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Open Access Publishing Options at KAUST: Inter-Research Science Publisher

Transforming scholarly communication and research publishing landscape.

Read and Publish Agreement with IR

The KAUST Library signed a two-year read and publish agreement (2021-2022) with the Inter-Research Science Publisher.


KAUST must be the main affiliation of the corresponding author, and the author must use their KAUST email address (domain: Submission of the article under the KAUST OA publication agreement must be pre-approved by KAUST.


'Hybrid' journals (Subscriber access with the optional purchase of Open Access; articles not published with Open Access will become freely accessible to all users 5 years after publication)

Marine Ecology Progress Series

Aquatic Microbial Ecology

Diseases of Aquatic Organisms

Climate Research

Fully Open Access journals (purchasing Open Access is mandatory; at the present time ESEP is free of charge)

Aquatic Biology

Aquaculture Environment Interactions

Endangered Species Research

NOTE: Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics is excluded from the agreement as for the journal no APC is charged.


For the seven eligible journals, to activate the KAUST OA publication agreement for your article, please include the following text in your cover letter:  ***If accepted, I wish for my submission to be published with Open Access under the KAUST agreement with Inter-Research***

If submitting an article to Aquatic Biology, Aquaculture Environment Interactions, or Endangered Species Research, during the submission process you must click the box agreeing to pay the APC. If the KAUST agreement is activated and the article is accepted for publication, you will not be charged the APC (unless the agreement limit has been reached), but the box must be clicked for the system to process the submission. 

If you do not wish to activate the KAUST OA publication agreement when submitting to any of the seven eligible journals, omit the above text from the cover letter.