Piscataway, N.J. – 26 January 2023 – IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, announced today that it has reached a three-year open access agreement with Hellenic Academic Libraries Link (HEAL-Link), a consortium of Greek universities that includes 43 institutions.

With this new agreement, all researchers belonging to participating Greek institutions are now able to publish open access articles in approximately 200 leading journals and magazines published by IEEE, making them instantly available and free to read by the public, supporting HEAL-Link’s mission to help make their authors’ publications open to the world. Under the terms of the agreement, the costs of accessing subscription content and the article processing charges (APCs) required to publish open access are covered by the license fees paid by consortium members, making the process easier and more convenient for authors.

Participating members of the HEAL-Link consortium will have:

  • Open access publishing rights in over 160 hybrid IEEE journals and all IEEE fully open access journals, making articles instantly available and free to read by the general public

  • Publication of all open access IEEE journal articles with a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license unless otherwise requested by the author

  • Read access rights to peer-reviewed journals, access to approximately 200,000 new conference papers added each year from approximately 2,000 expert conferences, as well as IEEE standards (totaling more than 4.8 million articles overall)

"For the Greek academic and research community, the open access agreement between HEAL-Link and IEEE is a significant accomplishment. It demonstrates how committed HEAL-Link is to bringing open access to Greece. The IEEE's portfolio boosts the competitiveness of the research conducted in our institutions and enables the open access movement," said Professor Theodora Ioannidou, Chairperson, HEAL-Link.

“With this latest OA agreement with the research community at HEAL-Link, IEEE is providing Greek scholars with a wide array of open access publishing options across our highly cited portfolio of journals,” said Karen Hawkins, Chief Marketing Officer at IEEE. “This agreement reinforces IEEE’s commitment to expanding our open access offerings and allows IEEE to share the work of leading Greek researchers with the global research community to further scientific and engineering progress.”

To learn more about the IEEE open access options for authors and institutions or to view a list of approximately 300 institutions that have an open access agreement with IEEE, visit open.ieee.org.

About IEEE
IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, professional and educational activities, IEEE is the trusted voice in a wide variety of areas ranging from electrical engineering, aerospace systems, telecommunications and computer science to biomedical engineering, artificial intelligence, and consumer electronics. IEEE has expanded its open access program and launched many new fully open access titles in fields such as computing, telecommunications, biomedical engineering, nanotechnology and more. Learn more.

About HEAL-Link
The Hellenic Academic Libraries Link (HEAL-Link) has operated since 1998 and its members include all the academic and research institutions operating under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Education & Religious Affairs. HEAL-Link aims at amplifying the capabilities and effectiveness of its members through collective action, creating economies of scale through group purchases of electronic resources and information services to facilitate improved teaching, learning, research, and information service delivery to users and also at undertaking any initiative that promotes and develops the Academic Libraries of Greece through joint activities. In the framework of its activity to strengthen Open Access in Greece, HEAL-Link systematically explores the ways and means for the transition to a new scientific publication landscape, which will be sustainable and beneficial to the academic and research institutions, as well as to the public. In this process, it constantly evaluates international developments and actively participates in relevant initiatives for the benefit of the Greek academic and research community. For more information, visit heal-link.gr and @heallinkgr.

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