Agreement period: 1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2024
This agreement gives current staff and students at Maynooth University:
Access to current content from a fixed list of 27 RSC journals
The ability to make articles accepted for publication in all hybrid RSC journals open access, without the author paying an article processing charge (APC).
NOTE: the allocation for covering Article Processing Charges is due to run out in mid-December.
OA quota per year:
2022: 42 articles
2023: 50 articles
2024: 52 articles
Eligible articles accepted for publication in January or February 2022 (before this agreement was announced): authors will be invited by RSC have the article included in the agreement.
These limited quotas will cover a projected 50%-60% of participating members output per year. Author who are not offered OA under this agreement have other options for making their works open access: either uploading a copy of your manuscript to your institution’s institutional repository (see RSC’s Green OA policy) or paying an APC to make the published version OA.
The corresponding author must be a current staff member or student of a participating institution at the time the article is accepted for publication. The corresponding author must ensure their correct affiliation details are known to the publisher at this time.
All eligible corresponding authors affiliated with Maynooth University can publish open access articles in these titles:
Any of the journals RSC class as hybrid (all journals except gold open access journals and Chemistry Education Research and Practice (CERP), which are already free to access)
Also see the list of eligible journals in all of IReL’s open access agreements: http://bit.ly/irelOAjournals.
OA publishing license: either a CC-BY 3.0 or a CC BY-NC 3.0 license, granting the publisher non-exclusive right of use. Authors of open access articles retain copyright to the article. The licence versions will move to version 4.0 during 2022.