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RSC Gold for Gold
(Royal Society of Chemistry).

OA Publishing in Royal Society of Chemistry Subscription Journals

In which content can OA articles be published?
In subscription journals that have an OA publishing option (= hybrid).

What types of articles will be accepted?
Communication, paper, review-type articles

Which licenses are available?
CC-BY 4.0, CC-BY-NC 4.0
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Which authors will be accepted?
Corresponding authors who are affiliated with JKU at the time of acceptance.

How are the authors identified?
By the corresponding author's e-mail domain.

Are FWF articles covered?
Yes, for now up until the end of 2024 - license renewal will be negotiated.

Are there any costs or fees for authors?
No. There are no costs for Open Access publishing in RSC journals.

What is the process for authors?
If the article is accepted, the RSC will inform eligible authors about the agreement. The author can then decide whether or not the article should be published as an OA article and, if necessary, will select one of the two CC licenses. The author will then receive confirmation that under the agreement, the costs will be covered.



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