Royal Society Publishing Friday, 3 October 2014

Royal Society archive open access

The move is being made as part of the Royal Society’s ongoing commitment to open access in scientific publishing. Opening of the archive is being timed to coincide with Open Access Week, and also comes soon after the Royal Society announced its first ever fully open access journal, Open Biology. 26 October 2011

Royal Society journal archive made permanently free to access

Royal Society transparent pricing model

For 2012 we have introduced a new transparent pricing mechanism that ensures that we take full account of the growth and impact of Open Access (OA) content, and its ‘author pays’ revenue. This ensures that we do not receive an article processing charge (APC), for the article to be open access, and then subscription income for the same article. (2/9/11)

Royal Society pricing model

Royal Society open access

NEWS 21/10/09: In keeping with our role as the UK's national academy of science, The Royal Society is committed to the widest possible dissemination of research outputs. Consequently, our own publishing operation is one of the most open access of all science publishers. We offer the following types of open access to our journal articles: delayed, "Green" and "Gold" open access, and free access for the world's poorest nations. We regularly open our digital journal archive of some 70,000 articles dating from 1665 and it will be opened up again next month.

The Royal Society is committed to the widest possible dissemination

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Royal Society Journals

PACKAGES: The Excellence in Science Collection - comes with free and exclusive access to all journal content published since 1665.

Licences, based upon version 4.0 (2009) of single site licence of the model academic institution licence found at   Use of content in course-packs or electronic reserve & linking direct to article level - clause 5.  Clauses referring to our perpetual access policy are no 2.3 (Continuing access) and 7.4 (Third party archive arrangements).  (3/8/10)

Royal Society Model Academic Consortium Licence (25/2/08)

E-Journal Guidelines for Institutional Access (24/8/09) NB Access via HighWire

Technical/Sales Support

Sales Contact: Natalie Blanchard, Sales Representative, ANZ. Tel: +61 (0) 422 44 34 11 (19/6/13)

Maria Romano, Journals Sales Manager. Tel: +44 (0)207 451 2221 (3/8/10) 

Technical Contact: Access queries can be directed to get answered within 48 hours and often more quickly. (27/8/13)

We are a partner of Research4Life, PERii-INASP, CrossRef & LOCKSS (3/10/10)

RSP policy on IP-blocking (3/8/10) [Members only]


Level of compliance with COUNTER - COUNTER 3 compliant. (3/8/10)

MetaPress Usage Statistics for the period up to the re-direction of users on February 18 are available to download from until April 30, 2009.  You will need your Administrative Login to access institutional usage statistics. After that date you will be unable to run these reports yourself.  All fulfilment data continues to be maintained at Portland Customer Services and HighWire will authenticate everyone against Portland's customer records to ensure continuous access to subscribed content, now and in the future (also known as 'perpetual access'). For general subscription and pricing enquiries please contact Portland Customer Services at
The link below with give details about how they can create their own account, so they in the future can get details such as usage, directly from HighWire:

CAUL Pricing / Offers to CAUL/CEIRC

Members only documents may be viewed from the display at the end of this page.

Royal Society Journals Package S 2015 proposal for CAUL (3/10/14) [Members only]
Royal Society Journals Package S 2015 pricing for CAUL (3/10/14) [Members only]

Royal Society Journals Package S 2014 pricing for CAUL (27/8/13) [Members only]

Royal Society Journals Package S 2013 pricing for CAUL (21/9/12) [Members only]

Royal Society Journals Package S 2012 pricing for CAUL (3/11/11) [Members only]

Royal Society Journals Package S 2011 proposal to CAUL (29/9/10) [Members only]

Royal Society Journals Package S 2011 pricing for CAUL (29/9/10) [Members only]

2010 tiered pricing for CAUL (23/3/09, under discussion re price cap 2009-2011, updated 24/8/09) [Members only
2009-2011 offer to CAUL (28/3/08)  [Members only
Updated 2009 pricing for new subscribers and quote for all CEIRC (2/7/08) [Members only