The IReL-RSC agreement (1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2024) provides read access to current content from a fixed list of 27 RSC journals.
The agreement also ensures that articles accepted for publication in all hybrid RSC journals are can be made available open access, without the author paying an article processing charge (APC).
For your article submission to be included under the agreement, you must be the corresponding author and affiliated to 'University College Cork' at the time the article is accepted for publication. During the article submission process you must correctly identify your institution as 'University College Cork'. You must use your UCC email address, and not addresses from other domains.
Note: There is a limited quota of APCs which will cover a projected 50%-60% of participating member output per year. For 2022, it is projected that this will occur during November for articles accepted for publication after that point. Authors 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 the institutional repository (see RSC’s Green OA policy), or paying an APC to make the published version OA.
See publisher page.
Any of the journals RSC class as hybrid (all journals except gold open access journals and Chemistry Education Research and Practice (CERP).
Note: There is a limited quota of APCs which will cover a projected 50%-60% of participating members output per year.