1. Check existing requirements & expectations
Where your funding body or research institute has a policy on open access publication, we aim to support the author’s publishing requirements to comply with these policies.
As a society publisher, our fundamental goal is to advance the chemical sciences through the effective dissemination of high quality research content. We support the author's choice where and how they publish their work to the benefit of the advancement of science.
During your research and when you are compiling your manuscript, you are advised to check and familiarise yourself with the following information.
The funding body providing the grant for your research may have certain requirements on how and where an author publishes and archives their research.
The publishing and archiving requirements can be in the form of a mandate or an expectation. Failure to comply with these requirements may affect future funding.
Authors are advised to check closely their funder policy on open access (for example, via the funding body webpages), or to consult their librarian or library webpages.
The SHERPA/JULIET database is a useful resource for searching research funders’ open access policies.
ROARMAP (the Registry of Open Access Repositories Mandatory Archiving Policies) also has funders’ policies.
Your research institute may have certain expectations on publishing and archiving your research, and the process an author should follow. Authors are advised to consult their librarian or library webpages for more information.
Author & co-author expectations
As an author, you may favour open access publication irrespective of your funding body and research institute requirements. In this case, and if funds for publication are not provided via your funding body or research institute, then you may need to explore alternative means for covering the cost of publication.
Multiple authors & multiple funders
Occasionally a manuscript may have co-authors using different research funds and/or across multiple institutes with different publishing requirements. Prior to submitting your manuscript, you are advised to consult with all authors, and if necessary their funding bodies and research institutes, to decide the most appropriate publication route.