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We offer authors a range of options to publish Open Access in our journals – 

Gold Open Access – publish in one of our 2 fully OA journals (H2Open Journal (previously IWA Open Water Journal), Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination)


Hybrid Open Access – publish your article OA in any one of our 10 hybrid journals. Click here for more information on individual journal APCs.

Green Open Access – IWA Publishing allows you to self-archive the submitted version of your manuscript at any point and the author accepted version after a 12-month embargo period. To make sure you are complying with our archiving policies, please make sure you read all of the information here.

Gold vs Green Open Access

For more information on Green Open Access and archiving your paper click here


To encourage our authors to publish OA, IWA Publishing is actively engaged in setting up institutional agreements and OA grants. Think your institution should be on our list, or have a question about OA funding? Get in touch


We offer authors who have previously published in IWA Publishing journals the opportunity to make their papers open access retrospectively. APCs can be found here. Please contact us for further details.


We are pleased to announce that all archived articles of the Journal of Water and Health greater than 2 years old are now free to access online.

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