Open Access Publishing and the role of the Royal Society of Chemistry


  • Brian O'Connor Royal Society of Chemistry
  • May Copsey Royal Society of Chemistry



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The Royal Society of Chemistry recognises that researchers are increasingly being mandated to publish Open Access (OA), but do not always have the funding to pay for it directly. Our presentation would outline the RSC’s view on Open Access, and how as a society publisher we are supporting the funder-led evolution to Gold open access with a Gold for Gold initiative, ensuring academics can further increase the visibility of their quality research, and fulfil their funder mandate. The presentation will show how this initiative has been successfully piloted in the UK, which has been one of the first countries to mandate Open Access, and is now available to all our authors worldwide. The presentation will also cover some of the activities that the RSC is undertaking to support researchers with the dissemination of their research and to ensure the impact of this is maximised.

Author Biography

Brian O'Connor, Royal Society of Chemistry

Journal Sales Executive - UK & Northern Europe