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Thursday, 28 September 2023

The Library & Information Services Division, as a member of the IReL consortium of Irish academic libraries, has negotiated 23 Open Access Publishing agreements with various publishers. These agreements allow UL corresponding authors to publish an agreed number of Open Access articles in the publishers' academic journals without paying Article Processing Charges.

 In 2023, we are projecting the following funds to run out before the year ends. 


Date projected to run out

Springer Nature

Ran out on the 12th September

Wiley Gold Open Access Titles* (Wiley Subscription/Hybrid titles are covered by a separate fund)

Mid October 2023


Late December 2023


Please contact the library at if you plan to submit to these publishers in 2023 to learn your Open Access options.