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IReL and Open Access: Emerald


The IReL-Emerald Read and Publish agreement (Jan 2021 - Dec 2023) details are as follows:

  • 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:

Instructions for Authors

  • Brief Author guide.
  • 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. 

Who to contact in UCC

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


For more general queries about Open Access please contact:

Further information

  • Details on IReL's website
  • Details on Emerald's website (see section Ireland – IReL Consortium)
  • Details on ESAC registry of transformative agreements (coming soon)