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.