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The Royal Society supplies articles to Publications Router

Britain’s prestigious learned society, the Royal Society, is now supplying full-text articles to Jisc’s Publications Router service, which places them automatically onto their authors’ UK institutional repositories.

Building on transformative agreement

This new content feed on Publications Router complements the recent “Read & Publish” agreement negotiated on behalf of UK institutions by Jisc Collections. The Royal Society will supply open access articles, including all those made open access under the agreement, to the Router. The arrangement will also include articles published in their wholly-OA journals. This means that most UK-authored papers published with the Royal Society will be available for matching and automatic upload onto the repositories of institutions that use the Router service.

Prompt and authoritative

Deposit will take place immediately upon publication, so that almost all of the articles will reach institutions within six weeks of acceptance for publication – many even sooner than that. As well as the full-text PDFs of the published version of record, Router will pass on authoritative metadata from the Royal Society, including a link to the correct creative commons licence for each article.

Further information

The Router service is available to Jisc member HEIs that have compatible systems – and there’s no additional charge.

If you’d like more information, do get in touch via, mentioning Publications Router in your subject line. We’ll then take you through how you can start receiving articles, to help you decide whether Router is right for you.

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