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Article Processing Charges (APCs): Royal Society

A guide to assist with the understanding of how Article Processing Charges (APCs) advance Open Access Publishing. The guide also covers Transformative Agreements with certain publishers

Transformative Agreements @Rhodes

The South African National Library and Information Consortium (SANLiC) has negotiated a Transformative Agreements with the Publisher. 

3 year agreement from 2021-2023

The package includes allocated APC tokens for publishing in RSC hybrid journals.

The number of Open Access articles to be published for FREE in all hybrid journals for RU is:

2021 - 1

2022 - 1

2023 - 1

The eligible author must be the PRIMARY corresponding author as designated upon article submission.

Authors who do not qualify for articles to be published as OA for FREE shall be charged a 15% discount on the standard article processing charge (APC) to publish their article as an OA article.

The title list of the hybrid journals can be found in Schedule A of the license agreement. View the full title list  here.

Contact the Research Office for your APC and Token queries

Read more: RUL Scholarly Communication: Transformative agreements

Read & Publish

The Royal Society actively supports open access publishing through our gold open access journals, green open access policy, open access membership programme, and now through our transformative deals; Read & Publish agreements. This page helps librarians to understand the agreements and options, if you are a researcher then you'll find more relevant information at Read & Publish for researchers

For more information on the Read & Publish model

Read & Publish