Open access agreement for authors at eligible UK institutions

Publish open access with Wiley

Authors affiliated with UK institutions participating in Wiley’s Jisc agreement may publish primary research and review articles in any of Wiley's and Hindawi's fully gold open access journals and Wiley’s hybrid (subscription-based) 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 responsible corresponding author must be from an eligible institution and the article must have been accepted on or after 1 January 2024 if submitted to a Wiley hybrid journal, and on submission from 1 January 2024 if submitting to a Wiley or Hindawi fully gold open access journal.

When selecting open access, Jisc institutional members have expressed that eligible authors should choose the CC BY licence where available to meet the requirements of the Jisc agreement.

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

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

Publishing open access:

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

To be eligible:

  • Your manuscript must have been accepted on or after 1 January 2024 if submitting to a hybrid journal
  • Your manuscript must have been submitted on or after 1 January 2024 if submitting to a fully gold open access journal
  • 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 a participating UK institution
  • You must publish open access in a Wiley or Hindawi fully gold open access journal or a Wiley hybrid (subscription) journal that offers open access
  • Your article must be primary research or a review article1
  • If publishing in a hybrid (subscription) journal, you must order open access at the point of acceptance by using our order workflow as described below2
  • This agreement cannot be used to cover additional charges (e.g. cover, color, and page charges), which individual journals administer separately

Additional information and questions

Please contact your university or library with questions.

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

2If 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.