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Transformative Open Access Publisher Agreements

Information and guidance on publisher waivers for Tulane authors' open access article publishing fees

Royal Society Open Access Description

Continuing its push to support scholarly publishing and make published research more accessible, Tulane University Libraries (TUL) has entered into a transformative open-access agreement with the Royal Society. This effectively waives the article publication charges for Tulane authors who want their articles to be published as open-access or publicly available in the Society’s journals.

The Royal Society is a fellowship of many of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. Since the first issue of Philosophical Transactions in 1665, publishing has been at the heart of the Royal Society’s mission and today it publishes ten hybrid and open access journals that continue to enable scientists to build communities across subject boundaries.

These highly respected titles include 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, and Royal Society Open Science.

The agreement is for three years, beginning in late February 2024, and there is no annual cap or limit on the number of Tulane-authored articles that are covered. Tulane authors wishing to take advantage of the agreement can find more information at

Tulane University Libraries has negotiated similar agreements with other major publishers, including Elsevier, Wiley, Springer, the American Chemical Society, Cambridge University Press, and Oxford University Press.

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