What is of particular interest is that the publishing model aims to offer open peer review as an option, will offer open access to data, implement article level metrics and offer researchers the opportunity to add post-publication comments.
Papers are made open access on publication on the Royal Society Open Science website and are deposited in PubMed Central on behalf of the author. Authors also retain copyright of their work and papers are made freely available under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0). The journal is therefore fully compliant with funder open access mandates.
Open access charges for Royal Society Open Science are waived by the publishers for an introductory period. If you are publishing after this initial period do not fret. The Library has Open Access membership with Royal Society Publishing and this will continue to give University of St Andrews authors a 25% discount on standard article processing charges. Contact email@example.com for details.
To find out more about the journal and to submit research, visit the Royal Society Open Science website.