Oxford University Press

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

  • Access to:
    • current content from all of OUP’s subscription journals, including new journals added during the Agreement
    • OUP reference resources:
      • Oxford Art Online: Grove Art
      • Oxford Dictionaries Online (ODO) (Technological University Dublin only)
      • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (ODNB)
      • Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
      • Oxford Music Online
      • Oxford Reference Online (ORO) Premium
  • The ability to make their articles accepted for publication in eligible OUP 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  
  • 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)
  • Institute of Art, Design + Technology (from Jan 2023)
  • Dundalk Institute of Technology (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)
  • Mary Immaculate College (from Jan 2023)

Publisher pages:

Eligible journals:

  • all OUP fully open access journals and hybrid journals (subscription journals which include open access content). ~20 OUP journals are subscription-only so do not currently offer open access. 
  • see the list of all the eligible journals in all IReL open access agreements, including OUP: http://bit.ly/irelOAjournals.

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. 

Eligible article types: research articles and reviews only. Excluded: book reviews, letters to editor etc.

OA quota per year:

  • Hybrid journals:
    • 2021: 111 articles
    • 2022: 117 articles 
    • 2023: 148 articles
  • Fully-open access journals: we have a limited fund which we expect will run out in January 2023

OA publishing license: Journals offer one or more of the following, depending on the journal: CC BY 4.0, CC BY-NC 4.0, and CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. 

Further information: