Jisc, the UK’s research and education not-for-profit that negotiates licences and digital content agreements on behalf of UK universities, and Wiley, a global leader in research and education, have struck a four year ‘read and publish’ agreement that offers researchers at UK universities the means to publish open access (OA) in all Wiley journals at no direct cost to them.
As part of the new agreement, the proportion of OA articles published by UK researchers will increase from 27 percent to an estimated 85 percent in year one, with the potential to reach 100 percent by 2022. The agreement will also enable institutions and their users to access all of Wiley’s journals.
This ground-breaking agreement will enable institutions to control the costs of access and OA publishing. It will also support a simplified process for authors and their institutions, enabling compliance with funder mandates and Plan S.
The agreement begins in March 2020, and all participating Jisc member institutions and affiliated researchers are eligible. The contract will be made publicly available in March 31, 2020.
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