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IReL and Open Access: American Institute of Physics (AIP)

IReL, the Irish Research eLibrary is a nationally funded electronic research library. IReL also seeks to secure open access agreements with publishers.


IReL's agreement with AIP provides read access to all issues of all 27 AIP subscription journals, while enabling all eligible corresponding authors, affiliated with participating institutions (including UCC), to publish their scholarly articles open access in the majority of AIP journals. Articles will be shared under a CC-BY license and authors will retain copyright. 

Instructions for Authors

  • For your article submission to be included under the agreement, you must be the corresponding author and affiliated to 'University College Cork' at the time the article is accepted for publication. In the article submission process you must correctly identify your institution as 'University College Cork'. You must use your UCC email address, and not addresses from other domains. 
  • Please see AIP's Guide for Authors
  • Note that authors can publish open access in the majority of AIP’s journals, except their fully open access journals as they are already open access publications. Also, certain subscription journals are not covered by the agreement (see Appendix B, page 10 of the agreement)
  • There is a quota of 34 articles per year, allocated across the participating institutions on a first-come-first-served basis. 

Who to contact in UCC

For queries about Open Access agreements and IReL resources, please contact:

For more general queries about Open Access: