now utilising all previous expenditure to support open access (OA) publications, the deal covers all expected publishing output in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s hybrid journals portfolio.

Rapidly increasing OA publishing in the UK and offering full funder compliance, the deal means that authors at qualifying institutions can make articles publicly available in the society’s hybrid portfolio at no cost to them.

Researchers at participating institutions can also benefit from fast publication times, a reduced financial and administrative burden when publishing, and a substantial boost to their own profile as a scientist.

Paul Lewis, chief operating officer at the Royal Society of Chemistry, said: “Supporting our valued community in the UK with a transitional publishing model is an important stepping-stone on the journey to open access, so I welcome the extension of the agreement with Jisc and the institutions it represents. More than ever, we need science to deliver solutions to the global challenges we all face, so I am proud to see the RSC play its part in supporting OA publishing and empowering UK scientists to showcase their cutting-edge research to a global audience.”

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