The RSC is proud to have signed Read & Publishing agreements with institutions in 32 countries. And while more choice can be a positive for researchers, the RSC understands that having agreements with different publishers can mean it is increasingly difficult for authors to keep track of which journals their article processing charges are covered in. The ChronosHub Journal Guide addresses this, by allowing authors to select their institution, and subsequently being advised which journals are covered by their agreement, and if not, which prices apply.
The service will go live for authors at the end of June 2023.
In addition to providing information on agreement eligibility, it will allow authors to search and filter all RSC journals by a variety of criteria, so that authors can find the best journal to submit to. Funder compliance is also flagged after the selection of a funder.