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Wiley extends open access license choice for authors publishing OnlineOpen

February 15, 2013

Wiley will be changing the choice of licensing arrangements available to authors in its open access publishing program. Wiley’s open access publishing program includes Wiley Open Access,  society partner open access journals and the OnlineOpen option available to authors in over 80% of Wiley’s subscription journals.

In determining its choice of licensing options, Wiley has taken into account specific requirements at an article, journal and discipline level as well as addressing the various needs of authors, funders and our publishing partners. 

From April 1, 2013 the majority of Wiley’s journals* in the open access program will offer authors funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) the opportunity to publish their articles under a Creative Commons Attribution  CC BY license. The CC BY license allows others to modify, build upon and/or distribute the licensed work (including for commercial purposes) as long as the original author is credited.  This will support authors in complying with funder Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements that will come into place at that time.

For all other authors, the choice of licensing arrangements has been extended, with a choice of Creative Commons licenses available to authors publishing open access under Wiley’s OnlineOpen option.  The majority of Wiley’s journals* in Wiley’s open access publishing program will offer one of the following licensing arrangements to authors:

When selecting OnlineOpen, authors, their funding agencies, or their institutions, pay an Article Publication Charge (APC), to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library, as well as deposited in PubMed Central (PMC) and PMC mirror sites.

For more information visit our Open Access Policies Page.

*a limited number of society-owned journals have opted out of this new license policy and will continue to offer OnlineOpen under the usual journal copyright license terms.

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