Royal Society of Chemistry director of publishing, Emma Wilson, said: “Collaborating with initiatives like the OA Switchboard – who aim to create standards for messaging and reporting of Open Access publications between publishers , institutions and funders – is a great opportunity for the RSC to be involved in. Not only does it support transition to OA, it also represents our research community, bringing benefit and making their lives easier.
"Being part of the early development will enable us to learn and improve the OA service we offer to our institutional customers and research funding organisations, and we are excited to be part of the initiative.
Claudia Heidrich, Royal Society of Chemistry EMEAI Sales Manager is working closely with OA Switchboard. She said: “I am very pleased that the Royal Society of Chemistry decided to become a launching partner of the OA Switchboard. Incorporating the OA Switchboard will enable us to improve our reporting services and helps us, customers and funders to better manage our open access publishing agreements.
"The number of transformative agreements we have worldwide is continuously increasing. These agreements become more complex and so are the requirements for the way we report on OA publications. So, it is necessary to create these unified structures and processes. As a member of the OA Switchboard Advisory Group, I am looking forward to further exciting projects and hope that the RSC will be able to contribute and support the sustainable and transparent transition to OA further."