The Royal Society publishes ten journals across the biological, physical, mathematical and engineering sciences. This collection includes well-renowned titles such as Philosophical Transactions, the very first scientific journal in history (1665).
The Royal Society Publishing is the publishing division of The Royal Society, a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering, and medicine. The Royal Society’s fundamental purpose, reflected in its founding Charters of the 1660s, is to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.
The Royal Society has played a part in some of the most fundamental, significant, and life-changing discoveries in scientific history and Royal Society scientists continue to make outstanding contributions to science in many research areas
The following institutions participate in this agreement:
From 2022, the following institutions will also participate in this agreement:
From 2023, the following institutions will also participate in this agreement:
Authors who do not see their institution listed above should contact library staff to enquire further.
Corresponding authors from institutions listed under 'Participating institutions' may publish immediately to open access on the publisher's platform once the article has been accepted, with no transactional APCs.
Articles from authors at member institutions will be published under a CC-BY license, which allows maximum reuse while protecting the authors' rights of acknowledgment as authors.
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You will be recognised as being eligible for open access publishing with no transactional APCs via your institutional email address and institution name.
This agreement is for a single year (2022) on an opt-in basis.
Licensing is as per CAUL’s pre-approved license template included in the Fast Track to Open Access Toolkit.
The agreement provides unlimited access to the journal portfolio, including perpetual access for subscribed to years.
The Royal Society provides publishing reports with article-level information every six months.
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