Open access agreement for authors at eligible SANLiC institutions

Publish open access with Wiley

Authors affiliated with SANLiC (South African National Library and Information Consortium) institutions may publish open access in any of Wiley's hybrid journals at no charge to the author.

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 a CC-BY license
  • Enables automatic deposit in PMC (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 SANLiC institution in South Africa, Botswana, or Namibia at the point of acceptance1
  • Your article must be primary research or a review article2
  • You must order hybrid open access by using our order workflow as described below3
  • Your manuscript must have been accepted on or after 1 January 2022

Open access payments made easy with your institution

Follow this step by step guide to making your article open access in a hybrid journal – at no cost to yourself:



Go to the Wiley Author Services Dashboard now, to select open access for your article.



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.