Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is a  learned society (professional association) in the United Kingdom with the goal of "advancing the chemical sciences". It was formed in 1980 from the merger of the Chemical Society, the Royal Institute of Chemistry, the Farady Society and the Society for Analytical Chemistry with a new Royal Charter and the dual role of learned society and professional body. The headquarters of the Society are at Burlington House, Piccadilly (London). It also has offices in Thomas Graham House in  Cambridge (named for  Thomas Graham, the first president of the Chemical Society) where RSC Publishing is based.

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In negotiation
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No open access agreement 2018

The deal with the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has ended on 31 December 2017. For 2018 negotiations are going on. RSC has suspended the discount and the deals for open access free of charge with the universities of Eindhoven, Delft and Leiden. Dutch researchers of all universities have to pay the full open access amount (APC) until an agreement is reached on this point. It is uncertain when that will be.

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Finalised licence
Terms and conditions
  • Gold for Gold is a scheme established by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) that rewards all institutions that subscribe to RSC Gold subscription package with vouchers to make articles open access, free of charge. 11 of the 14 Dutch universities are using the Gold 4 Gold vouchers.
  • Researchers who want to use one, please contact the open access contact person within your university.

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