Royal Society

A summary of the Royal Society's open access policy and their requirements for researchers who receive funding from them.

Requirements overview

Requirement Detail
Acknowledge the funder Required
Data accessibility statement Not required
Rights retention statement Not required
Specific licence CC BY if an APC is paid
Embargo limit No embargo permitted
Deposit locations None specified
APC payment exclusions None specified
APC payment source The Royal Society
Other notes  

Further information

What is covered by the policy

All recipients of a Royal Society award are encouraged to publish peer-reviewed accepted articles and conference proceedings in open access journals

Further criteria

Deposit and embargo

As a minimum, award holders are expected to follow green routes for open access by publishing in a journal which allows deposit of the accepted manuscript version in an institutional or subject repository with no embargo period on access.

The Society’s preference is for the version of record of peer-reviewed publications to be freely accessible and re-useable on publication to ensure the widest reach and maximum benefit to the scientific community.

Paying for Royal Society publications

The Royal Society will allow the use of funding to cover fair and reasonable article processing charges (APCs) for articles published in journals or platforms with immediate open access under CC BY licence.

(All quotations taken from Royal Society policy page on 08/06/2023)