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Open Access Agreements and Memberships

Royal Society Overview

CMU faculty, staff, and students who are corresponding authors on articles published in Royal Society journals are able to make these available open access without any payment. 

  • All articles accepted with a CMU corresponding author
  • Journals include 
    • Biology Letters 
    • Interface Focus 
    • Journal of the Royal Society Interface 
    • Notes and Records of the Royal Society 
    • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 
    • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 
    • Proceedings of the Royal Society A 
    • Proceedings of the Royal Society B 
    • Open Biology 
    • Royal Society Open Science
  • Visit the Royal Society site for more information on this agreement


*Articles in Open Access journals without a CMU corresponding author can still be made OA using the Libraries' APC fund to pay some of the OA publishing fees. See CMU’s APC webpage for more information and to apply for APC funds.

See full list of journals supported through CMU's Open Access publisher agreements and memberships.


If you are unsure whether your article or journal is covered under this CMU publisher agreements, or with other questions, please contact the University Libraries Data and Publishing Services team.