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Open Access Publishing: Emerald

The Glucksman Library's guide to assist researchers to publish their work Open Access

Emerald Open Access Publishing Deal

This agreement as part of the IReL consortium, covers the period of the 1st of January 2021 - 31st of December 2023. It will allow all accepted articles In emerald publications from current UL staff or students to be made open access immediately upon publication.


Note:   IReL is currently negotiating renewal of this agreement from January 2024.  For more information see our update on 2024 TA renewals

What journals are covered

Approximately 10,000 journals are covered by IReL agreements.  IReL have created a google doc that is updated regularly with all the journal titles covered by this agreement

Columns G and H of the linked spreadsheet will also give an indication if a fund is due to run out before the year end and the projected date it will run out. 

Author Information

Authors submit to Emerald using the ScholarOne submission process. To avail of this agreement authors must

  1. Use their email address
  2. put their affiliation as the University of Limerick.
  3. In step 6 of the submission process, select Open Access

More information on the process can be viewed in this presentation



Author affiliations

Corresponding authors must be a current staff member or student of UL.  

In the article submission process you must correctly identify your institution.

You should use your UL email address when submitting your article. 

If your manuscript is accepted for publication, the publisher will give you the opportunity to make your article Open Access and apply a Creative Commons license. The publisher will then contact the participating institution to confirm your eligibility under the agreement.