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IReL and Open Access: Emerald

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


Current Agreement period: 1 Jan 2024 – 31 Dec 2026

  • 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. 
  • Journals included for OA publishing: all Emerald Premier journals. See either:


More information here: 

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.

  • Author information: Emerald prepaid APC Voucher Workflow guide

  • Further details for IReL institutions 

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