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Open Access Publishing Agreements: The Royal Society

Discover the current open access publishing agreements in place, allowing options for publishing research open access at no cost to the author.

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Agreement details

The IReL-Royal Society agreement allows eligible corresponding authors in participating institutions to publish original research open access upon publication at no extra cost from 1 March 2021 – 31 December 2025.

Eligible journals:

The ROYAL SOCIETY PUBLISH & READ agreement 2021-2023 allows corresponding authors from participating institutions to publish open access in these journals:

  • Biology Letters
  • Interface Focus
  • Journal of the Royal Society Interface
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society A
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B
  • Open Biology
  • Royal Society Open Science


It also provides read access to these titles:

  • Journal of Royal Society Interface
  • Interface Focus
  • Philosophical Transactions A 
  • Proceedings A
  • Philosophical Transactions B
  • Proceedings B
  • Biology Letters
  • Notes and Records

Instructions for authors

Royal Society aim to provide straightforward publishing with Royal Society Read and Publish. They have provided the following instructions on for authors submitting articles: Author Journey

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