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.
Note: The Gold for Gold program will end in 2017. RSC will still accept 2016 vouchers (valid for use with any article published in 2016) until March 2017.
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
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:
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.