Note:   IReL is currently negotiating renewal of this agreement from January 2024.  For more information see our update on 2024 TA renewals

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

  • Access to current content from the Emerald Premier journal collection, including new titles added during the agreement.
  • The ability to make their articles accepted for publication in eligible Emerald journals open access, without the author paying an article processing charge (APC). Further details below.

Agreement period: 1 Jan 2021 – 31 Dec 2023

Participating Members

  • Dublin City University
  • University College Dublin
  • Technological University Dublin
  • Royal College Surgeons In Ireland
  • University College Cork
  • Maynooth University
  • University of Galway
  • University Of Limerick
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Mary Immaculate College (from January 2023)

Publisher page: The IRel & Emerald open access partnership

Journals included for OA publishing: all Emerald Premier journals. See either:

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.

Eligible article types: all peer-reviewed article content.

OA publishing license: CC-BY only

OA quota per year: unlimited

Author information:

Further information