Journals of the Royal Society of Chemistry available again

Journals of the Royal Society of Chemistry available again

by | 19 Aug 2019

Maastricht University and MUMC+ students and staff can access the articles of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) journals again. Due to the contract termination between RSC and VSNU, we had limited access for more than a year. The current subscription runs until 2021.

Our subscription gives access to all the articles of the journals we subscribed to before the access to the 2018 and 2019 volumes was closed, iIncluding the previous volumes. We do not (yet) subscribe to recently launched RSC journals . Our current subscription runs until Januari 2021.

Why was the license terminated?

Access to RSC journals ended on 1 April 2018, because RSC and the Dutch universities (VSNU) could not reach a read and publish agreement. This is an agreement where we have access to read the articles and special conditions are in place for our researchers to publish open access.

What about open access publishing at RSC?

The current agreement with RSC does not include any special conditions for open access publishing, so the regular article processing charges (APC) of RSC apply to publishing.

On everage the APC at RSC are €1650,-. The APC for gold open access have to be payed by you, the corresponding author and might be covered by the funding organisation (if applicable) or the research institue/project.

Green open access, a great alternative

When there is no coverage for APC, you can opt for green open access. In order to do so you can send your accepted author manuscript (AAM, i.e. the post-print or final draft post-refereeing) to the university library for submission in the institutional repository . Send your manuscript as soon as possible after acceptance/publication to repository@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

The library checks the legal options and sets the correct embargo period before the AAM is added to the published record so people who can’t access the publisher’s version (paywall, no subscription) will be directed to your author’s version, without losing the important information about the published version, including how to cite. 

The embargo period for RSC journals is 12 months. However, the AAM can be shared immediately inside a closed network, like our Maastricht University campus network. 

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