Supporting the global chemistry community with three Read & Publish agreements
In our mission to help build an open future that works for everyone, we have signed three Read & Publish deals respectively with the Irish Research eLibrary (IReL) in Ireland, Central Technical Library at the University of Ljubljana (CTK) in Slovenia and, Couperin in France. These new deals in Europe support our endeavours to provide open access opportunities across the globe.
Royal Society of Chemistry Chief Operating Officer, Paul Lewis, said: “We remain committed to supporting the best chemical science research around the world, so these Read & Publish agreements in Ireland, Slovenia and France are an important step in empowering researchers across Europe.
"Our Read & Publish models at the Royal Society of Chemistry underpin our commitment to open access publishing with our current agreements supporting 294 institutions in 23 countries worldwide. I’m proud to welcome these three new members of that community”.
Celebrating our first ever Read & Publish deal with the Irish consortium IReL
Our agreement with IReL runs for an initial three-year period and marks the Royal Society of Chemistry’s first ever Read & Publish agreement with any Irish institution or consortium.
The deal enables nine IReL members to publish gold open access across all of our hybrid titles, helping to boost IReL’s open access output on a global scale. Additionally, the proportion of IReL’s open access published output will increase each year for the duration of the agreement.
Susan Reilly, Director at IReL, welcomed the news, saying: “IReL is very pleased to sign this new agreement with RSC, which will offer further choice to researchers in our member institutions in making their work immediately open access.”
Extending our international reach with our first Read & Publish agreement in Slovenia
We have signed an uncapped, one-year agreement with CTK for 2022. It enables researchers at participating institutions to publish gold open access in any of our hybrid journals, at no further cost to the author. It also unlocks permanent access rights to the Royal Society of Chemistry’s entire journal portfolio.
Tatjana Intihar, Consortium Co-ordinator at CTK, welcomed the news, saying: “Our family of Read & Publish agreements has been growing in the past months; welcoming RSC to the family!”
Supporting further open access opportunities in France
The Royal Society of Chemistry and Couperin have achieved the widest-reaching Read & Publish agreement ever accomplished in France for Royal Society of Chemistry journals.
Authors affiliated with participating Couperin institutions will be able to publish open access in our hybrid journals with more APCs than ever before covered by the three-year agreement.