Global research and education leader Wiley has announced a three year open access agreement with VIVA, a consortium of more than seventy libraries and academic institutions throughout the US state of Virginia, to begin in 2022.
The agreement, which expands on a previous pilot between Wiley and VIVA, will allow researchers at 55 participating Virginia institutions the ability to publish accepted articles open access in all of Wiley's fully gold and hybrid open access journals, as well as provide access to all subscription content.
The first such agreement between VIVA and a large publisher, this will make an estimated 75% of all research published in Wiley journals by Virginia higher education authors open access in the first year, with the percentage growing each year of the agreement. Research published under the agreement will be accessible for free to anyone who wishes to read it, enabling a wider dissemination of scientific findings among both scholars and the public alike.
Academic research in the United States is funded through a diverse mix of sources, including the government alongside academic, industry, and philanthropic institutions. With a growing awareness among stakeholders of the value that public access to research brings in solving regional and global challenges, such as public health disparities and climate change, embracing a centralized approach to open access is paramount. Through this agreement, VIVA and Wiley are leading the United States into an open access future.
This agreement also builds on many similar agreements Wiley has negotiated, including with other US-based institutions.Click here to read the original press release.