Royal Society of Chemistry
Open Access Publishing in Royal Society of Chemistry Journals
Researchers can publish their articles open access in Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) hybrid journals without additional payment. Open access publishing is free for the researcher, since the costs have been covered as a part of FinELib consortium’s agreement.
Am I entitled to free open access publishing in RSC journals?
Yes, if you fill the following requirements:
Your article is being published in an RSC hybrid journal:
Journals included in FinELib RSC agreement 2020-2021 (pdf)
You are the corresponding author of your article
Your article has been accepted during 1.1.2020 – 31.12.2021
You are a researcher/student/staff member in one of the subscribing FinELib members:
RSC Read & Publish consortium
Instructions for the corresponding author
On acceptance of manuscript, you will receive an email from RSC with a link to their licensing system.
The link takes you to a page with the details of your manuscript provided at submission.
Click Start now.
Choose Gold Open Access Publication. Make sure that the system has identified you correctly, ie. that this option reads FREE - No payment required. You are identified based on your email address.
Choose license CC BY (preferred) or CC BY-NC.
Creative Commons describes the CC BY 4.0 (ByAttribution) license like this:
This license lets others copy, distribute, display and perform the work and make derivative works and remixes based on it only if they give the author or licensor the credits (attribution) in the manner specified by these.
Creative Commons describes the CC BY-NC 4.0 (ByAttribution-NonCommercial) license like this:
This license lets others copy, distribute, display, and perform the work and make derivative works and remixes based on it only for non-commercial purposes.
Agree to the license terms.