Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has announced a new four-year open access agreement with the Conference of Italian University Rectors (CRUI) to step up open access publishing among a budding list of over 65 universities across Italy.
The read and publish agreement offers members of the Conference access to Wiley’s subscription journals and offers researchers at participating Italian institutions the ability to publish accepted articles open access in Wiley’s hybrid journals for one annual fee. The structure of this agreement allows for a staggered shift towards OA publishing. Beginning this year, thousands of the articles published by CRUI University researchers in Wiley journals will be made open access.
By accelerating the publication of open access articles in Italy through this agreement, researchers from universities of all sizes and a wide variety of fields will be able to publish open access in Wiley’s journals without direct cost to themselves.
As the demand for open access publishing continues to grow globally, this agreement marks Wiley’s tenth open access agreement, and comes on the heels of the company acquiring Hindawi Limited, an innovator and fully open access publisher, last month.Click here to read the original press release.