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Royal Society of Chemistry joins global open-access initiative

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OA Switchboard to help society better manage its open-access publishing agreements

The Royal Society of Chemistry has become the latest organisation to join the OA Switchboard—an international initiative aimed at simplifying the transition to open access for funders, institutions and publishers.

Launched in November 2020 by the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, the switchboard serves as a “central information exchange hub, connecting parties and systems, streamlining communication and the neutral exchange of OA-related, publication-level information, and ensuring a financial settlement” in open-access transition deals.

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