IReL signs transformative agreement with Springer Nature

Springer Nature and IReL have agreed a four-year transformative agreement (TA).  

This announcement means that associated researchers from IReL member institutions and research bodies can publish OA in Springer Nature’s portfolio of over 2,300 titles including Palgrave, Adis, Open Choice and the Academic Journals on With their work freely and universally available from the point of publication, it will enable the world’s students, scholars and scientists to read, share, use and reuse Irish-funded research on a global scale. Eligible researchers from IReL institutions will also have full access to all Springer, Palgrave, Academic Journals on and Adis subscription journal content. The agreement is expected to see over 350 articles a year from researchers in Ireland published OA, and will run for four years up to 31 December 2024.

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