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Research Publishing & Impact: Institute of Physics

Institute of Physics (IOP): Read and Publish Agreement

This uncapped agreement includes 76 journal titles during 2023-2025, which allows authors from participating institutions to publish open access with no transactional article processing charges (APCs).

IOP Publishing is a society-owned scientific publisher, providing impact, recognition and value for the physical science community and beyond.

View the 2024 Otago titles list.

Article eligibility

Articles accepted from 1/1/2024 are eligible to be published open access under this agreement.

Eligible articles that have an acceptance date during the term of this agreement (2023-2025) are eligible to be published open access under the terms of the R&P agreement.

Article types

The following article types are eligible for open access under this agreement:

  • Research articles
  • Special Issue articles
  • Review articles
  • Letters

Article types excluded from this agreement include, but are not limited to:

  • Conference Proceedings

Other charges

IOP Publishing does not charge additional fees for page and/or colour fees. Authors should always check each journal’s submission guidelines to ensure that they will not be subject to any other fees or charges.

Author eligibility

As defined by the publisher, the eligible author is:

Corresponding authors from institutions listed under 'Participating institutions' may publish immediately to open access on the publisher's platform once the article has been accepted, with no transactional APCs.

The corresponding author is the author that submits the manuscript and is responsible for communicating with the journal during the submission, peer review and publication process.

Responsible corresponding authors must include a participating institution as one of their affiliations to benefit from this agreement. 

Authors will be identified as eligible for open access publishing by their:

  • institutional affiliation

Responsible corresponding authors must use their institutional email address when submitting an article for publication

Responsible corresponding authors should not use personal email addresses (e.g. Hotmail, Gmail). Doing so may result in delayed approval of the article or the article may not be approved to be published open access under the terms of the agreement. 

Author rights

Articles from authors at participating institutions may be published under the following Creative Commons licenses:

  • CC BY

Authors retain all rights as per the CC license.

The author will be asked to sign an open access copyright form and once the article is accepted it will be published open access under the terms of the institutional agreement.  

Signing your copyright form to publish under a transformative agreement

Further information about licenses is available on the publisher's website.

The Creative Commons licenses allow reuse (some with conditions) while protecting the authors' rights of acknowledgment as authors. 

How to submit your article for open access publishing

The following instructions for authors have been provided by the publisher. Further details are available on the publisher’s website.

Follow the publisher's usual article submission process.
Either during the peer review process or on acceptance of the article, the publisher will ask the corresponding author to complete a form (publishing agreement).
The corresponding author selects open access and confirms the licence type (e.g. CC-BY).
The APC is automatically waived for authors who have indicated they are affiliated with a participating institution.
View the publisher’s step-by-step guide for authors.  

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Archiving in institutional repositories

Authors may deposit articles in institutional repositories.

  • Preprints may be deposited anywhere at any time. The only restrictions are that authors must not transfer or assign copyright when sharing the Preprint, or make the Preprint available under any exclusive licence. 
  • Any Eligible Article published under a Creative Commons CC BY licence can be posted to institutional and subject repositories immediately, in accordance with the terms of that CC BY licence or, if not CC BY, in accordance with the terms of the applicable CC licence.

View the publisher’s Preprint policy and Author Rights Policy for further information.

Contact details: IOP Publishing

Please email openaccesscharging@ioppublishing.org for questions regarding this agreement. Please include your full name, institution, article title, journal name and DOI (if available), and state the reason for your enquiry.

Archiving in institutional repositories

Authors may deposit articles in institutional repositories.

  • Preprints may be deposited anywhere at any time. The only restrictions are that authors must not transfer or assign copyright when sharing the Preprint, or make the Preprint available under any exclusive licence. 
  • Any Eligible Article published under a Creative Commons CC BY licence can be posted to institutional and subject repositories immediately, in accordance with the terms of that CC BY licence or, if not CC BY, in accordance with the terms of the applicable CC licence.

View the publisher’s Preprint policy and Author Rights Policy for further information.