ohn Wiley and Sons, Inc. and Hindawi today announced a new partnership that will strengthen both publishers’ commitment to open access publishing. This new collaboration will see nine Wiley subscription journals converting to open access starting in January 2017. Hindawi will take over the editorial and production workflow for each of the journals within the partnership, which will be hosted on the Hindawi website, allowing them to benefit from the publisher’s experience in publishing high quality journals on an open access basis.
Hindawi currently publishes over 400 peer-reviewed journals covering a wide range of disciplines. With a proven track record in attracting a global author base, it has successfully forged strong relationships in areas experiencing rapid growth in research output. All content will continue to undergo a robust peer review process, ensuring the high quality of material published in these journals.
Paul Peters, CEO of Hindawi, said “this partnership is an exciting new chapter for Hindawi’s publishing program and a great opportunity to work with a very highly regarded publisher. We are extremely proud that Wiley chose to transition these subscription journals into an open access publishing model with Hindawi and expect that all parties will benefit from having this valuable research openly available.”
With open access becoming the shared vision of a number of the world’s governments and research councils, increasing choice for authors is ever more important. The Wiley-Hindawi collaboration allows both publishers to support the ongoing development of high-quality open access titles, as well as giving authors additional options for where and how to publish.
Philip Carpenter, EVP Research, Wiley, said ‘’we believe that open science is the next era of scholarly communication. In this new landscape, we support the ambitions of all community stakeholders, including researchers, societies, funders and institutions. The partnership with Hindawi is a great example of how we are meeting these needs, transitioning journals to open access where we can and offering greater author choice.”
The nine journals taking part in this initiative are:
- Security and Communication Networks
- Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging
- Journal of Advanced Transportation
- Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing
- Scanning – The Journal of Scanning Microscopies
- Occupational Therapy International and
- Journal of Food Quality