It’s our mission to help you make the world a better place. Open access is crucial to achieving this. We believe that it is the key to building a fairer, more equitable society. One where everyone can access and benefit from discoveries – including researchers, funders, policymakers and the general public.
What could you achieve in a world that is open to all? It’s time to find out.
Those of you who already publish with us will know the benefits that come from choosing our journals. Publishing open access includes them all. You can expect:
Scientists in all disciplines and subjects can access and inspire each other
Available outside academia
Funders, policymakers and the general public all have access to new research
Boost citation potential
Readily available work can be read and cited easily by more people
High quality peer review
You can expect a simple process and fair and rigorous peer review
Keep copyright as standard
You (or your employer) retain the copyright to your article when you publish open access
Compliant with OA mandates
We make it fast and easy to meet the requirements of your funding body
Your path to open access
Read more about open access publishing, including diamond and gold open access, transformative journals and hybrid journals. You can also find information on Read & Publish and ChemRxiv.
Free to read, free to publish in
Chemical Science has a worldwide impact. This platform is home to cutting-edge research which ignites curiosity, development and progress. It’s diamond open access, so every article is free to read and cite by people all around the globe.
This also means that you can publish in Chemical Science for free. We cover the article processing charges (APCs), and your papers are available for anyone to access. Plus, it’s now possible to submit your manuscript in less than 20 minutes because of our simple and easy-to-use submission system. Learn more about diamond open access and what it means.
Gold open access
You can publish gold open access in any Royal Society of Chemistry journal. However, we also have a dedicated gold open access portfolio to let your articles shine. If you’re wondering what this term means, or how to go about choosing this option, find out more.
Our gold open access journals include:
Hybrid and transformative journals
Did you know that you can choose to publish gold open access in any of our transformative or hybrid journals? We describe these journals as “hybrid” because they offer you the choice to publish open access or publish your work for subscription-only audiences.
Read & Publish
A stepping stone to open access
This recognised agreement allows you to publish gold open access in any of our hybrid journals if your institution has signed up. It also gives you complete access to our journal library.
ChemRxiv™ is the free submission, distribution, and archive service for unpublished preprints in chemistry and related areas. It’s driven by the chemical science community and serves as a platform to share and discover the very latest findings.
ChemRxiv is co-owned by the American Chemical Society (ACS), German Chemical Society (GDCh), and the Royal Society of Chemistry.
This is just the beginning. Open access can lead us to a fairer society by making impactful research available to everyone. No matter who you are or where you live, you deserve to access and benefit from new discoveries. And we partner with the best people to make this a reality: