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Open Access Publishing Agreements

Royal Irish Academy

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.

Royal Irish Academy

Agreement period:

1 Jan 2024 – 31 Dec 2026 

Agreement Details: Access to current content from RIA’s six journals. The ability to make their articles accepted for publication in RIA’s journals open access without author-facing article processing charges (APCs). Further details below. 

OA quota per year: unlimited

Eligible journals
•    Éiru
•    Irish Studies in International Affairs
•    Irish Journal of Earth Sciences
•    Mathematical Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy
•    Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy: Archaeology, Culture, History, Literature
•    Biology and Environment 

Eligible authors
Corresponding authors must be a current staff member or student of Maynooth University. If your manuscript is accepted for publication from 1 January 2021, RIA will invite you to apply a Creative Commons license to make it open access. RIA will then contact the participating institution to confirm your eligibility under the agreement.

Further information
•    Royal Irish Academy