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Open Access Publishing Agreements

Oxford University Press (OUP)

This guide provides details of open access agreements with publishers facilitated by IReL (Irish Research eLibrary) which typically allow corresponding authors from eligible institutions to publish their articles open access immediately on publication.

Oxford University Press (OUP)


Agreement period: 1 Jan 2024 – 1 Jan 2026

Agreement Details:

Access to: current content from all of OUP’s subscription journals, including new journals added during the Agreement
OUP reference resources (for selected members only):
Oxford Art Online: Grove Art
Oxford Dictionaries Online (ODO)
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (ODNB)
Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
Oxford Music Online
Oxford Reference Online (ORO) Premium
The ability to make their articles accepted for publication in eligible OUP journals open access, without the author paying an article processing charge (APC). Further details below.

Eligible journals:

all OUP hybrid journals (subscription journals which include open access content). 
see the list of all the eligible journals in all IReL open access agreements, including OUP:
Eligible authors: at the time of an article is accepted into production, the corresponding author must be a current staff member or student with a participating institution. 

Eligible article types: all article types. 

OA quota per year:

Hybrid journals:
2024: 151 articles
2025: 159 articles 
2026: 166 articles
OA publishing license: Journals offer one or more of the following, depending on the journal: CC BY 4.0, CC BY-NC 4.0, and CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.