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 27 journals in the BMJ Standard collection, from current UL staff or students to be made open access immediately upon publication.
NOTE: 2024, we are waiting for a new contract to be signed.
The agreement covers 28 journals in the BMJ Standard collection. 11 journals must use the CC-BY-NC licence for OA publication unless CC-BY is specifically mandated by funders.
A full list of journals covered is available here. Journals highlighted in yellow must use the CC-BY-NC licence for OA publication unless CC-BY is specifically mandated by funders.
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.
To avail of the agreement:
More information on the process is available from the BMJ Author Hub
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.