|Title||Royal Society of Chemistry|
Professional Publisher (Large)
|Owner||With over 51,000 members and a knowledge business that spans the globe, the Royal Society of Chemistry is the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists, supporting and representing our members and bringing together chemical scientists from all over the world.
A not-for-profit organisation with a heritage that spans 170 years, we have an ambitious international vision for the future. Around the world, we invest in educating future generations of scientists. We raise and maintain standards. We partner with industry and academia, promoting collaboration and innovation. We advise governments on policy. And we promote the talent, information and ideas that lead to great advances in science.
As a charity, we are governed by our Council who may appoint boards and committees and delegate such powers to them as it may think fit.
Our boards and committees are formed through elected representative members, who contribute to guiding and driving our strategies and activities.
|Address||Thomas Graham House,
Cambridge, CB4 0WF
|Copyright policy||Authors may choose between the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) licence ensuring that authors can comply with funders such as the RCUK and Wellcome Trust. The RSC will also offer authors of Gold Open Access papers the option to publish under the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC -BY-NC), should they and/or their funders find this more appropriate.|
|Complaint policy||No specific policy.|
|Publication charge link||http://www.rsc.org/Publishing/Journals/OpenScience/Fees.asp|
|Publication charge policy||Fees for RSC Open Access are dependent on the article type published:
Communications £1,000 (+ VAT if applicable)
Primary Paper £1,600 (+ VAT if applicable)
Review £2,500 (+ VAT if applicable)
Technical Notes £1,000 (+ VAT if applicable)
A 15% discount will be applied to fees for corresponding authors who are either: RSC members or
Member of a society which owns or co-owns the journal in which they are publishing (e.g. members of owner societies publishing in PPS or PCCP), or
Whose institutions subscribe to RSC Gold, Package A and the Core Chemistry Collection
|Initiatives||Gold OA option is available in all journals. Deposition of authors’ final accepted version in an institutional repository is permissible with full text of article available 12 months after publication. Article metadata can be deposited in a non-commercial repository at any time after publication.
Gold for Gold is an initiative for all RSC Gold subscribing institutions - voucher codes provided for authors at the subscriber institute to publish Gold OA free of charge. Number of voucher codes received is calculated from an institution’s Gold subscription divided by our standard APC. Additional Gold for Gold vouchers can be purchased at discounted bulk rates.
|Peer review process||http://www.rsc.org/Publishing/Journals/guidelines/RefereeGuidelines/index.asp|
|Peer review policy||The referees' reports constitute recommendations to the appropriate Editor, who is empowered to take final action on manuscripts submitted. The Editor is responsible for all administrative and executive actions, and is empowered to accept or reject papers. It is the Editor's duty to see that, as far as possible, agreement is reached between authors and referees; although the referees may need to be consulted again concerning an author's reply to comments, further refereeing will be avoided as far as possible. The primary criterion for acceptance of a contribution for publication is that it must report high-quality new chemical science and make a significant contribution to its field. Papers that do not contain new experimental results may be considered for publication only if they either reinterpret or summarise known facts or results in a manner presenting an advance in chemical knowledge. Papers in interdisciplinary areas are acceptable if the chemical content is considered satisfactory. Papers reporting results regarded as routine or trivial are not acceptable in the absence of other, desirable attributes.|