Royal Society Publishing
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Royal Society Publishing is a website that provides both open access and subscription access to the Royal Society's journals. The Royal Society describes itself as "the UK academy of science promoting the natural and applied sciences, a learned society, and a funding agency." Journals accessible through Royal Society Publishing include:
- Open Biology is an online, fully open access journal. It publishes articles covering biology at the molecular and cellular level.
- Biology Letters publishes short, innovative, cutting-edge research articles and opinion pieces, accessible to scientists from across the biological sciences.
- Journal of the Royal Society Interface publishes contributions from the interface between the physical and life sciences.
- Interface Focus publishes themed issues from the interface between the physical and life sciences.
- Proceedings A publishes the latest research in all aspects of the physical sciences.
- Proceedings B publishes high-quality research articles across the full spectrum of the biological sciences.
- Philosophical Transactions A and Philosophical Transactions B publish topical theme issues, reviews and the Society's internationally acclaimed Discussion Meetings.
- Notes and Records reports on the most current research and archival activities in the field of History and Philosophy of Science.
Users can subscribe to all journals "with the exception of The Yearbook, which is print-only," and journals "can be subscribed to either as online only or combined print and online." All journal subscription information can be found here. Users can also subscribe to FirstCite, which is "the Royal Society's early online publishing service. It allows publication of fully citeable articles up to ten weeks before publication of the printed journal issue." The content of FirstCite is available to subscribers, but all users can access free abstracts.
The website describes the open access opportunities available to authors and readers through Royal Society Publishing:
- Gold open access: Through EXiS Open Choice or Open Biology, authors may have their article made freely available to all, immediately upon publication, by payment of an article processing charge. Such articles are covered by a Creative Commons license allowing redistribution and re-use, and we deposit them in PubMedCentral on the author's behalf.
- Green open access: Authors may deposit a pre-print or a final, accepted manuscript version (post-print) of their article in a repository at any time.
- Delayed open access: Articles more than 12 months old (biological sciences) and 24 months old (physical sciences) are freely available to all. This excludes the Digital Journal Archive (1665-2000).
- Developing world access: We are partners in a number of international schemes operated by the UN and WHO to make scientific journal articles available immediately and free of charge to the world's poorest nations. We currently belong to the following schemes: PERii/INASP, HINARI, AGORA and OARE.
As of October 2011, the journal archive of the Royal Society, "comprising more than 69,000 articles, will be opened up and all articles more than 70 years old will be made permanently free to access."
Users can search all journals through a simple keyword search form, or users can access an advanced search form that allows them to search through a variety of fields (year, volume number, first page, DOI, author, title, title/abstract, title/abstract/text). Users can also limit results by date, journal, or subject collection.
Results can be viewed in a standard or condensed format with between 10-80 results per page, and the results can be sorted by best match, newest first, or earliest first. Phrase searching, wildcards, and Boolean operators are accepted in the search forms. See the "Help with Searching" section for more information on the system's search syntax. Users can select specific articles from the hit list and select to view the abstracts for all selected results or download the citations. Each result in the hit list displays what full record options are available for the text: abstract, full text, full text (PDF), and/or data supplement. If a user selects to view a subscription-only feature, they will be prompted to sign in to the website or purchase short-term (30 day) access to the article or issue.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "About Royal Society Publishing." Royal Society Publishing website, http://royalsocietypublishing.org/site/misc/about.xhtml. Accessed December 12, 2011.
- ↑ "About us." Royal Society website, http://royalsociety.org/about-us/. Accessed December 12, 2011.
- ↑ "How to Subscribe." Royal Society Publishing website, http://royalsocietypublishing.org/site/librarians/how-to-subscribe.xhtml. Accessed December 12, 2011.
- ↑ "Royal Society journal archive made permanently free to access." Royal Society Publishing website, http://royalsocietypublishing.org/site/authors/free-archive.xhtml. Accessed December 12, 2011.