Wiley and OA Switchboard partner to make open access data sharing easier

Wiley, one of the world’s largest publishers and a global leader in research and learning, today announced a new partnership with OA Switchboard, a community-driven initiative that facilitates information sharing about open access publications between funders, institutions and publishers. 

OA Switchboard enables funders, institutions, and publishers to send, receive and respond to a pre-defined set of standardized messages between them, or via their dedicated partner’s system. Wiley will support OA Switchboard’s “reporting made easy” offering by supplying publicly-available metadata for open access articles published in Wiley’s journals.

By providing the underlying shared open infrastructure for institutions and funders, OA Switchboard will help simplify registering and reporting on research output, as well as trend analysis about where and how affiliated authors publish their work openly. As an intermediary, OA Switchboard is publisher- and funder-agnostic.  

“I am delighted to have Wiley come on board and it’s been great to have their engagement in this collaborative process,” said Yvonne Campfens, OA Switchboard Executive Director. “This agreement will really benefit research funders and institutions/consortia that are Wiley customers and participants in the OA Switchboard initiative.” 

“Wiley is committed to supporting institutions and funders in their transition to an open future, and we’re proud to be the first large mixed-model publisher to engage with OA Switchboard,” said Kathryn Sharples, Group Vice President, Publishing Strategy & Policy, Wiley. “This new partnership will help increase visibility of OA articles published in all of our journals while supporting our customers by making reporting easier.”