RSC takes Chemical Science open access

To follow up on the last post regarding open access journals in the chemistry space, it looks like Chemical Science will be going to a gold open access model. The most notable feature here is that the publisher says they will waive any publication charges “for at least two years.”

This seems like a serious move from RSC, and one hopes that other chemistry publishers will follow suite.

For comparison to other gold open access chemistry journals, some stats on Chemical Science (in 2013):

  • Chemical Science, $0 (until at least 2016), 596 articles (658 if you count front/back/cover material)