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 IEEE Xplore
  • The ability to make their articles accepted for publication in eligible IEEE journals open access, without the author paying an article processing charge (APC). Further details below.

Agreement period: 1 March 2021 – 31 December 2023

Participating members:

  • Dublin City University  
  • Maynooth University  
  • Technological University Dublin 
  • Trinity College Dublin 
  • University College Cork  
  • University College Dublin 
  • University of Galway
  • University of Limerick 

Publisher page:

Journals included for OA publishing:

  • all IEEE hybrid journals and fully open access journals. Selected subscription-only publications (mainly magazines) are excluded. See the IEEE journal title list
  • or 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: all types of articles are included.

OA publishing license: choice of a CC-BY or CC-BY NC-ND license. Authors sign a non-exclusive publishing license with the publisher. 

OA quota per year:  414 articles for full term (1 Mar 2021 – 31 Dec 2023). Allocated across the participating institutions on a first-come-first-served basis. Update: as of 29 September, this allocation is fully used up. Authors will not be offered IReL-funded OA until a new agreement is in place from Jan 2024 – this is currently under negotiation with the publisher. 

Further information: