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IReL and Open Access: American Psychological Association (APA)

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


The IReL-APA Open Access agreement 1 Aug 2022 - 31 Dec 2024 allows corresponding authors (where they are a current staff member or student with participating member institutions at the time the article is accepted for publication) to publish articles open access in all American Psychological Association hybrid journals.

The agreement also includes read access to PsycINFO and PsycArticles.

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'.  During 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.

See information for authors on APA website.

Check eligible journals on IReL's list of all journals included in IReL open access agreements.

Who to contact in UCC

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

For more general queries about Open Access:

Further information