Hybrid open access in subscription journals

The hybrid open access option allows authors to publish their articles immediately on an open access basis (under a CC BY licence) in journals normally only accessible to members of subscribing institutions. An article publication charge (APC) is payable by the author.

Full information on how APC prices are set, and how hybrid APC revenue is taken into account in setting subscription prices, is available on our APC pricing pages.

The majority of subscription journals published by IOP Publishing and its partners offer a hybrid open access option.