IEEE Announces New Pilot Open Access Agreement

IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity and FinELib, a consortium of Finnish universities, universities of applied sciences, research institutes and public libraries, have entered an Open Access Read and Publish agreement. The full release can be accessed here.

Participating members of the FinELib consortium will have:

  • Open access publishing rights in over 160 hybrid IEEE journals and all IEEE fully open access journals, making articles instantly available and free to read by the general public
  • Publication of all open access IEEE journal articles with a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license unless otherwise requested by the author
  • Read access rights to peer-reviewed journals, access to approximately 200,000 new conference papers added each year, as well as IEEE standards (totaling more than 4.8 million articles overall, including nearly 275,000 new articles in 2020 alone)

“IEEE is proud to announce this new pilot OA model agreement with FinELib,” said Karen Hawkins, IEEE Chief Marketing Officer. “With this agreement, Finnish researchers now have a sustainable means to publish the results of their research in IEEE’s leading open access and hybrid publications while maintaining access to over five million documents of published research in IEEE Xplore.”