RSC Open Access transformation contract concluded

13 Mar 2024

Following a decision by the Faculty Library Commission, LMU's Chemistry and Pharmacy Library has joined the Open Access (OA) transformation agreement for Germany negotiated between TIB Hannover and Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in 2024.

Here are the key points of this new RSC Platinum model:

  • Duration 4 years
  • permanent read access to the content published in the entire RSC journal portfolio during the contract period
  • unlimited OA publication rights (CC-BY as standard license) for LMU Corresponding Authors in all hybrid and gold OA journals
  • The Corresponding Author is assigned to LMU exclusively via the e-mail address (,,, or similar)

Further information and the current list of titles on which the agreement is based can be found here.

If you have any questions or problems in connection with the RSC agreement, please contact your subject librarian:

Dr. Andreas Will
+49 89 2180 77065