RSC Advances, currently the largest chemistry journal in the world, will be gold open access (OA) from its first issue in January 2017.
More high-quality content, free to access
The change will provide free access to a broader scope of high-quality work and offer new, affordable open access publishing options for authors around the world.
Since its launch in 2011, we’ve deliberately pushed the boundaries with RSC Advances, looking for new and unique ways to make the scientific developments we publish accessible to the widest possible audience. The journal publishes research on 133 different topics, covering the entirety of the chemical sciences including multidisciplinary and emerging areas.
With an impact factor* consistently above 3 since launch, RSC Advances is a reliable source of high-quality research. And after publishing 12,000 articles in 2015, from an international set of leading authors, it’s a journal that offers that quality in large volumes.
Affordable article processing charges
RSC Advances’ APC will be £750, one of the lowest in the industry. For the first two years, this will be discounted to £500, with further discounts and waiver options also available.
Shaping the future of open access publishing
As an organisation, our aim is to support the scientific community and advance excellence in the chemical sciences. Converting a journal of this size cements our influence in open access publishing, putting us in a strong position to shape its future for the benefit of our community.
*Data based on 2015 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, June 2016).