Researchers from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

IOP Publishing (IOP) has a transformative agreement with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia to enable a transition to open access publishing.

“As pioneers in open access publishing, KAUST Library have signed a number of transformative agreements and continues to excel in this field. With the new unlimited IOPP 3-year deal, we’ve reached a new milestone on our open access publishing journey which provides wider recognition and greater impact of KAUST research.”
Nora Alshibani, KAUST Library Director

Who can benefit?
All corresponding authors that are current staff members, researchers or students at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology at the time of acceptance, can publish open access at no cost to themselves. The corresponding author is the author that submits the manuscript and is responsible for communicating with the journal during the submission, peer review and publication process.

What’s included?
• Articles accepted from 1st January 2020 will be eligible for transformative agreement funding to enable authors to publish open access with no cost to themselves
• Research paper, special issue, letter and review article types
• Included journals are those in lists A, B, C and D. Click here for a full title list of eligible journals.

Please note

A small number of journals attract additional charges including but not limited to, page charges. These remain payable by the authors.

You may find our author guide for submitting under a transformative agreement helpful located in our Transformative Agreement hub.

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