Introduction: this agreement allows current staff and students at participating institutions to make articles accepted for publication in eligible PLOS journals open access, without author-facing article processing charges (APCs). 

Agreement period: 1 Feb 2022 – 31 Dec 2024

  • Eligibility is based on article acceptance date, so articles submitted before 1 Feb 2022, but accepted for publication after 1 Feb 2022, are eligible. 

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:

OA quota per year: unlimited

Journals eligible for OA publishing:

  • PLOS Digital Health
  • PLOS Computational Biology
  • PLOS Pathogens
  • PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • PLOS Genetics

Also see the list of eligible journals in all of IReL’s open access agreements:

PLOS journals excluded from the agreement: PLOS Climate, PLOS Global Public Health, PLOS Water, PLOS Biology, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Sustainability and Transformation. 

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 article types. 

OA publishing license: CC-BY

Further information: