Open Access Application

Please complete the online form if you would like to arrange for your article to be made open access through payment of an article processing charge (APC). Ensure your article has been accepted for publication in one of our journals before submitting your application

An open access licence to publish must now be completed as part of this application form, therefore it is necessary for the Copyright Owner (or someone duly authorised) to complete this application.

Please note: if your article has been accepted for publication in Chemical Science, you do not need to complete this form as articles published in this journal from 2015 issue 1 are all Gold open access.

You will receive an immediate confirmation of your application submission. If you do not receive confirmation within 3 working days, or have any further queries please contact our

Please ensure you have read the following pages before you complete the online form:

Author Details

Please complete this form if you would like to make your article open access by paying an Article Processing Charge (APC).

* Denotes a mandatory field.

Title: *

First Name: *

Family Name: *

Email: *

Re-enter Email: *

Manuscript number or DOI: (e.g. C4RM01246A)*

Journal: *

Funding Agencies - if your article is mandated to be deposited to PubMed Central we can do this on your behalf, please enter your funding agencies

Contact Details (if different to above)

If you are completing this application on behalf of the author and would like updates about the progress, please complete this form.


First Name:

Family Name:


Re-enter Email:

Details for invoicing

If this information is not provided, there can be a significant delay in the process.

Full name of person paying invoice: *

Institution: *


Address Line 1: *

Address Line 2:

Town: *


Postal/Zip code: *

Country: *

Contact Telephone Number: *

Email address: *

Purchase order number (if needed to pay invoice):

VAT number (if applicable):


The groups below are entitled to a 15% discount for open access.

RSC Membership number:

Are you a member of a society which owns/co-owns the journal in which the article is to be published: *

Licence to Publish

An open access licence to publish form must be completed before open access publication. This is necessary even if you have already completed a licence during initial submission.

In sending this form you are accepting the terms of the open access licence to publish. This can be downloaded below.

*  I agree this licence has been accepted by the Owner or by someone duly authorised to accept on behalf of the Owner and that all the authors are aware that the article is being made open access.

Copyright Owner if authors do not own the copyright

* I agree to the selected open access licence to publish for the above article, please see licence terms and conditions below:


Licence to publish T&C

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