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OA Publishing Agreements

A list of OA publishing agreements open to DCU authors

OA Publishing Agreement with Springer 

Agreement period: 1 Apr 2021 – 31 Dec 2024

The Ireland Read and Publish (Springer Compact) agreement means you can publish your article open access with the fees covered, in more than 2,000 Springer hybrid journals.

In addition, you can enjoy full access to all Springer subscription journal content. Established by IReL, this agreement will run through 31 December 2024.


Instructions for authors

  • Read access: allows staff and students from participating member institutions access to over 2,200 Springer Nature journals, including journals from ADIS and Palgrave imprints and Academic Journals on
  • Open access publishing: where the corresponding author is a current staff member or student of a participating member institution at the time an article is accepted for publication in one of the above journals, the author will be invited to publish the article open access at no extra cost. 
  • open access invitations are subject to approval by member institutions.
  • only articles accepted for publication between 1 April 2021 and 31 December 2024 are eligible.