SCELC Consortium and IOP Publishing Commit to Open Access

NISO Member News

IOP Publishing (IOPP) has finalised an uncapped  transformative agreement (TA) with the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) allowing corresponding authors at subscribing institutions to publish their work open access (OA) at no cost to them. The fees for publishing their work openly will be covered by institutional subscription fees paid by participating academic and research institutions. 

Commencing on the 1st of January 2023, the agreement exemplifies IOPP’s dedication to influencing real change when it comes to open physics and aligns with SCELC’s endeavour to support open publication of its institutions’ faculty research output. This three-year agreement is expected to significantly increase the number of research papers published open access by authors affiliated with the 17 participating SCELC institutions.  

IOP Publishing has transformative agreements with over 300 institutions in 17 countries and sees them as key to accelerating the OA transition. IOPP’s effort to expand TA coverage in the Americas has resulted in over 40 new individual institutional TAs to date including sites as diverse as Princeton UniversityUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de México and University of Notre Dame.

Read the full text announcement here.