Royal Society

Introduction: this agreement gives current staff and students at participating institutions:

  1. Access to the contents of Royal Society journals
  2. The ability to make their articles accepted for publication in Royal Society journals, open access without author-facing article processing charges (APCs).

Further details below. 

Agreement period: 1 Jan 2024 – 31 Dec 2026

Royal Society’s Read and Publish agreement aims to provide authors with straightforward and seamless publishing, in addition to providing read access to their journals. 


  • Dublin City University  
  • Maynooth University  
  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • Technological University Dublin 
  • Trinity College Dublin 
  • University College Cork  
  • University College Dublin 
  • University of Galway
  • University of Limerick 
  • Teagasc

Publisher page:

Royal Society – Transformative Agreement

OA quota per year:

Unlimited Open Access publishing

Journals eligible for OA publishing:

  • Biology Letters
  • Interface Focus
  • Journal of the Royal Society Interface
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society A
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B
  • Open Biology
  • Royal Society Open Science
The agreement also provides read access to these titles:
  • Journal of Royal Society Interface
  • Interface Focus
  • Philosophical Transactions A 
  • Proceedings A
  • Philosophical Transactions B
  • Proceedings B
  • Biology Letters
  • Notes and Records

Eligible authors

  • Current members of the faculty, students and other staff at the Member Institution​​​​. Eligible Authors must be current staff or students at the Member Institution at the Editorial Acceptance Date. The corresponding author must ensure their correct affiliation details are known to the publisher at this time. 
  • Requests to publish OA under the agreement are subject to approval by participating members.

Eligible article types:

All article types are included in this agreement, except Letters to the Editor, Corrections, Retractions.

OA publishing license

CC-BY only. 

Further information