IOP Publishing has reached a transformative agreement with Virginia’s Academic Library Consortium (VIVA). The unlimited ‘Read and Publish’ agreement will enable VIVA affiliated authors to publish their articles Open Access (OA) in the majority of IOPP’s journal portfolio at no additional cost.
The agreement is in line with IOPP’s ambition to make universal access to research a reality and is designed to significantly increase OA publication by authors in participating institutions.
Under the agreement, all researchers affiliated with 51 non-profit academic libraries across the state of Virginia will be able to publish their research OA in all IOPP journals and almost all partner journals. OA fees will be covered centrally by the agreement and authors will retain their copyright.
Commencing in January 2023, the two-year pilot transformative agreement (TA) includes the option to extend the agreement by a year and follows the successful TA with the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) consortium and six US institutions agreed earlier this year.Click here to read the original press release.