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IReL and Open Access: Rockefeller University Press

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


The IReL - Rockefeller University Press agreement (1 Jan 2022 – 31 Dec 2024) allows eligible corresponding authors in participating institutions (including UCC) to publish open access in the following journals:

  • Journal of Cell Biology (Online ISSN 1540-8140)
  • Journal of Experimental Medicine (Online ISSN 1540-9538)
  • Journal of General Physiology (Online ISSN 1540-7748)

The agreement also provides read access to those titles.

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' at the time the article is accepted for publication. 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 the article is accepted for publication, the corresponding author must be a current staff member or student with a participating institution.

The following article types are included: Article, Brief Definitive Report, Communication, Hypothesis, Methods and Approaches, Report, Technical Advances and Resources, and Tools.

See further details here.

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