Onwards and Upwards for Wiley Open Access

2013 was quite a year for Wiley Open Access, with the addition of 16 new open access journals to our portfolio,  OnlineOpen orders reaching an all time high and the significant increase in institutions with Wiley Open Access Accounts.

2014 is also set to be a year of growth. Wiley will be publishing 33 journals as part of the Wiley Open Access program, many in partnership with societies.  In addition, over 1,300 of our subscription journals now offer the hybrid Online Open option to authors. We have recently launched or are planning to launch the following new Open Access journals:

In addition, the following journals ’flipped’  from the subscription model to Open Access on 1st January 2014:

The complete list of 2014 Journal Titles, Changes and Collections is available on Wiley Online Library.

Read the inaugural issue of Pharmacology Research & Perspectives

53417-PRP-journalWe are pleased to announce that Pharmacology Research & Perspectives has now published its inaugural issue. Pharmacology Research & Perspectives is a new journal from the British Pharmacological Society (BPS) and the American Society for Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) and promotes research in all areas of pharmacology.   
The editor’s choice articles from the inaugural issue are:  
purple_lock_openGreen fluorescent protein fused to peptide agonists of two dissimilar G protein-coupled receptors: novel ligands of the bradykinin B2 (rhodopsin family) receptor and parathyroid hormone PTH1 (secretin family) receptor
Xavier Charest-Morin, Jean-Philippe Fortin, Marie-Thérèse Bawolak, Robert Lodge and François Marceau    

purple_lock_openEffects of D-amino acid oxidase inhibition on memory performance and long-term potentiation in vivo
Seth C. Hopkins, Una C. Campbell, Michele L. R. Heffernan, Kerry L. Spear, Ross D. Jeggo, David C. Spanswick, Mark A. Varney and Thomas H. Large    

purple_lock_open Cilostazol prevents retinal ischemic damage partly via inhibition of tumor necrosis factor-?-induced nuclear factor-kappa B/activator protein-1 signaling pathway
Fumiya Ishizuka, Masamitsu Shimazawa, Yusuke Egashira, Hiromi Ogishima, Shinsuke Nakamura, Kazuhiro Tsuruma and Hideaki Hara

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 Pharmacology Research & Perspectives invites authors to submit research articles and invites submission of several types of special articles. These are:
1. Target validation – publication of negative findings including preclinical papers that show a hypothesis is incorrect or papers on drugs that have failed in early clinical development
2. Drug discovery reviews – strategy, hypotheses and data resulting in a successful therapeutic drug
3. Frontiers in translational medicine – drug and target validation for an unmet therapeutic need
4. Pharmacological hypotheses – reviews that are oriented to inform a novel hypothesis

All articles are published under a Creative Commons License and comply with all open access mandates.


Read the December Issue of Cancer Medicine Online Now!

Cancer Medicine

Issue 2:6 of Cancer Medicine is live and available to read online.  A great range of articles in this collection, but here are some top articles which Editor-in-Chief Prof. Qingyi Wei has highlighted from the issue:


Phenotypic modifications in ovarian cancer stem cells following Paclitaxel treatment
Vinicius Craveiro, Yang Yang-Hartwich, Jennie C. Holmberg, Natalia J. Sumi, John Pizzonia, Brian Griffin, Sabrina K. Gill, Dan-Arin Silasi, Masoud Azodi, Thomas Rutherford, Ayesha B. Alvero and Gil Mor

Summary: We demonstrate that putative ovarian cancer cells with tumor initiating capacity that survive chemotherapy acquire molecular phenotypic modifications, which makes them distinct from the original tumor-initiating cells. The modifications that occur may not be the same in every patient. This suggests that treatment modalities should be modified to each individual patient. Further studies using our models will identify biomarkers for personalized treatment.


ADAM17-mediated CD44 cleavage promotes orasphere formation or stemness and tumorigenesis in HNSCC
Pachiyappan Kamarajan, Jae M Shin, Xu Qian, Bibiana Matte, Joey Yizhou Zhu and Yvonne L. Kapila

Summary: Our data demonstrate, for the first time that CD44 cleavage by ADAM17 is a critical determinant of orasphere formation or stemness and tumorigenesis in oral cancer. Our data support the concept that therapeutics that target CD44 cleavage mechanisms within the stem cell compartment can impair stemness and thus hold promise for treating aggressive oral cancer.


