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Open Access Publishing Partnerships

Information and resources on open access journals, publishing, and funding.

General Information

Wiley Open Access Agreement

Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies announce open access publishing partnership with Wiley. Participating BTAA libraries have reached an agreement with Wiley for a one-year contract extension with an Open Access option, as a pilot in collective action toward the Big Collection. This agreement begins on February 1, 2022 and runs through December 31, 2022. Over the course of 2022, BTAA will work toward a future agreement with Wiley.

Open Access Publishing Opportunities

A new Open Access (OA) publishing addendum supports Open Access publishing in Wiley hybrid journals. Eligible authors from participating institutions may publish OA in Wiley hybrid journals at no cost to themselves, up to a capped number of OA article credits per institution. Each participating institution's number of OA credits equals 65% of the number of articles published by its authors in Wiley hybrid journals in 2020. Once an institution has fully used its OA article credits, its authors are eligible for a 10% discount on Article Processing Charges (APCs) in any Wiley hybrid journal. To qualify for these OA options, an article must be accepted in a Wiley hybrid journal between February 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022.


Who is eligible to participate?

Corresponding authors at Purdue University - West Lafayette, Purdue Fort Wayne, and Purdue Northwest are eligible to participate.

I’m a corresponding author at a participating institution. What do I need to do to publish Open Access at no cost to me under this agreement?

Choosing to make an article OA is part of the Wiley publishing workflow. Once your article has been accepted in a Wiley hybrid journal, upon logging into the Wiley Author Dashboard, you will see the option to make it OA. As part of Wiley’s OA request workflow, you must indicate your institutional affiliation with a participating Purdue University campus. Once you request OA, it will be submitted to your library for eligibility approval. If your library approves your request, your article will be published OA at no cost to you.

You must accept the offer to make your article OA at the time your article is accepted for publication. Your article is no longer eligible once it is published in Early View or In Issue online.

Is my article eligible?

Eligible publications have a corresponding author from a participating BTAA institution, are primary research and review articles (which may include original articles, case studies, reviews, and short communications), and are accepted for publication in a Wiley hybrid journal between February 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022. Each institution may determine additional eligibility requirements. Please contact your library with questions about article eligibility.

Which Wiley journals are eligible?

All Wiley hybrid journals (subscription-based journals that offer an open access option) are eligible for this agreement. Download the list below. Wiley's fully open access journals are not eligible.

My institution receives a certain number of article credits. How was that number calculated?

Each participating BTAA institution’s number of credits for OA at no cost to the author is equal to 65% of its total number of articles published in Wiley hybrid journals in 2020.

Why don’t I see an option to publish in a hybrid journal at no cost to me under this agreement?

If you are a corresponding author from a participating institution and your primary research or review article was accepted in a hybrid journal between February 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022, and you do not see a free (to you) OA option, your institution has run out of OA article credits. You can still choose to make your article OA within the journal, using the 10% discount on the list price APC. You may also be able to share your work in an open access repository, such as Purdue e-Pubs or a discipline-specific repository. SHERPA RoMEO provides summaries of journal policies.


I still have questions. Who can I ask?

Questions from any campus can be directed to Nina Collins,