New Open Access agreements

IOP Publishing and Hungarian consortium sign open access publishing agreement

Researchers at five Hungarian institutions can now publish their research open access in 57 IOP Publishing (IOPP) journals, thanks to a new publish and read agreement with the Hungarian Electronic Information Service National (EISZ) Consortium.

The agreement means corresponding authors affiliated with EISZ consortium member institutions can publish in IOPP journals with no barriers and no article publication charges (APCs) for qualifying articles at the point of publication. 

Articles will be published under an open licence (CC-BY), allowing authors to retain copyright. As well as barrier-free publication, researchers and students at the participating institutions will have reading access to 70 IOPP journals.

The institutions included are:

  • ELI-HU Non-profit Ltd.
  • Institute for Nuclear Research
  • Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences
  • University of Szeged
  • Wigner - Research Centre for Physics and Centre of Energy Research

IOPP already has 11 similar agreements in place worldwide, and further contracts will be announced soon.

Steven Hall, managing director at IOPP, said: „This type of agreement is an important part of the wider work we’re doing to open up access to physics. It removes barriers to open access publishing for researchers and enables their work to be discovered and read by the widest possible audience. We’ve made the submission process as simple as possible, by identifying and validating eligible articles in house, removing the need for additional administration by researchers and librarians. We look forward to seeing Hungarian researchers enjoy the benefits.”

Katalin Urbán, director of EISZ Consortium Department, said: „our partnership with IOP Science stands on proactive co-operation with strong involvement of the Hungarian Research Community. In recent years, the highest priority for EISZ consortium went to ensure that our agreements with publishers cover the OA publishing costs of the participating institutions. We are extremely happy that by signing this agreement Hungary joins the initiative paved by illustrious members of the community.”

Authors at the participating institutions can find more information, including how to take advantage of the agreement, on our dedicated support page.

About IOP Science

For more information about how IOPP is committed to making science more accessible, transparent and inclusive, visit the open physics hub.

About EISZ

Electronic Information Service National Programme is the Hungarian National Consortium that provides access to more than 60 scientific journal collections and databases for more than 220 member institutions in Hungary. The National Programme is operated at the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and is supported by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office. More information:

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