BRD4 associates with p53 in DNMT3A-mutated leukemia cells and is implicated in apoptosis by the bromodomain inhibitor JQ1
Helen Jayne Susan Stewart, Gillian Abigail Horne, Sarah Bastow and Timothy James Telfer Chevassut

Summary: The bromodomain inhibitor JQ1 blocks BRD4 binding to acetylated histones leading to apoptosis of acute myeloid leukemia cells. We find JQ1 exhibits synergistic activity with histone deacetylase inhibitors, Nutlin-3 and daunorubicin suggesting involvement of p53. We show that BRD4 interacts with p53, suggesting a role in DNA damage repair response that is disrupted by JQ1 in DNMT3A/NPM1-mutated OCI-AML3 leukemia cells.

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MicrobiologyOpen Publishes Issue 2:6

MicrobiologyOpenThe December issue of MicrobiologyOpen can be viewed online now!

MicrobiologyOpen is a broad scope, peer reviewed journal delivering rapid decisions and fast publication of microbial science.  The journal gives priority to reports of quality research, pure or applied, that further our understanding of microbial interactions and microbial processes.

Editor-in-Chief, Pierre Cornelis has highlighted the papers below from the latest issue:

purple_lock_openDeveloping an international Pseudomonas aeruginosa reference panel
Anthony De Soyza, Amanda J. Hall, Eshwar Mahenthiralingam, Pavel Drevinek, Wieslaw Kaca, Zuzanna Drulis-Kawa, Stoyanka R. Stoitsova, Veronika Toth, Tom Coenye, James E. A. Zlosnik, Jane L. Burns, Isabel Sá-Correia, Daniel De Vos, Jean-Paul Pirnay, Timothy J. Kidd, David Reid, Jim Manos, Jens Klockgether, Lutz Wiehlmann, Burkhard Tümmler, Siobhán McClean, Craig Winstanley

Summary: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a major opportunistic pathogen, especially in relation to cystic fibrosis. In this study a panel of 43 P.aeruginosa strains designed to reflect the diversity of this pathogen were collated.


Canonical and non-canonical EcfG sigma factors control the general stress response in Rhizobium etli
Ann Jans, Maarten Vercruysse, Shanjun Gao, Kristof Engelen, Ivo Lambrichts, Maarten Fauvart, Jan Michiels

Summary: This work explores the hierarchical relation between Rhizobium etli extracytoplasmic function sigma factors ?EcfG1 and ?EcfG2, core components of the general stress response. The authors propose a modified model for general stress response regulation in R. etli as they find that, contrary to reports in other species, ?EcfG1 and ?EcfG2 act in parallel, as nodes of a complex regulatory network, rather than in series, as elements of a linear regulatory cascade. Based on a phylogenetic analysis and considering the prevalence of ?-proteobacterial genomes with multiple ?EcfG copies, this model may also be applicable to numerous other species. 

purple_lock_openMolecular analysis of the UV-inducible pili operon from Sulfolobus acidocaldarius
Marleen van Wolferen, Ma?gorzata Ajon, Arnold J. M. Driessen, Sonja-Verena Albers

Summary: This study is an in depth analysis of the UV inducible pili system of S. acidocaldarius which is used as a community based DNA repair system. Except for UpsX, all other components of the ups pili are essential for pili formation and DNA exchange.

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Earth’s Future Publishes its First Papers

Earth's Future cover

We are pleased to announce that Earth’s Future has launched its first articles.  Read the excellent research that we’ve published so far.

purple_lock_open Earth’s Future: Navigating the Science of the Anthropocene

purple_lock_open The Future of Agriculture Over the Ogallala Aquifer – Solutions to Grow Crops More Efficiently with Limited Water

purple_lock_open A geological perspective on sea-level rise and its impacts along the U.S. mid-Atlantic coast

purple_lock_open Conservation easements and mining: the case of Chile

purple_lock_open Knowing The unknowns

purple_lock_open How Far Have We Come in Earth System Science?

purple_lock_open An apparent hiatus in global warming?

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Earth’s Future is a new kind of journal – a transdisciplinary open access journal, with a mission to help researchers, policy makers, and the public navigate the science. Earth’s Future focuses on the state of the Earth and the prediction of the planet’s future.

We would like to invite you to submit your papers to the journal. All articles in Earth’s Future are published under a Creative Commons License and are free to read, download and share. So you’ll comply with any funder requirements, and ensure that your work is available to all.


International Open Access Week: Wiley’s participation

oaweekLast week (Oct 21-25) was International Open Access Week.  We spent the week particpating in discussion and sharing information. In cased you  missed anything, here is a summary of our week.

