The IReL-IOP agreement allows eligible corresponding authors in participating institutions to publish original research and review articles open access upon publication at no extra cost in subscription journals.
The agreement runs from the 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2024.
Retrospective OA for Jan-Apr 2021 articles
From Jan 2021, IOP have been offering OA to eligible authors. This will be reviewed by the library.
IOP hybrid journals (subscription journals which include open access content). Click here for a list of eligible journals. This agreement includes journals in List A, B and C.
Gold open access journals are not currently included
Please note that while the Article Publication Charge (APC) is covered, page charges or publication fees unrelated to open access are not included in our open access agreements.
This process applies to all primary research article types, including Letters, Papers, Reviews and Special Issue articles.
The corresponding (submitting) author must be a current staff member or student of UL. When you submit your article please supply your affiliation clearly in the article submission form and in the article itself for identification. Please also acknowledge any research funding if asked during submission as well as in the manuscript itself.
2. At first decision
If your article is identified you will be notified during the peer-review process or shortly after acceptance, and your paper will automatically be opted in to open access. You’ll be asked to agree to the CC-BY open access license.
3. Upon acceptance
IOP Publishing will validate the article with a dedicated contact in the library to approve funding and verify that the corresponding author is a current staff member or student. If for any reason funding is declined, you will have the option to find alternative funding or return to publication at no charge on a subscription basis.
All validated articles are published with a CC-BY license at no cost to the author, and comply with any funder mandates for open access.
If you have not been alerted before your article is accepted, please contact the journal to ensure that your work is included in the arrangement.
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.