Transforming Ireland’s Open Access Publishing

11 Jun, 2021

TU Dublin, along with the Irish Research eLibrary (IReL), is actively engaged in negotiating open access publishing agreements with a growing number of scholarly publishers.

These agreements, with publishers such as Elsevier, AIP, Wiley, the Company of Biologists or the Microbiology Society, ensure that scholarly research outputs are freely available online to all, with no, or limited, licence restrictions. Information regarding our current publishing arrangements is available via the IRel website here.  

How will this benefit me as a researcher or academic?

Members of TU Dublin’s academic community are increasingly taking advantage of the benefits associated with publishing their research open access. Using one of these agreements means that people will not have to have a subscription to the journal to read your work, thus increasing the visibility and the impact of your research. 

Furthermore, many funding bodies, such as SFI, require that grantees make their research outputs openly accessible. These agreements mean you do not have to pay an APC from your funds to meet this requirement.

Testimony from an Academic

In most cases, you need to be a corresponding author. If you are, then the process of publishing open access is seamless, with publishers providing step-by-step guides for corresponding authors. All correspondence from the publisher comes to the corresponding author, and this person is responsible for submitting the manuscript. The corresponding author will always be asked to provide an active institutional email address.

Who do I talk to about Open Access Publishing at TU Dublin?

Each library will have someone at hand to help you avail of these agreements. For TU Dublin, if you have any questions, please contact our Open Scholarship Librarian, Aisling Coyne