Gold for Gold is a program from the Royal Society of Chemistry that enables researchers to publish their papers in RSC journals free of charge, as a Gold Open Access (OA) article, without paying the normal Article Publication Fee (APF). Publishing open access articles increases the visibility of research papers by making them freely available to everyone.
The MU Libraries have 24 Gold OA voucher codes to distribute for articles published by MU authors in the RSC journals during 2014. Normally it costs around $2,400 to publish an open access article in the RSC journals. Using a Gold for Gold voucher means you can publish an open access article in a Royal Society of Chemistry journal at no charge.
Janice Dysart, Science Librarian, MU Libraries, distributes MU’s Gold for Gold voucher codes to MU authors.
Complete the following steps to receive an OA voucher for your RSC article:
- Submit articles to the Royal Society of Chemistry in the normal way.
- When you receive notification from the RSC that your article has been accepted, contact Janice Dysart, MU’s representative for RSC’s Gold for Gold Open Access program. She will provide you with a Gold for Gold voucher code.
- Fill out the Gold for Gold application form. Enter the Gold for Gold voucher code in the appropriate box on the form.