New Gold OA Journals by the RSC

The Royal Society of Chemistry has launched two new Open Access journals:

  • Environmental Science: Advances – It spans not only chemistry, but also research from any discipline related to the environmental sciences.
  • Digital Discovery – It publishes research at the intersection of chemistry, materials science and biotechnology.

Both has opened for submissions this month and will be free to publish in until mid-2024.

Leopoldina: New Scientific Journal

NAL-live is the new open access journal for review style articles published by the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. The articles will focus on interdisciplinary topics that have a high degree of social relevance. They are published as living reviews, that allow comments, discussion and updating of articles on a continuous basis.

The journal deals with all disciplines represented in the Leopoldina. The Leopoldina does not charge any fees.

New Open Access Journal: Chemistry – Methods

Chemistry Europe, an association of 16 European chemical societies, has published the new journal Chemistry – Methods. The fully open-access journal covers research on all aspects of methods in chemistry.

The journal is part of the Open Access Agreement between Projekt DEAL and Wiley.

ACS Gold Open Access Journals

Now the ACS fully open access journals are part of the agreement between the Max Planck Society and the American Chemical Society. The article processing charges will be paid centrally by the MPS.

ACS Open Access Journals:

The journals will be added to the OA Gold List (list of journals with central APC payment) shortly.

Publish Open Access in Royal Society Journals

The Max Planck Society has established a new agreement with the Royal Society which allows authors to publish open access in all Royal Society journals under a Creative Commons license (CC-BY); under the agreement, the article processing charges will be paid centrally by the MPS.

It also covers read access to all journals published by the Royal Society.

To publish open access without having to pay Article Publication Charges (APCs), the following criteria must be met:

  • The article is submitted between Jan 1, 2021 and Dec 31, 2023.
  • A Max Planck author must be the corresponding author of the article.
  • The author is affiliated with a Max Planck Institute and publishes under this affiliation – the Max Planck Institute must be stated in the article. A Max Planck email address should be used (if possible).
  • All article types are eligible except letters to the editor, corrections, retractions.