About the Read & Publish Agreement

MSU Library has a 'read and publish’ agreement with the Royal Society of Publishing.

The ‘read and publish’ agreement will continue to allow MSU faculty, students, and staff full access to read the Royal Society of Publishing's journalsIn addition to the continued read-access to these journals, Montana State University authors will be able to publish an uncapped number of open access research articles in these journals under this agreement.

For additional information about the agreement,please visit the Royal Society of Publishing website.

How to Apply for Funding

  1. After uploading your manuscript to your chosen RSP journal website, select ‘Read & Publish model’ from the list of options.
  2. Await an email from the RSP with further information. When your paper is published, all APCs are covered through this agreement by the MSU Library.
  3. All MSU authors who choose to publish OA through the Royal Society of Publishing, are required to submit a request for funding through the MSU Library Author Fund
  4. For more information on funding open access research at MSU Library, please visit the Author Fund website.


Further details or questions about the agreement can be obtained by contacting Rachelle McLain, Collection Development Librarian; or Hannah McKelvey, Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian.