The negotiations between the Dutch universities (VSNU) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) on online access to their journals, including publishing open access, didn’t succeed. This means that the newest articles won’t be accessible for staff of Dutch universities from 1 March 2018 onwards.
For researcher who use the journals and publish in them this could be a problem. As a result of the failure of the negotiations it is decided that Dutch universities won’t subscribe to any of the RSC journals.
Some alternatives to try to get the fulltext of the most recent articles are put together in a document.
More news on the VSNU website.
Dutch National website providing information for academics about the advantages of open access to publicly financed research