Royal Society Open Science

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Royal Society Open Science  
RSOS cover Sept 15.jpg
DisciplineNatural sciences
Edited byJeremy Sanders
Publication details
Publication history
FrequencyUpon acceptance
Standard abbreviations
Royal Soc. Open Sci.

Royal Society Open Science is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal published by the Royal Society since September 2014.[1] Its launch was announced in February 2014.[2] It covers all scientific fields and publishes all articles which are scientifically sound, leaving any judgement of impact to the reader. As of 2017 the editor-in-chief, Jeremy Sanders, is supported by a team of Subject Editors and Associate Editors.[3] Commissioning and peer review for the chemistry section of the journal is managed by the Royal Society of Chemistry.[4]

Articles published in Royal Society Open Science are regularly covered in the mainstream media, such as BBC News[5] and The Independent newspaper.[6]

The journal is indexed by a number of services, including PubMed, PubMed Central, Scopus and the Directory of Open Access Journals.

As of January 2018, the article processing charge is GBP 900 (USD 1260, EUR 1080).[7]


  1. ^ Royal Society Open Science launches on HighWire, STM Publishing News Group, retrieved 2014-10-28
  2. ^ grrlscientist (2014). "The Royal Society will launch new open access science journal". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-10-28.
  3. ^ Editorial Board, retrieved 9 March 2017
  4. ^ "Royal Society of Chemistry and Royal Society launch journal collaboration". Royal Society of Chemistry. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  5. ^ Morelle, Rebecca (2015), "Pop music marked by three revolutions in 50 years",, BBC News, retrieved 9 March 2017
  6. ^ Dearden, Lizzie (2015). "Singing is a 'bonding behaviour' letting adults make friends more easily, Oxford University research finds". London: The Independent.
  7. ^ Open access -- article processing charge, retrieved 2018-03-10