|Title||Royal Society of Chemistry|
Professional Publisher (Large)
|Owner||With over 54,000 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 175 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 the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) licence ensuring that authors can comply with funders such as the RCUK and Wellcome. We also offer authors 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/journals-books-databases/open-access/gold-open-access/#charges-discounts|
|Publication charge policy||Article processing charges (APCs) for our hybrid journals are dependent on the article type published:
Communications £1,000 (+ local taxes if applicable)
Primary Paper £1,600 (+local taxes if applicable)
Review £2,500 (+local taxes if applicable)
Technical Notes £1,000 (+local taxes if applicable)
A 15% discount will be applied to APCs 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 institution has an agreed institutional discount.
Article processing charges (APCs) for full open access journals:
Full price: £750 (+local taxes if applicable);
Discounted price for 2017–2018: £500 (+local taxes if applicable);
Corresponding authors from India, Indonesia and Philippines: £250 (+local taxes if applicable);
Corresponding authors from Research4Life Group A & Group B: Full APC waiver.
Chemical Science: APCs are currently waived for all authors.
Nanoscale Advances: APCs are waived for all authors until mid-2021.
|OA articles||For 2018: Approximately 7,000|
|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. Our Read & Publish scheme lets corresponding authors at eligible institutions publish gold open access in all hybrid Royal Society of Chemistry journals. At the same time, the institution will gain access to our hybrid journal portfolio.|
|Peer review process||http://www.rsc.org/journals-books-databases/journal-authors-reviewers/reviewer-responsibilities/#review-procedure|
|Peer review policy||We are committed to publishing high quality new work that makes a significant contribution within the scope of its journals. In order to meet this aim, submitted manuscripts undergo initial evaluation by an editor to ensure that they meet essential criteria for publication in the journal. Only those manuscripts that pass this initial review process will be forwarded to reviewers for further consideration. The reviewers' reports constitute recommendations to the appropriate editor, who takes the final action on manuscripts submitted. The editor is responsible for all administrative and executive actions, and can accept or reject papers. Once a manuscript has been revised by the authors then it is the editor's duty to see that, as far as possible, agreement is reached between the authors and reviewers. The reviewers may need to be consulted again concerning an author's reply to comments, but further review is only undertaken when necessary. Acceptance criteria for our individual journals can be found in the journal specific guidelines.|