Open Access publishing agreement: Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Authors affiliated with the University of Vienna can publish Open Access without any additional charges in the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) journals listed below under a transformative Open Access publishing agreement. Please find the agreement details here:

Validity period
Funding for

Articles in subscription journals with Open Access option: Eligible Journals (PDF)

Note: Funding for "RSC Advances" needs to be requested via the OA publishing fund
("Nanoscale Advances" does not charge APCs until mid-2021.).

Funding requirements
  • You are "corresponding author" of the article in question.
  • You are affiliated1) with the University of Vienna on the date of acceptance.
  • The following applies to articles resulting from FWF projects: funding provided by the FWF2).
  • The following applies to articles resulting from EU projects: funding can be provided by the University of Vienna (sufficient articles available).
  • The article lists "University of Vienna" as your affiliation or as one of your affiliations.
  • Article types covered: Analysis, Application, Chemistry Frontiers, Communication, Concise Article, Critical Review, Edge Article, Emerging Area, Feature Article, Focus, Forum, Frontier, Highlight, Letter, Method, Mini-review, New Product Update, Opinion, Paper, Perspective, Research Article, Review Article, Synopsis, Technical Innovation, Technical Note, Tutorial Account, Tutorial Review, Viewpoint. Book reviews are always excluded from funding.
Funding is only provided for Open Access, not for any additional fees (e.g. colour charges, submission fees).
Author workflow
Please make sure you submit articles using your institutional e-mail address ( so the publisher can recognise you as eligible for funding. Processing of the agreement takes place without author invoicing.
Publisher's infopublisher website
Consortium infoKEMÖ website


1) University affiliates are defined in UG 2002 §94. Should you be a research grant holder please provide confirmation to that effect via e-mail.

2) If the FWF is named as a funder in the article it is responsible for Open Access funding. There is a dedicated Open Access agreement between the Royal Society of Chemistry and the FWF, so there is no need to apply for reimbursement. Please note that the FWF funding requirements have to be met.