On your Author Dashboard ensure you have signed your Creative Commons license agreement. Need help? View our self-help guide.
Once your license agreement is signed, on your Author Dashboard, click the ‘Select OnlineOpen’ button underneath your article.
Fill out the OnlineOpen form. Under Institution Payment and Research Funding, check for your funder and institution in the drop-down list. If your funder or institution is listed, they have a Wiley Open Access Account and may cover your Article Publication Charge (APC).
Tip: If your funder or institution is not listed, they may still have open access funding available. You can check using our Author Compliance Tool.
If you have requested that your APC be covered by your institution or funder’s Wiley Open Access Account, your OnlineOpen form will be reviewed by your institution or funder directly. Find more information in our self-help guide.
That’s it! Your article will be made open access immediately upon publication. The open access icon and Creative Commons license signals to readers that the content is freely available to read, download and share.
Tip: As an additional benefit, all appropriate* open access articles are automatically sent to PubMed Central for archiving.
*If the article is: 1) funded by an NIH funding institute, 2) funded by a PMC approved funder, OR 3) published OnlineOpen in a PMC accepted journal; the final published version will become freely available on PMC/Europe PMC, the full-text archive of scientific literature in the biomedical and life sciences.
With OnlineOpen the author, institution or funder pays an Article Publication Charge (APC) for the article to be open access – making it immediately and freely available to everyone. APC amounts vary by journal