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Terms of use for e-resources: Royal Society of Chemistry Journals - RSC Journals

LUT Academic Library


Scientific publisher of biology, biophysics, chemical science, materials, medicinal drug discovery and physics high-impact journals and books.

Owning organisation: LUT

LUT University

Authorized user

Authorized user means the categories of persons associated with Customer as specified below who have been allowed access to Publisher Content by Customer, such access to be by Secure Authentication:
- faculty members (including temporary or exchange faculty members for the duration of their assignment);
- enrolled post-graduate and undergraduate students;
- current staff members;
- contract personnel directly involved in educational and research activities of Customer; and
- Walk-In Users, i.e. persons who do not fall into any of the categories above but are permitted by the Customer to access Publisher Content whilst they are on Customer’s physical premises.  Such access must at all times be by Secure Authentication on computer terminals within the Customer’s physical premises.   Walk-In Users may not be given means to access Publisher Content outside the Customer’s physical premises or by any wireless network unless the network is a secure network provided by the Customer.

Permitted use

You may browse, download or print out one copy of the material displayed on Our Websites for your personal, non-commercial, non-public use, but you must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on these materials.

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Prohibited use

You may use Our Websites only for lawful purposes. You must not use Our Websites:

  • in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation
  • in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect
  • in any way that subjects or may subject us to any derogatory treatment, misrepresents us, brings us into disrepute, or causes us to incur liability to any third party
  • to bully, intimidate, harass, harm, offend or discriminate against any user
  • to solicit sign-in information or access an account belonging to anyone else
  • to transmit or procure the sending of any unauthorised advertising or promotional materials, or any other form of solicitation (spam)
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  • to promote sexually explicit material, violence or terrorism
  • to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with the Terms of using our Interactive Services
  • to share information about any individual without their express consent
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  • to knowingly use or reuse any material which does not comply with these terms and conditions
  • to further copy, distribute or otherwise use any of the materials from Our Websites without our written consent
  • to interfere with, damage or disrupt software or hardware used to operate Our Websites.

Royal Society of Chemistry - Terms & Conditions

Materials e.g. in teaching

Publisher licenses Customer to include printed or electronic copies of items from Publisher Content:

(i) in anthologies (course packs) in printed or electronic form for sale (as long as the sale is not for Commercial Use) and/or distribution to Authorised Users for their use in connection with classroom instruction only; and / or

(ii) in reserves (in printed or electronic form) set up by Customer for access by Authorised Users in connection with specific courses offered by Customer.

Copies of material from Publisher Content in any online or offline (for example, CD-ROMs) electronic form whatsoever which are included in electronic course packs or reserves are deleted or destroyed, as appropriate, no later than thirty (30) days after the end of the term in which the related course concludes.

Acknowledgement in the form (where the copyright owner(s) to be used in the statement are specified at
(i)                        “(original citation) – Reproduced by permission of The Royal Society of Chemistry"; or
(ii)                       "(original citation) – Reproduced by permission of the PCCP Owner Societies"; or
(iii)                      "(original citation) – Reproduced by permission of The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) on behalf of (the copyright owner) and the RSC";
must appear on such material in a position and typeface as to be clearly visible.

Remote access

Remote access allowed through the Institution's secure network.