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Open Access Publishing in IEEE's Journals

FinELib consortium’s agreement with IEEE offers authors an opportunity to publish their articles open access during the agreement term 2021 - 2023 without article processing charges (APC) in IEEE's hybrid and full OA journals (see title list below). However, the author may be responsible for color, page or reprint charges. There is a limited amount of free open access articles but they are estimated to cover publications for the contract period.

Am I eligible?

  • You are eligible if you meet the criteria below:
  • You are the corresponding author of the article who is to communicate with IEEE through the peer review process
    You are a researcher, student or staff member in one of the FinELib members subscribing to IEEE journals: FinELib institutions
  • Your article has been accepted for publication in one of the IEEE’s hybrid or fully open access journals: title list (xls)
  • Your article has been peer-reviewed
  • Your article has been accepted for publication during 1.1.2021–31.12.2023.

I am eligible, what do I need to do?

  • When submitting your manuscript, select your institution name (Ringgold-name).
  • Insert your institutional email address in the system if it's not already there.
  • If your article has been accepted for publication in a hybrid journal
    • You will receive an email with a link to IEEE’s system. You will be asked to upload the final files and to choose between traditional and open access publishing=> choose open access.
    • Choose an open access publishing license. We recommend that your choose CC BY which is required by many funders.
    • The article will be sent to the FinELib-office for verification. Your affiliation will be checked.
    • Once your organization or FinELib office has verified your open access publishing request, you will receive an email on the decision.
    • If your funding request has been accepted, IEEE will publish your article open access.
  • If your article has been accepted for publication in a fully open access journal
    • You will receive an email with a link to IEEE’s system. You will be asked to upload the final files.
    • Choose an open access publishing license. We recommend that your choose CC BY which is required by many funders.
    • The article will be sent to the FinELib-office for verification. Your affiliation will be checked.
    • Once your open access publishing request has been verified, you will receive an email on the decision.
    • If your funding request has been accepted, IEEE will publish your article open access.

If your funding request has not been accepted (affiliation can’t be verified) or all free credits have been used up, you will need to cover the costs of open access publishing yourself.

If you need further information or help with the OA publishing process, please do not hesitate to contact your library/information service.