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Royal Society of Chemistry

Read- and publish agreement

Researchers at Lund University can use agreements to publish open access with easy handling of the administrative processes and negotiated costs. Read more about the terms of the agreement here.

About the agreement

The agreement provides open access publishing under negotiated conditions in all hybrid journals from the Royal Society of Chemistry. 

The agreement does not cover the publisher's fully open access journals: Chemical Science, Nanoscale Advances, or RSC Advances. To publish in these journals, it is possible to apply for support for publication fees. 

Apply for funding to the APC

All articles are published with a CC BY or CC BY-NC license. 

The corresponding author's affiliation with Lund University must be stated in the published article. 

Workflow for authors

To facilitate publisher’s ability to identify researchers from organisations that are part of the agreement, please make sure of the following: 

  • State your affiliation with Lund University in the article and, if possible, in the publisher’s manuscript submission system. 
  • Use your institutional e-mail address (ending with “” or “”) when submitting the manuscript. 

When an article is accepted for publication, the author receives a message from the publisher with a link to the RSC portal for publication agreements, where it is clearly stated that the cost of openly accessible publication is covered by the agreement. The author must select the option "select an open access license" for the article to be published openly available.

Publishing costs at Lund University

Parts of the costs of publishing, both within the agreements and those paid with the extra publishing support, are later invoiced to the faculties. Depending on how your faculty chooses to handle the costs, you may have to pay a part of the publication fee at a later stage.

Read more about costs for publishing open access at Lund University


For questions about the agreement or open access publishing, please contact:

publicera [at] lub [dot] lu [dot] se (publicera[at]lub[dot]lu[dot]se)