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IReL and Open Access: Electrochemical Society

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


Corresponding authors from member institutions (including UCC) may publish unlimited open access in ECS journals (Journal of The Electrochemical Society and ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology) without charge. 

This agreement also provides read access.

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'.  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. 

At the time of manuscript submission, authors must select ECS Plus and identify their affiliation to take advantage of this. Please use 'University College Cork'.

See ECS guide

Further details on IReL website.

Who to contact in UCC

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

For more general queries about Open Access: