Wiley and FinELib sign transitional agreement continuing expansion in open access

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JW-A) (NYSE: JW-B), a global leader in research and education, and FinELib, a Finnish consortium of higher education and research institutions, have announced a new three-year license that combines an open access and subscription agreement effective February 2020. This 3-year agreement will provide 22 Finnish institutions with continued access to Wiley’s subscription journals and enables their affiliated authors to publish open access articles in Wiley’s fully gold and hybrid journals.

“FinELib is pleased to announce an agreement with Wiley offering open access publishing options for our researchers. With this agreement the amount of open access articles will increase substantially,” stated Arja Tuuliniemi, head of licensing at FinELib.

“We are very pleased to partner with FinELib to advance the open access landscape in Finland. This is an exciting continuation down the path to an open research future,” said Judy Verses,Wiley’s executive vice president and general manager, Research.  

As part of the agreement, eligible researchers and students will be automatically identified and notified of the opportunity to publish open access through their institutional connection, at no additional charge. FinELib institutions will continue to have access to all of Wiley’s journal content. The 22 eligible institutions will also have access to a distinct open access account dashboard for easy administration of their account, quick article approval, and reporting.