The results of  Wiley’s open access survey of 8000+ authors were published.  You can read a summary of the results on our Exchanges blog site.

We created a data visualization tool so that users can drill into the data by research experience, region, and subject area.

We also produced this infographic which shows key results from our author survey alongside OA results from our librarian survey (conducted in May) as well as Wiley’s own experiences of where authors who choose to publish OA are coming from.

We wrote about the effect that funder mandates are having on the take-up of Wiley’s OA offerings.

Also, during this International Open Access week, we announced the transition of four leading journals from the subscription model to Gold OA from January 2014, bringing the total number of Wiley’s open access titles to 28.

You can also read a comment here from Helen Bray about the role of open communications from publishers in the open science movement.

More about Wiley Open Access can be found on this blog, or here: http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/.  And lastly, don’t forget you can follow us at www.facebook.com/wileyopenaccess or tweet us at  @WileyOpenAccess

Opening up our open access survey data

We’ve been really pleased with the response to our author survey on open access.  Now, you can get your hands on some of the data with our interactive visualization tool, and find out how open access authors vary by research experience, region, and subject area.  Later on this week we’ll be featuring some more results from the survey and showing how author and librarian experiences compare.

We also have a short poll on the Wiley Exchanges blog – we’d love to know if your experience matches the results of the survey.

 In the meantime, we hope you enjoy our data!

data vizualisation


Four Leading International Wiley Journals Become Open Access

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced the transition of four journals to the Wiley Open Access publishing program, bringing the total number of Wiley’s open access titles to 28. From January 1, 2014, all newly published articles in Aging Cell, Cancer Science, Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, and the Journal of Diabetes Investigation, will be open access and free to view, download and share.

Published in association with the Anatomical Society, Aging Cell  has an Impact Factor of 5.705 and ranks third in the field of geriatrics and gerontology.

Cancer Research is published on behalf of the Japanese Cancer Association and attracts over 1,300 submissions annually worldwide. It has attained an Impact Factor of 3.479, establishing its role as the leading oncology journal in Asia.

Launched in 2007 Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses is the official journal of the International Society for Influenza and other Respiratory Virus Diseases. It is the first journal to specialize exclusively on these important areas and has an Impact Factor of 1.471.

The Journal of Diabetes Investigation launched in 2010 and has an Impact Factor of 1.77. It is the official journal of the Asian Association for the Study of Diabetes (AASD), which represents academic societies, associations and individual researchers from across East and Southeast Asia.

“There are a number of journals published by Wiley that will move to an open access publishing model over the next year. It is significant that these four journals from some of our prestigious partner associations are making the change to open access in 2014,” said Rachel Burley, Vice President and Director of Open Access, Wiley. “We look forward to working with each of these associations to ensure that the journals continue to serve their communities by publishing world-leading research.”

All four journals are now accepting submissions, which will be published open access from January 2014 under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) License, which permits use, distribution, reproduction and adaptation in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

As part of the Wiley Open Access program authors, their funding agencies, or their institutions can 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. Authors affiliated with, or funded by, an organization that has a Wiley Open Access Account can publish without directly paying any publication charges.

Read the Latest Highlights from Cancer Medicine

Cancer Medicine

Cancer Medicine Issue 2:5 is online and avilable to read now!

The journal brings together articles on a range of oncology specialties, covering cancer biology, clinical cancer research and cancer prevention, with authors from across the globe.  The journal is fully open access so all of our articles are freely immediately available to read, download and share. 

You can access all our content here.

Below are some top articles which Editor-in-Chief Prof. Qingyi Wei has highlighted from the October issue. 


Oxyphenisatin acetate (NSC 59687) triggers a cell starvation response leading to autophagy, mitochondrial dysfunction, and autocrine TNF?-mediated apoptosis
Bethanie L. Morrison, Michael E. Mullendore, Luke H. Stockwin, Suzanne Borgel, Melinda G. Hollingshead and Dianne L. Newton

Summary: The mechanistic basis for oxyphenisatin acetate anti-cancer activity remains unresolved. This study demonstrates that exposure is associated with an acute nutrient deprivation response leading to translation inhibition, induction of autophagy, transient estrogen receptor (ER) stress and mitochondrial dysfunction. Ultimately these effects promote apoptosis induction, which in ER+ breast cancer cells is mediated by autocrine TNF? production. This is the first study implicating a nutrient deprivation response as central to the downstream effects of oxyphenisatin acetate.


Treatment with the vascular disruptive agent OXi4503 induces an immediate and widespread epithelial to mesenchymal transition in the surviving tumor
Theodora Fifis, Linh Nguyen, Cathy Malcontenti-Wilson, Lie Sam Chan, Patricia Luiza Nunes Costa, Jurstine Daruwalla, Mehrdad Nikfarjam, Vijayaragavan Muralidharan, Mark Waltham, Erik W. Thompson and Christopher Christophi

Summary: Vascular disruptive treatments effectively destroy over 90% of solid tumors with minimal effects on host tissues but a viable rim of cells persists in the tumor periphery that leads to recurrence. An immediate and widespread epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) occurs within the viable rim after treatment that may be responsible for this resistance to treatment. Targeting EMT in combination with vascular disruptive agents or other therapies in the clinic may improve treatment outcomes.


Preimmunization of donor lymphocytes enhances antitumor immunity of autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
Koji Suzuki, Kouichirou Aida, Reina Miyakawa, Kenta Narumi, Takeshi Udagawa, Teruhiko Yoshida, Yusei Ohshima and Kazunori Aoki

Summary: Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) can create an environment strongly supporting the enhancement of antitumor immunity. However, it was rare to cure tumor-bearing mice. We showed that the pre-immunization of donor lymphocytes by intratumoral interferon alpha gene transfer was highly effective in enhancing the antitumor immunity of HSCT and eradicated tumors.

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MicrobiologyOpen Publishes Issue 2:5

MicrobiologyOpenYou can read Issue 2:5 of MicrobiologyOpen online now!

MicrobiologyOpen is a broad scope, peer reviewed journal delivering rapid decisions and fast publication of microbial science.  The journal gives priority to reports of quality research, pure or applied, that further our understanding of microbial interactions and microbial processes.

Editor-in-Chief, Pierre Cornelis has highlighted the papers below from the latest issue as of particular interest:

purple_lock_openTusA (YhhP) and IscS are required for molybdenum cofactor-dependent base-analog detoxification
Stanislav G. Kozmin, Elena I. Stepchenkova and Roel M. Schaaper

Summary: We show that Escherichia coli mutants deficient in the sulfurtransferase TusA or the cysteine desulfurase IscS are hypersensitive to the toxic effects of the adenine analog 6-N-hydroxylaminopurine (HAP). This sensitivity is similar to and epistatic with the HAP sensitivity of moa mutants, which defective in biosynthesis of the molybdenum cofactor (Moco). Our results suggest that TusA and IscS are critical for the insertion of the dithiolene sulfurs in Moco that coordinate the molybdenum atom.

purple_lock_openA mutation in the promoter region of zipA, a component of the divisome, suppresses the shape defect of RodZ-deficient cells
Daisuke Shiomi and Hironori Niki

Summary: We studied the mechanism by which a mutation in the promoter of zipA, which encodes a component of the cell division machinery, restores rod shape in RodZ-deficient E. coli cells. ZipA was slightly increased in the suppressor cells and led to a delay in cell division. Round-shaped rodZ mutants retained cell bipolarity, suggesting that a delay in the completion of septation may provide extra time to elongate the cell laterally.

purple_lock_openNitrogen regulation of protein–protein interactions and transcript levels of GlnK PII regulator and AmtB ammonium transporter homologs in Archaea
Laia Pedro-Roig, Christian Lange, María José Bonete, Jörg Soppa and Julie Maupin-Furlow

Summary: Here, we report that amtB-glnK operons are highly cotranscribed during conditions of dissimilatory nitrate reduction in Haloferax mediterranei. Furthermore, the GlnK PII regulatory proteins associate with AmtB-type transporters in the membrane of this archaeon after ammonia shock presumably to block ammonia uptake.

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Read the Latest Highlights From Food Science & Nutrition

Food Science & Nutrition CoverTake a look at the latest highlights from Food Science & Nutrition below.  Editor-in-Chief Dr Y. Martin Lo has selected his favourite articles from the past two issues. 

The journal publishes articles relating to all aspects of human food and nutrition, as well as interdisciplinary research that spans these two fields.  Food Science & Nutrition is an open access, fully peer-reviewed journal providing rapid dissemination of research in all areas of food science and nutrition.

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Quality assessment of butter cookies applying multispectral imaging
Mette S. Andresen, Bjørn S. Dissing and Hanne Løje

Summary: Multi-spectral image analysis is applied to quantify selected quality aspects of a cookie product.


