Royal Society of Chemistry Read-and-Publish Agreement

Lyrasis and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) have entered into an open access (OA) publishing agreement to accelerate momentum toward global open access scholarship. This partnership is one of the first and largest open access agreements with RSC in North America. The agreement is available to all Lyrasis members. It enables all corresponding authors affiliated with participating academic institutions to publish open access (OA) in more than 40 RSC scholarly journals, both fully OA and hybrid, with no publishing fees or limits on OA articles published. The agreement also provides reading access to the full RSC Gold package of 50-plus scholarly journals. Authors who publish OA under this agreement can publish under a CC BY or CC BY-NC open license.

The RSC has committed to achieving full open access for its journals by 2028. Participation is cost-neutral for most current RSC Gold package subscribers.
Twenty-two institutions representing more than 38,000 faculty and 325,000 students have opted into the agreement for 2024. Participating Lyrasis members range from large research institutions to liberal arts colleges and regional universities, signaling the broad benefits of these innovative deals. These 22 institutions publish an average of 175 scholarly articles with RSC per year.
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • CUNY Graduate Center
  • Dartmouth College
  • Duke University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Kean University
  • Manhattan College
  • Northeastern University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Rockefeller University
  • Rowan University
  • Saint Lawrence University
  • University of Maine System
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Rhode Island
  • Wesleyan University
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Are you a Lyrasis member wishing to join this read-and-publish agreement for 2025? Please fill out the web form below or contact

Lyrasis has negotiated a central license with excellent terms. Participating institutions placing new orders or renewals will be asked to agree to abide by the terms at that time. Accessibility documentation is available for this resource.

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