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
1.1.2021–31.12.2023 (renewal expected)
Funding for

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

Note: Funding for "RSC Advances", "Nanoscale Advances", "RSC Chemical Biology" and "Materials Advances" needs to be requested via the OA publishing fund.

Funding requirements
  • The "corresponding author" of the article is affiliated1) with the University of Vienna.
  • The "corresponding author" states "University of Vienna" as their affiliation or as one of their affiliations in the article.
  • 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.
  • 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).
Funding is only provided for Open Access (Article Processing Charges, APCs), not for any additional fees (e.g. colour charges, submission fees).
No invoicing, OA costs fully covered by publishing agreement.
Author workflow
The affiliation of the "corresponding author" to the University of Vienna will be checked by the publisher. Articles have to be submitted using the institutional e-mail address ( or so the publisher can recognise eligible authors.
Publisher's infopublisher website
Consortium infoKEMÖ website


1) University affiliates are defined in UG 2002 §94.

2) If the FWF is named as a funder in the article it is responsible for Open Access funding (regardless of whether the corresponding author was involved in the project). 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.