New Open Access agreements

Hungarian consortium signs Read & Publish agreement with the Royal Society of Chemistry

The Hungarian Electronic Information Service National Programme (EISZ) has signed an innovative Read & Publish licensing agreement with the Royal Society of Chemistry. That means corresponding authors affiliated at consortium member institutions are now able to publish Open Access in hybrid Royal Society of Chemistry journals, as well as having access to read the full range of scientific content from these titles.

The Read & Publish model allows articles published in Royal Society of Chemistry journals by corresponding authors from EISZ institutions to be made publicly available at the time of publication, at no further direct cost to the author.
The one-year agreement, with an option to extend by a further year, represents a unique step in EISZ’s developments, in order to ensure that all Hungarian articles are free to read around the world.

Stephen Rumbelow, Royal Society of Chemistry Director of Sales & Marketing, says: "We are very pleased to have made such a promising agreement with EISZ, which means the Hungarian consortium members are now able to take its place with institutions from ten other European countries, helping advance the transition towards Open Access publishing, through our innovative Read & Publish model. This agreement is an important milestone in strengthening our support for the Hungarian chemistry community, by connecting them with the European Open Access community through our platform.”

Katalin Urbán, director of Electronic Information Service National Programme, said, “Our partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry stands on strong fundaments. In recent years, EISZ has made serious steps in order to ensure that our agreements with publishers cover the OA publishing costs of the participating institutions. The Royal Society of Chemistry has been pioneering the way of a global transition to Open Access, and we are extremely happy that Hungary joins the initiative paved by illustrious members of the community.”

About EISZ

Electronic Information Service National Programme is the Hungarian National Consortium that provides access to more than 60 scientific journal collections and databases for more than 220 member institutions in Hungary. The National Programme is operated at the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and is supported by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office. More information:

About the Royal Society of Chemistry

The Royal Society of Chemistry works to shape the future of the chemical sciences – for the benefit of science and humanity. With over 50,000 members and a knowledge business that spans the globe, we are the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists; supporting and representing our members and bringing together scientists from all over the world. As a not-for-profit organisation with more than 175 years of heritage and an ambitious international vision for the future, we promote, support and celebrate chemistry.
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