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IET and Open Access

Transforming research for an Open Science world

We understand that open research is the key to accelerating research and innovation to solve global challenges fast. IET has demonstrated a strong commitment to Open Access – providing researchers around the world with access to high quality content and expanding discoverability of Open Access content.

The growing Open Access movement has led to fundamental changes in existing publication models, with many organisations re-thinking their strategies and process in order to adapt and thrive in the new Open Access world.

“The IET’s mission as a professional and learned society is to disseminate knowledge and continue to support the evolution of engineering and technology with its positive impact on society. By transitioning the IET’s journal portfolio to open access, the IET hopes to broaden the research reach for our global community, helping authors adhere to funder mandates and inspire the publication of excellent research that will lead to exciting innovations to improve societal outcomes.” – Giles Grant, Executive Director of Knowledge Services & Solutions at the IET

Engineering and technology research for all

IET Journals are fully Open Access

IET publishes a leading collection of more than 40 fully Open Access journals. Transitioning the entire IET journals program to Open Access was an exciting step for the IET that supports the IET’s mission and vision – engineering a better world by opening engineering research to all. (Open Access FAQs)

In addition to publishing all new research Open Access, researchers and practitioners around the world have immediate and free access to all IET journal content published since 2013 – making a vast body of research widely accessible.

Access the IET Research Hub on Wiley Online Library.

Facilitating discoverability of content

Inspec accelerates dissemination of open content

Inspec, the IET’s scientific and technical database, facilitates discoverability of Open Access content. Over 14% of the active journals indexed in Inspec are fully Open Access – and many additional hybrid titles contain open items. In fact, nearly a third of all Inspec content indexed since 2017 is Open Access. Inspec was also the first database to index Preprints from arXiv, with over 240,000 items indexed since 2015.

Inspec has supported open research form its inception, staying up to date with the changing landscape and developing our content and functionality to address these needs, including Open Access content from trusted global publishers in our indexing as soon as possible.

We’re continuing to develop new functionality in Inspec and Inspec Analytics to make it even easier to discover, monitor and access Open Access research.

  • Metadata: Inspec uses precise and granular indexing to enhance metadata for included content
  • Links: Inspec provides direct DOI links where available, giving users quick access to full-text Open Access articles
  • Search: Sophisticated searching enables users to pinpoint relevant information quickly and efficiently

Learn more about Inspec content and coverage.