Member Record

Royal Society of Chemistry

Royal Society of Chemistry
Membership Category
Professional Publisher (Large)
Chemistry is at the centre of everything you can see, smell, touch and taste.

Whether studying the chemistry of life, or developing the advanced science behind modern technology, chemical scientists use their expertise to improve our health, our environment and our daily lives.

Collaboration is essential. We connect scientists with each other and society as a whole, so they can do their best work and make discoveries and innovation happen.

We publish new research. We develop, recognise and celebrate professional capabilities. We bring people together to spark new ideas and new partnerships. We support teachers to inspire future generations of scientists. And we speak up to influence the people making decisions that affect us all.

We are a catalyst for the chemistry that enriches our world.

As a charity, we are governed by our Board of Trustees who may appoint boards and committees and delegate such powers to them as it may think fit.

Our boards and committees are formed through elected representative members, who contribute to guiding and driving our strategies and activities.
Main Address
Thomas Graham House,
Science Park,
Milton Road,
Cambridge, CB4 0WF
Other Office Locations
London, UK Washington DC, USA São Paulo, Brazil Beijing, China Shanghai, China Berlin, Germany Bangalore, India Tokyo, Japan
Copyright and Licensing Link
Copyright and Licensing Policy
We offer industry-standard Creative Commons licensing for open access publication in all of our journals.

We offer a choice of two Creative Commons licences: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) and Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC). Authors may select the appropriate licence according to their funding body and research institute requirements or their personal choice.
Complaint Contact Link
Complaint Policy
No specific policy.
Publication Charge Link
Publication Charge Policy
The article processing charge (APC) for our hybrid journals is £2500.

A 15% discount will be applied to APCs for corresponding authors who are either: RSC members or Member of a society which owns or co-owns the journal in which they are publishing (e.g. members of owner societies publishing in PCCP or Biomaterials Science), or whose institution has an agreed institutional discount.

Gold open access journals – once waiver period ends (except RSC Advances)
All countries (with exemptions below) £1,800
India, Indonesia and Philippines £900
RSC Research4Life countries (see list on website) APC waived

RSC Advances APC
All countries (with exemptions below) £1,000
India, Indonesia and Philippines £600
RSC Research4Life countries (see list on website) APC waived

Chemical Science: APCs are currently waived for all authors.
OASPA Compliant OA Journals
OA Articles (approx. number in 12 months)
For 2022: Approximately 10,000
OASPA Compliant OA Books
Peer Review Process Link
Peer Review Policy
We are committed to publishing high quality new work that makes a significant contribution within the scope of its journals. In order to meet this aim, submitted manuscripts undergo initial evaluation by an editor to ensure that they meet essential criteria for publication in the journal. Only those manuscripts that pass this initial review process will be forwarded to reviewers for further consideration. The reviewers’ reports constitute recommendations to the appropriate editor, who takes the final action on manuscripts submitted. The editor is responsible for all administrative and executive actions, and can accept or reject papers. Once a manuscript has been revised by the authors then it is the editor’s duty to see that, as far as possible, agreement is reached between the authors and reviewers. The reviewers may need to be consulted again concerning an author’s reply to comments, but further review is only undertaken when necessary. Acceptance criteria for our individual journals can be found in the journal specific guidelines.
Gold OA option is available in all journals. Deposition of authors’ final accepted version in an institutional repository is permissible with full text of article available 12 months after publication. Article metadata can be deposited in a non-commercial repository at any time after publication.Our Read & Publish scheme lets corresponding authors at eligible institutions publish gold open access in all hybrid Royal Society of Chemistry journals. At the same time, the institution will gain access to our hybrid journal portfolio.

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