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Open Access Publishing Agreements

Springer Compact

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.

Springer Compact

Agreement period
1 Apr 2021 – 31 Dec 2024

Agreement details
The open access publishing agreement with Springer allows eligible corresponding authors in Maynooth University publish articles open access upon publication at no extra cost.

Note: It is projected that our APC allocation will run out in early October 2024. Once this occurs, IReL-funded OA will not be offered to authors for the rest of 2024.

Eligible journals:


Eligible authors: 
At the time an article is accepted for publication, the corresponding author must be a current staff member or student of Maynooth University. 


Further information
•    Press release from Springer Compact
•    Springer Compact