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Read & Publish agreements

Royal Society transformative agreements allow researchers to access journal content and publish open access in any Royal Society journal with no APC fee at the point of use. A list of Read & Publish and transformative agreements between universities and the Royal Society can be found below. 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 access to journal content and allow 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 & 2024:

United Kingdom
Package  2021 2022 2023 2024
Bangor University UK Pack S   Yes  Yes Yes  Yes
Cardiff University UK Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Imperial College London UK Pack S   - Yes Yes   Yes
Lancaster University UK Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine UK Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Loughborough University UK Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Newcastle University UK Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Open University UK Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes

Queen Mary University of London

UK  Pack S  Yes   Yes
Queens University Belfast UK Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Royal Veterinary College UK Pack S   - Yes Yes   Yes
Swansea University UK Pack S   -  Yes Yes   Yes
The Alan Turing Institute  UK  Pack S  Yes   Yes
University College London UK Pack S   - Yes Yes  Yes 
University of Aberdeen UK Pack S   - Yes Yes
 Yes
University of Bath UK Pack S   - Yes Yes   Yes
University of Birmingham UK Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
University of Bristol UK  Pack S    - Yes Yes  Yes
University of Cambridge UK Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
University of Durham UK Pack S   - Yes Yes   Yes
University of East Anglia UK Pack S   - - Yes  Yes
University of Edinburgh UK Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
University of Essex UK Pack S   - Yes Yes   Yes
University of Exeter UK Pack S   - Yes Yes   Yes

University of Glasgow

UK Pack S  -  Yes
University of Leeds UK Pack S   - Yes Yes  Yes
University of Leicester
UK Pack S   Yes  Yes
University of Liverpool UK Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
University of Manchester UK Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
University of Nottingham UK Pack S   - Yes Yes   Yes
University of Oxford UK Pack S  Yes Yes Yes   Yes
University of Sheffield UK Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
University of Southampton
UK Pack S   Yes Yes  Yes  Yes
University of St Andrews UK Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
University of Stirling UK Pack S   Yes Yes Yes  Yes
University of Strathclyde UK Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
University of Sussex UK Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
University of Warwick UK Pack S   - Yes Yes   Yes
University of York
UK Pack S   - Yes   Yes
Europe, Middle East and Turkey Country Package 2021 2022 2023 2024
Institute of Science and Technology Austria Austria Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
University of Salzburg Austria Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
University of Vienna Austria Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Danmarks Tekniske Universitet Denmark Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
IFREMER
France  Pack S  - - -  Yes
DESY
Germany Pack A  Yes   Yes
Eberhard Karls Universitat Tubingen
Germany Pack B - - -  Yes
European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Germany Pack B - - -  Yes
Helmholtz Munich
Germany Pack B  - - -  Yes
Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin  Germany  Pack B  Yes   Yes
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Germany  Pack S   Yes
Yes  Yes 
 Yes
INM - Leibniz-Institut fuer Neue Materialien 
Germany  Pack S   Yes    Yes
Museum fuer Naturkunde  Germany  Pack B Yes    Yes
Ruhr-Universitat Bochum  Germany  Pack S   Yes    Yes
Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB)  Germany  Pack A Yes    Yes
University of Hamburg     Germany 
Pack S   Yes
 Yes
Universitat Bielefeld
Germany Pack S  - - -  Yes
University of Napoli Federico II
Italy Pack S - - -  Yes
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies ( DIAS )
Ireland  Pack S -  Yes
Dublin City University Ireland Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Higher Education Authority
Ireland  Pack S   Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
Maynooth University Ireland Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
National University of Ireland Galway Ireland Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Royal College Surgeons in Ireland Ireland Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Science Foundation Ireland  Ireland  Pack S   Yes  Yes  Yes   Yes
Teagasc   Ireland   Pack S   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes
Technological University Dublin Ireland Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Trinity College Dublin Ireland Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
University College Cork Ireland Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
University College Dublin Ireland Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
University of Limerick Ireland Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Israel  Pack S   Yes  Yes  Yes   Yes 
Tel-Aviv University
Israel  Pack S   Yes  Yes  Yes   Yes
University of Haifa  Israel  Pack S   Yes  Yes  Yes   Yes
Weizmann Institute of Science  Israel  Pack S   Yes  Yes  Yes   Yes
Eindhoven University of Technology  Netherlands  Pack A  Yes  Yes  Yes   Yes
TU Delft  Netherlands  Pack A  Yes  Yes   Yes
Twente University  Netherlands  Pack S   Yes  Yes   Yes
KAUST  Saudi Arabia  Pack S   Yes  Yes  Yes   Yes
El Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) Spain  Pack S   Yes  Yes   Yes
Göteborgs Universitet Sweden Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Karolinska Institutet
Sweden  Pack S Yes Yes -
Kungl. Tekniska Högskolan Sweden Pack S 
Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Linköpings Universitet Sweden Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Lunds Universitet Sweden Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet Sweden Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Stockholms Universitet Sweden Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Umeå Universitet Sweden Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Uppsala Universitet Sweden Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Eawag - Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology   Switzerland Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Empa - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology    Switzerland Pack S   Yes Yes Yes
 Yes
PSI - Paul Scherrer Institute Switzerland Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
WSL - Swiss Federal Institute for Forest Snow and Landscape Research Switzerland Pack S   Yes Yes Yes
 Yes
Bilkent University Turkey Pack S   - Yes Yes   Yes
Australia and New Zealand Country Package 2021 2022 2023 2024
CSIRO Australia Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Curtin University Australia Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Deakin University Australia Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
James Cook University Australia Pack S   - Yes Yes   Yes
La Trobe University Australia Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Macquarie University Australia Pack S 
Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Monash University Australia Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Murdoch University Australia Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
QUT Australia Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
RMIT University  Australia  Pack S   Yes   Yes
Sydney University
Australia Pack S - - -  Yes
University of Adelaide Australia Pack S   - Yes Yes   Yes
University of Melbourne Australia Pack S   - Yes Yes   Yes
University of New south Wales
Australia Pack S - - -  Yes
University of Queensland Australia Pack S   - Yes Yes   Yes
University of South Australia Australia Pack S   - Yes Yes   Yes
University of Tasmania Australia Pack S   - Yes Yes   Yes
University of Western Australia Australia Pack S   - Yes Yes   Yes
Auckland University of Technology New Zealand Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Massey University New Zealand Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
University of Auckland New Zealand Pack S   - Yes Yes   Yes
University of Canterbury New Zealand Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
University of Waikato New Zealand Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand  Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Africa Country Package 2021 2022 2023 2024
University of Cape Town South Africa Pack S   - Yes Yes   Yes
University of South Africa South Africa Pack S  Yes   Yes
University of Witwatersrand South Africa Pack S   -  Yes Yes   Yes
North America Country Package 2021 2022 2023 2024
Brock University Canada Pack B   - Yes Yes  Yes
Dalhousie University Canada Pack S   - Yes Yes   Yes
Guelph University Canada Pack B   - Yes   Yes
MacEwan University Canada Pack B   - Yes Yes  Yes

