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OnlineOpen, Wiley’s Hybrid Open Access Publishing Option, Improved Service

October 23, 2012
OnlineOpen: Our hybrid model enables authors to make their article fully open in a subscription journal thus providing choice for authors to publish open access in the journal of their preference.  With OnlineOpen the author, the author’s funding agency, or the author’s institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library, as well as deposited in PubMed Central.
OnlineOpen was launched in 2004 and over the years has had limited uptake from our authors.  During 2012 we have seen a change in this trend and more authors are selecting the OnlineOpen option for their articles. 
This week we have upgraded our systems supporting OnlineOpen to ensure that articles are made immediately open access automatically on Wiley Online Library as soon as payment is received.  These improvements will ensure that we provide a better and faster service  for OnlineOpen.  At the same time Wiley staff now have better visibility on the status of OnlineOpen orders so we can provide quick responses on order progress queries from our customers.
Work continues on updating our OnlineOpen processes and systems as we strive to provide the best possible service to our authors.  For example, we are currently working on improving the delivery of articles to PubMed Central for open access archiving. 
For more information on OnlineOpen, visit our website.
2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 23, 2012 10:47 am

    FYI Wiley’s OnlineOpen option is not Open Access as per recognised definitions of Open Access e.g. BOAI (

    It restricts commercial usage of OnlineOpen published works and thus is not fully compliant with the definition and ideals of open access.

  2. October 23, 2012 11:49 am

    Dear Wiley,

    Having recently publicly complimented you on converting mnost of your “open access” journals to the true open access CC BY licence — — I am bit nonplussed to find that your program for elective OA in otherwise paywalled journals continues to use a non-standard and not fully open set of terms.

    Is this just an oversight? I hope I can look forward to similarly blogging soon that your OnlineOpen articles are also licenced using CC BY, and so comply with both the original definition of “open access” in the Budapest Initiative’s writings, and the requirements imposed by RCUK and other funders.

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