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Transformative agreements

Royal Society transformative agreements allow researchers to publish open access in any Royal Society journal with no APC fee at the point of use. You can use the list of institutions below to see if you can publish with us at no cost. If you have any questions, please get in touch: publishing@royalsociety.org.

Non-standard transformative agreements

Our standard transformative model is Read & Publish but we are also running some pilot projects structured in a different way.

Max Planck Institutions Publish and Read Pilot
Corresponding authors at any Max Planck institution are eligible to publish open access and for the APC to be covered centrally by Max Planck Digital Library. This applies to all articles submitted between 1 January and 31 December.

University of California shared funding model
Corresponding authors at the nine eligible UC institutions can publish open access and the APC will be split between the UC library and the author where they have funding. This applies to all articles accepted between 1 January and 31 December.

Read & Publish agreements

Read & Publish agreements enable corresponding authors to publish papers as open access without paying an article processing charge as the charges are covered by their library. If your institution is listed below, you can publish open access with us for no fee.

For CAUL institutions in Australia and New Zealand and Vienna University, the Read & Publish agreement applies to all articles accepted between 1 January and 31 December of the year the agreement is in place. 

For IReL institutions in the Republic of Ireland, the Read & Publish agreement applies to all articles published between 1 January and 31 December of the year the agreement is in place.

All other Read & Publish agreements apply to all articles submitted between 1 January and 31 December of the year the agreement is in place.

Agreements for 2021, 2022, & 2023:

United Kingdom
Package  2021 2022 2023
Bangor University UK Pack S   Yes  Yes Yes
Cardiff University UK Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
Imperial College London UK Pack S   - Yes Yes 
Lancaster University UK Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine UK Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
Loughborough University UK Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
Newcastle University UK Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
Open University UK Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 

