Vanderbilt’s Agreements Supporting Open Access Publishing

As the scholarly publishing landscape has grown more complex with the advent of new publishing models, the Jean & Alexander Heard Libraries has negotiated transformative (read-and-publish) agreements with several publishers to better support faculty, staf

Royal Society of Chemistry

The Royal Society of Chemistry publishes scientific journals. 

  • Vanderbilt's agreement covers the article processing charges (APCs) for open access publishing in both Gold and hybrid journals.
  • Open access articles are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY.
  • Where applicable, open access articles are deposited in PubMed Central by Royal Society on the author’s behalf.
  • To view a list of the Royal Society of Chemisty journals, please visit Royal Society of Chemistry Journals page.

Instructions for Authors

How does it work?

  • Only corresponding authors are eligible.
  • Publishers use a variety of methods and tools to confirm eligibility. Whenever possible, we have identified eligible affiliated groups that might appear in the publisher's list (e.g. Peabody or Vanderbilt University Medical Center); however, to ensure that an author is recognized, it is best to select Vanderbilt University as the affiliation and use one's email address or email address at the point of submission/acceptance. It is also recommended to include one's ORCID iD.
  • If authors do not provide details to identify their eligibility at submission, they are not guaranteed to be identified as eligible to publish open access under this agreement.
  • Eligible authors can decline the open access offer and publish under the traditional subscription model instead.