July 24, 2014

Wiley Extends Open Access Option to 81% of Journals

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John Wiley & Sons has announced that OnlineOpen, Wiley’s hybrid open access model for subscription journals that allows authors to publish an open access paper in their journal of choice, is now available in over 1,200 of the journals that Wiley publishes.

“Wiley is committed to expanding its range of publishing options for authors,” Rachel Burley, Wiley’s new vice president and director of Open Access, said in a release. “With this significant expansion of OnlineOpen we are enabling authors who choose to publish under the open access model to select from a much broader range of publications which are well established and highly valued in their field.”

OnlineOpen was launched in 2004 for authors “who wish to make their article available to non-subscribers on publication, or whose funding agency requires grantees to archive the final version of their article,” the release explains.

In addition to OnlineOpen for its existing peer reviewed journals, a separate open access journal program called Wiley Open Access was launched in early 2011 with an initial portfolio of eleven journals.

“We seek to develop open access policies which deliver innovative choices in journal publishing, meeting the needs of authors, funders, and institutions who wish to publish in the open access environment,” Steve Miron, senior vice president and managing director, Scientific, Technical, Medical, and Scholarly, Wiley, said in the release. “By significantly increasing the number of journals we publish which are able to offer OnlineOpen, we are quickly moving towards that goal.”

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