Tulane Author Fees to be Waived for Open Access Articles in Wiley Journals

Tulane University Libraries has reached an open access transformational agreement with Wiley, a global leader in publishing, research and education. This agreement will provide Tulane University Libraries affiliates with free access to Wiley’s complete journal portfolio and enable participating researchers to publish accepted articles open access in all of Wiley and Hindawi’s more than 1,800 hybrid and gold open access journals. This is especially important because new guidelines from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy now call for the results of all federally funded research to be freely available without paywalls. The agreement will take effect on January 1, 2023.

This is the fourth agreement with a major scholarly journal publisher that Tulane University Libraries has negotiated to waive the article publication charges for Tulane authors who want their articles to be published as open access or publicly available. The other publishers include Cambridge University Press, through which the library pays for subscription access to around 400 journals spread across science, engineering, medicine, social science, and humanities disciplines; the American Chemical Society (ACS), through which the library subscribes to around 65 journals focused on chemistry and related fields; and the PLOS (Public Library of Science), a highly-regarded Open Access publisher of 12 journals empowering researchers to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.

Wiley, however, is by far the largest publisher among them.

About Wiley Journals: Wiley is one of the world's leading society publishers, publishing nearly 2,000 journals with over 8 million articles. Half of its journals are published in partnership with international scholarly and professional societies. In addition to research in STEM fields, Wiley offers a full range of titles that cover a spectrum of life, health and physical sciences, social science and the humanities. Wiley is the publisher of an abundance of titles ranked at the forefront of their field.

Some of the high-impact STEM journals in the Wiley Online Library include Advanced Materials, EMBO Journal, Hepatology, Journal of Geophysical Research, Arthritis and Rheumatology, Cancer, Annals of Neurology, Advanced Functional Materials, and Ecology. Its well-known titles in other areas include Strategic Management, Health Economics, Journal of Communication, Modern Language Journal, Criminology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Population and Development Review, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Language Learning, Child Development, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, and Journal of Marriage and Family. See this complete list of Wiley journals, which also includes former titles and ceased publications.

Globally, Wiley has achieved open access partnerships with over 2,200 institutions spanning 23 countries, which provides the opportunity to publish more than 69,000 open access articles each year. Wiley established its first US open access arrangement in a pilot with Iowa State University in 2021 and has more recently completed open access agreements with several groups of libraries in large consortia based in California, Ohio, and the Northeast. Tulane is among the first US libraries to establish a similar agreement with Wiley independently.

The agreement does have some limits. It will allow for up to 37 Tulane author fee waivers during the first year, eventually increasing to 40 in 2026. The cap is based on the university’s publication history, however, and is proportionally in line with the library’s other open access agreements. More info specifically for Tulane authors submitting articles for open access publication in Wiley journals is expected to be available soon.

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