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Existing customers

Resources for librarians

As essential members of the academic community, we’re looking to support you in in your implementation, promotion and evaluation of your Read & Publish and Open Access Membership. 

Below you can:

  • Manage your account
  • Report on your institutions open access articles – OA Switchboard
  • Materials to promote to your researchers – flyers, posters, social media cards, templates
  • Our publishing values and author promotion
  • Materials to support your researchers – our author journeys and links

Account management

These pages hold information and downloads for librarians to help you get the best from your subscription to journals from the Royal Society. 

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 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.

OA Switchboard

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.

OA switchboard



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

Supporting your researchers

Spreading the word - flyers, posters and social media cards

To alert researchers to your agreement and the Royal Society journals, you can download and circulate these flyers:

Or these social media cards:

  • Journal cards (JPEG, zip file) – example below
  • Forget the fees cards (JPEG) –  informs users about Read & Publish APC coverage. With and without an image

Royal Society Social Media Image Royal Society Open Science

Twitter image for Royal Society Open Science.

Some ideas for promotion:

  • Highlighting a researcher – You can highlight a researcher at your institution who has published with us
  • Flag a collection – some of our subject collections may be especially useful for your researchers
  • Link to a theme issue – some of these will be particularly relevant your research group 

 Our publishing values and author promotion

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

With this in mind, we are dedicated to promoting our authors’ work. This includes promoting it on our social media platforms, through our Press team and by organising seminars – we currently have two seminar series, hosted on the Cassyni platform:

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: 

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