Open Access at the RSC
Information on Open Access and RSC Policy
Deposition and Licence To Publish
When it comes to access and deposition, RSC Publishing complies with the requirements of most of the major funding agencies, such as NIH and EPSRC.
If we have published your article, you can deposit the accepted author form of it in a non-commercial repository. This includes pre-submission (eg ArXiV) and post-acceptance repositories, such as that of your institution or your funding body, plus your organisation's intranet. You can also use your article in your thesis, both in print and online.
An embargo period of 12 months from acceptance applies to the deposition of non-Open Access articles in repositories that are publicly available. Full details on all options for deposition, with associated Licence to Publish forms, can be found on our website under the Author Deposition section.
When the author signs an exclusive Licence to Publish for a journal article, he/she retains certain rights where he/she can deposit the article.