Wiley ‘Read and Publish’ deal to be restricted from 12th October 2020
From 12th October until 31st December 2020 OA publishing with Wiley will be limited to Wellcome, UKRI, Blood Cancer UK, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Parkinson’s UK and Versus Arthritis funded research only.
Jisc and Wiley have been monitoring the UK OA fund and have taken the decision to restrict OA publishing due to “the fund being drawn down more quickly than originally modelled by Jisc or Wiley”.
The agreement and the publishing amounts will be reset in 2021, which will mean that all QUB corresponding authors will again be eligible for immediate open access from the 1st January 2021.
Jisc & Wiley have also announced that the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) journals will be joining the Jisc–Wiley Read and Publish agreement. This move will increase the number of publication venues authors can publish in compliance with funder mandates and increase the volume of UK output as open access.