Taylor & Francis Group and IReL agree three year ‘read and publish’ deal

IReL and Taylor & Francis Group have signed a new transformative agreement, for three years starting in March 2021.


IReL is a licensing consortium of nine participating Irish publicly-funded higher education institutions. This deal allows Irish researchers access to Taylor & Francis Group journals as well as the option to publish in around 2,000 titles without paying article publishing fees.


“As we continue to grow our open access portfolio, we are thrilled that Irish academics will be able to choose open with us, and their work will be immediately available to other readers.” says Carolyn Kirby of Taylor & Francis Group. “This transformative deal supports funder requirements and allows author choice while enabling access for researchers and students at IReL institutions to the content we publish.”


Jack Hyland, the IReL Manager,  says: “We are committed to open access and are proud to partner with Taylor & Francis Group to support our members in ensuring their research is immediately and permanently available to all readers without barriers.”


Taylor & Francis Group is committed to open access, offering a variety of open access publishing options to meet the needs of each author, with rapid online publication and high visibility and discoverability for published research.



Jennifer McMillan:  jennifer.mcmillan@tandf.co.uk or communications@tandf.co.uk



About Taylor & Francis Group

Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life.  As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, eBooks and reference works, its content spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Science, Technology and Medicine.

From our network of offices in Oxford, New York, Philadelphia, Boca Raton, Boston, Melbourne, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, Stockholm, New Delhi and Cape Town, Taylor & Francis staff provide local expertise and support to our editors, societies and authors and tailored, efficient customer service to our library colleagues.

About IReL

IReL is an e-resource licensing consortium for Irish publicly funded higher education institutions and is managed and governed by Maynooth University. Further information: https://irel.ie/.



Jack Hyland:  jack.hyland@mu.ie or irel@mu.ie

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