Open access agreement for authors at eligible Big Ten Academic Alliance institutions

Your institution wants you to publish open access

Wiley and Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) have an agreement which allows eligible authors to publish open access without paying an article publication charge (APC). The cost of publishing is covered under the terms of the agreement.

Corresponding authors affiliated with participating BTAA institutions may publish gold open access in any fully open access or hybrid journal, at no charge. By choosing gold open access an article is immediately and freely available for all to read, download and share.

Your institution wants you to make your article gold open access.

Publishing open access:

  • Complies with institution or funder mandates
  • Allows you to retain copyright through a CC BY license
  • Enables automatic deposit in PMC (when appropriate)

Read more about the advantages of publishing open access here.

Check your eligibility:

  • You must be 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. affiliated with an eligible institution at the point of acceptance (if you are no longer affiliated with an eligible institution at the point of acceptance of your paper, you do not qualify)
  • You must publish in a fully gold open access journal or publish open access in a hybrid journal
  • If submitting to a fully gold open access journal your manuscript must have been submitted on or after 1 January 2024
  • If submitting to a hybrid journal your manuscript must have been accepted for publication on or after 1 January 2024
  • Your article must be primary research or a review article. Other article types e.g. letters, editorials etc. are excluded
  • This agreement cannot be used to cover additional charges (e.g. cover, color, and page charges), which individual journals administer separately
  • If submitting to a hybrid journal, and you don't order open access initially, your manuscript will be published under the traditional closed access model. You may order open access retroactively, but once your paper is published in Early View or In Issue online you are no longer eligible to publish at no charge
  • Some institutional funding policies may differ for gold and/or hybrid open access APCs. Please check with your library for any exceptions.

Please contact your university or library with questions.

Follow our step-by-step guides and publish open access today

How to publish in a fully open access journal

How to publish in a hybrid open access journal

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 Purdue University Indianapolis

Michigan State University

Northwestern University

Pennsylvania State 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 - Ann Arbor
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