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Open Access Publishing Agreements


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.

IEEE Open Access Agreement

IEEE Open Access Agreement

Agreement period 

1 January 2024 - 31 December 2026

 Agreement details 

This agreement allows current staff and students of Maynooth University to make their articles accepted for publication in eligible IEEE journals open access, without the author paying an article processing charge (APC)

Access to current content from IEEE Xplore.

Eligible journals 

  • all IEEE hybrid journals and fully open access journals. Selected subscription-only publications (mainly magazines) are excluded. See the IEEE journal title list or see our list of eligible journals in all IReL open access agreements: 

Eligible authors 

The corresponding author must be a current staff member or student of Maynooth University at the time an article is accepted for publication. The corresponding author must ensure their correct affiliation details are known to the publisher at this time. 

Eligible article types: all types of articles are included.

OA publishing license: choice of a CC-BY or CC-BY NC-ND license. Authors sign a non-exclusive publishing license with the publisher. 

OA quota per year:  

Based on modelling in late 2023, IReL project that this allocation will meet demand for all eligible articles during the agreement’s term: 

2024: 230 articles
2025: 220 articles
2026: 210 articles

Further information: