Wiley Extends Open Access Option to Over 80% of Journals

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced today that its open access option for individual journal articles, OnlineOpen, will be available to authors in 81% of the journals it publishes. OnlineOpen gives authors the option to publish an open access paper in their journal of choice where it will benefit from maximum impact.

“Wiley is committed to expanding its range of publishing options for authors,” said Rachel Burley, Vice President & Director, Open Access, Wiley. “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, Wiley’s hybrid open access model for subscription journals launched in 2004, is available to authors of primary research articles 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. As of July 2012, OnlineOpen is available in over 1200 subscription journals.

In addition to OnlineOpen Wiley launched Wiley Open Access, a fully open access journal program, in early 2011. The portfolio includes eleven journals, with additional journals scheduled to launch later in the year. Wiley Open Access provides open access publication in peer-reviewed journals where all published articles are immediately freely available to read, download and share.

“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,” said Steve Miron, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Scientific, Technical, Medical, and Scholarly, Wiley. “By significantly increasing the number of journals we publish which are able to offer OnlineOpen, we are quickly moving towards that goal.”

More information about Wiley’s open access initiatives is available online.