Paul Lewis, chief operating officer at the Royal Society of Chemistry, said: “Supporting our valued community in the UK with a transitional publishing model is an important stepping-stone on the journey to open access, so I welcome the extension of the agreement with Jisc and the institutions it represents. More than ever, we need science to deliver solutions to the global challenges we all face, so I am proud to see the RSC play its part in supporting OA publishing and empowering UK scientists to showcase their cutting-edge research to a global audience.”
Emma Wilson, Royal Society of Chemistry director of publishing, said: “The relationships we have with our publishing community in the UK are integral to our purpose as an organisation, so I am enormously pleased to be extending the agreement with Jisc. We know that our transformative approach supports both individual researchers and the world-leading institutions where they work, so this is an important step forward.”
Anna Vernon, head of portfolio, content licensing, Jisc, said: “This agreement builds on our work to support institutions and research funders in a rapid and cost-effective transition to open access. We are very pleased to have extended our OA agreement with the Royal Society of Chemistry, which means that all UK authored research in RSC’s hybrid journals will be published OA from 1 January 2022.
“This, combined with the fact that OA articles are used and cited more, means even greater reach and impact for UK researchers and the chemical sciences.”