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Open Access to Scientific Information: Chemistry

The Gold Road to Open Access
The University Library contributes towards the author fees for members of the RWTH community who wish to publish their work for journals produced by selected publishing houses. To qualify for this support, please ensure that you enter RWTH Aachen University as your institution when registering as a corresponding / submitting author. Through institutional memberships held by the University Library, you may also be able to benefit from a discount on publication fees.
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC): Gold for Gold (Vouchers)
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