Open Access Publishing in IEEE's Fully Open Access Journals

Note that there are no more free credits for 2020!

FinELib consortium’s agreement with IEEE offers authors an opportunity to publish their articles open access with a CC BY license in IEEE's fully open access journals for free.

  • No article processing charge for the author. However the author may be responsible for color, page or reprint charges.

  • The credits can be used for articles accepted for publication during 20.1.2020–31.12.2020 (while the free credits have not been used up.)

  • There is a limited amount of free credits annually. For each open access article one credit will be considered used.

What can the credits be used for

Open access credits can be used for scientific articles in IEEE*s fully open access titles:

  • IEEE Access®
  • IEEE Photonics Journal
  • IEEE Journal of the Electron Devices Society
  • IEEE Journal on Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits
  • IEEE Power and Energy Technology Systems Journal
  • IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine.
  • IEEE Open Journal of Antennas and Propagation
  • IEEE Open Journal of Circuits and Systems
  • IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society
  • IEEE Open Journal of the Computer Society
  • IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology
  • IEEE Open Journal of Industry Applications
  • IEEE Open Journal of the Industrial Electronics Society
  • IEEE Open Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology
  • IEEE Open Journal of Power Electronics
  • IEEE Open Journal of Signal Processing
  • IEEE Open Journal of Solid-State Circuits
  • IEEE Open Journal of Vehicular Technology

Who is eligible to use the free credits

Corresponding authors affiliated to subscribing institutions of the IEL-database subscribers are eligible to use the free credits.

The author must indicate affiliation to an IEL subscribing institution and preferebly also use the email domain of the IEL subscribing isntitution when submitting the manuscript.

IEEE will identify the author’s eligibility for the credits from institutional information and email domain.

Eligible institutions

Instructions to the corresponding author

When You Submit Your Article to IEEE

Choose the correct institution (Ringgold names).

Insert your institutional email address in the system if it's not already there.  If you have previously used a different email address, update it.

IEEE will recognize your eligibility for free credits from both your institutional affiliation and your email domain.

Once your article has been accepted

You will receive an acceptance letter via email from IEEE including a link to Copyright Clearance Center's RightsLink platform.

  1. Sign in to RightsLink (logging in to the RightsLink system requires the creation of an account). If at the submission stage you chose an IEL subscribing institution as your affiliation and/or used an institutional email address of an IEL subscribing institutions, the system will identify you and offer the opportunity to request a free credit to cover the article processing charges.

    Note that only corresponding authors affiliated to the institutions on the Eligible institutions list are are eligible for the free credits.

  2. Choose Seek Finnish Institutions/FinELib funding.

  3. If you order color figures or other services you will personally be charged for them, FinELib funding only covers the article processing charge (APC).

  4. Send the order.

  5. Your will receive an email confirming that your funding request to FinElib has been submitted.

  6. You will receive an email confirming that your request has been accepted or denied.

  7. If your funding request has been accepted, IEEE will publish your article under the CC BY license.

    Creative Commons describes the CC BY 4.0 (Attribution) license like this:
    This license lets others copy, distribute, display and perform the work and make derivative works and remixes based on it only if they give the author or licensor the credits (attribution) in the manner specified by these.

If your funding request has not been accepted 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.