Pilot open access agreement for authors at participating
Big Ten Academic Alliance institutions

Corresponding authors affiliated with participating Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) member universities1 may publish open access in any of Wiley's hybrid journals (subscription-based journals that offer an open access option) without having to pay Article Processing Charges (APCs) as long as funding is available. Once institutional funding is expended, authors will still be eligible for a 10% discount on APCs if they choose to publish open access. Eligibility requirements vary per BTAA member university.

Wiley’s fully gold open access journals are not covered by this agreement.

Choosing to make your work open access increases its chance to be read, cited, and shared. Read more about the advantages of publishing open access here.

Publishing open access in a Wiley hybrid journal:

  • Allows you to retain copyright through a CC-BY license
  • Enables automatic deposit in PubMed Central (when appropriate)

To be eligible:

  • The
    responsible corresponding authorThe responsible corresponding author is the author who manages the manuscript and correspondence during the publication process - from submission through publication. This author has the authority to act on behalf of all the co-authors and will also be the contact for inquiries after publication.
    must be affiliated with a participating BTAA member university when the article is accepted2
  • Your article must be primary research or a review article accepted by a hybrid journal3
  • You must select hybrid open access by using the workflow described below4
  • Your manuscript must have been accepted between 1 February 2022 and 31 December 2022

Open access payments made easy with your institution

Eligible articles may be published open access in any of Wiley's hybrid journals – either with a 10% discount on the APC or at no cost to yourself. Eligibility requirements for these two options vary per BTAA member university.

Follow this step by step guide to making your article open access in a hybrid journal:

Go to the Wiley Author Services Dashboard now to select open access for your article.


Some participating BTAA member universities may have additional eligibility criteria. Please contact your university library with questions by clicking on the link below:

Indiana University - Bloomington
Indiana University - East
Indiana University - Kokomo
Indiana University - Northwest
Indiana University - South Bend
Indiana University - Southeast

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Michigan State University

Northwestern University

Purdue University
Purdue University Fort Wayne
Purdue University Northwest

Rutgers University

University of Chicago

University of Illinois - Chicago

University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign

University of Iowa

University of Maryland

University of Michigan
University of Michigan - Dearborn
University of Michigan - Flint

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
University of Minnesota - Duluth
University of Minnesota - Morris
University of Minnesota - Rochester

University of Nebraska - Lincoln
University of Nebraska - Kearney
University of Nebraska - Medical
University of Nebraska - Omaha

University of Wisconsin - Madison
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin - Parkside
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

1Participating BTAA members: Indiana University, Michigan State University, Northwestern University, Purdue University, Rutgers University, University of Chicago, University of Illinois, University of Iowa, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2Eligibility is subject to affiliation at the time of acceptance. If you are not affiliated with an eligible institution when your paper is accepted, you do not qualify under this agreement.

3Other article types e.g. letters, editorials, commentaries, book reviews, book chapters etc. are excluded.

4If you don't choose open access initially, your manuscript will be published under the traditional closed access model. Once your paper is published in Early View or In Issue online, it is no longer eligible for open access.