What is Read & Publish?
It’s an alternative to the traditional subscription model. It helps both authors and institutions gradually tip the balance of their publishing output towards open access, making the process easier and more financially viable.
How does it work?
With a Read & Publish agreement in place at their institution, article processing charges (APCs) will be covered by the institution in all hybrid Royal Society of Chemistry journals so that authors can publish gold Open Access (OA). Authors will also receive a 15% discount on APCs for gold OA Royal Society of Chemistry journals*, and readers will have access to every paper in our journal portfolio.
This is based on the number of articles published by corresponding authors during the last full year, and includes all article processing charges for authors who choose to publish gold OA in any of our journals.
This covers your institution’s permanent access rights to our entire journal portfolio – the articles that, in a subscription model, would sit behind a paywall.
Because it takes time to adjust when changing from a subscription-based model, you will get a discount built in to your agreement.
This is based on your institution’s unique situation, and will last for a set amount of time.
These three components make up the final agreement’s price.
*This may vary based on the agreement your institution has with the Royal Society of Chemistry