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 300 institutions to open up their research through transformative agreements.

Your library toolkit
If your institution has a transformative agreement, this free toolkit will help you promote it 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

Training events:

March 15, 15:00 GMT, 11:00 ET: 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 the session we’ll be putting the researcher into the spotlight to help you feel more confident in navigating your open access publishing options with IOP Publishing. Sign up here.

How to get published – a webinar for Canadian researchers
Find out how to take advantage of our agreement with Canadian Research Knowledge Network, providing open access publishing for researchers at more than 40 institutions in Canada.


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 81% higher downloads and 31% higher citations when compared with non-open access articles.

This video explains the benefits in a clear and simple way: