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Open access agreement for authors at eligible UK institutions

Publish open access with Wiley

Beginning 2 March 2020, authors affiliated with UK institutions participating in Wiley’s Jisc agreement may publish primary research and review articles in any of Wiley’s fully gold open access journals or Wiley’s subscription journals which offer open access with no further open access costs* to the author.

To publish without having to pay additional Article Publication Charges (APCs), the article's corresponding author must be from a participating UK institution (see the UK section of our Institutional & Funder Payments page) and the article must have been accepted on or after 2 March 2020.

*subject to availability of sufficient funds and approval from eligible institutions' Wiley Open Access Account holders

To be eligible:

  • Your manuscript must have been accepted on or after 2 March 2020
  • You must be the corresponding author who is affiliated with a participating UK institution (see the UK section of our Institutional & Funder Payments page)
  • You must publish open access in a fully gold OA journal or a hybrid (subscription) journal that offers open access
  • Primary research and review articles qualify1
  • For dates 1 July 2021 to 31 December 2021 inclusive, there are additional eligibility restrictions based on original research funder. View our FAQ here for more information. Research for the article must have been funded by one of the following organizations:
    • UKRI (UK Research and Innovation)2
    • Research charities previously part of COAF, the Charity Open Access Fund3
  • To be included in the deal prior to these restrictions coming into place, you must have submitted your article (Fully Gold OA journal) or had your article approved for publication (Hybrid OA journal) and requested/taken up the open access offer in Wiley Author Services, prior to 1 July 2021, in order to qualify.
  • If funding is no longer available through your institution, a 25% discount has been set up for Jisc authors through the ‘author pays’ route. Please contact your local open access librarian for instructions.
  • If publishing in a hybrid (subscription) journal, you must order open access at the point of acceptance by using our order workflow as described below4
  • This agreement cannot be used to cover additional charges (e.g. cover, color, and page charges), which individual journals administer separately.

Why publish open access?

Articles are made freely available
Meet open access mandates automatically
Under a Creative Commons license
To PMC for appropriate articles

How to publish your article open access

Eligible authors may publish open access in one of two ways:

Publish in any of Wiley's fully gold Open Access journals (View journal list) and follow the instructions in the PDF below.
Publish in any of Wiley’s hybrid (subscription) journals that offer open access (View journal list) and follow the instructions in the PDF below.

To check the open access availability for a specific journal, use our Author Compliance Tool.


Please contact your university or library Open Access team with questions.

1Other article types e.g. letters, editorials etc. are excluded.

2Excludes Innovate UK and Research England

3Wellcome Trust, Blood Cancer Now, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Parkinson's UK, Versus Arthritis

4If you do not order open access, your manuscript will be published as a subscription (closed access) article. Once your paper is published in Early View or In Issue online you will no longer be eligible to publish open access under the agreement.