Open access agreement for authors at eligible Japanese institutions

Publish open access with Wiley

Authors affiliated with eligible Japanese institutions may publish open access in any Wiley hybrid journal (subscription-based journals which offer an open access option) and in any Wiley and Hindawi fully open access journal.

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 gold open access:

  • Complies with funder or institution mandates
  • Allows you to retain copyright through CC licenses

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 Japanese institution at the point of acceptance1
  • You must publish open access in a hybrid (subscription) journal that offers open access, or submit your article to a fully open access journal under the Wiley or Hindawi portfolios.
  • Your article must be primary research or a review article2.
  • For hybrid journals, you must order hybrid open access by using the order workflow on Wiley Author Services.3
  • For fully open access journals, please refer to and follow the steps laid out in this guide, or declare your affiliated institutions when requested during the submission process, to submit your article’s open access APC to said institutions.
  • Your manuscript must have been accepted for publication in a Wiley hybrid (subscription) journal, or submitted to a Wiley fully open access or Hindawi journal on or after 1 January 2023.

Open access resources

Additional information and questions

Please contact your university or library with questions.

1If you are no longer affiliated with an eligible institution at the point of acceptance of your paper, you do not qualify.

2Other article types e.g. letters, editorials etc. are excluded.

3If 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.