Royal Society

This agreement commenced in 2022. It is a three-year agreement (2022-2024).

The Royal Society’s Philosophical Transactions, first published in March 1665, is the world’s longest-running scientific journal. The Royal Society publishes ten high impact journals and their archive, dating back 350 years, contains some of the most significant scientific papers ever published, including Michael Faraday’s ground-breaking series of electrical experiments, Isaac Newton’s invention of the reflecting telescope and Stephen Hawking’s first research paper. Participating institutions receive access to the Royal Society’s journals and affiliated authors can also publish in all journals without paying article processing charges (APCs).

You can find out more information about a Read & Publish agreement by clicking on this link.

For more information on the publishing process click on this link.

Participating institutions

  • University of Cape Town
  • University of South Africa
  • University of the Witwatersrand

Number of included articles

There is no limit on the number of articles that can be published open access and free of any transactional article processing charges (APCs) by authors affiliated to participating institutions.