1 Jan 2021 – 31 Dec 2023

  • The IReL-BMJ agreement allows eligible corresponding authors in participating institutions to publish original research open access upon publication at no extra cost.
  • Eligible journals: 27 journals in the BMJ Standard collection. 11 journals must use the CC-BY-NC licence for OA publication unless CC-BY is specifically mandated by funders. 
  • Eligible authors: at the time of an article is accepted for publication, the corresponding author must be a current staff member or student with a participating institution. 
  • For articles accepted from 04 May 2021: eligible corresponding authors will be invited to make their articles open access on acceptance.
  • For articles accepted between January 2021 and May 2021: eligible corresponding authors will be contacted by BMJ in mid-May 2021, inviting them to make the article open access retrospectively. 

Participating members

  • Dublin City University  
  • Maynooth University  
  • National University Ireland, Galway 
  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • Technological University Dublin 
  • Trinity College Dublin 
  • University College Cork  
  • University College Dublin 
  • University of Limerick 

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