Publishing in RSC full open access journals

RSC publish three full open access journals, Chemical Science, RSC Advances and Nanoscale Advances. For articles in RSC Advances the current article processing charge (APC) is £750.

If you wish to have the APC for your accepted article in RSC Advanced paid for centrally, please contact the library at 

Further information: Stockholm University gives researchers more support to get published in full Open Access journals

Publishing in RSC hybrid journals

RSC publish 40 hybrid journals (subscription-based journals where individual articles may be open access with an APC). A national agreement where all APCs are prepaid, entitles researchers at Stockholm University to publish open access without any charges in all 40 journals.

How do I proceed as a corresponding author?

In addition to stating your affiliation with Stockholm University, it is important that you use your SU email address when submitting a manuscript to a RSC journal. It is via the SU email address that RSC identifies you as an SU affiliated author and entitled to open access publishing free of charge.

On acceptance of the article, RSC will send you a message with a unique link to the publisher’s license portal. For open access publishing free of charge, mark “select an open access licence”. The article will be immediately open access when published.

What’s included?

About the agreement

The agreement is a national so-called “Read & Publish” agreement. The APCs are already prepaid, since the agreement includes both the costs of the library's subscriptions as well as the costs of open access publishing. The agreement was negotiated by The National Library of Sweden and in addition to Stockholm University, 12 other Swedish research institutes have joined.

Read more about publishing open access with RSC

More information about centrally funded and discounted article processing charges

If you have questions about the agreement or open access publishing, please contact us at