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Royal Society of Chemistry Open Access Vouchers: Home

Yale researchers are eligible to to publish their paper in RSC journals without paying the standard article publication fee. This guide explains the application process.


The Yale University Library is partnering with the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) to support open access publishing under the Gold for Gold initiative. The program offers voucher codes that enable researchers to publish their paper in RSC journals free of charge, as a Gold Open Access article, without paying the normal article publication fee.


An open access article is available to all readers without any barriers to access, increasing the visiiblity of the research. RSC offers authors the choice of making their article open access. If you choose this publication route, you would normally pay an article processing fee after peer-review and acceptance. However, by using a voucher code, the fee is waived.


You are eligible to receive a voucher if

  • You are affiliated with Yale University
  • Your article has been accepted for publication in an RSC journal. Vouchers can be applied only to articles that have been accepted for publication, and cannot be applied retrospectively to articles already published.
  • You will redeem your voucher by December 31 of the current year.

Get Your Voucher Code

Please note that a limited number of vouchers are available and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. To request a voucher, send an email request to Andy Shimp and include:

  • Your name
  • Your department
  • RSC journal title
  • Journal article title

To use a voucher, it should be entered into the Gold for Gold Application form after the author receives notification that the article has been accepted.

Subject Librarian

Andy Shimp
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(203) 432-7460