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IReL and Open Access: The Microbiology Society

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


Note:   IReL is currently negotiating renewal of this agreement from January 2024.  For more information see our update on 2024 TA renewals

This Publish & Read agreement (Jan 1st 2021 to Dec 31st 2023) provides read access to Microbiology Society journals and also enables all eligible corresponding authors, affiliated with participating IReL institutions (including UCC), to publish open access articles in the following titles:

  • International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology  
  • Journal of General Virology    
  • Journal of Medical Microbiology         
  • Microbiology   
  • Microbial Genomics   
  • Access Microbiology 

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.

See the Microbiology Society Author Journey

Further information

Who to contact in UCC

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

For more general queries about Open Access: