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Open Access Publishing Agreements: Emerald

Discover the current open access publishing agreements in place, allowing options for publishing research open access at no cost to the author.

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Agreement details

The IReL-Emerald agreement allows eligible corresponding authors in participating institutions to publish original research open access upon publication at no extra cost from 1 Jan 2021 – 31 Dec 2023. 

Eligible Authors:

At the time an article is accepted for publication, the corresponding author must be a staff member or student with a participating institution. 

Eligible Journals:

All Emerald journals


See either:

  • Emerald journal list, or
  • List of all the journals (including Emerald’s) IReL-affiliated authors can publish OA with under our agreements:
  • For articles accepted from 1 April 2021: eligible corresponding authors will be invited to make their articles open access on acceptance.
  • For articles accepted between 1 January 2021 and 31 March 2021: Emerald will contact eligible corresponding authors, inviting them to make the article open access retrospectively.

Further information

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