IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization advancing technology for humanity, announced today that it has reached a new milestone with over 100,000 open access articles published and now available in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.
“Authors from all regions of the world in both academia and industry increasingly choose IEEE to publish their open access research, ensuring that their research is instantly exposed to over 5 million users of IEEE Xplore,” said Karen Hawkins, Chief Marketing Officer at IEEE. “As IEEE celebrates this milestone, we take a moment to thank our authors, editors, reviewers, IEEE volunteers, and IEEE Xplore users for making this possible, and helping IEEE’s publishing program to continually evolve to support the needs of authors all over the world.”
Helping drive this growth is the addition of many new open access options for authors over the past ten years. IEEE continues to provide more choices to support the work and needs of all authors and researchers, whether they prefer to publish in traditional subscription journals or open access journals. Following is a timeline of how these options have evolved and grown over time:
IEEE Open Access Milestones
- 2012: IEEE transitions the IEEE Photonics Journal to open access, making it IEEE’s first fully OA journal
- 2013: IEEE launches IEEE Access, the world’s largest multidisciplinary open access journal in the technology sector
- 2013: IEEE provides an open access hybrid option for all peer-reviewed journals, previously only available for select titles
- 2016: IEEE Access receives its first Journal Impact Factor™
- 2016: IEEE launches initial pilot of IEEE DataPort, an easily accessible repository of datasets for reproducible research with open access options
- 2019: IEEE launches 14 new fully open access journals in a range of technologies including biomedical engineering, computing, nanotechnology, power electronics, telecommunications, vehicular technology, and more (now 29 fully OA journals)
- 2019: IEEE Access reaches a milestone of 50,000 total published articles
- 2019: IEEE launches an administrative tool for institutional customers to easily manage their institutional OA agreements through CCC RightsLink®
- 2020: IEEE Introduces TechRxiv™, a new preprint server for unpublished research in the technology sector
- 2022: IEEE commits its full portfolio of more than 160 hybrid journals to transformative status, enabling any Plan S funded author to publish OA in any hybrid title
- 2020-2023: IEEE enters Open Access Read and Publish agreements with a number of institutions in Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Spain, USA, and more
This open access publishing milestone is another demonstration of IEEE’s ongoing commitment to provide more choices to support the needs of all authors and researchers globally, and to provide sustainable open access publishing opportunities to authors and institutions, allowing for a wider dissemination of knowledge. IEEE has continued to expand its open access program and now publishes nearly 30 fully open access titles in fields such as computing, telecommunications, biomedical engineering, nanotechnology, and many other related fields. In addition, IEEE has signed open access agreements with over 300 institutions around the world, with recent additions such as the University of California, the CRUI Association of Italian Universities, CERN, the Irish higher education consortium, FinElib, the Finnish higher education consortium, and many more.
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