IEEE Access has been downgraded to Q2 by Web of Science/Clarivate, so it no longer qualifies to be part of the KU OA project. The guidelines as set by the KU administration require that journals be rated as Q1 by all three of the rating groups, Scimago JR, Scopus, and Web of Science/Clarivate.
Publishing in an Open Access journal with IEEE does not affect the basics of the publication process. An authors must still submit their paper to a journal and it must still be accepted and pass editing and peer review. The difference comes when the article is submitted for publication. There are two variations with IEEE journals. One is for journals that use the pure Gold OA model (i.e. all articles within the journal use the OA access model). The others use the Hybrid model. In these journals, some articles are Open Access and some are closed access, at the author's choice.
As of August 2023, there are 108 journals published by IEEE that meet all the guidelines as set by the university administration. A complete list of these journals can be found here in either Excel format or PDF format.
At any point, authors can use the IEEE Author Center to get more information about using OA with IEEE. Authors can get help selecting a journal, can validate any graphics used in their paper, can validate the file before uploading it,verify their reference list, and can test the PDF to make sure that it will be displayed properly. They can also see the IEEE Author Newsletter for tips and insights, as well as other resources.