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.

Publishing in RSC fully open access journals

RSC publish five fully open access journals. Only RSC Advances applies an article processing charge (APC) of £750 to publish your article. The journal is not included in the agreement, but since the library covers all APCs in fully open access journals, please forward the APC invoice to for payment.

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