May 17, 2022

Ireland: Consortium of Irish Higher Education Institutions and Elsevier Sign 3-Year Transformative Agreement

From Elsevier:

A consortium of publicly-funded Irish higher education institutions and Elsevier have agreed to the country’s first open access program with a major scientific publisher towards the goal of full open access to Irish research publications.

The three-year agreement means Irish researchers from 19 institutions will have access to the entire Freedom Collection of 16 million publications from 2,500 journals published by Elsevier and its society partners on ScienceDirect. The agreement also facilitates a transition to open access and enables Irish researchers to publish more than 70 percent of their research without having to pay an Article Publishing Charge (APC).

The consortium members are:

  • Athlone Institute of Technology
  • Cork Institute of Technology
  • Dublin City University
  • Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design + Technology
  • Dundalk Institute of Technology
  • Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
  • Institute of Technology, Carlow
  • Institute of Technology, Sligo
  • Institute of Technology, Tralee
  • Letterkenny Institute of Technology
  • Limerick Institute of Technology
  • Maynooth University
  • National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Technological University Dublin
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • University College Cork
  • University College Dublin
  • University of Limerick
  • Waterford Institute of Technology

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