Researchers from institutions within the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN)

IOP Publishing (IOP) has a transformative agreement with Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) in Canada to enable a transition towards open access publishing.

Who can benefit?
All corresponding authors that are current staff members, researchers or students (whether full or part-time, permanent, temporary, contract or visiting appointments) at one of the institutions below 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 15th December 2021 will be eligible for transformative agreement funding to enable authors to publish open access with no cost to themselves
  • Research papers, special issues, letters and review article types
  • Included journals are those in lists A, B, C and D in the 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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How to get published – a webinar for Canadian researchers September 28th 2022, 11-12am CDT
Register for this webinar to be guided through the world of academic publishing, including how to take advantage of the agreement with CRKN to publish your work open access.

Eligible institutions:

Acadia University
Athabasca University
Bishop’s University
Brandon University
Carleton University
Concordia University
Dalhousie University
Lakehead University
MacEwan University
McGill University
McMaster University
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Mount Allison University
Mount Saint Vincent University
Ontario Tech University
Polytechnique Montréal
Queen’s University
Royal Military College of Canada (RMC)
Ryerson University
Saint Mary’s University
Simon Fraser University
St. Francis Xavier University
Université de Moncton
Université de Montréal
Université de Sherbrooke
Université du Québec
– École de technologie supérieure (ETS)
– Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)
University of Alberta
University of British Columbia
University of Calgary
University of Guelph
University of Lethbridge
University of Manitoba
University of New Brunswick (includes St. Thomas)
University of Ottawa
University of Prince Edward Island
University of Regina
University of Saskatchewan
University of Toronto
University of Victoria
University of Waterloo
University of Windsor
University of Winnipeg
Western University
Wilfrid Laurier University
York University