No agreement between Royal Society of Chemistry and Dutch Universities

Published on
December 20, 2018

The VSNU (Association of Dutch Universities) and Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) have been unable to reach a new agreement. From 2018 onwards, the journals of the RSC will unfortunately not be available for researchers in the Netherlands.

No deal with the Royal Society of Chemistry Publishing

Despite several attempts, the negotiations for a new deal between the VSNU and the RSC have failed. The VSNU and RSC have been unable to reach a new agreement on access to scientific journals.

Negotiations failed due to different views on an Open Access publishing and the unacceptable price increase for 2019. It has been decided that Dutch universities will not subscribe to individual RSC journals until further notice.

Consequently, RSC journals are no longer accessible as from 2018, but we have retained access to the RSC archives.

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