Open access agreement for authors at eligible University of California institutions

Publish open access with Wiley

As part of a pilot agreement, corresponding authors affiliated with the University of California may publish open access in any of Wiley's hybrid journals or Wiley's fully gold open access journals1 with institutional support from the UC libraries. The pilot covers articles accepted from January 1 to December 31, 2023.

If you are a corresponding author at any of the ten UC campuses or the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and publish open access in Wiley journals, you will receive an automatic discount of 15% on article processing charges (APCs). Additionally, the UC libraries will automatically pay the first $1,000 of the article processing charge (APC), after the discount. If you do not have research funds available to pay the remaining APC, you can request full funding of the APC from the UC Libraries.

For more information on Wiley’s open access agreement with the University of California, visit the University of California’s FAQ on the agreement.

You can be confident that by choosing open access your work has the best chance to be read, cited and shared. Read more about the advantages of publishing open access here.

Publishing open access:

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

To be eligible:

  • 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. who is affiliated with an eligible UC institution at the point of acceptance2
  • Your article must be primary research or a review article3
  • You must publish open access (in a fully gold OA journal or a hybrid journal that offers open access) by using our order workflow as described below4
  • Your manuscript must have been accepted for publication in a Wiley hybrid journal on or after 1 January 2023, or submitted to a Wiley fully open access journal1 on or after 1 January 2023.


Please contact your university or library with questions.

1For fully open access journals, only Wiley fully open access journals are eligible; Hindawi journal APCs will not be covered as part of the VIVA agreement. You can filter our Open Access APC list to only view Wiley journals.

2If you are no longer affiliated with an eligible institution at the point of acceptance of your paper, you do not qualify

3Other article types e.g. letters, editorials etc. are excluded.

4If 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 open access at no charge.