Open access publishing for researchers in Ireland - Author Services

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Open access publishing for researchers in Ireland

New read & publish agreement with IReL consortium

Corresponding authors affiliated with participating institutions in Ireland are now eligible to publish open access (OA) in Taylor & Francis and Routledge Open Select (hybrid) journals at no cost to themselves.

This ‘read & publish’ agreement between Taylor & Francis Group and the IReL consortium combines continued access to Taylor & Francis subscription journals with the opportunity to publish OA in around 2,000 open select titles.

What should I do to make my research open access?

You need to let us know that you would like to be considered for open access publication. To do this, once you receive your Author Publishing Agreement and confirm the relevant personal details, select ‘Yes’ on the screen below to opt in. Once you have signed the agreement, your institution will be notified of your request. If your request is approved, we will notify you by email. If your request is not approved, you can either fund the APC through a different source or publish your article subscription, which does not require the payment of an APC.

Agreement screen view

What are the requirements?

To be eligible, articles must:

  • Be original research articles. Other types of paper, such as Editorials, Announcements, and Book Reviews, are not covered by this agreement.
  • Be accepted for publication between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2023.
  • Have a corresponding author who is a staff member or student with a participating institution at the time of acceptance (see below).

Which journals can I publish in open access under this agreement?

Most Open Select (hybrid) Taylor & Francis and Routledge journals are part of this agreement. Only those Open Select titles with the highest article publishing charges are excluded, as are fully open access and subscription-only journals. Please speak to your librarian to check whether the journal you are submitting to is included.

Is there a limit to the number of articles that can be made open access under this agreement?

Yes, IReL and Taylor & Francis have agreed a maximum number of open access articles to be published for each year of this partnership. Please be aware that this limit might therefore be reached before the end of a year, at which point the open access publishing element of the agreement will be paused until the beginning of the following year. However, even if the article allocation is reached, individual institutions may still have funds to continue supporting OA publishing. Please talk to your library for further details.

What else do I need to know?

Please contact Taylor & Francis if you change affiliation between submission and acceptance.

Which institutions are part of this agreement?

  • Dublin City University
  • National University of Ireland Maynooth
  • National University of Ireland Galway
  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • University College Cork
  • University College Dublin
  • University of Dublin, Trinity College
  • University of Limerick
  • Technological University Dublin

Keep up to date with the latest open access news

Scholarly publishing is rapidly changing, and nowhere more so than in the area of open access. To make sure you have the latest information you need to make your publishing choices, get our Open Access Bulletin. Find out about new policies, funding news, publishing tips, calls for papers, and the latest OA articles making an impact.