Flaking process increases the NF-?B inhibition activity and melanoidin extractability of coffee
Yi-Fang Chu, Kang Hu, Thomas Hatzold, Richard M. Black and Don Chen

Summary: Recent developments to improve the efficiency and extractability in coffee brewing have prompted the use of flaking technique in manufacturing roast and ground coffee products. Our study provides an initial insight into the effect of flaking in increasing melanoidin content in the extract, thus leading to elevated melanoidin-associated inhibition of NF-?B activation.


Analyzing comprehensive palatability of cheese products by multivariate regression to its subdomains
Kumiko Nakano, Yasushi Kyutoku, Minako Sawa, Shigenobu Matsumura, Ippeita Dan and Tohru Fushiki

Summary: A novel sensory evaluation instrument for describing food palatability was explored. Four factors contributing to comprehensive palatability were hypothetically extracted.

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10 easy ways to make sure your article gets read

Kris Bishop 
Marketing Manager
Reposted from Wiley Exchanges Blog.
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Ways to make sure your work gets read

It’s been estimated that over 50 million scholarly articles have been published globally (Jinha, 2010) since the first journals were launched over 400 years ago and that the number of articles published increases by about 3.3% annually.  So in this expanding sea of research, how can you increase the chances that your article and your audience will connect? Here are some suggestions…

1.      Set The Stage (SEO): Think about Search Engine Optimization as you write, referring to SEO guides as needed (example of SEO guide). Once your work has been accepted for publication, ask your editor or publisher what other resources are available for authors. For example, the Wiley Author Services site provides production tracking information so you know when your article will publish, instructions on how to nominate up to 10 colleagues for free access when your article does go live online, and more. (Related Exchange: “Search Engine Optimization and Your Journal Article: Do You Want the Bad News First?”)

2.      Use Those E-Alerts: Once you have the official link to your article, you can start sending it around, so get notified the minute your article goes live online by registering beforehand for email alerts from the journal your work is going to be published in (example: Register for Wiley Table of Content Alerts). Many publishing companies offer this service and you can almost always adjust your preferences or unsubscribe at any time.

3.      Reach Out to Your Media Relations Office: Send a description and the link to your article to your communications or media relations office so they can raise awareness through your organization’s official outlets.

4.      Share It On Social Media: Share your article on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or other social media platforms. Engage with colleagues and professional society social media accounts, especially around annual conference time. If you are using Twitter, remember that one article does not need to equal one tweet. Summarize the key points over a series of tweets if the content warrants it. (Related Exchange: “Sharing Science: How Social Media Can Help Break Down Disciplinary Boundaries”)

5.      Wikipedia: One of the first places many people look for substantive information is Wikipedia, so try finding a Wikipedia page on a topic related to your article, log in or register, and add content and your article link as a reference. Check Wikipedia’s guide page for more info on how to use the site.

6.      Email It: Send an email with a brief note and the article link to those three or four colleagues in your organization who would be curious to see what you’ve been working on. Do you already have a half-written email about something else? Add a “P.S.” line and a link to your new article at the bottom of the next few emails you write to contacts in your field.

7.      Tell Your Librarian: Most librarians want to promote the work of their institution members through their own networks and social media outlets, so let them know you’ve got something to share.  Your librarian can be your best marketer.  (Related Exchange: “How We at NTU Libraries Engage Our User Community”)

8.      Update Your Faculty Webpage/CV: Add the article title and link to your faculty or professional webpage, especially if there is a “Recently Published Works” or CV section.

9.      Talk It Up: Don’t forget that original form of social media – the conversation. Come up with a few quick, simple phrases to message what your article is about to other people, whether they are waiting for a session at an academic conference or in line for lunch. In 60 seconds, how would you explain what your article is about to someone in a different field of study?

10.   Blog It: Post a description and link to your article on a relevant blog or listserv in a primary post or “comments” section. See below for a free publicity opportunity along these lines. (Related Exchange: “Beyond Our Monkey Metaphor Quota: An Evolutionary Conversation on Blogs, MOOCs, and Other Silly Words”)

 TRY TIP #10 RIGHT NOW: The best research has the potential to cross subject areas when communicated well, so here’s a free chance to experiment with sharing your work with a wider audience. In the “Comments” section below, post a brief description of an article you’ve published, adjusting for a non-specialized audience. Don’t forget to include a link so we can check out your work!



 Jinha, A.E., 2010. Article 50 Million: An Estimate of the Number of Scholarly Articles in Existence. Learned Publishing, July 2010, pp. 258-263.