The University of Iowa Libraries are pleased to announce an expanded open access agreement with the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), effective Jan. 1, 2024, through Dec. 31, 2026.
The agreement expands our limited 2023 agreement, providing:
- Open Access publishing of an unlimited number of articles by corresponding authors affiliated with the University of Iowa, without payment of article processing charges in any of the RSC journals;
- Access to read articles in all RSC Journals for the University of Iowa community.
All RSC journals are eligible, including RSC Advances, Gold OA journals, and hybrid journals.
To confirm eligibility, corresponding authors simply designate their University of Iowa affiliation and use their University of Iowa email address upon submission and in the manuscript. Detailed instructions are available from RSC.
Through this agreement, UI authors can publish their work open access without paying Article Processing Charges (APCs). Authors retain copyright of their articles which are published with Creative Commons CC-BY or CC BY-NC licenses.
Open access publishing helps UI research reach a wider audience because it is free to read and not limited to subscribers. The Royal Society of Chemistry Open Access Agreement is one of a growing number of open access agreements in which the UI Libraries participates as part of its commitment to support open access.