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Open access publishing: Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Agreement with the publisher


The first four articles submitted to RSC by SU authors per year will be published free of charge

SU authors will receive a 15% discount on APCs when publishing OA with RSC.

The package on offer is the RSC Gold Package (this now includes the New Journal Titles package that was previously offered as a separate add-on).

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Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Our Royal Charter was granted in 1980 and states that the object for which we are constituted is "the general advancement of chemical science and its application and for that purpose:

  • to foster and encourage the growth and application of such science by the dissemination of chemical knowledge;
  • to establish, uphold and advance the standards of qualification, competence and conduct of those who practise chemistry as a profession;
  • to serve the public interest by acting in an advisory, consultative or representative capacity in matters relating to the science and practice of chemistry; and
  • to advance the aims and objectives of members of the Society so far as they relate to the advancement of the science or practice of chemistry."