John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced today its new membership of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA). OASPA represents the interests of open access journal publishers globally in all scientific, technical and scholarly disciplines and enables exchange of information, setting standards, advancing models, advocacy, education, and the promotion of innovation.

“We are pleased to become members of OASPA,” said Rachel Burley, Vice President & Director, Open Access, Wiley. “We support the OASPA’s goals of sharing knowledge and best practice, and developing sustainable OA publishing models.”

Wiley has had an open access offering for authors since 2004 in the form of OnlineOpen, a hybrid open access model for subscription journals, which last month extended to over 80% of Wiley journals. OnlineOpen 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.

In early 2011 Wiley launched Wiley Open Access, a fully open access journal program, which already contains eleven journals. Wiley Open Access provides open access publication in peer-reviewed journals where all published articles are immediately freely available to read, download and share.

In addition to extending the availability of OnlineOpen this year, Wiley also announced the appointment of its first Vice President & Director of Open Access in June and earlier this month moved all fully open access proprietary journals to the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) licence which allows commercial use of published articles.

“We see our new membership of OASPA as a further step on our journey to develop a wide range of sustainable publishing routes to suit the needs of all of our partners,” said Steve Miron, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Scientific, Technical, Medical, and Scholarly, Wiley.

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