Queen Mary University of London

UK  Pack S  Yes 
Queens University Belfast UK Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
Royal Veterinary College UK Pack S   - Yes Yes 
Swansea University UK Pack S   -  Yes Yes 
The Alan Turing Institute  UK  Pack S  Yes 
University College London UK Pack S   - Yes Yes 
University of Aberdeen UK Pack S   - Yes Yes
University of Bath UK Pack S   - Yes Yes 
University of Birmingham UK Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
University of Bristol UK  Pack S    - Yes Yes
University of Cambridge UK Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
University of Durham UK Pack S   - Yes Yes 
University of East Anglia UK Pack S   - - Yes
University of Edinburgh UK Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
University of Essex UK Pack S   - Yes Yes 
University of Exeter UK Pack S   - Yes Yes 
University of Leeds UK Pack S   - Yes Yes
University of Leicester
UK Pack S   Yes
University of Liverpool UK Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
University of Manchester UK Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
University of Nottingham UK Pack S   - Yes Yes 
University of Oxford UK Pack S  Yes Yes Yes 
University of Sheffield UK Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
University of Southampton
UK Pack S   Yes Yes  Yes
University of St Andrews UK Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
University of Stirling UK Pack S   Yes Yes Yes
University of Strathclyde UK Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
University of Sussex UK Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
University of Warwick UK Pack S   - Yes Yes 
University of York
UK Pack S   - Yes 
Europe, Middle East and Turkey Country Package 2021 2022 2023
Institute of Science and Technology Austria Austria Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
University of Salzburg Austria Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
University of Vienna Austria Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
Danmarks Tekniske Universitet Denmark Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
DESY
Germany Pack A  Yes 
Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin  Germany  Pack B  Yes 
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Germany  Pack S   Yes
Yes  Yes 
INM - Leibniz-Institut fuer Neue Materialien 
Germany  Pack S   Yes  
Museum fuer Naturkunde  Germany  Pack B Yes  
Ruhr-Universitat Bochum  Germany  Pack S   Yes  
Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB)  Germany  Pack A Yes  
University of Hamburg     Germany 
Pack S   Yes
Dublin City University Ireland Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
Higher Education Authority
Ireland  Pack S   Yes  Yes  Yes
Maynooth University Ireland Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
National University of Ireland Galway Ireland Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
Royal College Surgeons in Ireland Ireland Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
Science Foundation Ireland  Ireland  Pack S   Yes  Yes  Yes 
Teagasc   Ireland   Pack S   Yes   Yes   Yes 
Technological University Dublin Ireland Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
Trinity College Dublin Ireland Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
University College Cork Ireland Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
University College Dublin Ireland Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
University of Limerick Ireland Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Israel  Pack S   Yes  Yes  Yes 
Tel-Aviv University
Israel  Pack S   Yes  Yes  Yes 
University of Haifa  Israel  Pack S   Yes  Yes  Yes 
Weizmann Institute of Science  Israel  Pack S   Yes  Yes  Yes 
Eindhoven University of Technology  Netherlands  Pack A  Yes  Yes  Yes 
TU Delft  Netherlands  Pack A  Yes  Yes 
Twente University  Netherlands  Pack S   Yes  Yes 
KAUST  Saudi Arabia  Pack S   Yes  Yes  Yes 
El Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) Spain  Pack S   Yes  Yes 
Göteborgs Universitet Sweden Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
Kungl. Tekniska Högskolan Sweden Pack S 
Yes Yes Yes 
Linköpings Universitet Sweden Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
Lunds Universitet Sweden Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet Sweden Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
Stockholms Universitet Sweden Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
Umeå Universitet Sweden Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
Uppsala Universitet Sweden Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
Eawag - Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology   Switzerland Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
Empa - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology    Switzerland Pack S   Yes Yes Yes
PSI - Paul Scherrer Institute Switzerland Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
WSL - Swiss Federal Institute for Forest Snow and Landscape Research Switzerland Pack S   Yes Yes Yes
Bilkent University Turkey Pack S   - Yes Yes 
Australia and New Zealand Country Package 2021 2022 2023
CSIRO Australia Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
Curtin University Australia Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
Deakin University Australia Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
James Cook University Australia Pack S   - Yes Yes 
La Trobe University Australia Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
Macquarie University Australia Pack S 
Yes Yes Yes 
Monash University Australia Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
Murdoch University Australia Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
QUT Australia Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
RMIT University  Australia  Pack S   Yes 
University of Adelaide Australia Pack S   - Yes Yes 
University of Melbourne Australia Pack S   - Yes Yes 
University of Queensland Australia Pack S   - Yes Yes 
University of South Australia Australia Pack S   - Yes Yes 
University of Tasmania Australia Pack S   - Yes Yes 
University of Western Australia Australia Pack S   - Yes Yes 
Auckland University of Technology New Zealand Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
Massey University New Zealand Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
University of Auckland New Zealand Pack S   - Yes Yes 
University of Canterbury New Zealand Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
University of Waikato New Zealand Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand  Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
Africa Country Package 2021 2022 2023
University of Cape Town South Africa Pack S   - Yes Yes 
University of South Africa South Africa Pack S  Yes 
University of Witwatersrand South Africa Pack S   -  Yes Yes 
North America Country Package 2021 2022 2023
Brock University Canada Pack B   - Yes Yes
Dalhousie University Canada Pack S   - Yes TBC 
Guelph University; Canada Pack B   - Yes 
MacEwan University Canada Pack B   - Yes TBC 
Ottawa University Canada Pack S   - Yes 
Simon Fraser University Canada Pack S   - Yes TBC 
University of Saskatchewan Canada Pack S   - Yes TBC 
Western University Canada Pack S   - Yes Yes
Columbia University  USA  Pack S   - Yes
Dartmouth College  USA  Pack S   Yes 
Emory University   USA  Pack S   Yes 
Iowa State University
USA   Pack S  Yes Yes 
Johns Hopkins University USA Pack S   - - Yes 
Louisiana State University   USA  Pack S   - Yes 
Michigan State University  USA  Pack S   Yes 
Montana State University USA Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
North Carolina State University USA Pack S   - Yes Yes 
Princeton University   USA  Pack S     Yes 
Purdue University  USA  Pack S     Yes 
Swarthmore College USA Pack S   - Yes Yes 
Syracuse University
USA Pack S   - Yes Yes 
Texas A&M University, including Galveston Campus USA Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
The Ohio State University USA  Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
University of Arizona  USA   Pack S   Yes 
University of Chicago USA Pack S   - Yes Yes 
University of Colorado Boulder Libraries USA Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
University of Florida USA Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
University of Iowa USA Pack S   Yes Yes Yes 
University of Maryland, College Park   USA  Pack S   Yes
University of Southern California  USA  Pack S   Yes 
Vanderbilt University  USA  Pack S   Yes 

If you are an author with a question about Read & Publish, please visit Read & Publish for authors or email publishing@royalsociety.org.

If you are a librarian with a question about Read & Publish, please visit Read & Publish for librarians or email access@royalsociety.org.

If you are not covered by a transformative agreement, you may still be eligible for help with APC costs through open access membership.

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