McMaster University 

Canada Pack S - - -  Yes
Ottawa University Canada Pack S   - Yes   Yes
Simon Fraser University Canada Pack S   - Yes Yes   Yes
University of Saskatchewan Canada Pack S   - Yes Yes   Yes
Western University Canada Pack S   - Yes Yes  Yes
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
Mexico Pack S - Yes  Yes
UNAM – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Mexico Pack S - - -  Yes
Carnegie Mellon University
USA Pack S  - - -  Yes
Clemson University
USA Pack S - - -  Yes
College Of William And Mary
USA  Pack S Yes   Yes
Columbia University  USA  Pack S   - Yes
 Yes
Dartmouth College  USA  Pack S   Yes   Yes
Emory University   USA  Pack S   Yes   Yes
Florida State University
USA Pack S - - -  Yes
Georgia Institute of Technology
USA Pack S  - - -  Yes
Iowa State University
USA   Pack S  Yes Yes   Yes
Johns Hopkins University USA Pack S   - - Yes   Yes
Louisiana State University   USA  Pack S   - Yes   Yes
Michigan State University  USA  Pack S   Yes   Yes
Montana State University USA Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
North Carolina State University USA Pack S   - Yes Yes   Yes
Northeastern University
USA Pack S - - -  Yes
Princeton University   USA  Pack S   - Yes   Yes
Purdue University  USA  Pack S   - Yes   Yes
Rice University
USA Pack S - - -  Yes
Swarthmore College USA Pack S   - Yes Yes   Yes
Syracuse University
USA Pack S   - Yes Yes   Yes
Texas A&M University, including Galveston Campus USA Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
The Ohio State University USA  Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
University of Arizona  USA   Pack S   Yes   Yes
University of Chicago USA Pack S   - Yes Yes   Yes
University of Colorado Boulder Libraries USA Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
University of Florida USA Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
University of Iowa USA Pack S   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
University of Maryland, College Park   USA  Pack S   Yes
 Yes
University of Southern California  USA  Pack S   Yes   Yes
University of Texas at Arlington
USA Pack B - - -  Yes
Vanderbilt University  USA  Pack S   Yes   Yes
Yale University USA  Pack S  Yes  Yes
Asia Country Package 2021 2022 2023 2024
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong Pack S - - Yes  Yes
Indian Institute of Science  India Pack S  Yes   Yes
Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST)
South Korea Pack S - - Yes  Yes
Seoul National University
South Korea 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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