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Library resources for transformative agreements

The transition to open access presents significant change for library staff and authors. Having worked with hundreds of librarians and institutions on that journey, we are well placed to support you through the process. We signed the first open access agreement with Austria in 2014, and since then we’ve been expanding our commitment to open access. Today we support more than 900 institutions to open up their research through transformative agreements.

Your library toolkit
This free toolkit will help you promote your transformative agreement to everyone who can benefit from it.
The toolkit includes an editable leaflet, poster, and e-mail template, as well as artwork which you can use for social media or a banner advertisement.

Download your toolkit here (4.7MB)

If you would like to request something specific, or would like personalised versions of any of the materials here, please e-mail us at

Support tools and services

OA Switchboard: We are a member of OA Switchboard, an independent intermediary which enables academic institutions and research funding organisations to monitor information relating to OA research outputs via a central information hub.

IOPP Journal Finder: A free-to-use tool which enables authors to easily check if the journal they would like to publish their work in complies with their funder requirements, or if it is covered by a transformative agreement. It aims to streamline the OA publishing workflow to unburden researchers.

Training events:

Open access and transformative agreements; how can I take advantage?
Join us to take a closer look at the world of open access publishing through transformative agreements. During this recorded session we put the researcher into the spotlight to help you feel more confident in navigating your open access publishing options with IOP Publishing. Sign up to watch the recording here.

Why publish under a transformative agreement?
As well as removing the administrative burden of dealing with invoices for article publication charges,  authors can benefit from greater visibility and impact for their research. IOPP’s open access articles typically receive 70% higher downloads and 15% higher citations when compared with non-open access articles in the same journal.