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December 17, 2014

Wiley and Jisc Announce New Open Access Agreement

Hoboken, NJ
John Wiley and Sons, Inc., today announced a pilot agreement, brokered by Jisc, for articles published on an open access basis. The agreement follows discussions, between Jisc, Wiley and the UK library community, and will enable greater support for universities during the transition to open access.

Running from January 2015 to December 2017, the agreement provides credits for article processing charges (APCs) to universities that license Wiley journal content under the terms of the Jisc journal agreement. This means that universities that pay both subscription charges for publications and fees to make articles open access will receive APC credits based on the total prior year spend. The APC credits will be available when publishing in the Wiley Open Access journal publishing program as well OnlineOpen, Wiley’s hybrid open access option, and reflect Wiley’s commitment to recognizing the total cost of ownership for UK universities.

Customers need to have a Wiley Open Access Account set up to be eligible to receive their APC credits.  Wiley Open Access Accounts provide discounts on APCs and the Account Dashboard reduces the administrative burden on both authors and institutions.

Lorraine Estelle, executive director digital resources, Jisc and divisional CEO Jisc Collections says:  “Jisc Collections is working with all journal publishers of hybrid journals on the Total Cost of Ownership of scholarly communications. We are delighted to have agreed this ground breaking pilot offset scheme. We expect this to moderate costs for UK universities and to help reduce some of the barriers to open access implementation.”

The agreement re-affirms Wiley’s commitment to exploring new models of open access alongside our library and research partners.


About Jisc

Jisc offers digital services and solutions for UK education and research. The charity does this to achieve its vision for the UK to be the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world.  Working together across the higher education, further education and skills sectors, Jisc provides trusted advice and support, reduces sector costs across shared network, digital content, IT services and procurement negotiations, ensuring the sector stays ahead of the game with research and development for the future.  Jisc Collections supports the procurement of digital content for education and research in the UK. It undertakes negotiations with a large number of scholarly and research publishers on behalf of universities and colleges in the area of e-journals, e-books, databases and datasets achieving best pricing and licensing conditions.

About Wiley

Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. Through the Research segment, the Company provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising. The Professional Development segment provides digital and print books, online assessment and training services, and test prep and certification. In Education, Wiley provides education solutions including online program management services for higher education institutions and course management tools for instructors and students, as well as print and digital content.

Find out more at: www.jisc.ac.uk or contact the press team on press@jisc.ac.uk