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Introduction: this agreement gives current staff and students at participating institutions:

  • Access to current content from CUP’s subscription journals, including any new CUP journals added during the Agreement. 
  • The ability to make their articles accepted for publication in eligible CUP journals open access, without the author paying an article processing charge (APC). Further details below.

Agreement period: 1 Jan 2021 – 31 Dec 2025

Participating members:

  • Dublin City University
  • Maynooth University
  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • Teagasc
  • Technological University Dublin
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • University College Cork
  • University College Dublin
  • University of Galway
  • University of Limerick
  • Atlantic Technological University (from Jan 2023)
  • Dundalk Institute of Technology (from Jan 2023)
  • Institute of Art, Design + Technology (from Jan 2023)
  • Mary Immaculate College (from Jan 2023)
  • Munster Technological University (from Jan 2023)
  • South East Technological University (from Jan 2023)
  • Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest (from Jan 2023)

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Journals included for OA publishing:

  • All CUP hybrid and fully open access journals. 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 a participating institution at the time the article is accepted for publication.
  • The corresponding author must ensure their correct affiliation details are known to the publisher at this time.
  • Requests to publish OA under the agreement are subject to approval by participating members. 

Eligible article types: a research, case report, brief report, review or rapid communications format article. 

OA publishing license: choice of a CC-BY, CC-BY-NC-SA, and CC-BY-NC-ND license. May vary per journal. 

OA quota per year: unlimited. 

Further information: