Wiley extends open access license choice for authors publishing OnlineOpen

Wiley will be changing the choice of licensing arrangements available to authors in its open access publishing program. Wiley’s open access publishing program includes Wiley Open Access,  society partner open access journals and the OnlineOpen option available to authors in over 80% of Wiley’s subscription journals.

In determining its choice of licensing options, Wiley has taken into account specific requirements at an article, journal and discipline level as well as addressing the various needs of authors, funders and our publishing partners. 

From April 1, 2013 the majority of Wiley’s journals* in the open access program will offer authors funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) the opportunity to publish their articles under a Creative Commons Attribution  CC BY license. The CC BY license allows others to modify, build upon and/or distribute the licensed work (including for commercial purposes) as long as the original author is credited.  This will support authors in complying with funder Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements that will come into place at that time.

For all other authors, the choice of licensing arrangements has been extended, with a choice of Creative Commons licenses available to authors publishing open access under Wiley’s OnlineOpen option.  The majority of Wiley’s journals* in Wiley’s open access publishing program will offer one of the following licensing arrangements to authors:

When selecting OnlineOpen, authors, their funding agencies, or their institutions, pay an Article Publication Charge (APC), to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library, as well as deposited in PubMed Central (PMC) and PMC mirror sites.

For more information visit our Open Access Policies Page.

*a limited number of society-owned journals have opted out of this new license policy and will continue to offer OnlineOpen under the usual journal copyright license terms.

Wiley signs Open Access Agreements with Helmholtz Association and University of Manitoba

Ten institutes of the Helmholtz Association and the University of Manitoba have signed up for Wiley Open Access Accounts.   These agreements provide active financial support and a streamlined process for authors to ensure open access to their published research in Wiley-Blackwell journals.  Authors affiliated with the Univesity of Manitoba and the institutes of the Helmholtz Association listed below can now benefit from these arrangements when publishing articles in Wiley Open Access journals.

Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt
Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen (DZNE)
Forschungszentrum Jülich
GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung – UFZ
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie

The University of Manitoba and the Helmholtz Association insitutions join a number of funders who have opened a Wiley Open Access Account since this was launched. Browse our listing to see the institutions / funders who have an account or partnership with Wiley Open Access.

More information about our open access options for funders and institutions can be found here.

The Evolution of Author Guidelines

Congratulations are due to PeerJ for succeeding in bringing into focus an essential publisher service that has been little publicised in the past.

The journal opened for submissions on December 3rd, and many tweets and blogs have been spawned by the following passage in the Instructions for Authors:

We want authors spending their time doing science, not formatting.

We include reference formatting as a guide to make it easier for editors, reviewers, and PrePrint readers, but will not strictly enforce the specific formatting rules as long as the full citation is clear.

Styles will be normalized by us if your manuscript is accepted.

Of course, it would be ridiculous to assert that every manuscript ever submitted up to this point had perfectly formatted references in journal style; in fact it is relatively rare to make no edits at all on a reference list. Journal Production Editors have been converting reference formats since journal publishing began; laboriously at first, but the digital revolution has certainly helped in recent years, with more automated processes and specialist typesetters taking on much of the tedium.

 As the PeerJ guidelines correctly state, a requirement for a particular style can help the editorial and review process, and I would go further in saying that it can impose some rigour on the creation of the reference list, helping to ensure that all critical elements are present. However, it has been the case for some time that publishers have barely batted an eye if an article happens to arrive in the incorrect format, as long as all of the important content was present.

 At Wiley, we took this a stage further on the launch of our Wiley Open Access program back in May 2011. We made a point of paring the formatting requirements down to a bare minimum for the entire article. The Author Guidelines state:

 We place very few restrictions on the way in which you prepare your article, and it is not necessary to try to replicate the layout of the journal in your submission. We ask only that you consider your reviewers by supplying your manuscript in a clear, generic and readable layout, and ensure that all relevant sections are included. Our production process will take care of all aspects of formatting and style.

And with respect to the references:

 As with the main body of text, the completeness and content of your reference list is more important than the format chosen. A clear and consistent, generic style will assist the accuracy of our production processes and produce the highest quality published work, but it is not necessary to try to replicate the journal’s own style, which is applied during the production process. If you use bibliographic software to generate your reference list, select a standard output style, and check that it produces full and comprehensive reference listings…The final journal output will use the ‘Harvard’ style of reference citation. If your manuscript has already been prepared using the ‘Vancouver’ system, we are quite happy to receive it in this form. We will perform the conversion from one system to the other during the production process.

There is no doubt that this service, which has been quietly in operation in most journals for some time, has now been thrown much more into the limelight, and this can only be positive because it showcases one of the valuable services that professional publishing can provide.

Reading through the blogs, I see that the more overt adoption of this service as a point of policy is already spreading to more journals, as it has to eLife, and Elsevier’s Free Radical Biology & Medicine.

 This can only be a good thing.

Will Wilcox, Journals Content Management Director for Life Sciences

Physiological Societies Partner with Wiley on New Open Access Journal

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The American Physiological Society and The Physiological Society Partner with Wiley on New Open Access Journal.   Susan Wray, Liverpool, UK Named Editor-in-Chief and Thomas Kleyman, Pittsburgh, USA, Named Deputy Editor-in-Chief.

The Physiological Society (TPS), and The American Physiological Society (APS) announced today their partnership to publish the new open access peer-reviewed journal, Physiological Reports, which will launch early next year.

Physiological Reports will offer peer-reviewed research across all areas of basic, translational and clinical physiology and allied disciplines for physiologists, neuroscientists, biophysicists and clinicians.  The journal will serve as the first fully open access online-only journal for The American Physiological Society and The Physiological Society, and joins their combined prestigious portfolio of peer-reviewed print and online subscription-based scientific journals, such as the American Journal of Physiology, The Journal of Physiology, and Experimental Physiology.

Susan Wray Named Editor-in-Chief and Thomas Kleyman Named Deputy Editor-in-Chief 

Interior block 3Susan Wray, Ph.D., University of Liverpool, UK, is a Professor and former Head of the Department of Physiology at the University of Liverpool, and is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Her research focuses on the physiology of smooth muscle and how it contracts. She has served in various roles on the Editorial Boards of The Journal of Physiology and Experimental Physiology.

KleymanThomas Kleyman, M.D., University of Pittsburgh, USA, is Professor and Chief, Renal-Electrolyte Division at the University of Pittsburgh. His research has been devoted to renal physiology.   Dr. Kleyman has served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Physiology – Renal Physiology for the last five years.

Philip Wright, Chief Executive of The Physiological Society said, “This represents a landmark for The Physiological Society launching its first new journal in over 100 years and we are delighted to be doing this in partnership with The American Physiological Society. Most importantly this is an OA journal that will be run by two of the world’s leading physiological societies for its members and for physiologists around the world.”

Martin Frank, Executive Director of The American Physiological Society, said “The time was right for both The American Physiological Society and The Physiological Society to create an open access journal to meet the evolving needs of our joint constituencies. It is very gratifying to know that both Societies are able to join together to create this journal, which will serve the needs of the international community of physiologists.”

Jackie Jones, Publisher for Physiological Reports, Wiley, added, “We are very enthusiastic about this new venture with The Physiological Society and The American Physiological Society. We are looking forward to extending our existing relationships with both societies by developing Physiological Reports into a successful, high quality journal.”

The journal will publish articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) License enabling authors to be fully compliant with open access requirements of funding organizations. All articles will be published as fully open access on Wiley Online Library and deposited in PubMed Central immediately upon publication. 

A publication fee will be payable by authors on acceptance of their articles. The first 100 papers accepted for publication will be published free of charge. Authors affiliated with, or funded by, an organization that has a Wiley Open Access Account can publish without directly paying any publication charges.

MicrobiologyOpen – Issue 1.4 is now live!

MicrobiologyOpenThe latest issue of MicrobiologyOpen is now live. All 14 excellent articles are fully open access: free to read, download and share.

Below are two articles highlighted by the Editor-in-Chief, Pierre Cornelis:

purple_lock_openAssessment of the relevance of the antibiotic 2-amino-3-(oxirane-2,3-dicarboxamido)-propanoyl-valine from Pantoea agglomerans biological control strains against bacterial plant pathogens by Ulrike F. Sammer, Katharina Reiher, Dieter Spiteller, Annette Wensing and Beate Völksch.
Summary: The epiphyte Pantoea agglomerans 48b/90 (Pa48b) is a promising biocontrol strain against economically important bacterial pathogens such as Erwinia amylovora. Strain Pa48b produces the broad-spectrum antibiotic 2-amino-3-(oxirane-2,3-dicarboxamido)-propanoyl-valine (APV) in a temperature-dependent manner. An APV-negative mutant still suppressed the E. amylovora population and fire blight disease symptoms in apple blossom experiments under greenhouse conditions, but was inferior to the Pa48b wild-type indicating the influence of APV in the antagonism. In plant experiments with the soybean pathogen Pseudomonas syringae pv. glycinea both, Pa48b and the APV-negative mutant, successfully suppressed the pathogen. Our results demonstrate that the P. agglomerans strain Pa48b is an efficient biocontrol organism against plant pathogens, and we prove its ability for fast colonization of plant surfaces over a wide temperature range.

purple_lock_openA novel regulator RcdA of the csgD gene encoding the master regulator of biofilm formation in Escherichia coli by Tomohiro Shimada, Yasunori Katayama, Shuichi Kawakita, Hiroshi Ogasawara, Masahiro Nakano, Kaneyoshi Yamamoto and Akira Ishihama.
Summary: The FixJ/LuxR family transcription factor CsgD is a master regulator of biofilm formation in Escherichia coli. Previously, we identified more than 10 transcription factors that participate in regulation of the csgD promoter. After genomic SELEX screening of regulation targets, an uncharacterized TetR-type transcription factor YbjK was found to be involved in regulation of the csgD promoter. In addition, a number of stress-response genes were found to be under the direct control of YbjK. Taken together, we propose to rename it to RcdA (regulator of csgD). One unique feature of RcdA is its mode of DNA binding. Gel shift, DNase-I footprinting, and atomic force microscopic (AFM) analyses indicated that RcdA is a DNA-binding protein with a high level of cooperativity, with which it covers the entire surface of probe DNA through protein–protein interaction and moreover it induces the formation of aggregates of DNA–RcdA complexes.

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Editorial board appointed for Food and Energy Security

Food and Energy SecurityWe are delighted to announce that Food and Energy Security has recently appointed an international editorial board to compliment and support the activities of the existing senior editor team. Each new editor is an expert in their field, providing unique insight into a specific area of food and energy security, and its associated disciplines. 

The editorial board now includes 8 Chinese editors, 4 of which are based at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The strength of representation from China is in keeping with the journals ambition to attract the best research from this key region and with interests as varied as Weiming Shi’s study into Root Biology and Rhizosphere Processes for Sustainable Agriculture and Yihua Zhou’s focus upon the production of biofuel and new energy we feel confident the journal is now well positioned to achieve this goal.

Sally Wilkinson, one of five editors from the UK, is focused on developing and improving perennial non-food biomass and bioproduct crops. Her research is directly involved in several large international projects funded by the European Commission. Li Laigeng, at the same time, is committed to exploring plant biomass as an important renewable source for energy, fiber material and biochemicals. Gail Taylor at the University of Southampton has a long standing interest in the use of woody plants as sources of renewable energy for heat, power and more recently for liquid biofuels such as bioethanol. To further the possibility of biomass becoming a real fuel source, Ashutosh Mittal, based at the National Renewable Energy Centre at the US, is currently leading research to develop the conversion of biomass into fuel in a cost-effective manner.

Several of the new editorial board have a particular interest in drought, and research into the drought tolerance of plants. Andrew Leakey is currently investigating the genetic basis of drought tolerance in C4 grasses at the University of Illinois, while Chun-Peng Song’s research at Henan University in China centres on plant response to abiotic stress such as drought stress. Ruilian Jing is leading several national projects at the Institute of Crop Germplasm, CAS, aiming to improve crop drought tolerance and water use efficiency. Zhizhong Gong’s research into plant defence at the China Agricultural University s also focused on three aspects of the salt, drought and cold hardiness of the plant.

A select number of the editorial board specialise in nutrition improvement in crops. Chun-Ming Liu at the renowned Institute of Botany at CAS uses rice and Arabidopsis as models for research on seed development and Adam Price at the University of Aberdeenis involved in the release of a better-rooted rice cultivar in India produced via marker assisted selection. Gustavo A. Slafer (University of Lleida, Spain) is focused on the mechanisms, at the crop level of organization, underlying the responses of grain crops to environmental and genetic factors.

Our two South American editors – Paulo Mazzafera of the University of Campinas in Brazil and María Patricia Benavides of the University of Buenos Aries, Argentina – are both interested in secondary metabolism . María Patricia Benavides is currently involved in a study of nitrogen metabolism under heavy metal stress. Meanwhile Nigel Halford’s work at Rothamsted Research UK concerns the genetics of metabolic regulation in crop plants, particularly how environmental stresses affect plant metabolism.

Both Leon Terry (University of Cranfield, UK) and Umezuruike Linus Opara (Stellenbosch University, South Africa) are concerned with the processes surrounding the harvest. Opara, the first board member from Africa, is currently leading research projects on design of the ‘Packaging of the Future’ supported by the South African Postharvest Innovation Programme. Terry’s research is similarly committed to reducing waste and increasing food security around the world.

For a full list of the editorial board members please visit the Food and Energy Security website. To submit your paper to Food and Energy Security visit our online submission site.

Ecology and Evolution Accepted for Indexing by Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)

2012 has been a hugely successful year for Ecology and Evolution and is ending on a high with the news that the journal has been accepted for indexing by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) in Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences, the Journal Citation Report, and Science Citation Index Expanded with coverage to begin from volume 1 issue 1.  Ecology and Evolution should receive its first Impact Factor in 2013.  We are delighted with this result as it reflects the growth and increased visibility of the journal in its field and the hard work and support given by our Editorial Board and in-house staff.  This follows the exciting news last week of the partnership with the British Ecological Society (BES) which has brought the number of high profile journals supporting the open access title to 16. Eleven of these partner titles are ranked in the top 20 ecology journals by ISI. 

To support and drive the further growth of Ecology and Evolution, we are also expanding its editorial expertise with the appointment of new editor Dr Andrew Beckerman, from the University of Sheffield, UK, who joins Allen Moore, from the University of Georgia, USA, in leading the journal.

The journal has been extremely well supported by the communities it serves and we are very grateful to the large number of scientists who have chosen to publish in the journal since its launch in September 2011.

Please visit the journal’s website www.ecolevol.org  for further information and future updates.

Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine: New Open Access Journal launched by Wiley

MGGMToday marks the launch of Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine (MGGM), a new Wiley Open Access journal. Under the leadership of Editor-in-Chief Dr. Maximilian Muenke, the journal will provide rapid dissemination of high-quality research in all areas of human, medical and molecular genetics. 

Dr. Muenke, a renowned medical geneticist, trained in pediatrics in his native Germany and then pursued postdoctoral fellowship training in human and clinical genetics at Yale and the University of Pennsylvania.  He is now based at a leading research organization in Bethesda, USA. 

Dr. Muenke’s group identified several genes important in craniofacial disorders including one of the most common, now termed Muenke syndrome. More recently, his lab has identified susceptibility genes for the most common childhood behavioral disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), with further research focused on predicting severity, treatment, and long-term outcome.

Working alongside Deputy Editor Suzanne Hart (Bethesda, Maryland, USA) and an international editorial board of experts in diverse areas of human and medical genetics and genomics, Dr. Muenke will oversee the rigorous peer-review and evaluation of articles submitted for publication in MGGM.

 “I am extremely excited about being the founding editor of this new journal,” says Dr. Muenke. “Since there is not a single disorder that does not have a genetic origin, I believe that the fields of molecular genetics and genomic medicine will be expanding into virtually all medical specialties. MGGM will grow as well, with articles on diseases from diagnosis to treatment, as a step toward personalized medicine. ”

 Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine is the latest addition to Wiley’s portfolio of genetics journals and will benefit from relationships with widely respected titles including the American Journal of Medical Genetics and Human Mutation.

 “We’re delighted to expand our open access portfolio with the addition of this important new journal,” said Rachel Burley, Vice President and Director, Open Access, Wiley.  “Under the expert editorial leadership of Dr. Muenke, Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine will make a valuable contribution to the literature.”

 The journal is open to submissions now and will publish online in spring 2013. Please visit the journal’s website www.MGGMjournal.com for further information and future updates.

What Authors Want From Open Access Publishing

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced the results of an author survey on open access, with over ten thousand respondents from across Wiley’s journal portfolio. The research explored the factors that authors assess when deciding where to publish, and whether to publish open access. Among the top factors considered by authors were the relevance and scope of the journal, the journal’s impact factor and the international reach of the journal.

Over 30% of respondents had published at least one open access paper, and 79% stated that open access was more prevalent in their discipline than three years ago. In the survey, an open access article was defined as “free for all to read, download and share online and the author, their institution or funding body pays a fee to ensure that the article is made open access.”

Among authors yet to publish open access, the list of reasons given included a lack of high profile open access journals (48%), lack of funding (44%) and concerns about quality (34%). Authors said they would publish in an open access journal if it had a high impact factor, if it were well regarded and if it had a rigorous peer review process.

“Our goal was to better understand the opinions and behavior of our authors towards open access publishing. It’s clear from the survey results that authors are increasingly embracing this publishing model, and we have seen evidence of that too in the growth of our Wiley Open Access publishing program,” said Rachel Burley, Vice President and Director, Open Access, Wiley. “The survey results also highlight the need for open access journals to continue to build a strong foundation of rigorous peer review, wide international reach and a sharp focus on quality to respond to the needs that authors expressed in this research.”

The survey, conducted in May 2012, was sent to 104,000 authors who published research in Wiley journals in health, life, physical, and social sciences, and the humanities, during 2011. The total number of authors who participated in the survey was 10,673, representing a 10.3% response rate.

The responding authors represented a range of international opinions on open access. While 30% of authors were located in the United States and 10% were based in the UK, other represented nations included Germany (4%), China (4%), and India (3%).

One in three authors (32%) had already published in an open access journal. The highest proportion of open access authors came from a medical background (28%), closely followed by biological sciences (24%), and 71% were based in an academic setting. In contrast, authors who had not published open access papers predominantly came from social science disciplines.

The survey results are available online via slideshare.

British Ecological Society Partners With Wiley Open Access Journal Ecology and Evolution

Ecology and EvolutionJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc., has announced a new partnership between the British Ecological Society (BES) and the Wiley Open Access journal Ecology and Evolution. This latest partnership brings the number of high profile journals supporting the open access title to 16. Eleven of these partner titles are ranked in the top 20 ecology journals by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI).

BES journals will join other high impact titles in offering authors a rapid manuscript transferal system which maintains the integrity of peer review and allows authors to meet the requirements of their funders.

Since the inaugural issue of Ecology and Evolution in September 2011, more than 250 papers have been published in the journal. The support of the five BES journal titles, all of which rank in the top 20% of ecology journals (ISI), will ensure Ecology and Evolution continues to attract the latest prestigious research from across the discipline.

Ecology and Evolution publishes papers under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction, provided the original work is properly cited. An article publication charge (APC) is payable by authors on acceptance of their articles and under this new partnership BES members can take advantage of a 10% discount on this charge.

“Having published ecological journals for 100 years, we are delighted to announce this partnership as we embark on the BES’s centenary year,” said Georgina Mace, President of the BES. “Our established journals receive increasing numbers of high quality submissions each year and this involvement with Ecology and Evolution will enable us to further serve our ecological community by publishing more of this important ecological research.”

Ecology and Evolution is also expanding its editorial expertise with the appointment of new editor Dr Andrew Beckerman, from the University of Sheffield, UK, who joins Allen Moore, from the University of Georgia, USA, in leading the journal.

Dr Beckerman is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences. His research links genetics, behaviour and life history to the distribution and abundance of organisms and the structure and dynamics of communities. Andrew has previously served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Animal Ecology and Ecology Letters.

“I am excited to join Allen and the team on this journal with its broad subject coverage cutting across ecology and evolution, and to become part of an interesting venture in open access publishing,” said Dr Beckerman.

“We are thrilled that the BES has chosen to extend our 60-year relationship by collaborating with us on the open access journal, Ecology and Evolution,” said Liz Ferguson, Editorial Director, Life Science, Wiley. “This new partnership is a great fit for the editorial ambitions of Ecology and Evolution and we are also delighted to welcome Andrew at this critical stage of the Journal’s development.”

Please visit the journal’s website www.ecolevol.org  for further information and future updates.

ChemistryOpen’s Issue 5 is now live!

ChemistryOpen Issue 5ChemistryOpen’s latest issue is now available online and holds more exciting new articles, of which all are fully open access, meaning free to read, download and share.
For instance, D. Hinderberger and co-workers at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (Mainz, Germany) observe Highly Defined, Colloid-Like Ionic Clusters in Solution. They show that their ions are not distributed randomly in solution but are well-ordered and electrostatically self-assemble into supramolecular structures (ionoids). A Platform for Specific Delivery of Lanthanide-Scandium Mixed-Metal Cluster Fullerenes into Target Cells is set up by L. Dunsch and colleagues at the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Material Research (Dresden, Germany). They created a modular shuttle system consisting of a c-myc-antisense oligonucleotide and a cell-penetrating peptide to achieve an intracellular localization of gadolinium-containing nitride clusters, thereby facilitating specific delivery into cells.

Issue 5 also features two excellent back-to-back articles by Shibata and co-workers from the Nagoya Institute of Technology (Nagoya, Japan). While they analyze the C/O regioselectivity in Electrophilic Tri-, Di- and Monofluoromethylations of ?-Ketoesters in correlation with the cationic versus radical nature of the intermediately formed species in one article, they report on an Efficient Difluoromethylation of sp3 Carbon Nucleophiles by Bromodifluoromethylation Reagents with Organic Bases in the other. Furthermore, D.-H. Zhang and M. Shi from the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (Shanghai, China) present a Highly Stereoselective Synthesis of Polycyclic Indoles through sequential catalysis of rearrangement and [4+2] cycloaddition under mild conditions and allowing various substitutions.


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OnlineOpen, Wiley’s Hybrid Open Access Publishing Option, Improved Service

OnlineOpen: Our hybrid model enables authors to make their article fully open in a subscription journal thus providing choice for authors to publish open access in the journal of their preference.  With OnlineOpen the author, the author’s funding agency, or the author’s institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library, as well as deposited in PubMed Central.
OnlineOpen was launched in 2004 and over the years has had limited uptake from our authors.  During 2012 we have seen a change in this trend and more authors are selecting the OnlineOpen option for their articles. 
This week we have upgraded our systems supporting OnlineOpen to ensure that articles are made immediately open access automatically on Wiley Online Library as soon as payment is received.  These improvements will ensure that we provide a better and faster service  for OnlineOpen.  At the same time Wiley staff now have better visibility on the status of OnlineOpen orders so we can provide quick responses on order progress queries from our customers.
Work continues on updating our OnlineOpen processes and systems as we strive to provide the best possible service to our authors.  For example, we are currently working on improving the delivery of articles to PubMed Central for open access archiving. 
For more information on OnlineOpen, visit our website.

Wiley Joins Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA)

OASPA MemberWiley are pleased to join the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA).  We support OASPA’s goals of sharing knowledge and best practice, and developing sustainable OA publishing models.  OASPA represents the interests of open access journal publishers globally in all scientific, technical and scholarly disciplines and enables exchange of information, setting standards, advancing models, advocacy, education, and the promotion of innovation. 

Wiley has had an open access offering for authors since 2004 in the form of OnlineOpen, a hybrid journal open access option.  In early 2011 Wiley launched Wiley Open Access, a fully open access journal program, which already contains eleven journals. Wiley Open Access provides open access publication in peer-reviewed journals where all published articles are immediately freely available to read, download and share. 

The availability of OnlineOpen was extended to over 80% of Wiley’s journals this year.  Wiley also announced the appointment of its first Vice President & Director of Open Access in June and earlier this month moved all fully open access proprietary journals to the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) licence which allows commercial use of published articles.

 “We see our new membership of OASPA as a further step on our journey to develop a wide range of sustainable publishing routes to suit the needs of all of our partners,” said Steve Miron, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Scientific, Technical, Medical, and Scholarly, Wiley.

Wiley Launches New Open Access Journal: Food Science & Nutrition

Food Science & Nutrition CoverFood Science & Nutrition has been launched as part of the Wiley Open Access publishing program. The journal will provide authors with a new platform for the rapid dissemination of the latest research and will be published in collaboration with the Society of Chemical Industry, the Institute of Food Science & Technology and other prominent societies.

Food Science & Nutrition will publish the latest peer reviewed research from across all areas of food sciences, but will focus on the results of fundamental and applied research related to human food and nutrition. The journal will also publish reviews, research methods, invited editorial pieces and commentaries.

Food Science & Nutrition will be edited by Dr. Y. Martin Lo, Associate Professor of Food Bioprocess Engineering at the University of Maryland. Dr. Lo is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, a position he has held since 2007. An expert team of editorial board members will work alongside Dr. Lo, including Associate Editor, Dr. Berna Magnuson of the University of Toronto.

Food Science & Nutrition is the latest addition to Wiley’s portfolio of food science journals and will benefit from relationships with titles including Molecular Nutrition & Food Research which has an Impact factor of 4.3 and holds the top ISI rank for Food Science and Technology.

Dr. Lo commented that, “The science of food has evolved significantly over the last two decades and it has become clear that integrated research to interpret the interface between food science and nutrition is critical in attaining full comprehension of functional foods.  Additionally, many countries are still in dire need of appropriate technologies to add value to their abundant agriculture products/byproducts, while developed countries are seeking better practices to sustain agriculture.  All these efforts take time and need a proper outlet to usher continuous development and stimulate effective communications.  It is my vision for Food Science & Nutrition to be the one-stop hub for such.”

For more information and to sign up for email content alerts please visit the journal’s website.

High impact EMBO Molecular Medicine to Publish Under Open Access Model

 EMBO Molecular Medicine, as of March 2012, joins the Wiley Open Access publishing program. Articles in the journal are open access and free to view, download and share for non-commercial use. 

EMBO Molecular Medicine is one of the highest profile biomedical journals to have converted to the open access model.  Since its launch in 2009, EMBO Molecular Medicine has attracted extremely high quality submissions and attained a first Impact Factor of 8.833, placing it 6th in the Medicine Research and Experimental ISI Category. With its emphasis on translational medicine, the studies published in EMBO Molecular Medicine are of interest to a wide spectrum of researchers, clinicians and the public. Converting to open access allows all readers to benefit from the high-level research advances reported in EMBO Molecular Medicine, aiding the dissemination of biomedical research and accelerating discovery.

Dr. Stefanie Dimmeler, Chief Editor of EMBO Molecular Medicine and Director of the Institute of Cardiovascular Regeneration at the Center for Molecular Medicine, Goethe University, Frankfurt, noted, “EMBO Molecular Medicine meets an important need in the scientific community by reporting the very latest advances in clinical science and basic research. Open access publishing of articles in EMBO Molecular Medicine will enhance the visibility of the journal and provide even greater reach for our published articles.”

EMBO Molecular Medicine will publish all future articles under an Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0) Creative Commons License, which permits use, distribution, reproduction and adaptation in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes. A publication fee will be payable by authors or their funder on acceptance of their primary research articles.

Please visit EMBO Molecular Medicine’s website for further information.