Partnership Options

IEEE Open Access Institutional Partnership Options

To meet the cost of publishing, authors who publish in our open access journals are asked to pay an article processing charge (APC) per published paper. To make the process easier and encourage participation by their authors, institutions can select one of IEEE’s Institutional Partnership Options. These programs enable academic and research institutions, funders, and corporations to actively support open access in scholarly publishing and help ensure the most widespread dissemination of the research published by their authors.

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Institutions can choose from the following plans based on their specific needs:

IEEE Open Access Deposit Account

This option is a prepaid deposit account in which an institution pays in advance to cover article processing charges for an institution’s authors. It completely covers the APCs fees for authors publishing in IEEE open access journals. The account funds must be used within two years. Upon publication, the full article processing charge for the journal in question, minus the discount that applies, will be deducted from the account. The higher the amount paid in advance, the greater the discount given.

IEEE Open Access Partner Discount Fee

IEEE Open Access Partners pay a flat rate annual fee based on the number of possible authors in their institution including faculty, researchers, and graduate students at the institution in electrical engineering, computer science, and related disciplines. When authors from the institution are published in IEEE open access journals, a discount is automatically applied to the APC. This is a popular option with institutions as it supports authors and represents a regular and predictable annual cost that is simple to budget.

Flexible Options for Any Size Budget

IEEE has many different options designed to make it easy for institutions to assist their authors and show their support for open access. Ask your IEEE sales representative for a custom quote.*

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* Purchase of an IEEE Open Access Institutional Partnership has no impact on editorial decisions regarding acceptance of articles submitted. The review of IEEE open access articles is done in accordance with established IEEE publishing principles.

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