January 18, 2022

Royal Society of Chemistry and Royal Society Announce New Open Access Journal Collaboration

From a Joint Announcement:

[Yesterday,] The Royal Society of Chemistry and the Royal Society jointly announced a new collaboration on the Royal Society’s multidisciplinary open access journal Royal Society Open Science.

The Royal Society of Chemistry will manage the commissioning and peer review processes for the chemistry section of the journal.

Royal Society Open Science, which launched in September 2014, is an open access journal publishing research across the entire range of science, using objective peer review and without any restrictions on scope, length or impact. The journal comprises 12 subject sections, including chemistry. For an introductory period open access article processing charges are being waived.


Royal Society Open Science offers:

  • objective peer review: any judgement of potential impact is left to the reader
  • (optional) open peer review: referees sign their reports, and we publish those reports along with author responses
  • open data: authors are required to make available all supporting data through supplementary information or through deposition in a publicly-available repository
  • article-level metrics and post-publication comments.

Read the Complete Announcement

Direct to Royal Society Open Science

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