|Wiley Read and Publish Agreement
|Has the agreement been fully disclosed and published?
|01/01/2022 – 12/31/2025
|Consortia / Institution
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output
|Average of the number of articles by corresponding authors published between 2014 and 2021
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Agreement costs within the range of the previous spending level
|Comments on cost development
|Given the inclusion of free Gold OA publishing in Wiley Gold OA and Hindawi journals in years 2-4, plus the ability to publish almost all articles OA without expenditure beyond previous subscription-only agreements, this is tantamount to achieving optimal OA publishing by repurposing existing subscription expenditure and avoiding additional, substantial publishing expenditure
Transformative agreements vary by their transformative mechanisms, meaning the way in which financing is shifted from the subscription side to open access publishing. What are the characteristics of this agreement to this regard?
|Subscriptions fully converted to OA publishing fees (access related costs 5% or less)
How do entitlements for open access publishing correlate to the anticipated article output? Which mechanisms for risk sharing have been agreed in cases of exceeding or not reaching the number of OA publishing entitlements?
|OA allowance projected to cover all article output (20% more than previous output). If article output is exceeded in any one year, the institution may choose to cover APCs for additional articles at a 15% discount.
Are all journals relevant to your affiliated authors (in which you expect them to publish) eligible for OA publishing under the agreement?
|Are fully open access journals covered by the agreement?
|CC-BY variations allowed
|Original research articles
Case studies, Commentaries, Data articles, Lectures, Methods & protocols, Perspectives, Practice & policy, Technical notes.
What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?
|More than 50%
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS
|Too early to assess
|Comments on workflows
|Mechanisms are in place that create the expectation for a positive workflow experience
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS
|Very positive. Authors are able to publish OA in all but a handful of fully closed journals without author-facing charges. This has been achieved through the repurposing of subscription funds; nothing more is being paid for hybrid OA. Gold OA is at no charge for years 2-4 of the agreement and includes Hindawi journals. We have also achieved some social justice aims in the form of additional author support.
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