Unilever Centre for Molecular Informatics, Cambridge - Royal Society of Chemistry will charge students for re-using “Gold Open Access” articles « petermr's blog
I have been trying to find “Open Access” articles published in Royal Society of Chemistry journals. It’s very difficult – Google doesn’t help – and I’ve scanned about 200 abstracts without finding one. Then I happened on http://blogs.rsc.org/cc/2012/10/08/chemcomm-celebrates-its-first-gold-for-gold-communication/ ... ChemComm celebrates its first Gold for Gold communication... Gold for Gold” is an RSC scheme where they will match funding for UK authorshttp://www.rsc.org/AboutUs/News/PressReleases/2012/gold-for-gold-rsc-open-access.asp. Excerpts include: 'UK institutes who are RSC Gold customers will shortly receive credit equal to the subscription paid, enabling their researchers, who are being asked to publish Open Access but often do not yet have funding to pay for it directly, to make their paper available via Open Science, the RSC’s Gold OA option... The Research Councils UK (RCUK) also published their revised policy on Open Access, requiring researchers to publish in OA compliant journals. ‘Gold for Gold’ seeks to support researchers until the block grants from RCUK are distributed next April, which, once established are intended to fund Gold OA.' [PMR emphasis] And Univ of Cambridge and JISC seem to think it a good idea: 'Lesley Gray, Journals Co-ordinator Scheme Manager from the University of Cambridge, said: 'This initiative by the RSC is welcomed, and will serve to promote Open Access publishing to researchers.' Lorraine Estelle, Chief Executive of JISC congratulated the RSC on launching ‘Gold for Gold’ which 'demonstrates the Society’s engagement with the chemical science community and recent Open Access developments'. So what is Eugen Stulz and readers (and perhaps RCUK) getting for their money? Here’s the cover page of the article..."