Royal Society of Chemistry Read & Publish - a new open access agreement for KI researchers

As a researcher at the Karolinska Institutet you can publish open access free of charge in 40 hybrid journals from Royal Society of Chemistry.

Between the National Library of Sweden and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) there is a national agreement which entitles KI researchers to publish their articles Open Access in RSCs hybrid journals*. In this agreement, the publication fee (article processing charge or APC) is already prepaid, since the agreement includes both the costs of the library's subscriptions as well as the costs of open access publishing.

Please note that RSCs two pure Open Access journals (RSC Advances and Chemical Science) are not included in this agreement.

The agreement with RSC offers a fair balance between the universities' costs for access to subscribed journals as well as the needs and costs for publishing open access.

How do I proceed as an author?

When your paper has been accepted in any of the hybrid journals (see list below), RSC will identify you as KI affiliated and you will be informed about that the publishing fee is included in the agreement. In order for RSC to identify you as a KI-author, it is mandatory that you use the email address ending with The article will be open access immediately at the time of publication. If you choose not to take advantage of this open access agreement, you will have the option to publish in another way.

More details

Download a list of the journals covered (pdf).

Please contact Library Research Support if you have questions about how Royal Society of Chemistry Read & Publish works or publishing in general.

*A hybrid journal is a journal that is basically subscription-based, but where individual articles may be open access.