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IOP (Institute of Physics) - Open Access Publishing: IOP OA - Introduction

Topic guide on accessing Institute of Physics resources for research and publishing

Description and Purpose

The University Libraries task force on OA publishing has prepared this guide to assist faculty and student researchers with navigating the information needed to publish their research with the Institute of Physics (IOP).  Please consult OhioLINK's "Information for Authors" guide for the full details on this deal.  See all OhioLINK OA agreements here.

New in 2023: IOP / OhioLINK OA Deal

We'd like to announce an agreement with the Institute of Physics (IOP)  that offers two new benefits to all OhioLINK institutions:  1) increased access to published research to include all 70+ IOP journals, covering disciplines such as physics, materials science, biosciences, astronomy and astrophysics, environmental sciences, and mathematics. 2)  This agreement also extends open access (OA) publishing benefits to authors from participating OhioLINK institutions with all eligible IOP journals.  There are no limitations to this OA benefit; it incurs no cost to the author and no additional cost to the institution. 

Read more here.

Quick Access to full journal list

Wiley in the Library Catalog

Getting Started with Open Access Publishing

OA Publishing in IOP journals - start here

Ready to get started?  See IOP's author submission checklist.

OhioLINK: IOP OA Publishing

Information for Authors

What is OhioLINK's IOP open access deal?

OhioLINK's new upgrade agreement with Institute of Physics (IOP) offers two major benefits for students and faculty at institutions of higher education in Ohio.  First, it increases access to important published research from all 70+ Institute of Physics journals for libraries statewide in physics, materials science, biosciences, astronomy and astrophysics, environmental sciences, and mathematics.  Second, authors from participating OhioLINK institutions can publish their articles as open access in all eligible IOP journals, without any limit and at no cost to the author and at no additional cost to any institution.


Eligible journals

OhioLINK's agreement with Institute of Physics allows for original research and review articles to be published as open access in all journals that participate in IOP's transformative agreements(link sends e-mail), including most of its fully open access and hybrid open access journals (lists A, B, C, and D on the linked page).


Eligible authors and institutions

In order to be eligible to publish open access at no cost in an IOP journal under this deal, the corresponding author of the article (see below for definition) must be affiliated with an institution that participates in OhioLINK’s Electronic Journal Center (EJC), a full-text, searchable database of electronic journal articles from top scholarly publishers. There is no limit on the number times an author can request open access funding under this agreement.

To find out if your institution participates, please contact your institution’s library.

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

Eligibility for open access publishing under OhioLINK's agreement with IOP (IOP calls this a "transformative agreement") is based on the corresponding author's affiliation at the time of acceptance.  You can find more information on corresponding authors and their roles and responsibilities when publishing an article with IOP here(link sends e-mail).


Publishing OA with IOP (publisher promotional video)

Contact us

UToledo faculty and students please email us here for assistance and queries.

Summary of all OhioLINK OA agreements (updated Feb 2024)