Resources for librarians
As essential members of the academic community, we’re looking to support you in the implementation, promotion and evaluation of your subscription, Read & Publish agreement or Open Access Membership.
Below you can:
- Manage your account
- Report on your institution's open access articles with OA Switchboard
- Find information to support your researchers on their publishing journey
- Download materials to promote your Royal Society agreement to your researchers
Our account management page provides information and downloads for librarians to help you get the best from your subscription to the Royal Society journals.
Since our migration to Atypon, many routine tasks can be done through the librarian’s administration area of the platform. If you have forgotten your password, please use the forgotten password function. If you need to reactivate your account, please email email@example.com and we will help you gain access. For useful information on IP range, usage reporting and Shibboleth, go to manage your account.
You can also see a full list of customer service contacts and fill in our IP registration form.
All our journals have now been syndicated to ResearchGate, increasing the visibility and accessibility of Royal Society articles. Institutional access will be automatically applied depending on the reader’s profile. Read the release to find out more.
We’re using OA Switchboard to monitor and report on open access articles from institutions who have a Read & Publish agreement with us. Read & Publish partners can sign up to the service and generate useful reports that cover publishers they have an agreement with.
Supporting your researchers
Our publishing values
The Royal Society’s fundamental purpose is to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity and the good of the planet. We are committed to high quality, open and ethical publishing.
Author journeys and resources
To make publishing with us as straightforward as possible, we have a range of author resources and guides.
Additionally, our author journeys below highlight the simple steps from submission to publication for open access papers:
- Download the author journey for our fully open access journals, Open Biology and Royal Society Open Science.
- Download the author journey for our hybrid journals, Proceedings A, Proceedings B, Biology Letters, Interface and Notes and Records.
We are passionate about having open communication with our authors and the scientific community. We operate a flexible and adaptable programme of outreach events across a variety of topics in scientific publishing, including promoting publishing agreements to researchers. For more details and to find out how to get in touch, please visit our outreach page.
Spreading the word
To alert researchers to your agreement and the Royal Society journals, you can download and circulate these flyers:
- All of science flyer (PDF) - for subscribers to Package S - covering both physical and biological sciences
- Physical sciences flyer (PDF) - for subscribers to Package A - Mathematics, Physics, Engineering and Physical science faculties
- Biological sciences flyer (PDF) - for subscribers to Package B - Biology, Health, Medicine and Medical schools
- Read & Publish flyer (PDF) - let your researchers know your institution has a Read & Publish agreement
- Open Access Membership flyer (PDF) - let your researchers know your institution has Open Access Membership
Or these social media cards:
- Journal cards (JPEG, zip file) – example below
- Read & Publish card (JPEG) – with and without an image
Twitter image for Royal Society Open Science.
Some ideas for promotion: