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 publishing Open Access articles from IReL members). Increased spending on publication should result in proportionately lower spending on subscription fees.
- all articles from corresponding authors based in member institutions be immediately Open Access on publication at no additional cost outside the agreement.
- Open Access publication of author’s articles is available across all the publisher’s titles, including hybrid titles.
Full details here: IReL principles for Open Access publisher agreements from 2020