2021 Springer, Oxford University Press, Wiley and Elsevier (ScienceDirect) Open Access publication quota will be reached soon

Agreements with the SpringerNature, Oxford University Press, Wiley and Elsevier (ScienceDirect) allow for a specific number of articles per year to be published Open Access. The 2021 quotas for the above publishers, will be reached soon:  Springer by late October   OUP by late October   Wiley by late October   Elsevier: varies per institution, contact your institution’s library for further information  There remain alternative ways to make work open access:  Submitting works to a disciplinary or institutional repository (IReL members’ libraries can advise on this)  If your publication was …

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IReL sign Publish & Read agreement with the Microbiology Society

IReL is very pleased to announce they have signed a 3 year ‘Publish and Read’ agreement with the Microbiology Society. The agreement from January 2021 to December 2023 will allow eligible authors to publish unlimited open access articles in Microbiology Society journals under a CC-BY license. It also provides read access to the Societies four …

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IReL sign Read & Publish agreement with The Company of Biologists

IReL is delighted to announce it has signed a Read and Publish agreement with The Company of Biologists. The agreement provides eligible authors with unlimited publishing of open access articles in CoB journals, at no cost to the researcher. In addition the agreement also provides read access to these journals Development Journal of Cell Science …

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IReL sign transformative open access agreement with ACM

IReL is pleased to announce a transformative open access agreement with ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery.  The agreement will provide unlimited and unrestricted access to ACM Digital Library during the term and all publications from corresponding authors from IReL institutions published during the term in ACM journals, conference proceedings and magazines will be made …

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IReL and COVID-19

IReL’s office, based in Maynooth University, has closed, but its staff are continuing to work remotely. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of IReL’s partner publishers and vendors are supporting researchers and students by making content freely available during the crisis. They are typically doing this by either: removing paywall restrictions on COVID-19 related …

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IReL supports Open Access with Annual Reviews’ “Subscribe to Open” initiative

IReL will participate in Annual Reviews’ Subscribe to Open pilot initiative, which will flip five of its subscription titles to Open Access (OA) from January 2020. The five journals are: Annual Review of Cancer Biology Annual Review of Environment and Resources Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science Annual Review of Political Science Annual Review …

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TU Dublin joining IReL

IReL are delighted to announce that from 2020, all of TU Dublin will join publisher agreements as they are renewed, making IReL resources available to all TU Dublin staff and students. In 2019, TU Dublin City Campus (the former DIT) joined IReL.  From 2020, TU Dublin’s Blanchardstown and Tallaght campuses (the former Institute Of Technology …

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IReL principles for Open Access publisher agreements from 2020

Following the recent conclusion of the Strategic Review of the Irish Research e-Library (IReL), the IReL Steering Group have agreed the following principles for negotiating agreements with publishers from 2020, based on the LIBER principles. IReL’s requirements include that: agreements should cover both the read costs (reader access to subscription content) and publication costs (for …

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IReL review: findings and recommendations published

IReL “is considered by all stakeholders to be an important and effective part of the infrastructure of higher education and research” in Ireland. The review of IReL has now concluded and its report is now available. The review began in 2018, the request of the Governance Committee of the Irish University Libraries Collaboration Centre (IULCC), …

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Vacancy: Open Scholarship Officer

Maynooth University is recruiting an Open Scholarship Officer to join the IReL team. Applications are sought for the position which will support IReL’s Open Access (OA) negotiations. For more information on the role click here

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