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 January 2024 – 31 December 2026

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: Original Research articles.

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

OA quota per year:  Allocated across the participating institutions on a first-come-first-served basis. Based on modelling in late 2023, we project that this allocation will meet demand for all eligible articles during the agreement’s term:

  • 2024: 230 articles
  • 2025: 220 articles
  • 2026: 210 articles

Further information: