IOP and Hungarian consortium sign open access agreement

Researchers at five Hungarian institutions can now publish their research open access in 57 IOP Publishing (IOPP) journals.

IOP and Hungarian consortium sign open access agreement
Steven Hall: “This type of agreement is an important part of the wider work we’re doing to open up access to physics.”

This is thanks to a new publish and read agreement with the Hungarian Electronic Information Service National (EISZ) Consortium.

The agreement means corresponding authors affiliated with EISZ consortium member institutions can publish in IOPP journals with no barriers and no article publication charges (APCs) for qualifying articles at the point of publication.

Articles will be published under an open licence (CC-BY), allowing authors to retain copyright. As well as barrier-free publication, researchers and students at the participating institutions will have reading access to 70 IOPP journals.

The institutions included are:

  • Institute for Nuclear Research
  • The Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences
  • The University of Szeged
  • Wigner – Research Centre for Physics

IOPP already has 11 similar agreements in place worldwide, and further contracts will be announced soon.

Steven Hall, managing director at IOPP, said: “This type of agreement is an important part of the wider work we’re doing to open up access to physics. It removes barriers to open access publishing for researchers and enables their work to be discovered and read by the widest possible audience. We’ve made the submission process as simple as possible, by identifying and validating eligible articles in house, removing the need for additional administration by researchers and librarians. We look forward to seeing Hungarian researchers enjoy the benefits.”

Katalin Urbán, director of EISZ Consortium Department, said, “Our partnership with IOP Publishing stands on proactive co-operation with strong involvement of the Hungarian Research Community. In recent years, the highest priority for EISZ consortium was to ensure that our agreements with publishers cover the OA publishing costs of the participating institutions. We are extremely happy that by signing this agreement, Hungary joins the initiative paved by illustrious members of the community.”

Authors at the participating institutions can find more information, including how to take advantage of the agreement, on a dedicated support page.