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VIVA: IWA Open Access Agreement

Virginia's Academic Library Consortium

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IWA Publishing Transformative Agreement

VIVA has a three-year transformative agreement with International Water Association (IWA) Publishing. The agreement, which began on January 1, 2023 and continues until December 31, 2025, includes read access to all available content in 10 Subscribe to Open journals and immediate OA publishing in 14 Subscribe to Open and Gold Open Access journals. Corresponding authors at all VIVA institutions can publish open access journal articles at no cost. No administration is required. Authors are identified through a variety of data points, including email domain, ROR ID, and Grid ID.

The 14 journals included in the agreement are:

Subscribe to Open Titles (read access in parentheses)

  • Aqua (1998–current)
  • Journal of Hydroinformatics (1999–current)
  • Journal of Water and Climate Change (2010–current)
  • Journal of Water and Health (2003–current)
  • Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development (2011–current)
  • Water Policy (1998–current)
  • Water Practice & Technology (2006–current)
  • Water Quality Research Journal (1966–current)
  • Water Science & Technology (1972–current)
  • Water Supply (2001–current)

Gold Open Access Titles

  • Blue-Green Systems
  • H2Open Journal
  • Hydrology Research
  • Water Reuse

Please note that 4 titles published in association with Elsevier are not included in the agreement. These journals are: Water Research, Water Research X, Water Resources and Economics, and Water Resources and Industry.

Participating Institutions: All public and private institutions.

If you have questions about this agreement, please write to