Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Term of Contract: 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2023

Benefits for Researchers at Leibniz Universität Hannover

  • The TIB covers the article processing charges for articles in RSC's subscription (hybrid) journals automatically.
  • Please note that RSC's gold open access journals are not covered by the agreement.

Which requirements must be fulfilled?

  • To qualifiy, you have to be a researcher at Leibniz Universität Hannover, submitting the paper as the responsible corresponding author.
  • The journal must be covered by the R&P agreement.
  • Eligible article types: research article, review article.

What do you have to do?

  • Use your Leibniz University e-mail address during the submission process and clearly state your LUH affiliation in the submission form.
  • State your LUH affiliation and e-mail address in the article.
  • When asked to choose a publication route select Gold Open Access Publication. Do not sign the standard license to publish. Upon acceptance of your manuscript you will be able to choose an open access license.
  • Select the CC BY 4.0 publication license.

Open Access Journals

RSC's open access-only journals are not covered by the contract. However, as a member of LUH you receive a 15% discount on the standard APC.

Authors should apply for open access funding via LUH's Open Access Fund - given that the fund's eligibility criteria are met.

Further information

RSC also provides information on the Read & Publish Agreement on their website.


Dr. Ulrike Kändler